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  • article 8 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Anti-Trypanosoma cruzi Cross-Reactive Antibodies Detected at High Rate in Non-Exposed Individuals Living in Non-Endemic Regions: Seroprevalence and Association to Other Viral Serologies
    (2013) SABA, Esber S.; GUEYFFIER, Lucie; DICHTEL-DANJOY, Marie-Laure; POZZETTO, Bruno; BOURLET, Thomas; GUEYFFIER, Francois; MEKKI, Yahia; POTTEL, Hans; SABINO, Ester C.; VANHEMS, Philippe; ZREIN, Maan A.
    Cross-reactive antibodies are characterized by their recognition of antigens that are different from the trigger immunogen. This happens when the similarity between two different antigenic determinants becomes adequate enough to enable a specific binding with such cross-reactive antibodies. In the present manuscript, we report the presence, at an ""abnormal"" high frequency, of antibodies in blood samples from French human subjects cross-reacting with a synthetic-peptide antigen derived from a Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) protein sequence. As the vector of T. cruzi is virtually confined to South America, the parasite is unlikely to be the trigger immunogen of the cross-reactive antibodies detected in France. At present, the cross-reactive antibodies are measured by using an in-house ELISA method that employs the T. cruzi -peptide antigen. However, to underline their cross-reactive characteristics, we called these antibodies ""Trypanosoma cruzi Cross Reactive Antibodies"" or TcCRA. To validate their cross-reactive nature, these antibodies were affinity-purified from plasma of healthy blood donor and were then shown to specifically react with the T. cruzi parasite by immunofluorescence. Seroprevalence of TcCRA was estimated at 45% in serum samples of French blood donors while the same peptide-antigen reacts with about 96% of T. cruzi -infected Brazilian individuals. In addition, we compared the serology of TcCRA to other serologies such as HSV 1/2, EBV, HHV-6, CMV, VZV, adenovirus, parvovirus B19, mumps virus, rubella virus, respiratory syncytial virus, measles and enterovirus. No association was identified to any of the tested viruses. Furthermore, we tested sera from different age groups for TcCRA and found a progressive acquisition starting from early childhood. Our findings show a large seroprevalence of cross-reactive antibodies to a well-defined T. cruzi antigen and suggest they are induced by a widely spread immunogen, acquired from childhood. The etiology of TcCRA and their clinical relevance still need to be investigated.
  • article 1 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Incremental Prognostic Value of Echocardiography to Brain Natriuretic Peptide in Patients with Chagas Cardiomyopathy from Endemic Areas
    (2022) MAIA, Marcelo Alves; SABINO, Ester Cerdeira; OLIVEIRA, Lea Campos de; OLIVEIRA, Claudia Di Lorenzo; CARDOSO, Clareci S.; MAIA, Ana Isabel Nobre; VERSIANI, Fellipe Colares P. G.; SILVA, Jose Luiz Padilha da; FERREIRA, Ariela Mota; RIBEIRO, Antonio Luiz P.; NUNES, Maria Carmo P.
  • article 2 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Different Transcriptomic Response to T. cruzi Infection in hiPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes From Chagas Disease Patients With and Without Chronic Cardiomyopathy
    (2022) OLIVEIRA, Theo G. M.; VENTURINI, Gabriela; ALVIM, Juliana M.; FEIJO, Larissa L.; DINARDO, Carla L.; SABINO, Ester C.; SEIDMAN, Jonathan G.; SEIDMAN, Christine E.; KRIEGER, Jose E.; PEREIRA, Alexandre C.
