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Complete Genome Sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates Subjected to 200 Continuous Passages.

Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Carmen A Molina-Torres, Jose Marco Lopez-Ortiz, Jorge Castro-Garza, Carlos Cordova-Fletes, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani,

We report 6 draft genome sequences corresponding to Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and M. tuberculosis DR689, a Beijing isolate, plus their counterparts subjected to 200 continuous passages in Middlebrook 7H9 broth, either alone or with ox bile. ... Read more >>

Microbiol Resour Announc (Microbiology resource announcements)
[2020, 9(26):]

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Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans by Borrelia afzelii in an unusual geographical zone.

Jesus A Cardenas-de la Garza, Adrian Cuellar-Barboza, Rosa I Arvizu-Rivera, Andrea Moreno-Salinas, Carmen Molina-Torres, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Dionicio A Galarza-Delgado, Jorge A Esquivel-Valerio,

Rheumatology (Oxford) (Rheumatology (Oxford, England))
[2020, :]

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Antimycobacterial Activity of Laurinterol and Aplysin from Laurencia johnstonii.

Sara García-Davis, Karla Leal-López, Carmen A Molina-Torres, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Ana R Díaz-Marrero, José J Fernández, Pilar Carranza-Rosales, Ezequiel Viveros-Valdez,

Marine environments represent a great opportunity for the discovery of compounds with a wide spectrum of bioactive properties. Due to their large variety and functions derived from natural selection, marine natural products may allow the identification of novel drugs based not only on newly discovered bioactive metabolites but also on ... Read more >>

Mar Drugs (Marine drugs)
[2020, 18(6):]

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Antimycobacterial Activity of Laurinterol and Aplysin from Laurencia johnstonii

Sara García-Davis, Karla Leal-López, Carmen Molina-Torres, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Ana Díaz-Marrero, José Fernández, Pilar Carranza-Rosales, Ezequiel Viveros-Valdez,

Marine environments represent a great opportunity for the discovery of compounds with a wide spectrum of bioactive properties. Due to the privileged conditions of natural selection, marine natural products are subject to overcome the pressure put on identify novel drugs; not only in the case of newly discovered bioactive metabolites, ... Read more >>

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Climate, soil type, and geographic distribution of actinomycetoma cases in Northeast Mexico: A cross-sectional study.

Jesus Alberto Cardenas-de la Garza, Oliverio Welsh, Adrian Cuellar-Barboza, Karina Paola Suarez-Sanchez, Luis Gerardo Cruz-Gomez, Estephania De la Cruz-Valadez, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Lucio Vera-Cabrera,

BACKGROUND:Mycetoma is a chronic, granulomatous infection of subcutaneous tissue, that may involve deep structures and bone. It can be caused by bacteria (actinomycetoma) or fungi (eumycetoma). There is an epidemiological association between mycetoma and the environment, including rainfall, temperature and humidity but there are still many knowledge gaps in the ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2020, 15(5):e0232556]

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Clinical characteristics and treatment of actinomycetoma in northeast Mexico: A case series.

Jesús Alberto Cárdenas-de la Garza, Oliverio Welsh, Adrián Cuéllar-Barboza, Karina Paola Suarez-Sánchez, Estephania De la Cruz-Valadez, Luis Gerardo Cruz-Gómez, Anabel Gallardo-Rocha, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Lucio Vera-Cabrera,

BACKGROUND:Mycetoma is a neglected tropical disease characterized by nodules, scars, abscesses, and fistulae that drain serous or purulent material containing the etiological agent. Mycetoma may be caused by true fungi (eumycetoma) or filamentous aerobic bacteria (actinomycetoma). Mycetoma is more frequent in the so-called mycetoma belt (latitude 15° south and 30° ... Read more >>

PLoS Negl Trop Dis (PLoS neglected tropical diseases)
[2020, 14(2):e0008123]

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British Red Squirrels Remain the Only Known Wild Rodent Host for Leprosy Bacilli.

Anna-Katarina Schilling, Charlotte Avanzi, Rainer G Ulrich, Philippe Busso, Benoit Pisanu, Nicola Ferrari, Claudia Romeo, Maria Vittoria Mazzamuto, Joyce McLuckie, Craig M Shuttleworth, Jorge Del-Pozo, Peter W W Lurz, Wendy G Escalante-Fuentes, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Karen Stevenson, Jean-Louis Chapuis, Anna L Meredith, Stewart T Cole,

Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in the British Isles are the most recently discovered animal reservoir for the leprosy bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Initial data suggest that prevalence of leprosy infection is variable and often low in different squirrel populations. Nothing is known about the presence of leprosy ... Read more >>

Front Vet Sci (Frontiers in veterinary science)
[2019, 6:8]

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Disseminated Trichosporon asahii infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia.

