Gabriele Schonian

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Affiliation: Humboldt University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Genetic, serological and biochemical characterization of Leishmania tropica from foci in northern Palestine and discovery of zymodeme MON-307
    Kifaya Azmi
    Al Quds Nutrition and Health Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Al Quds University, Abu Deis, P O Box 20760, West Bank, Palestine
    Parasit Vectors 5:121. 2012
  2. pmc Canine leishmaniosis and its relationship to human visceral leishmaniasis in Eastern Uzbekistan
    Dmitriy A Kovalenko
    Isaev Institute, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
    Parasit Vectors 4:58. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Is it time to revise the nomenclature of Leishmania?
    Gabriele Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    Trends Parasitol 26:466-9. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Molecular approaches for a better understanding of the epidemiology and population genetics of Leishmania
    G Schonian
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Dorotheenstrasse 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Parasitology 138:405-25. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Leishmaniases in the Mediterranean in the era of molecular epidemiology
    Gabriele Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Trends Parasitol 24:135-42. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic variability within the species Leishmania aethiopica does not correlate with clinical variations of cutaneous leishmaniasis
    G Schonian
    Division of Parasitology, Institute for Microbiology, Charite Campus Mitte, Humboldt University of Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10117, Berlin, Germany
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 106:239-48. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint PCR diagnosis and characterization of Leishmania in local and imported clinical samples
    Gabriele Schonian
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Humboldt University, Charite, Berlin, Germany
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 47:349-58. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity in the species Leishmania tropica revealed by different PCR-based methods
    G Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Campus Mitte, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:217-24. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint [Genetic structure of geographically different populations of candida albicans]
    G Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Campus Mitte, Humboldt Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Mycoses 43:51-6. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Population genetics of Leishmania infantum in Israel and the Palestinian Authority through microsatellite analysis
    Ahmad Amro
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Microbes Infect 11:484-92. 2009

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  1. pmc Genetic, serological and biochemical characterization of Leishmania tropica from foci in northern Palestine and discovery of zymodeme MON-307
    Kifaya Azmi
    Al Quds Nutrition and Health Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Al Quds University, Abu Deis, P O Box 20760, West Bank, Palestine
    Parasit Vectors 5:121. 2012
    ..Many cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) have been recorded in the Jenin District based on their clinical appearance. Here, their parasites have been characterized in depth...
  2. pmc Canine leishmaniosis and its relationship to human visceral leishmaniasis in Eastern Uzbekistan
    Dmitriy A Kovalenko
    Isaev Institute, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
    Parasit Vectors 4:58. 2011
    ..A study on the epidemiology of VL in this area was carried out in 2007-2008 in the villages of Chodak, Oltinkan, Gulistan and Chorkesar located at elevations of 900-1200 above sea level...
  3. doi request reprint Is it time to revise the nomenclature of Leishmania?
    Gabriele Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    Trends Parasitol 26:466-9. 2010
    ..Whether a revised classification system should be introduced for Leishmania is discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Molecular approaches for a better understanding of the epidemiology and population genetics of Leishmania
    G Schonian
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Dorotheenstrasse 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Parasitology 138:405-25. 2011
    ..Accessible databases should be created and sustained for integrating data obtained by different researchers. This would allow for global analyses and help to avoid biases in analyses due to small sample sizes...
