V Martella

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bari
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationships among porcine and human P[6] rotaviruses: evidence that the different human P[6] lineages have originated from multiple interspecies transmission events
    Vito Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria di Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virology 344:509-19. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity in the VP7 of group C rotaviruses
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virology 367:358-66. 2007
  3. pmc Canine Distemper Epizootic among Red Foxes, Italy, 2009
    Vito Martella
    Universita di Bari, Bari, Italy V Martella, M S Lucente, G Elia, C Buonavoglia Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell Emilia Romagna, Sezione di Sondrio, Italy A Bianchi, I Bertoletti Consorzio del Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, Bormio, Sondrio L Pedrotti, A Gugiatti and Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell Emilia Romagna, Sezione di Brescia, Italy A Catella, P Cordioli
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:2007-9. 2010
  4. pmc Discovery and genomic characterization of noroviruses from a gastroenteritis outbreak in domestic cats in the US
    Pierfrancesco Pinto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Valenzano, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e32739. 2012
  5. pmc Enteric disease in dogs naturally infected by a novel canine astrovirus
    V Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Università degli Studi Aldo Moro di Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1066-9. 2012
  6. pmc Molecular analysis of the VP7, VP4, VP6, NSP4, and NSP5/6 genes of a buffalo rotavirus strain: identification of the rare P[3] rhesus rotavirus-like VP4 gene allele
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5665-75. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Lights and shades on an historical vaccine canine distemper virus, the Rockborn strain
    V Martella
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Italy
    Vaccine 29:1222-7. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Sequence analysis of the VP7 and VP4 genes identifies a novel VP7 gene allele of porcine rotaviruses, sharing a common evolutionary origin with human G2 rotaviruses
    V Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Virology 337:111-23. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Nucleotide variation in the VP7 gene affects PCR genotyping of G9 rotaviruses identified in Italy
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Med Virol 72:143-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Lapine rotaviruses of the genotype P[22] are widespread in Italian rabbitries
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 111:117-24. 2005

Detail Information

Publications127 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationships among porcine and human P[6] rotaviruses: evidence that the different human P[6] lineages have originated from multiple interspecies transmission events
    Vito Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria di Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virology 344:509-19. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity in the VP7 of group C rotaviruses
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virology 367:358-66. 2007
    ..These findings provide the need for future epidemiological surveys and warrant studies to investigate the pathogenic potential of these novel GCRVs in pigs...
  3. pmc Canine Distemper Epizootic among Red Foxes, Italy, 2009
    Vito Martella
    Universita di Bari, Bari, Italy V Martella, M S Lucente, G Elia, C Buonavoglia Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell Emilia Romagna, Sezione di Sondrio, Italy A Bianchi, I Bertoletti Consorzio del Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, Bormio, Sondrio L Pedrotti, A Gugiatti and Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell Emilia Romagna, Sezione di Brescia, Italy A Catella, P Cordioli
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:2007-9. 2010
    ..The host range for CDV is broad, and infection has been found in several mammalian species of the families Canidae, Mustelidae, Procyonidae, Ursidae, and Viverridae (2)...
  4. pmc Discovery and genomic characterization of noroviruses from a gastroenteritis outbreak in domestic cats in the US
    Pierfrancesco Pinto
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Valenzano, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e32739. 2012
    ..Epidemiological studies using feline NoV-specific diagnostic tools and experimental infection of cats are required to understand whether NoVs have a pathogenic role in this species...
  5. pmc Enteric disease in dogs naturally infected by a novel canine astrovirus
    V Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Università degli Studi Aldo Moro di Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1066-9. 2012
    ..Specific antibodies were detected in the convalescent-phase sera of the dogs, indicating seroconversion. Also, the virus appeared weakly related antigenically to the prototype canine astrovirus isolate ITA/2008/Bari...
  6. pmc Molecular analysis of the VP7, VP4, VP6, NSP4, and NSP5/6 genes of a buffalo rotavirus strain: identification of the rare P[3] rhesus rotavirus-like VP4 gene allele
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5665-75. 2003
    ..The detection of the rare P[3] genotype in ruminants provides additional evidence for the wide genetic and antigenic diversity of group A rotaviruses...
