W van der Loo

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Country: Portugal

Publications

  1. pmc Pseudogenization of the MCP-2/CCL8 chemokine gene in European rabbit (genus Oryctolagus), but not in species of Cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus) and Hare (Lepus)
    Wessel van der Loo
    CIBIO UP, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, Vairao, 4485 661, Portugal
    BMC Genet 13:72. 2012
  2. pmc Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) and rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV): a review
    Joana Abrantes
    CIBIO UP, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal
    Vet Res 43:12. 2012
  3. pmc Study of Sylvilagus rabbit TRIM5α species-specific domain: how ancient endoviruses could have shaped the antiviral repertoire in Lagomorpha
    Ana Lemos de Matos
    Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal
    BMC Evol Biol 11:294. 2011
  4. pmc Sharing of endogenous lentiviral gene fragments among leporid lineages separated for more than 12 million years
    W van der Loo
    Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Virol 83:2386-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Genetic characterization of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 gene in lagomorphs: comparison between the families Ochotonidae and Leporidae
    J Abrantes
    CIBIO, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairao, Portugal
    Int J Immunogenet 35:111-7. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation at chemokine receptor CCR5 in leporids: alteration at the 2nd extracellular domain by gene conversion with CCR2 in Oryctolagus, but not in Sylvilagus and Lepus species
    C R Carmo
    Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Immunogenetics 58:494-501. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Detection of positive selection in the major capsid protein VP60 of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV)
    P J Esteves
    CIBIO UP, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairao, Portugal
    Virus Res 137:253-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity at the hinge region of the unique immunoglobulin heavy gamma (IGHG) gene in leporids (Oryctolagus, Sylvilagus and Lepus)
    P J Esteves
    CIBIO, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Portugal
    Int J Immunogenet 33:171-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Extensive gene conversion between CCR2 and CCR5 in domestic cat (Felis catus)
    P J Esteves
    CIBIO, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairao, Portugal
    Int J Immunogenet 34:321-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Hotspot variation at the CH2-CH3 interface of leporid IgG antibodies (Oryctolagus, Sylvilagus and Lepus)
    P J Esteves
    Centro de Estudos de Ciência Animal, ICETA UP, Vairao, Portugal
    Eur J Immunogenet 29:529-35. 2002

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc Pseudogenization of the MCP-2/CCL8 chemokine gene in European rabbit (genus Oryctolagus), but not in species of Cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus) and Hare (Lepus)
    Wessel van der Loo
    CIBIO UP, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, Vairao, 4485 661, Portugal
    BMC Genet 13:72. 2012
    ..By assessing the Rabbit Whole Genome Sequence (WGS) data we have searched for orthologs of the mammalian genes of the MCP-Eotaxin cluster...
  2. pmc Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) and rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV): a review
    Joana Abrantes
    CIBIO UP, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal
    Vet Res 43:12. 2012
    ..This review provides a broad coverage and description of the current knowledge on the disease and the virus...
  3. pmc Study of Sylvilagus rabbit TRIM5α species-specific domain: how ancient endoviruses could have shaped the antiviral repertoire in Lagomorpha
    Ana Lemos de Matos
    Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485 661 Vairão, Portugal
    BMC Evol Biol 11:294. 2011
    ..We also compared lagomorph TRIM5α deduced protein sequences and established TRIM5α gene and TRIM5α protein phylogenies...
  4. pmc Sharing of endogenous lentiviral gene fragments among leporid lineages separated for more than 12 million years
    W van der Loo
    Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Virol 83:2386-8. 2009
    ..We have substantiated this by producing sequence data certifying the sharing of RELIK sequences among leporid lineages that diverged some 12 million years ago...
  5. doi request reprint Genetic characterization of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 gene in lagomorphs: comparison between the families Ochotonidae and Leporidae
    J Abrantes
    CIBIO, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairao, Portugal
    Int J Immunogenet 35:111-7. 2008
    ..Furthermore, in the 37 European rabbits analysed, which included healthy rabbits and rabbits with clinical symptoms of myxomatosis, 14 nucleotide substitutions were obtained but no amino acid differences were observed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation at chemokine receptor CCR5 in leporids: alteration at the 2nd extracellular domain by gene conversion with CCR2 in Oryctolagus, but not in Sylvilagus and Lepus species
    C R Carmo
    Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Immunogenetics 58:494-501. 2006
    ..cuniculus algirus and O. cuniculus cuniculus. Allelic variation at the rabbit CCR5 locus confirmed that the gene conversion predates the subspecies split (1-2 Ma)...
  7. doi request reprint Detection of positive selection in the major capsid protein VP60 of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV)
    P J Esteves
    CIBIO UP, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairao, Portugal
    Virus Res 137:253-6. 2008
    ..The detection of PSCs should allow a better understanding of the interaction between RHDV and the rabbit immune system...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity at the hinge region of the unique immunoglobulin heavy gamma (IGHG) gene in leporids (Oryctolagus, Sylvilagus and Lepus)
    P J Esteves
    CIBIO, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Portugal
    Int J Immunogenet 33:171-7. 2006
    ..We report here a polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment length polymorphism protocol that has allowed the monitoring of the heterozygosity levels at the gamma hinge in 11 breeds of domestic European rabbit...
  9. ncbi request reprint Extensive gene conversion between CCR2 and CCR5 in domestic cat (Felis catus)
    P J Esteves
    CIBIO, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairao, Portugal
    Int J Immunogenet 34:321-4. 2007
    ..All regions were concerned, except the three extracellular protein domains (N- and C-tails, and ECL2), suggesting that structural differentiation at these domains could be related to pathogen susceptibility...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hotspot variation at the CH2-CH3 interface of leporid IgG antibodies (Oryctolagus, Sylvilagus and Lepus)
    P J Esteves
    Centro de Estudos de Ciência Animal, ICETA UP, Vairao, Portugal
    Eur J Immunogenet 29:529-35. 2002
    ..The potential of PCR/ThaI restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analyses for studying IGHGCH2 variation within and between populations is emphasized...
  11. doi request reprint Evidence for recombination in the major capsid gene VP60 of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV)
    J Abrantes
    CIBIO, Centro de Investigacao em Biodiversidade e Recursos Geneticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairao, Portugal
    Arch Virol 153:329-35. 2008
    ..Phylogenetic analyses revealed two well separated groups. Clear evidence for recombination was found for the Hartmannsdorf strain which shows different phylogenetic profiles depending on the region of the capsid examined...
  12. ncbi request reprint Restriction fragment alleles of the rabbit IGHG genes with reference to the rabbit IGHGCH2 or e locus polymorphism
    P J Esteves
    Centro de Estudos de Ciência Animal, ICETA UP, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Portugal
    Anim Genet 33:309-11. 2002
    ..Here we show how these alleles can be distinguished by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) methods. The proposed PCR-RFLP approach allows the monitoring of IGHG locus diversity in rabbit...