  5. doi request reprint Leishmaniases in the Mediterranean in the era of molecular epidemiology
    Gabriele Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Trends Parasitol 24:135-42. 2008
    ..There is an urgent need for better cooperation between laboratory scientists and epidemiologists and for regional epidemiological surveillance of these infectious diseases that affect all Mediterranean countries...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic variability within the species Leishmania aethiopica does not correlate with clinical variations of cutaneous leishmaniasis
    G Schonian
    Division of Parasitology, Institute for Microbiology, Charite Campus Mitte, Humboldt University of Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10117, Berlin, Germany
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 106:239-48. 2000
    ..Unrooted distance trees separated the ten strains into two different genetic groups. This subdivision was correlated to the geographical origin of the isolates rather than to the clinical manifestation of the disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint PCR diagnosis and characterization of Leishmania in local and imported clinical samples
    Gabriele Schonian
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Humboldt University, Charite, Berlin, Germany
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 47:349-58. 2003
    ..113 cases (69.7%) were positive by PCR and species identification was possible in 110 samples. Leishmania DNA was also amplified and identified at the species level from archived non-stained and Giemsa stained microscope slides...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity in the species Leishmania tropica revealed by different PCR-based methods
    G Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Campus Mitte, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 95:217-24. 2001
    ..However, the 4 Namibian strains formed a distinct, statistically well-supported group closely related to but different from the other strains of L. tropica...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Genetic structure of geographically different populations of candida albicans]
    G Schonian
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Campus Mitte, Humboldt Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Mycoses 43:51-6. 2000
    ..Although all C. albicans populations tested were primarily clonal, evidence for recombination suggests that sexual reproduction or some other form of genetic exchange occurs in this species...
  10. ncbi request reprint Population genetics of Leishmania infantum in Israel and the Palestinian Authority through microsatellite analysis
    Ahmad Amro
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Microbes Infect 11:484-92. 2009
    ..The latter scenario could be true for population B found in few foci of Central Israel...
  11. doi request reprint The paraphyletic composition of Leishmania donovani zymodeme MON-37 revealed by multilocus microsatellite typing
    Mohammad Zahangir Alam
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Microbes Infect 11:707-15. 2009
    ..This study showed that the zymodeme MON-37 is paraphyletic and does not reflect the genetic relationship between strains of different geographical origin...
  12. pmc Development of a multilocus microsatellite typing approach for discriminating strains of Leishmania (Viannia) species
    Rolando Oddone
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, Berlin 10117, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 47:2818-25. 2009
    ..MLMT is thus applicable for epidemiological and population genetic studies of strains within the subgenus Viannia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Genetic and biological diversity among populations of Leishmania major from Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa
    Mustafa Elfari
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Microbes Infect 7:93-103. 2005
    ..major were genetically closer to the Middle Eastern strains, and a representative one did infect fat sand rats, but they had distinct permissively primed inter-genic polymorphic PCR patterns and internal transcribed spacer 2 types...
  14. pmc Comparative microsatellite typing of new world leishmania infantum reveals low heterogeneity among populations and its recent old world origin
    Katrin Kuhls
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1155. 2011
    ..infantum population structure. It confirmed that the agent of VL in the NW is L. infantum and that the parasite has been recently imported multiple times to the NW from southwest Europe...
  15. doi request reprint Multilocus microsatellite typing (MLMT) reveals genetic homogeneity of Leishmania donovani strains in the Indian subcontinent
    Mohammad Zahangir Alam
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Infect Genet Evol 9:24-31. 2009
    ..The circulation of a single homogeneous population of L. donovani in Bihar (India), Bangladesh and Nepal is, most probably, related to the epidemic spread of visceral leishmaniasis in this area...
  16. pmc Differentiation and gene flow among European populations of Leishmania infantum MON-1
    Katrin Kuhls
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e261. 2008
    ..MON-1 L. infantum is the predominating zymodeme in all endemic regions, both in humans and dogs, the reservoir host. In order to answer important epidemiological questions it is essential to discriminate strains of MON-1...
  17. ncbi request reprint Multilocus microsatellite typing (MLMT) reveals genetically isolated populations between and within the main endemic regions of visceral leishmaniasis
    Katrin Kuhls
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene Parasitology, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Microbes Infect 9:334-43. 2007
    ..Allelic diversity was highest in the Mediterranean region, intermediate in Africa and lowest in India. MLMT provides a powerful tool for global taxonomic, population genetic and epidemiological studies of the L.donovani complex...
  18. ncbi request reprint Strain typing in Leishmania donovani by using sequence-confirmed amplified region analysis
    Sylke Lewin
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Campus Mitte, Dorotheenstrasse 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 32:1267-76. 2002
    ..They are co-dominant because they can detect all possible allele combinations in a diploid organism and may, therefore, be very useful for population genetic analysis in Leishmania...