    Chagas disease is a tropical zoonosis caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. After infection, the host present an acute phase, usually asymptomatic, in which an extensive parasite proliferation and intense innate immune activity occurs, followed by a chronic phase, characterized by low parasitemia and development of specific immunity. Most individuals in the chronic phase remain without symptoms or organ damage, a state called indeterminate IND form. However, 20 to 40% of individuals develop cardiac or gastrointestinal complications at any time in life. Cardiomyocytes have an important role in the development of Chronic Chagas Cardiomyopathy (CCC) due to transcriptional and metabolic alterations that are crucial for the parasite survival and replication. However, it still not clear why some infected individuals progress to a cardiomyopathy phase, while others remain asymptomatic. In this work, we used hiPSCs-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) to investigate patterns of infection, proliferation and transcriptional response in IND and CCC patients. Our data show that T. cruzi infection and proliferation efficiency do not differ significantly in PBMCs and hiPSC-CM from both groups. However, RNA-seq analysis in hiPSC-CM infected for 24 hours showed a significantly different transcriptional response to the parasite in cells from IND or CCC patients. Cardiomyocytes from IND showed significant differences in the expression of genes related to antigen processing and presentation, as well as, immune co-stimulatory molecules. Furthermore, the downregulation of collagen production genes and extracellular matrix components was significantly different in these cells. Cardiomyocytes from CCC, in turn, showed increased expression of mTORC1 pathway and unfolded protein response genes, both associated to increased intracellular ROS production. These data point to a differential pattern of response, determined by baseline genetic differences between groups, which may have an impact on the development of a chronic outcome with or without the presentation of cardiac symptoms.
  • article 4 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Prevalence and laboratorial determinants of the clinical relevance of antibodies of undetermined specificity
    (2019) CONRADO, Marina Cavalcanti de Albuquerque da Veiga; CARDOSO, Regina A.; DEZAN, Marcia Regina; OLIVEIRA, Valeria Brito; NETO, Abel da Costa; ZIZA, Karen Chinoca; KRIEGER, Jose Eduardo; PEREIRA, Alexandre Costa; SABINO, Ester Cerdeira; ROCHA, Vanderson; MENDRONE-JUNIOR, Alfredo; DINARDO, Carla Luana
    Background and Objectives Antibodies of unknown specificity (AUS) are frequently identified in the pre-transfusion testing. These antibodies can be insignificant or potentially cause post-transfusion haemolysis. Information about the prevalence of clinically relevant AUS is still lacking. Our aim was to predict the potential clinical relevance of AUS using the monocyte monolayer assay (MMA) and to identify the clinical and laboratorial determinants of AUS' significance. Materials and Methods Antibodies of unknown specificity identified at a single institution from 2015-2017 were evaluated through MMA. A monocyte index (MI) of more than 5% was predictive of potential post-transfusion haemolysis. Results Thirty-two patients with AUS were included in the study. Of the studied AUS, 37 center dot 5% (12/32) presented with a monocyte index (MI) more than 5%. In the group of significant AUS, 41 center dot 7% of the patients presented with sickle cell disease (SCD) and the AUS were associated with Rh antibodies in 75% of the cases. In the group of insignificant AUS, only 10% of the patients had SCD and the association with Rh antibodies was detected in 20% of the cases. The presence of Rh antibodies was independently associated with the AUS clinical relevance (P = 0 center dot 012). Conclusion More than one-third of the AUS are potentially clinically relevant, and the association with Rh antibodies is predictive of AUS relevance. Services must honour AUS in the pre-transfusion process in order to ensure transfusion safety.
  • article 3 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Hospitalizations due to gastrointestinal Chagas disease: National registry
    (2022) BIERRENBACH, Ana Luiza; QUINTINO, Nayara Dornela; MOREIRA, Carlos Henrique Valente; DAMASCENO, Renata Fiuza; NUNES, Maria do Carmo Pereira; BALDONI, Nayara Ragi; SILVA, Lea Campos de Oliveira da; FERREIRA, Ariela Mota; CARDOSO, Clareci Silva; HAIKAL, Desiree Sant'Ana; SABINO, Ester Cerdeira; RIBEIRO, Antonio Luiz Pinho; OLIVEIRA, Claudia Di Lorenzo
    Objectives Analyze the hospitalizations of patients admitted for Chagas disease with gastro-intestinal involvement (CD-GI) in the Brazilian Unified Health System, describe the epidemiological profile, mortality and costs. Methods This is an observational study that uses secondary data from the National Hospital Information System (SIH-SUS) for the years 2017-2019. CD-GI admissions were defined by specific ICD-10 codes that identify the main diagnosis. Results From 2017 to 2019, there were 4,407 hospitalizations for CD-GI in Brazil, considering only public hospitals and those associated with the SUS. This corresponds to an average of 1,470 hospitalizations per year, or 0.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, with significant regional variation. Hospitalizations increased with age and were slightly higher in men. More than 60% were emergencies and in 50% the procedure performed was surgical. The most used code was the one for megaesophagus followed by megacolon. In-hospital mortality was 5.8% and 17.2% went to intensive care units. The median cost was USD$ 553.15 per hospitalization, and an overall cost of USD$ 812,579.98 per year to the SUS budget. Conclusion The numbers, rates and costs presented here are possibly underestimated but they give us an idea of the overall profile of hospitalizations due to CD-GI, which are not rare and are related to significant in-hospital mortality. CD-GI is a neglected manifestation of a neglected disease.