Jesus Alberto Cardenas-de la Garza, Jesus Ancer-Arellano, Adrian Cuellar-Barboza, Barbara Saenz-Ibarra, Sonia Sofia Ocampo-Garza, Oralia Barboza-Quintana, Anabel Gallardo-Rocha, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Oliverio Welsh,

J. Dermatol. (The Journal of dermatology)
[2019, 46(4):e128-e129]

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Evaluation of the intracellular activity of drugs against Mycobacterium abscessus using a THP-1 macrophage model.

Carmen Amelia Molina-Torres, Lorena Tamez-Peña, Jorge Castro-Garza, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Lucio Vera-Cabrera,

We evaluated the antimicrobial effectiveness against M. abscessus in a THP-1 cell line model. No intracellular activity was observed when using amikacin or imipenem. A bacteriostatic effect was observed for cefoxitin, clarithromycin and azithromycin. Tigecycline showed the best antibacterial effect by decreasing the intracellular growth up to bactericidal level. ... Read more >>

J. Microbiol. Methods (Journal of microbiological methods)
[2018, 148:29-32]

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Phylogenomics and antimicrobial resistance of the leprosy bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.

Andrej Benjak, Charlotte Avanzi, Pushpendra Singh, Chloé Loiseau, Selfu Girma, Philippe Busso, Amanda N Brum Fontes, Yuji Miyamoto, Masako Namisato, Kidist Bobosha, Claudio G Salgado, Moisés B da Silva, Raquel C Bouth, Marco A C Frade, Fred Bernardes Filho, Josafá G Barreto, José A C Nery, Samira Bührer-Sékula, Andréanne Lupien, Abdul R Al-Samie, Yasin Al-Qubati, Abdul S Alkubati, Gisela Bretzel, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Fatoumata Sakho, Christian R Johnson, Mamoudou Kodio, Abdoulaye Fomba, Samba O Sow, Moussa Gado, Ousmane Konaté, Mariane M A Stefani, Gerson O Penna, Philip N Suffys, Euzenir Nunes Sarno, Milton O Moraes, Patricia S Rosa, Ida M F Dias Baptista, John S Spencer, Abraham Aseffa, Masanori Matsuoka, Masanori Kai, Stewart T Cole,

Leprosy is a chronic human disease caused by the yet-uncultured pathogen Mycobacterium leprae. Although readily curable with multidrug therapy (MDT), over 200,000 new cases are still reported annually. Here, we obtain M. leprae genome sequences from DNA extracted directly from patients' skin biopsies using a customized protocol. Comparative and phylogenetic ... Read more >>

Nat Commun (Nature communications)
[2018, 9(1):352]

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Modeling tuberculosis pathogenesis through ex vivo lung tissue infection.

Pilar Carranza-Rosales, Irma Edith Carranza-Torres, Nancy Elena Guzmán-Delgado, Gerardo Lozano-Garza, Licet Villarreal-Treviño, Carmen Molina-Torres, Javier Vargas Villarreal, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Jorge Castro-Garza,

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Several in vitro and in vivo experimental models have been used to study TB pathogenesis and induction of immune response during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Precision cut lung tissue slices (PCLTS) is an experimental model, in which all the ... Read more >>

Tuberculosis (Edinb) (Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland))
[2017, 107:126-132]

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Botryomycosis and coccidiomycosis of the foot.

Jorge Ocampo-Garza, Esperanza Welsh-Hernández, Javier Ramos-Jiménez, Juan Carlos Robles-Mendez, Sylvia Aide Martínez-Cabriales, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Minerva Gómez-Flores, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Oliverio Welsh,

Australas. J. Dermatol. (The Australasian journal of dermatology)
[2017, 58(3):239-240]

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Red squirrels in the British Isles are infected with leprosy bacilli.