  7. doi request reprint Lights and shades on an historical vaccine canine distemper virus, the Rockborn strain
    V Martella
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Italy
    Vaccine 29:1222-7. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that Rockborn-like viruses may be recovered from dogs or other carnivores with distemper, suggesting cases of residual virulence of vaccines, or circulation of vaccine-derived Rockborn-like viruses in the field...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sequence analysis of the VP7 and VP4 genes identifies a novel VP7 gene allele of porcine rotaviruses, sharing a common evolutionary origin with human G2 rotaviruses
    V Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità e Benessere Animale, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    Virology 337:111-23. 2005
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  9. ncbi request reprint Nucleotide variation in the VP7 gene affects PCR genotyping of G9 rotaviruses identified in Italy
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Med Virol 72:143-8. 2004
    ..Genetic variation of G9 rotaviruses explains the constraints encountered in the typing assays and presumably accounts, together with genetic reassortment events, for the emergence on a global scale of the G9 serotype...
  10. ncbi request reprint Lapine rotaviruses of the genotype P[22] are widespread in Italian rabbitries
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 111:117-24. 2005
    ..However, one of the P[14],G3 strains possessed a super-short pattern. Altogether, these data highlight the epidemiological relevance of the P[22] LRVs in Italian rabbitries...
  11. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of the VP4, VP6, VP7, and NSP4 genes of lapine rotaviruses identified in italy: emergence of a novel VP4 genotype
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Italy
    Virology 314:358-70. 2003
    ..This report confirms the worldwide genetic constellations of LRVs and identifies a novel VP4 genotype in rabbits, tentatively proposed as genotype P[22]...
  12. pmc Identification of a porcine calicivirus related genetically to human sapoviruses
    V Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria di Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 46:1907-13. 2008
    ..The presence of porcine viruses similar to human SaVs is a significant finding because of the potential for zoonotic infections or generation of porcine/human recombinants...
  13. pmc A canine parvovirus mutant is spreading in Italy
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1333-6. 2004
    ..Out of 67 strains analyzed, 49 (73.13%) were characterized as CPV-2a, 6 (8.95%) were characterized as CPV-2b, and 12 (17.91%) were characterized as the Glu-426 mutant...
  14. doi request reprint Astroviruses in dogs
    Vito Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Università degli Studi Aldo Moro di Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 41:1087-95. 2011
    ..Animal experiments are required to understand better the pathogenic role of astroviruses in dogs...
  15. doi request reprint Detection and characterization of canine astroviruses
    Vito Martella
    Universita degli Studi di Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Gen Virol 92:1880-7. 2011
    ..In contrast, AstVs were detected in only 9.3 % of asymptomatic pups. These findings indicate that canine AstVs are common in dogs and may suggest a possible role as canine enteric pathogens...
  16. doi request reprint A feline rotavirus G3P[9] carries traces of multiple reassortment events and resembles rare human G3P[9] rotaviruses
    V Martella
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    J Gen Virol 92:1214-21. 2011
    ..Altogether, the findings suggest that feline RVs are genetically diverse and that human RVs may occasionally originate either directly or indirectly (via reassortment) from feline RVs...
  17. pmc Immunogenicity of an intranasally administered modified live canine parvovirus type 2b vaccine in pups with maternally derived antibodies
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:1243-5. 2005
    ..The vaccine induced seroconversion in 100% of pups with MDA titers of < or = 80 and in 51.6% of pups with titers between 160 and 320...
  18. doi request reprint Zoonotic aspects of rotaviruses
    V Martella
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 140:246-55. 2010
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  19. pmc Detection and molecular characterization of a canine norovirus
    Vito Martella
    University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1306-8. 2008
    ..We identified a novel calicivirus in a pup with enteritis. The isolate was related genetically (90.1% aa identity in the capsid protein) to a lion norovirus strain...
