Christine Y Turenne

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Affiliation: Health Canada
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Phenotypic and molecular characterization of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium elephantis from human specimens
    Christine Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1230-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint A high proportion of novel mycobacteria species identified by 16S rDNA analysis among slowly growing AccuProbe-negative strains in a clinical setting
    Ryan J Pauls
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Am J Clin Pathol 120:560-6. 2003
  3. pmc Sequencing of hsp65 distinguishes among subsets of the Mycobacterium avium complex
    Christine Y Turenne
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, A5 156, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC H3G 1A4 Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 44:433-40. 2006
  4. pmc Mycobacterium avium in the postgenomic era
    Christine Y Turenne
    McGill University Health Centre, A5 156, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal H3G 1A4, Canada
    Clin Microbiol Rev 20:205-29. 2007
  5. pmc Rapid identification of fungi by using the ITS2 genetic region and an automated fluorescent capillary electrophoresis system
    C Y Turenne
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 37:1846-51. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum sp. nov., novel slowly growing, scotochromogenic clinical isolates related to Mycobacterium simiae
    C Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1543-51. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium saskatchewanense sp. nov., a novel slowly growing scotochromogenic species from human clinical isolates related to Mycobacterium interjectum and Accuprobe-positive for Mycobacterium avium complex
    C Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 3R2
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:659-67. 2004
  8. pmc Soft tissue infection caused by a novel pigmented, rapidly growing mycobacterium species
    Christine Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2779-82. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium lacus sp. nov., a novel slowly growing, non-chromogenic clinical isolate
    Christine Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 3R2
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2135-40. 2002
  10. pmc Necessity of quality-controlled 16S rRNA gene sequence databases: identifying nontuberculous Mycobacterium species
    C Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Population and Public Health Branch, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 39:3637-48. 2001

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  1. pmc Phenotypic and molecular characterization of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium elephantis from human specimens
    Christine Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba
    J Clin Microbiol 40:1230-6. 2002
    ..elephantis, a newly described species isolated from an elephant. All strains were isolated from human samples, 10 from sputum and 1 from an axillary lymph node...
  2. ncbi request reprint A high proportion of novel mycobacteria species identified by 16S rDNA analysis among slowly growing AccuProbe-negative strains in a clinical setting
    Ryan J Pauls
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Am J Clin Pathol 120:560-6. 2003
    ....
  3. pmc Sequencing of hsp65 distinguishes among subsets of the Mycobacterium avium complex
    Christine Y Turenne
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, A5 156, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC H3G 1A4 Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 44:433-40. 2006
    ..A unique profile for M. avium subsp. silvaticum was not obtained. These results indicate that sequencing the 3' region of the hsp65 gene can simply and unambiguously distinguish species and subspecies of the M. avium complex...
  4. pmc Mycobacterium avium in the postgenomic era
    Christine Y Turenne
    McGill University Health Centre, A5 156, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal H3G 1A4, Canada
    Clin Microbiol Rev 20:205-29. 2007
    ..avium subsets in isolation, it is expected that attention to the similarities and differences between M. avium organisms will provide greater insight into their fundamental differences, including their propensity to cause disease...
  5. pmc Rapid identification of fungi by using the ITS2 genetic region and an automated fluorescent capillary electrophoresis system
    C Y Turenne
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 37:1846-51. 1999
    ..We have found that most clinically significant fungal isolates can be differentiated by this method, and it therefore serves to be a promising tool for the rapid (<7 h) diagnosis of fungemia and other invasive fungal infections...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium parascrofulaceum sp. nov., novel slowly growing, scotochromogenic clinical isolates related to Mycobacterium simiae
    C Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1543-51. 2004
    ..nov. is proposed, follows the present trend of a large number of novel Mycobacterium species identified due in great part to sequence-based methods. The type strain is HSC68T (= ATCC BAA-614T = DSM 44648T)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium saskatchewanense sp. nov., a novel slowly growing scotochromogenic species from human clinical isolates related to Mycobacterium interjectum and Accuprobe-positive for Mycobacterium avium complex
    C Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 3R2
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:659-67. 2004
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is strain 00-250(T) (=ATCC BAA-544(T)=DSM 44616(T)=CIP 108114(T))...