  • article 0 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    First Report of Wenzhou sobemo-like virus 4 in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Latin America
    (2022) ANDRADE, Pamela S.; VALENCA, Ian N.; HEINISCH, Marta R. S.; ROCHA, Esmenia C.; FERNANDES, Licia N.; FARIA, Nuno R.; SABINO, Ester C.; LIMA-CAMARA, Tamara N.
    Insect-specific viruses (ISVs) are viruses that replicate exclusively in arthropod cells. Many ISVs have been studied in mosquitoes as many of them act as vectors for human etiological agents, such as arboviruses. Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus is an important potential vector of several arboviruses in Brazil, such as dengue (DENV), Zika (ZIKV) and chikungunya (CHIKV). The development of next-generation sequencing metagenomics has enabled the discovery and characterization of new ISVs. Ae. albopictus eggs were collected using oviposition traps placed in two urban parks in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes albopictus females were divided into pools and the genetic material was extracted and processed for sequencing by metagenomics. Complete genomes of ISV Wenzhou sobemo-like virus 4 (WSLV4) were obtained in three of the four pools tested. This is the first detection of ISV WSLV4 in Ae. albopictus females in Latin America. Further studies on ISVs in Ae. albopictus are needed to better understand the role of this species in the dynamics of arbovirus transmission in the Americas.
  • article 3 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Synbiotic Supplementation Modulates Gut Microbiota, Regulates beta-Catenin Expression and Prevents Weight Gain in ob/ob Mice: Preliminary Findings
    (2022) DUARTE, Sebastiao Mauro B.; STEFANO, Jose Tadeu; FRANCO, Lucas A. M.; MARTINS, Roberta C.; MORAES, Bruna D. G. C.; BARBEIRO, Denise Frediani; OLIVEIRA, Nathalia; NERI, Junia Marielle Teixeira Rodrigues; COGLIATI, Bruno; VANNI, Denise Siqueira; SABINO, Ester C.; CARRILHO, Flair J.; OLIVEIRA, Claudia P.
    Background: Obesity is one of the main health problems in the world today, and dysbiosis seems to be one of the factors involved. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of synbiotic supplementation on obesity and the microbiota in ob/ob mice. Twenty animals were divided into four groups: obese treated (OT), obese control (OC), lean treated (LT) and lean control (LC). All animals received a standard diet for 8 weeks. The treated groups received a synbiotic (Simbioflora-Invictus Farmanutricao Ltd., Sao Paulo, Brazil) in water, while the nontreated groups received only water. After 8 weeks, all animals were sacrificed, and gut tissue and stool samples were collected for mRNA isolation and microbiota analysis, respectively. beta-Catenin, occludin, cadherin and zonulin in the gut tissue were analyzed via RT-qPCR. Microbiome DNA was extracted from stool samples and sequenced using an Ion PGM Torrent platform. Results: Synbiotic supplementation reduced body weight gain in the OT group compared with the OC group (p = 0.0398) and was associated with an increase in Enterobacteriaceae (p = 0.005) and a decrease in Cyanobacteria (p = 0.047), Clostridiaceae (p = 0.026), Turicibacterales (p = 0.005) and Coprococcus (p = 0.047). On the other hand, a significant reduction in Sutterella (p = 0.009) and Turicibacter (p = 0.005) bacteria was observed in the LT group compared to the LC group. Alpha and beta diversities were different among all treated groups. beta-Catenin gene expression was significantly decreased in the gut tissue of the OT group (p <= 0.0001) compared to the other groups. No changes were observed in occludin, cadherin or zonulin gene expression in the gut tissue. Conclusions: Synbiotic supplementation prevents excessive weight gain, modulates the gut microbiota, and reduces beta-catenin expression in ob/ob mice.