  20. pmc Genetic heterogeneity and recombination in canine noroviruses
    Vito Martella
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol 83:11391-6. 2009
    ..9% nucleotide identity and 98.9% amino acid identity) identified from oysters in Japan, indicating that similar viruses may be common environmental contaminants...
  21. pmc Detection of a porcine-like rotavirus in a child with enteritis in Italy
    Vito Martella
    Department of Public Health and Animal Sciences, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3501-7. 2008
    ..The reassortant nature of the virus rules out a direct zoonotic event...
  22. pmc Detection of the emerging rotavirus G9 serotype at high frequency in Italy
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3960-3. 2003
    ..This may signify a local reemergence of the G9 rotaviruses detected in Italy in the early and mid-1990s or may be related to the global emergence of G9 rotaviruses in recent years...
  23. doi request reprint Canine noroviruses
    Vito Martella
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia, Università degli Studi Aldo Moro di Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 41:1171-81. 2011
    ..Recently, evidence has been gathered that noroviruses may also circulate in domestic carnivores. The zoonotic implications of these novel viruses deserve more attention, due to the strict social interactions between humans and pets...
  24. pmc Astroviruses in rabbits
    Vito Martella
    University of Bari Aldo Moro, Valenzano, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:2287-93. 2011
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  25. ncbi request reprint Evolution of CPV-2 and implication for antigenic/genetic characterization
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italia
    Virus Genes 33:11-3. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of group C rotaviruses in weaning and post-weaning pigs with enteritis
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 123:26-33. 2007
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  27. ncbi request reprint Nucleotide sequence variation of the VP7 gene of two G3-type rotaviruses isolated from dogs
    V Martella
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, St p Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virus Res 74:17-25. 2001
    ..The nucleotide and amino acid variations observed in strain RV52/96 could account for the existence of a canine rotavirus G3 sub-type...
  28. ncbi request reprint Genotyping canine distemper virus (CDV) by a hemi-nested multiplex PCR provides a rapid approach for investigation of CDV outbreaks
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 122:32-42. 2007
    ..The method could be useful for molecular epidemiological studies of CDV, providing a tool for large-scale studies, and for the diagnosis of vaccine-related disease...
  29. pmc Genomic characterization of porcine rotaviruses in Italy
    V Martella
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 8:129-32. 2001
    ..All 23 strains were characterized as type G6P[5] by PCR. The isolation from piglets of rotaviruses displaying typical bovine G- and P-type specificities points out the high frequency of rotavirus transmission between cattle and pigs...
  30. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of equine influenza virus in vaccinated horses in Italy is due to an H3N8 strain closely related to recent North American representatives of the Florida sub-lineage
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 121:56-63. 2007
    ..Four changes were localized in the antigenic regions C-D and likely accounted for the vaccine failure...
  31. pmc Identification of group A porcine rotavirus strains bearing a novel VP4 (P) Genotype in Italian swine herds
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 45:577-80. 2007
    ..The amino acid sequence of the full-length VP4 protein had low identity (<or=76.6%) with the homologous sequences of representative strains of the remaining P genotypes, providing evidence for a novel P genotype...
  32. ncbi request reprint Heterogeneity within the hemagglutinin genes of canine distemper virus (CDV) strains detected in Italy
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 116:301-9. 2006
    ..The H protein of the fox CDV strain was unrelated to strains within the major European lineage. These results suggest that at least three different CDV lineages are present in Italy...
  33. doi request reprint Genetic heterogeneity of porcine enteric caliciviruses identified from diarrhoeic piglets
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virus Genes 36:365-73. 2008
    ..By converse, norovirus strains were not detected. Altogether, these data suggest the epidemiological relevance of porcine enteric caliciviruses and suggest a role in the etiology of piglets diarrhoea...
  34. pmc Norovirus in captive lion cub (Panthera leo)
    Vito Martella
    University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1071-3. 2007
    ..We report the identification of a novel enteric calicivirus, genetically related to human noroviruses of genogroup IV, in a lion cub that died of severe hemorrhagic enteritis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Surveillance activity for canine parvovirus in Italy
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 52:312-5. 2005
    ..The identification of CPV-2 variants raises several questions concerning their impact on the efficacy of the current CPV-2 vaccines, based on the original CPV-2 strain that no longer exists in the field...