Charlotte Avanzi, Jorge Del-Pozo, Andrej Benjak, Karen Stevenson, Victor R Simpson, Philippe Busso, Joyce McLuckie, Chloé Loiseau, Colin Lawton, Janne Schoening, Darren J Shaw, Jérémie Piton, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Jesùs S Velarde-Felix, Fergal McDermott, Stephen V Gordon, Stewart T Cole, Anna L Meredith,

Leprosy, caused by infection with Mycobacterium leprae or the recently discovered Mycobacterium lepromatosis, was once endemic in humans in the British Isles. Red squirrels in Great Britain (Sciurus vulgaris) have increasingly been observed with leprosy-like lesions on the head and limbs. Using genomics, histopathology, and serology, we found M. lepromatosis ... Read more >>

Science (Science (New York, N.Y.))
[2016, 354(6313):744-747]

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Genomic Changes Associated with the Loss of Nocardia brasiliensis Virulence in Mice after 200 In Vitro Passages.

Carolina Gonzalez-Carrillo, Cassandra Millan-Sauceda, Hector Gerardo Lozano-Garza, Rocio Ortiz-Lopez, Ramiro Elizondo-Gonzalez, Oliverio Welsh, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Lucio Vera-Cabrera,

Nocardia species, particularly Nocardia brasiliensis, are etiologic agents of mycetoma, a chronic subcutaneous infection. Until now, little has been known about the pathogenic mechanisms involved in nocardial infection. Traditionally, subculture in rich media has been a simple way to induce attenuation. In this work, we report the changes in virulence ... Read more >>

Infect. Immun. (Infection and immunity)
[2016, 84(9):2595-2606]

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"Lucio's Phenomenon" Associated with Mycobacterium lepromatosis.

Jesús Salvador Velarde-Félix, Gerardo Alvarado-Villa, Lucio Vera-Cabrera,

Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene)
[2016, 94(3):483-484]

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Coccidioidomycosis and the skin: a comprehensive review.

Sandra Cecilia Garcia Garcia, Julio Cesar Salas Alanis, Minerva Gomez Flores, Sergio Eduardo Gonzalez Gonzalez, Lucio Vera Cabrera, Jorge Ocampo Candiani,

Coccidioidomycosis is a highly prevalent disease in the Western hemisphere. It is considered one of the most virulent primary fungal infections. Coccidioides species live in arid and semi-arid regions, causing mainly pulmonary infection through inhalation of arthroconidia although many other organs can be affected. Primary inoculation is rare. Since the ... Read more >>

An Bras Dermatol (Anais brasileiros de dermatologia)
[2015, 90(5):610-619]

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Mycobacterium lepromatosis Infections in Nuevo León, Mexico.

Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Wendy Escalante-Fuentes, Sonia S Ocampo-Garza, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Carmen A Molina-Torres, Charlotte Avanzi, Andrej Benjak, Philippe Busso, Pushpendra Singh, Pushpendra Singh, Stewart T Cole,

The frequency of infection caused by the recently described pathogen Mycobacterium lepromatosis is unknown. Here, we describe the demographics, clinical characteristics, and therapeutic outcomes of five lepromatous leprosy patients suffering from M. lepromatosis infection in Nuevo Léon, Mexico. Diagnosis was facilitated by a new highly specific PCR procedure. ... Read more >>

J. Clin. Microbiol. (Journal of clinical microbiology)
[2015, 53(6):1945-1946]

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Insight into the evolution and origin of leprosy bacilli from the genome sequence of Mycobacterium lepromatosis.

Pushpendra Singh, Pushpendra Singh, Andrej Benjak, Verena J Schuenemann, Alexander Herbig, Charlotte Avanzi, Philippe Busso, Kay Nieselt, Johannes Krause, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Stewart T Cole,

Mycobacterium lepromatosis is an uncultured human pathogen associated with diffuse lepromatous leprosy and a reactional state known as Lucio's phenomenon. By using deep sequencing with and without DNA enrichment, we obtained the near-complete genome sequence of M. lepromatosis present in a skin biopsy from a Mexican patient, and compared it ... Read more >>

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
[2015, 112(14):4459-4464]

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Genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Guadalajara, Mexico and identification of a rare multidrug resistant Beijing genotype.

Samantha Flores-Treviño, Rayo Morfín-Otero, Eduardo Rodríguez-Noriega, Esteban González-Díaz, Héctor R Pérez-Gómez, Virgilio Bocanegra-García, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Elvira Garza-González,

Determining the genetic diversity of M. tuberculosis strains allows identification of the distinct Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes responsible for tuberculosis in different regions. Several studies have reported the genetic diversity of M. tuberculosis strains in Mexico, but little information is available from the state of Jalisco. Therefore, the aim of this ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2015, 10(2):e0118095]

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Correlations between major risk factors and closely related Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates grouped by three current genotyping procedures: a population-based study in northeast Mexico.