  19. pmc Multilocus microsatellite typing as a new tool for discrimination of Leishmania infantum MON-1 strains
    Sebastian Ochsenreither
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstr 96, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 44:495-503. 2006
    ..The main clusters described are not consistent with species definitions based on isoenzyme analysis but confirm the results of former PCR-based investigations...
  20. pmc Identification of geographically distributed sub-populations of Leishmania (Leishmania) major by microsatellite analysis
    Amer Al-Jawabreh
    Department of Parasitology, Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Dorotheenstr, 96, D 10098 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 8:183. 2008
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  21. pmc Disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis resembling post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani in three patients co-infected with visceral leishmaniasis and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Ethiopia
    Tesfaye Gelanew
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstrasse 96, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:906-12. 2011
    ..donovani parasites as a consequence of severe immunosuppression. However, in all three patients, rapid clearance of the skin lesions was observed after antimonial therapy...
  22. doi request reprint Multilocus microsatellite typing revealed high genetic variability of Leishmania donovani strains isolated during and after a Kala-azar epidemic in Libo Kemkem district, northwest Ethiopia
    Tesfaye Gelanew
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Microbes Infect 13:595-601. 2011
    ..The fact that most of the outbreak strains were found to be related to strains from well-known KA foci in northwest Ethiopia and Sudan might suggest multiple introductions of L. donovani strains from these foci into Libo Kemkem district...
  23. ncbi request reprint Analysis of ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences of the Leishmania donovani complex
    Katrin Kuhls
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene Parasitology, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Dorotheenstr, 96, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Microbes Infect 7:1224-34. 2005
    ..The ITS sequence analysis presented here supports the need for revision of the taxonomy of the L. donovani complex...
  24. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite analysis reveals genetic structure of Leishmania tropica
    Jan M Schwenkenbecher
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Humboldt University, Charite Campus Mitte, Dorotheenstr 96, D 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 36:237-46. 2006
    ..tropica appears to be predominantly clonal. In Africa and the Middle East, anthroponotic and zoonotic systems of distribution may contribute to the development of overlapping, genetically distinct populations of L. tropica...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evolution and conservation of microsatellite markers for Leishmania tropica
    Jan M Schwenkenbecher
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Humboldt University, Charite, Berlin, Germany
    Infect Genet Evol 4:99-105. 2004
    ..In addition to length variation, a high degree of allelic heterozygosity was seen among the strains investigated, suggestive of sexual recombination within the species L. tropica...
  26. doi request reprint Epidemiology of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in Hebron district, Palestine
    Ahmad Amro
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 103:731-6. 2009
    ..tobbi (10%). The focus of VL in Hebron district was shown to follow the epidemiological pattern of paediatric disease characteristic of the Mediterranean region...
  27. doi request reprint Epidemiological and clinical features of cutaneous leishmaniases in Jenin District, Palestine, including characterisation of the causative agents in clinical samples
    Kifaya Azmi
    Al Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al Quds University, Abu Deis, P O Box 20760, West Bank, Palestine Kifaya
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 106:554-62. 2012
    ..Jenin District is an active focus of CL caused by L. tropica, where Phlebotomus sergenti, the putative vector, is abundant. These data suggest that CL is a zoonotic infection, but an animal reservoir has not been found...
  28. pmc Inference of population structure of Leishmania donovani strains isolated from different Ethiopian visceral leishmaniasis endemic areas
    Tesfaye Gelanew
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e889. 2010
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  29. doi request reprint PCR diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic region, Mymensingh district, Bangladesh
    Mohammad Zahangir Alam
    Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 14:499-503. 2009
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  30. pmc Leishmaniasis in Germany
    Gundel Harms
    Charite, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:872-5. 2003
    ..These findings will serve as a baseline for the sandfly vector's anticipated northward move because of global warming and as an advisory for immunocompromised persons traveling to leishmaniasis-endemic areas...