  36. ncbi request reprint Identification of a novel VP4 genotype carried by a serotype G5 porcine rotavirus strain
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virology 346:301-11. 2006
    ..Altogether, these results indicate that the PoRV strain 134/04-15 should be considered as prototype of a new VP4 genotype, P[26], and provide further evidence for the vast genetic and antigenic diversity of group A rotaviruses...
  37. ncbi request reprint Detection and genetic characterization of canine distemper virus (CDV) from free-ranging red foxes in Italy
    V Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano Ba, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 16:77-83. 2002
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  38. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the capsid protein gene of a feline-like calicivirus isolated from a dog
    Vito Martella
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 85:315-22. 2002
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  39. ncbi request reprint Isolation and genetic characterization of two G3P5A[3] canine rotavirus strains in Italy
    V Martella
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 96:43-9. 2001
    ..The isolation in Italy of canine rotaviruses displaying the same VP7 and VP4 specificities as in the USA and in Japan, suggests that the G3 and P5A[3] types are highly conserved among canine rotavirus strains...
  40. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of a modified-live canine coronavirus vaccine in dogs
    A Pratelli
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 99:43-9. 2004
    ..The two control dogs displayed moderate clinical signs and the virus was detected by VI for 14.5 median days starting from day 3 post-challenge (dpc 3) and by PCR assay for 23 median days starting from dpc 1...
  41. ncbi request reprint Evidence for evolution of canine parvovirus type 2 in Italy
    C Buonavoglia
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Gen Virol 82:3021-5. 2001
    ..The failure of established typing methods to distinguish this antigenic variant was overcome by the development of an RFLP assay...
  42. doi request reprint Genetic analysis of feline panleukopenia viruses from cats with gastroenteritis
    N Decaro
    Department of Public Health and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano Ba, Italy
    J Gen Virol 89:2290-8. 2008
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  43. ncbi request reprint Canine parvovirus infection: which diagnostic test for virus?
    Costantina Desario
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano Ba, Italy
    J Virol Methods 126:179-85. 2005
    ..In sum, out of the 68 strains analysed, 26 were characterised as CPV-2a, 18 as CPV-2b and 24 as a CPV-2 Glu-426 mutant recently identified in Italy...
  44. pmc Assessing the efficacy of cidofovir against herpesvirus-induced genital lesions in goats using different therapeutic regimens
    M Tempesta
    Department of Public Health and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, BA, Italy
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:4064-8. 2008
    ..Herpesvirus genital infection of goats is a useful animal model to study the activity of antiviral drugs against human herpesvirus infections...
  45. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the innate immune response in pups during canine parvovirus type 1 infection
    N Decaro
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 25:291-8. 2002
    ..In pup B, killing exerted by PMN was absent at T0, then increased but again dropped below normal ranges at T3. The described alterations of phagocytic functions may be regarded as possible viral mechanisms of immune evasion...
  46. ncbi request reprint Severe enteric disease in an animal shelter associated with dual infections by canine adenovirus type 1 and canine coronavirus
    A Pratelli
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 48:385-92. 2001
    ..Results demonstrated the serious consequences which may occur with dual infections by CAV-1 and CCV in assembled groups of dogs that are housed in poorly managed kennels with inadequate vaccination programmes...
  47. ncbi request reprint Variation of the sequence in the gene encoding for transmembrane protein M of canine coronavirus (CCV)
    A Pratelli
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 15:229-33. 2001
    ..Moreover, the nucleotide substitutions occurring over the whole fragment of the five samples analysed were similar...
  48. ncbi request reprint M gene evolution of canine coronavirus in naturally infected dogs
    A Pratelli
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
    Vet Rec 151:758-61. 2002
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  49. ncbi request reprint Experimental infection of goats at different stages of pregnancy with caprine herpesvirus 1
    M Tempesta
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Health and Animal Welfare, University of Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, Valenzano, 70010, Bari, Italy
    Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 27:25-32. 2004
    ..The results confirm the damaging effect of CpHV.1 infection on pregnancy, the difficulty in diagnosing the CpHV.1 induced abortion, and the importance developing appropriate prophylactic programmes...
