V Martella


Affiliation: University of Bari
Country: Italy


  1. Martella V, Blixenkrone Møller M, Elia G, Lucente M, Cirone F, Decaro N, et al. Lights and shades on an historical vaccine canine distemper virus, the Rockborn strain. Vaccine. 2011;29:1222-7 pubmed publisher
    ..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. ..
  2. Martella V, Moschidou P, Catella C, LaRocca V, Pinto P, Losurdo M, et al. Enteric disease in dogs naturally infected by a novel canine astrovirus. J Clin Microbiol. 2012;50:1066-9 pubmed publisher
    ..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. ..
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    Martella V, Cirone F, Elia G, Lorusso E, Decaro N, Campolo M, et al. Heterogeneity within the hemagglutinin genes of canine distemper virus (CDV) strains detected in Italy. Vet Microbiol. 2006;116:301-9 pubmed
    ..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. ..
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    Martella V, Decaro N, Buonavoglia C. Evolution of CPV-2 and implication for antigenic/genetic characterization. Virus Genes. 2006;33:11-3 pubmed
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    Martella V, Elia G, Lucente M, Decaro N, Lorusso E, Banyai K, et al. Genotyping canine distemper virus (CDV) by a hemi-nested multiplex PCR provides a rapid approach for investigation of CDV outbreaks. Vet Microbiol. 2007;122:32-42 pubmed
    ..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. ..
  6. Martella V, Banyai K, Matthijnssens J, Buonavoglia C, Ciarlet M. Zoonotic aspects of rotaviruses. Vet Microbiol. 2010;140:246-55 pubmed publisher
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    Martella V, Pratelli A, Gentile M, Buonavoglia D, Decaro N, Fiorente P, et al. Analysis of the capsid protein gene of a feline-like calicivirus isolated from a dog. Vet Microbiol. 2002;85:315-22 pubmed
  8. Martella V, Campolo M, Lorusso E, Cavicchio P, Camero M, Bellacicco A, et al. Norovirus in captive lion cub (Panthera leo). Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:1071-3 pubmed publisher
    ..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. ..
  9. Martella V, Moschidou P, Lorusso E, Mari V, Camero M, Bellacicco A, et al. Detection and characterization of canine astroviruses. J Gen Virol. 2011;92:1880-7 pubmed publisher
    ..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. ..

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  1. Martella V, Cavalli A, Pratelli A, Bozzo G, Camero M, Buonavoglia D, et al. A canine parvovirus mutant is spreading in Italy. J Clin Microbiol. 2004;42:1333-6 pubmed
    ..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...
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    Martella V, Decaro N, Elia G, Buonavoglia C. Surveillance activity for canine parvovirus in Italy. J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health. 2005;52:312-5 pubmed
    ..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...
  3. Martella V, Potgieter A, Lorusso E, De Grazia S, Giammanco G, Matthijnssens J, et al. A feline rotavirus G3P[9] carries traces of multiple reassortment events and resembles rare human G3P[9] rotaviruses. J Gen Virol. 2011;92:1214-21 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  4. Martella V, Moschidou P, Buonavoglia C. Astroviruses in dogs. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2011;41:1087-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Animal experiments are required to understand better the pathogenic role of astroviruses in dogs...