Massaro W Ueti


Affiliation: Washington State University
Country: USA


  1. Ueti M, Palmer G, Kappmeyer L, Statdfield M, Scoles G, Knowles D. Ability of the vector tick Boophilus microplus to acquire and transmit Babesia equi following feeding on chronically infected horses with low-level parasitemia. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:3755-9 pubmed
    ..The results unequivocally demonstrated that chronically infected horses with low-level parasitemia are competent mammalian reservoirs for tick transmission of B. equi. ..
  2. Ueti M, Palmer G, Scoles G, Kappmeyer L, Knowles D. Persistently infected horses are reservoirs for intrastadial tick-borne transmission of the apicomplexan parasite Babesia equi. Infect Immun. 2008;76:3525-9 pubmed publisher
    ..equi transmission and that persistently infected horses are an important reservoir for transmission. Consequently, R. microplus male ticks and persistently infected horses should be targeted for disease control. ..
  3. Mohamed S, Alagib A, AbdElkareim T, Hassan M, Johnson W, Hussein H, et al. Molecular detection and characterization of Theileria spp. infecting cattle in Sennar State, Sudan. Parasitol Res. 2018;117:1271-1276 pubmed publisher Sudan. This represents the first molecular phylogeny report to identify Theileria spp. in cattle from Sudan. ..
  4. Hernández Silva D, Valdez Espinoza U, Mercado Uriostegui M, Aguilar Tipacamu G, Ramos Aragón J, Hernandez Ortiz R, et al. Immunomolecular Characterization of MIC-1, a Novel Antigen in Babesia bigemina, Which Contains Conserved and Immunodominant B-Cell Epitopes that Induce Neutralizing Antibodies. Vet Sci. 2018;5: pubmed publisher
    ..4% of the cattle sera (113 out of 116) identified MIC-1 using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methods. Finally, antibodies against MIC-1 were able to block 70% merozoite invasion in-vitro. ..
  5. Ueti M, Knowles D, Davitt C, Scoles G, Baszler T, Palmer G. Quantitative differences in salivary pathogen load during tick transmission underlie strain-specific variation in transmission efficiency of Anaplasma marginale. Infect Immun. 2009;77:70-5 pubmed publisher
  6. Hussein H, Scoles G, Ueti M, Suarez C, Adham F, Guerrero F, et al. Targeted silencing of the Aquaporin 2 gene of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus reduces tick fitness. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:618 pubmed publisher
    ..microplus and tick-borne parasites. ..
  7. Capelli Peixoto J, Carvalho D, Johnson W, Scoles G, Fogaça A, Daffre S, et al. The transcription factor Relish controls Anaplasma marginale infection in the bovine tick Rhipicephalus microplus. Dev Comp Immunol. 2017;74:32-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, it is plausible to hypothesize that microplusin may be involved in the A. marginale control. This study provides the first evidence of IMD signaling pathway participation on the A. marginale control in R. microplus. ..
  8. Kappmeyer L, Thiagarajan M, Herndon D, Ramsay J, Caler E, Djikeng A, et al. Comparative genomic analysis and phylogenetic position of Theileria equi. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:603 pubmed publisher
    ..equi relative to sequenced apicomplexan parasites...
  9. Ueti M, Reagan J, Knowles D, Scoles G, Shkap V, Palmer G. Identification of midgut and salivary glands as specific and distinct barriers to efficient tick-borne transmission of Anaplasma marginale. Infect Immun. 2007;75:2959-64 pubmed
    ..These results establish that there are at least two specific barriers to efficient tick-borne transmission, the midgut and salivary glands, and highlight the complexity of the pathogen-tick interaction...

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  1. Ueti M, Mealey R, Kappmeyer L, White S, Kumpula McWhirter N, Pelzel A, et al. Re-emergence of the apicomplexan Theileria equi in the United States: elimination of persistent infection and transmission risk. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e44713 pubmed publisher