  50. pmc Canine parvovirus (CPV) vaccination: comparison of neutralizing antibody responses in pups after inoculation with CPV2 or CPV2b modified live virus vaccine
    A Pratelli
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 8:612-5. 2001
    ..These data may suggest an advantage for new vaccines, considering that most presently licensed vaccines are produced with CPV2, which no longer exists in the dog population...
  51. ncbi request reprint First detection of canine parvovirus type 2c in pups with haemorrhagic enteritis in Spain
    N Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 53:468-72. 2006
    ..We suggest that this new antigenic variant of CPV-2 could spread throughout Europe and that there is a subsequent need to update current CPV vaccines...
  52. ncbi request reprint Distribution of G (VP7) and P (VP4) genotypes in buffalo group A rotaviruses isolated in Southern Italy
    Giuseppe Pisanelli
    Department of Pathology and Animal Health, Section Infectious Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Naples, Federico II, 80137 Naples, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 110:1-6. 2005
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  53. ncbi request reprint A classical inactivated vaccine induces protection against caprine herpesvirus 1 infection in goats
    M Tempesta
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
    Vaccine 19:3860-4. 2001
    ..Protection against infection depended on the number of injections of vaccine and the route of challenge...
  54. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of lactogenic immunity to canine parvovirus in pups
    N Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bari University, Italy
    New Microbiol 27:375-9. 2004
    ..CPV-specific antibodies were observed in milk, with decreasing values, throughout the lactation period. The kinetics of MDA observed in the pups was consistent with the patterns of absorption and decline previously described...
  55. ncbi request reprint Caprine herpesvirus 1 vaccine with the LTK63 mutant as a mucosal adjuvant induces strong protection against genital infection in goats
    M Tempesta
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada P le per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
    Vaccine 25:7927-30. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that mucosal immunization is potentially exploitable in the control of genital infection by herpesviruses...
  56. ncbi request reprint Genomic characterization of pestiviruses isolated from lambs and kids in southern Italy
    A Pratelli
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, University of Bari, St p per Casamassima Km 3, Valenzano, 70010, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 94:81-5. 2001
    ..Although BVDV type 2 has been described in Europe rarely, the characterization of BD/90-1M strain as BVDV type 2, isolated in Italy in 1990, demonstrates that this genotype has been circulating in Italy since the 1990s...
  57. ncbi request reprint A severe dual infection by feline panleukopenia virus and feline calicivirus in an adult cat
    M Camero
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 27:79-82. 2004
    ..Antibodies to both the viruses were detected in the serum. The severity of the disease induced by the mixed viral infection highlights the need for intensifying FPV vaccination in cats...
  58. ncbi request reprint Pestivirus infection in small ruminants: virological and histopathological findings
    A Pratelli
    Department of Health and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 22:351-6. 1999
    ..The histopathological lesions consisted of areas of hypomyelination in the brain, and a slight depletion of thymic medullary lymphocytes associated with an increase in reticular cells...
  59. ncbi request reprint First two confirmed cases of malignant catarrhal fever in Italy
    N Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 70010 Valenzano, BA, Italy
    New Microbiol 26:339-44. 2003
    ..OvHV-2 viral DNA was detected by a PCR test performed on peripheral blood leucocytes (PBL) and tissue samples from both the animals, completing the definitive diagnosis of MCF...
  60. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of antibody response to canine coronavirus infection in dogs by Western Blotting analysis
    G Elia
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 25:275-80. 2002
    ..The limited response to S protein may explain the poor protection of dogs and the possibility of persisting infection...
  61. doi request reprint Epizootic abortion related to infections by Chlamydophila abortus and Chlamydophila pecorum in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
    G Greco
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
    Theriogenology 69:1061-9. 2008
    ..in water buffalo (B. Bubalis) herds...
