Carolina Luquez

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc First report worldwide of an infant botulism case due to Clostridium botulinum type E
    Carolina Luquez
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS G 29, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:326-8. 2010
  2. pmc Genetic diversity among Clostridium botulinum strains harboring bont/A2 and bont/A3 genes
    Carolina Luquez
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:8712-8. 2012
  3. pmc Characterization of two virulent phages of Lactobacillus plantarum
    Mariángeles Briggiler Marcó
    Instituto de Lactología Industrial UNL CONICET, Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica, Santa Fe, Argentina
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:8719-34. 2012
  4. pmc Neurotoxin gene clusters in Clostridium botulinum type Ab strains
    Carolina Luquez
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:6094-101. 2009
  5. pmc Analysis of a unique Clostridium botulinum strain from the Southern hemisphere producing a novel type E botulinum neurotoxin subtype
    Brian H Raphael
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:245. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Detection and differentiation of Clostridium botulinum type A strains using a focused DNA microarray
    Brian H Raphael
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Mol Cell Probes 24:146-53. 2010
  7. pmc Sequence diversity of genes encoding botulinum neurotoxin type F
    Brian H Raphael
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4805-12. 2010
  8. pmc Genetic homogeneity of Clostridium botulinum type A1 strains with unique toxin gene clusters
    Brian H Raphael
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:4390-7. 2008
  9. doi request reprint National outbreak of type a foodborne botulism associated with a widely distributed commercially canned hot dog chili sauce
    Patricia C Juliao
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:376-82. 2013
  10. pmc An alternative in vivo method to refine the mouse bioassay for botulinum toxin detection
    Temeri D Wilder-Kofie
    Division of Scientific Resources, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Comp Med 61:235-42. 2011

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Publications11

  1. pmc First report worldwide of an infant botulism case due to Clostridium botulinum type E
    Carolina Luquez
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS G 29, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:326-8. 2010
    ..Infant botulism type E cases have been associated with neurotoxigenic strains of C. butyricum. We report the first infant botulism case due to C. botulinum type E worldwide...
  2. pmc Genetic diversity among Clostridium botulinum strains harboring bont/A2 and bont/A3 genes
    Carolina Luquez
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:8712-8. 2012
    ..Four groups of strains shared a similarity of at least 95% by PFGE; the largest group included 21 out of 46 strains. The strains analyzed in this study showed relatively limited genetic diversity using either MLST or PFGE...
  3. pmc Characterization of two virulent phages of Lactobacillus plantarum
    Mariángeles Briggiler Marcó
    Instituto de Lactología Industrial UNL CONICET, Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica, Santa Fe, Argentina
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:8719-34. 2012
    ..Protein analysis revealed 13 (phage B1) and 9 (phage B2) structural proteins. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing such high identity between phage genomes infecting different genera of lactic acid bacteria...
  4. pmc Neurotoxin gene clusters in Clostridium botulinum type Ab strains
    Carolina Luquez
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:6094-101. 2009
    ..The type Ab strains examined in this study had differences in their toxin gene cluster compositions and bont/A and bont/B nucleotide sequences, suggesting that they may have arisen from separate recombination events...
  5. pmc Analysis of a unique Clostridium botulinum strain from the Southern hemisphere producing a novel type E botulinum neurotoxin subtype
    Brian H Raphael
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    BMC Microbiol 12:245. 2012
    ..Previous studies showed that the amino acid sequences of BoNT/E produced by various strains differ by < 6% and that the type E neurotoxin gene cluster inserts into the rarA operon...
  6. doi request reprint Detection and differentiation of Clostridium botulinum type A strains using a focused DNA microarray
    Brian H Raphael
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Mol Cell Probes 24:146-53. 2010
    ..The focused microarray format provides a rapid approach for neurotoxin gene detection and preliminary determination of the relatedness of strains isolated from different sources...
  7. pmc Sequence diversity of genes encoding botulinum neurotoxin type F
    Brian H Raphael
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:4805-12. 2010
    ..These results demonstrate that extensive nucleotide diversity exists among genes encoding type F neurotoxins from strains with different phylogenetic backgrounds and from various geographical sources...
  8. pmc Genetic homogeneity of Clostridium botulinum type A1 strains with unique toxin gene clusters
    Brian H Raphael
    Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:4390-7. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate surprising genomic homogeneity among a cluster of unique C. botulinum type A strains of diverse origin...
  9. doi request reprint National outbreak of type a foodborne botulism associated with a widely distributed commercially canned hot dog chili sauce
    Patricia C Juliao
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:376-82. 2013
    ..Foodborne botulism is a rare and sometimes fatal illness caused by consuming foods containing botulinum neurotoxin...
  10. pmc An alternative in vivo method to refine the mouse bioassay for botulinum toxin detection
    Temeri D Wilder-Kofie
    Division of Scientific Resources, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Comp Med 61:235-42. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the mouse toe-spread reflex model may be a more humane alternative to the current mouse bioassay for laboratory investigations of botulism...
  11. doi request reprint Initial recovery and rebound of type f intestinal colonization botulism after administration of investigational heptavalent botulinum antitoxin
    Ryan P Fagan
    Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:e125-8. 2011
    ..Rebound botulism after antitoxin administration is not previously documented but occurred in our patient 10 days after HBAT administration...