  • article 22 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Risk Score for Predicting 2-Year Mortality in Patients With Chagas Cardiomyopathy From Endemic Areas: SaMi-Trop Cohort Study
    (2020) OLIVEIRA, Claudia Di Lorenzo; NUNES, Maria Carmo P.; COLOSIMO, Enrico Antonio; LIMA, Emilly Malveira de; CARDOSO, Clareci S.; FERREIRA, Ariela Mota; OLIVEIRA, Lea Campos de; MOREIRA, Carlos Henrique Valente; BIERRENBACH, Ana Luiza; HAIKAL, Desiree Sant'Ana; PEIXOTO, Sergio Viana; LIMA-COSTA, Maria Fernanda; SABINO, Ester Cerdeira; RIBEIRO, Antonio Luiz P.
    Background Risk stratification of Chagas disease patients in the limited-resource setting would be helpful in crafting management strategies. We developed a score to predict 2-year mortality in patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy from remote endemic areas. Methods and Results This study enrolled 1551 patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy from Minas Gerais State, Brazil, from the SaMi-Trop cohort (The Sao Paulo-Minas Gerais Tropical Medicine Research Center). Clinical evaluation, ECG, and NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide) were performed. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to develop a prediction model based on the key predictors. The end point was all-cause mortality. The patients were classified into 3 risk categories at baseline (low, <2%; intermediate, >= 2% to 10%; high, >= 10%). External validation was performed by applying the score to an independent population with Chagas disease. After 2 years of follow-up, 110 patients died, with an overall mortality rate of 3.505 deaths per 100 person-years. Based on the nomogram, the independent predictors of mortality were assigned points: age (10 points per decade), New York Heart Association functional class higher than I (15 points), heart rate >= 80 beats/min (20 points), QRS duration >= 150 ms (15 points), and abnormal NT-proBNP adjusted by age (55 points). The observed mortality rates in the low-, intermediate-, and high-risk groups were 0%, 3.6%, and 32.7%, respectively, in the derivation cohort and 3.2%, 8.7%, and 19.1%, respectively, in the validation cohort. The discrimination of the score was good in the development cohort (C statistic: 0.82), and validation cohort (C statistic: 0.71). Conclusions In a large population of patients with Chagas cardiomyopathy, a combination of risk factors accurately predicted early mortality. This helpful simple score could be used in remote areas with limited technological resources.
  • article 16 Citação(ões) na Scopus
    Diversity of RH and transfusion support in Brazilian sickle cell disease patients with unexplained Rh antibodies
    (2019) DINARDO, Carla L.; KELLY, Shannon; DEZAN, Marcia R.; RIBEIRO, Ingrid H.; CASTILHO, Shirley L.; SCHIMIDT, Luciana C.; VALGUEIRO, Maria do C.; PREISS, Liliana R.; CUSTER, Brian; SABINO, Ester C.; WESTHOFF, Connie M.
    BACKGROUND Genetic diversity in the RH genes among sickle cell disease (SCD) patients is well described but not yet extensively explored in populations of racially diverse origin. Transfusion support is complicated in patients who develop unexpected Rh antibodies. Our goal was to describe RH variation in a large cohort of Brazilian SCD patients exhibiting unexpected Rh antibodies (antibodies against RH antigens to which the patient is phenotypically positive) and to evaluate the impact of using the patient's RH genotype to guide transfusion support. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Patients within the Recipient Epidemiology and Evaluation Donor Study (REDS)-III Brazil SCD cohort with unexpected Rh antibodies were selected for study. RHD and RHCE exons and flanking introns were sequenced by targeted next-generation sequencing. RESULTS Fifty-four patients with 64 unexplained Rh antibodies were studied. The majority could not be definitively classified as auto- or alloantibodies using serologic methods. The most common altered RH were RHD*DIIIa and RHD*DAR (RHD locus) and RHCE*ce48C, RHCE*ce733G, and RHCE*ceS (RHCE locus). In 53.1% of the cases (34/64), patients demonstrated only conventional alleles encoding the target antigen: five of 12 anti-D (41.7%), 10 of 12 anti-C (83.3%), 18 of 38 anti-e (47.4%), and one of one anti-E (100%). CONCLUSION RHD variation in this SCD cohort differs from that reported for African Americans, with increased prevalence of RHD*DAR and underrepresentation of the DAU cluster. Many unexplained Rh antibodies were found in patients with conventional RH allele(s) only. RH genotyping was useful to guide transfusion to determine which patients could potentially benefit from receiving RH genotyped donor units.
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