  62. ncbi request reprint A multiplex-PCR for the diagnosis of contagious agalactia of sheep and goats
    G Greco
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Health and Animal Welfare, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 15:21-5. 2001
    ..mycoides" cluster were revealed. The m-PCR was able to detect 1 pg of mycoplasma DNA. The specificity and sensitivity of the m-PCR suggest its use for the "routine" diagnosis of CA...
  63. ncbi request reprint Clinical and virological findings in pups naturally infected by canine parvovirus type 2 Glu-426 mutant
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Vet Diagn Invest 17:133-8. 2005
    ..By real-time PCR, the highest viral DNA titers were detected in the feces of both litters at day 10, reaching median values of more than 10(10) DNA copies/mg of feces...
  64. ncbi request reprint Biological and genetic analysis of a bovine-like coronavirus isolated from water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Virology 370:213-22. 2008
    ..In conclusion, our data support the existence of a host-range variant of BCoV associated with enteritis in buffaloes...
  65. pmc Detection of caprine herpesvirus 1 in sacral ganglia of latently infected goats by PCR
    M Tempesta
    Department of Health and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 37:1598-9. 1999
    ..PCR and virus isolation allowed us to detect CpHV.1 only in the third and fourth sacral ganglia of the two animals euthanized 6 days after the start of treatment...
  66. pmc Evidence for recombination between pandemic GII.4 norovirus strains New Orleans 2009 and Sydney 2012
    V Martella
    Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria, Università Aldo Moro di Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 51:3855-7. 2013
    ..Pe ORF1, in association with GII.4 Apeldoorn 2008-like ORF2-ORF3 genes. We report the detection of recombinant GII.4 Sydney 2012 strains, possessing the ORF1 gene of the former pandemic variant New Orleans 2009. ..
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparison of methods for the detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from food products
    M Corrente
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Str Prov Per Casamassima, km 3, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 45:535-9. 2007
    ..To compare several methods for detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from food...
  68. doi request reprint An ELISA based on recombinant spike protein S for the detection of antibodies to transmissible gastroenteritis virus of swine-like canine coronaviruses
    Gabriella Elia
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 163:309-12. 2010
    ..As classical CCoV-II and TEGV-like CCoVs are related antigenically, the recombinant S' ELISA is a useful method to investigate serologically the prevalence of TGEV-like CCoVs in dogs...
  69. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of a canine respiratory coronavirus strain detected in Italy
    Alessio Lorusso
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virus Res 141:96-100. 2009
    ..9 kDa non-structural protein and a truncated form of the 4.8 kDa protein, whereas CRCoV 4182 has a unique 8.8 kDa protein...
  70. doi request reprint Norovirus in retail shellfish
    V Terio
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Food Microbiol 27:29-32. 2010
    ..6% and 16.2%, respectively). By sequence analysis, the strains were characterized as norovirus variants GII.4/2004 and GII.b/Hilversum, which were both circulating in Italy in the same time-span...
  71. ncbi request reprint Reactivation of caprine herpesvirus 1 in experimentally infected goats
    M Tempesta
    Department of Health and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Rec 150:116-7. 2002
  72. ncbi request reprint Characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated at the Policlinico Hospital of Bari (Italy)
    Marialaura Corrente
    Department of Health and Animal Well being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 28:57-65. 2005
    ..Our data suggest that a typing method based on RAPD combined with HVR-PCR may be useful to compare MRSA isolated in a hospital environment, whereas PFGE may be used for further analysis...
  73. ncbi request reprint Intravaginal administration of an inactivated vaccine prevents lesions induced by caprine herpesvirus-1 in goats
    Michele Camero
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada P le per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
    Vaccine 25:1658-61. 2007
    ..Even without adjuvants, prolonged mucosal vaccination induced production of secretory IgA and provided significant clinical protection...
  74. doi request reprint Canine distemper virus
    Vito Martella
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 38:787-97, vii-viii. 2008
    ..In addition, it is important to evaluate whether the efficacy of the vaccine against these new strains may somehow be affected...