Katia Peñuelas-Urquides, Herminia Guadalupe Martínez-Rodríguez, José Antonio Enciso-Moreno, Gloria María Molina-Salinas, Beatriz Silva-Ramírez, Gerardo Raymundo Padilla-Rivas, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Víctor Manuel Torres-de-la-Cruz, Yazmin Berenice Martínez-Martínez, Jorge Luis Ortega-García, Elsa Nancy Garza-Treviño, Leonor Enciso-Moreno, Odila Saucedo-Cárdenas, Pola Becerril-Montes, Salvador Said-Fernández,

The characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) patients related to a chain of recent TB transmissions were investigated. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) isolates (120) were genotyped using the restriction fragment length polymorphism-IS6110 (R), spacer oligotyping (S) and mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units-variable number of tandem repeats (M) methods. The MTB isolates were clustered and ... Read more >>

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz (Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz)
[2014, 109(6):814-819]

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Comparative Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotype distribution in Mexico.

Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Jessica Ramos-Alvarez, Carmen A Molina-Torres, Lydia Guadalupe Rivera-Morales, Adrian Rendón, Francisco Quiñones-Falconi, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani,

In the present work, we studied the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates from patients according to their gender, age, and geographic location in Mexico. We did not observe any statistically significant differences in regard to age or gender. We found that spoligo international type 53 (SIT53) is more ... Read more >>

J. Clin. Microbiol. (Journal of clinical microbiology)
[2014, 52(8):3049-3052]

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Red face and fungi infection.

Oliverio Welsh, Lucio Vera-Cabrera,

Red face syndrome is characterized by an erythematous dermatitis that is produced by different entities. These include rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cutaneous lupus, photodermatosis, post-topical steroid dermatosis, demodicosis, borderline borderline (BB) leprosy, mastocytosis, carcinoid, postneoplasia flushing, cutaneous lymphoma, tineas, ulerythema ophryogenes, and psychosomatic flushing. Red face ... Read more >>

Clin. Dermatol. (Clinics in Dermatology)
[2014, 32(6):734-738]

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Intracellular activity of tedizolid phosphate and ACH-702 versus Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected macrophages.

Carmen A Molina-Torres, Alejandra Barba-Marines, Orestes Valles-Guerra, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Norma Cavazos-Rocha, Michael J Pucci, Jorge Castro-Garza, Lucio Vera-Cabrera,

BACKGROUND:Due to the emergency of multidrug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is necessary the evaluation of new compounds. FINDINGS:Tedizolid, a novel oxazolidinone, and ACH-702, a new isothiazoloquinolone, were tested against M. tuberculosis infected THP-1 macrophages. These two compounds significantly decreased the number of intracellular mycobacteria at 0.25X, 1X, 4X and 16X ... Read more >>

Ann. Clin. Microbiol. Antimicrob. (Annals of clinical microbiology and antimicrobials)
[2014, 13:13]

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Draft Genome Sequence of Actinomadura madurae LIID-AJ290, Isolated from a Human Mycetoma Case.

Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Rocio Ortiz-Lopez, Ramiro Elizondo-González, Mayra Paola Campos-Rivera, Anabel Gallardo-Rocha, Carmen Amelia Molina-Torres, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani,

Here we present the draft genome sequence of a member of the Thermomonosporaceae, Actinomadura madurae LIID-AJ290, isolated from a human case of mycetoma. The assembly contains 10,308,866 bp. This is to our knowledge the first reported genome of a human-pathogenic Actinomadura species. ... Read more >>

Genome Announc (Genome announcements)
[2014, 2(2):]

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Current treatment for nocardia infections.

Oliverio Welsh, Lucio Vera-Cabrera, Mario Cesar Salinas-Carmona,

INTRODUCTION: Nocardiosis is an infectious actinomycetic disease with a variable clinical spectrum that makes it difficult to diagnose. It mainly affects immunosuppressed individuals. Advances in molecular genomic technology have helped in identifying new pathogenic Nocardia species. This has made identification of their specific antimicrobial sensitivity possible. AREAS COVERED: It is ... Read more >>

Expert Opin Pharmacother (Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy)
[2013, 14(17):2387-2398]

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