  8. pmc Soft tissue infection caused by a novel pigmented, rapidly growing mycobacterium species
    Christine Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 41:2779-82. 2003
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Mycobacterium lacus sp. nov., a novel slowly growing, non-chromogenic clinical isolate
    Christine Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 3R2
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2135-40. 2002
    ..On the basis of PRA, HPLC, biochemical and 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses, the name Mycobacterium lacus sp. nov. is proposed for this potential pathogen. The type strain is strain NRCM 00-255(T) (= ATCC BAA-323(T) = DSM 44577(T))...
  10. pmc Necessity of quality-controlled 16S rRNA gene sequence databases: identifying nontuberculous Mycobacterium species
    C Y Turenne
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Population and Public Health Branch, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 39:3637-48. 2001
    ....
  11. pmc Rapid identification of bacteria from positive blood cultures by fluorescence-based PCR-single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis of the 16S rRNA gene
    C Y Turenne
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Manitoba R3A 1R9, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 38:513-20. 2000
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from human cases of disseminated disease in the USA, Thailand, Malawi, and Tanzania
    Jason Ballard
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Health Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    J Gen Appl Microbiol 53:153-7. 2007
  13. pmc Conventional methods versus 16S ribosomal DNA sequencing for identification of nontuberculous mycobacteria: cost analysis
    Victoria J Cook
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 41:1010-5. 2003
    ..This concept is not only useful in mycobacteriology but also is highly applicable in other areas of clinical microbiology...
  14. pmc Viability testing of material derived from Mycobacterium tuberculosis prior to removal from a containment level-III laboratory as part of a Laboratory Risk Assessment Program
    Kym S Blackwood
    National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 5:4. 2005
    ..Previous studies have shown that initial steps (such as heating/chemical fixation) may not consistently kill MTB organisms...
  15. pmc Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and M. avium subsp. avium are independently evolved pathogenic clones of a much broader group of M. avium organisms
    Christine Y Turenne
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
    J Bacteriol 190:2479-87. 2008
    ..In conclusion, M. avium subsp. hominissuis represents a diverse group of organisms from which two pathogenic clones (M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis and M. avium subsp. avium/M. avium subsp. silvaticum) have evolved independently...
  16. pmc Differentiating host-associated variants of Mycobacterium avium by PCR for detection of large sequence polymorphisms
    Makeda Semret
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 44:881-7. 2006
    ..We propose a simple PCR-based strategy based on these polymorphisms that can rapidly type M. avium isolates into these subgroups...
  17. pmc Insertion sequence IS900 revisited
    Makeda Semret
    McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 44:1081-3. 2006
    ..paratuberculosis isolates revealed that IS900 is highly conserved, with only two sequevars distinguishing sheep and cattle lineages. Amplification of IS900-like sequences is not sufficient as a proxy for M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis...
  18. pmc Evaluation of in situ methods used to detect Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in samples from patients with Crohn's disease
    Mangalakumari Jeyanathan
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2942-50. 2006
    ..paratuberculosis in tissue is governed more by bacterial burden than by staining method...
  19. pmc First case report of catheter-related bacteremia due to "Mycobacterium lacticola"
    Deanna L Kiska
    SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Pathology, 750 East Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:2855-7. 2004
    ..The clinical relevance of this isolate, coupled with its unique 16S rRNA gene sequence, should prompt further investigation to establish this organism as a valid mycobacterial species...
  20. pmc Genomic polymorphisms for Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis diagnostics
    Makeda Semret
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3704-12. 2005
    ..These data highlight the need to evaluate these regions across a diverse panel of clinical and environmental isolates and indicate the LSPs best suited for M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis diagnostics...