  75. ncbi request reprint First report of bovine anaplasmosis by Anaplasma centrale in Europe, molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis
    L Ceci
    Department of Animal Health and Welfare, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Res Commun 32:S263-6. 2008
  76. doi request reprint Immunity after natural exposure to enteric canine coronavirus does not provide complete protection against infection with the new pantropic CB/05 strain
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    Vaccine 28:724-9. 2010
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Virological and molecular characterization of a mammalian orthoreovirus type 3 strain isolated from a dog in Italy
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 109:19-27. 2005
    ..77%) observed in dogs...
  78. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from horses
    Marialaura Corrente
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    New Microbiol 32:311-4. 2009
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint A real-time PCR assay for rapid detection and quantitation of canine parvovirus type 2 in the feces of dogs
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 105:19-28. 2005
    ..Comparison between these different techniques revealed that real-time PCR is more sensitive than HA and conventional gel-based PCR, allowing to detect low viral titers of CPV-2 in infected dogs...
  80. ncbi request reprint Clostridium perfringens toxin-types in lambs and kids affected with gastroenteric pathologies in Italy
    Grazia Greco
    Department of Animal Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
    Vet J 170:346-50. 2005
    ..The high rate of positivity to cpb2 among the isolates suggests that a vaccine based on the beta(2)-toxin, should be included in the vaccination schedule of the animals to confer adequate protection and to prevent the disease...
  81. pmc Recombinant canine coronaviruses related to transmissible gastroenteritis virus of Swine are circulating in dogs
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Public Health and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano Bari, Italy
    J Virol 83:1532-7. 2009
    ..By virus neutralization tests, antigenic differences between reference and TGEV-like CCoVs were found. Our data support the potential recombinant origin of the TGEV-like CCoVs...
  82. ncbi request reprint Genetic analysis of canine parvovirus type 2c
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Public Health and Animal Sciences, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Virology 385:5-10. 2009
    ..Analysis of the selection pressure driving CPV evolution confirmed that the VP2 gene is under purifying selection. The emergence and global spread of the new CPV variant provides an interesting model to better understand virus evolution...
  83. pmc Recombinant canine coronaviruses in dogs, Europe
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:41-7. 2010
    ..87% and 3.45%, respectively). Sequence and phylogenetic analyses showed that the CCoV-IIb strains were related to prototype TGEV-like strains in the 5' and the 3' ends of the spike protein gene...
  84. doi request reprint Characterisation of canine parvovirus strains isolated from cats with feline panleukopenia
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Res Vet Sci 89:275-8. 2010
    ..Whether and to which extent the FPL vaccines can protect cats adequately from the antigenic variants of CPV-2 should be assessed...
  85. doi request reprint Characterisation of bubaline coronavirus strains associated with gastroenteritis in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 145:245-51. 2010
    ..The present report shows that albeit genetically heterogeneous, the different BuCoV strains possess a common biological pattern which is different from most BCoV and BCoV-like isolates...
  86. ncbi request reprint Identification of coronaviruses in dogs that segregate separately from the canine coronavirus genotype
    Annamaria Pratelli
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 107:213-22. 2003
    ..The reliability of the classification results was confirmed by repeating the phylogenetic analysis with nucleotide and amino acid sequences from multiple genomic regions...
  87. ncbi request reprint Recombinant M protein-based ELISA test for detection of antibodies to canine coronavirus
    Gabriella Elia
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 109:139-42. 2003
    ..The ELISA based on recombinant M protein represents an alternative and valid test for detection of antibodies to CCoV in dog sera...
  88. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity of a canine coronavirus detected in pups with diarrhoea in Italy
    Annamaria Pratelli
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 110:9-17. 2003
    ..The evident genetic divergence between the reference CCoV strains and the newly identified Elmo/02-like CCoVs strongly suggests that a novel genotype of CCoV is widespread in the dog population...
  89. ncbi request reprint Cloning and expression of two fragments of the S gene of canine coronavirus type I
    Annamaria Pratelli
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada per Casamassima, km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 117:61-5. 2004
    ..As CCoV type I seems to be not cultivable in cell cultures, the recombinant fragments of the S protein represent a unique method to study, preliminarily, the immunological and the pathogenetic characteristics of this new virus...
  90. pmc Two genotypes of canine coronavirus simultaneously detected in the fecal samples of dogs with diarrhea
    Annamaria Pratelli
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 42:1797-9. 2004
    ..The isolates in 10 samples were recognized as CCoV type I, and the isolates in 6 samples were recognized as CCoV type II, while isolates of both genotypes were simultaneously detected in 53 samples...
  91. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of canine coronavirus RNA in the faeces of dogs by TaqMan RT-PCR
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, Valenzano, Bari 70010, Italy
    J Virol Methods 119:145-50. 2004
    ..The high sensitivity, simplicity and reproducibility of the CCoV fluorogenic RT-PCR assay, combined with its wide dynamic range and high throughput, make this method especially suitable for efficacy trials on CCoV vaccines...
  92. ncbi request reprint Immunogenicity of an inactivated oil-emulsion canine distemper vaccine in African wild dogs
    Francesco Cirone
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Valenzano, Italy
    J Wildl Dis 40:343-6. 2004
    ..Virus neutralizing antibody levels >1:20 were detected, especially in animals that were vaccinated twice. The use of oil adjuvants is suggested as a good way to enhance the immune response to inactivated canine distemper vaccine...
  93. doi request reprint Identification of tuna species in commercial cans by minor groove binder probe real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences
    Valentina Terio
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 24:352-6. 2010
    ..These results make the established MGB probe assays an attractive tool for direct and rapid species identification in canned tuna...
  94. doi request reprint Development and validation of a real-time PCR assay for specific and sensitive detection of canid herpesvirus 1
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 169:176-80. 2010
    ....
  95. doi request reprint RNA extraction method for the PCR detection of hepatitis A virus in shellfish
    Valentina Terio
    Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Zootecnia Sezione Controllo e Sicurezza degli Alimenti, Facolta di Medicina Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Int J Food Microbiol 142:198-201. 2010
    ..These results confirm that conventional faecal indicators are unreliable for demonstrating the presence or absence of viruses...
  96. ncbi request reprint Genotype-specific fluorogenic RT-PCR assays for the detection and quantitation of canine coronavirus type I and type II RNA in faecal samples of dogs
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada prov per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 130:72-8. 2005
    ..At the same time, dogs infected experimentally shed type I RNA with higher titres with respect to type II...
  97. ncbi request reprint Identification of a feline coronavirus type I strain from a cat with feline infectious peritonitis by RT-pCR and phylogenetic analysis
    Marco Campolo
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Valenzano Ba, Italy
    New Microbiol 28:127-33. 2005
    ..The RT-PCR results were confirmed by sequence analysis of the amplified products. Phylogeny carried out on fragments of the M and S genes showed that the FCoV strain segregates with typical type I FCoVs...
  98. ncbi request reprint Analysis of antibody response in goats to caprine herpesvirus 1
    Maria Tempesta
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Strada Provinciale per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Italy
    Biologicals 33:283-7. 2005
    ..The neutralizing antibody titers and the pattern of antibody reactivity were hypothesized to modulate the reactivation and re-excretion process of CpHV.1...
  99. ncbi request reprint Potent inhibition of genital herpesvirus infection in goats by cidofovir
    Maria Tempesta
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Antivir Ther 12:977-9. 2007
    ..Like human herpesvirus 2 (HHV-2) in humans, infection by caprine herpesvirus 1 in goats is associated with genital lesions, and this provides a unique model to study the efficacy and effects of anti-herpetic drugs...
  100. ncbi request reprint A minor groove binder probe real-time PCR assay for discrimination between type 2-based vaccines and field strains of canine parvovirus
    Nicola Decaro
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, Strada per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 136:65-70. 2006
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Detection of canine distemper virus in dogs by real-time RT-PCR
    Gabriella Elia
    Department of Animal Health and Well Being, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bari, s p per Casamassima km 3, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    J Virol Methods 136:171-6. 2006
    ..Urines, tonsil, conjunctival swabs and whole blood were found to contain high virus loads and therefore proved to be suitable targets for detection of canine distemper virus RNA...