rickettsieae

Summary

Summary: A tribe of gram-negative bacteria of the family RICKETTSIACEAE whose organisms are found in arthropods and are pathogenic for man and certain other vertebrate hosts.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Relative chemokine and adhesion molecule expression in Mediterranean spotted fever and African tick bite fever
    Jan K Damås
    Research Institute for Internal Medicine, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, 0027 Oslo, Norway
    J Infect 58:68-75. 2009
  2. ncbi Vectors of rickettsiae in Africa
    Idir Bitam
    Service d Ecologie des Systèmes Vectoriels, Institut Pasteur d Algerie, 1 Rue du Docteur Laveran, Hamma, Alger, Algeria
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:382-6. 2012
  3. pmc Systemic treatment with CpG-B after sublethal rickettsial infection induces mouse death through indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO)
    Lijun Xin
    Department of Pathology and Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34062. 2012
  4. pmc Seroreactivity for spotted fever rickettsiae and co-infections with other tick-borne agents among habitants in central and southern Sweden
    A Lindblom
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:317-23. 2013
  5. ncbi Phylogenomic evidence for the presence of a flagellum and cbb(3) oxidase in the free-living mitochondrial ancestor
    Davide Sassera
    Dipartimento di Patologia Animale, Igiene e Sanita Pubblica Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
    Mol Biol Evol 28:3285-96. 2011
  6. ncbi [A new type of spotted fever group Rickttsiaes detected in the area of Changbai mountain, Jilin province]
    Yong jian Hao
    The Preventive Team of People s Liberation Army Second Artillery, Beijing 100071, China
    Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 24:1126-8. 2003
  7. ncbi Bacterial endosymbionts of free-living amoebae
    Matthias Horn
    Division of Microbial Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 51:509-14. 2004
  8. ncbi A century of rickettsiology: emerging, reemerging rickettsioses, clinical, epidemiologic, and molecular diagnostic aspects and emerging veterinary rickettsioses: an overview
    Karim E Hechemy
    Division of Infectious Disease, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York 12208, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:1-14. 2006
  9. ncbi Molecular detection of various rickettsiae in mites (acari: trombiculidae) in southern Jeolla Province, Korea
    Yeon Joo Choi
    Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Choongbuk, Korea
    Microbiol Immunol 51:307-12. 2007
  10. ncbi Serological and blood culture investigations of Nepalese fever patients
    Stuart D Blacksell
    Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:686-90. 2007

Scientific Experts

  • Idir Bitam
  • J K Damas
  • A Renvoise
  • Sabina Barrios
  • Timothy J Kurtti
  • P M Hine
  • Ranjan Premaratna
  • Karim E Hechemy
  • Allen L Richards
  • Rebecca Trout
  • Matthias Horn
  • Stuart D Blacksell
  • Brett J Baker
  • R Radek
  • Didier Raoult
  • A Lindblom
  • David H Walker
  • Pasquale Mansueto
  • Lijun Xin
  • Ellen Tijsse-Klasen
  • Davide Sassera
  • Leonard Izzard
  • Sergio E Bermúdez
  • Cristina Socolovschi
  • Nicole C Ammerman
  • Yeon Joo Choi
  • Kyung Hee Park
  • Won Jong Jang
  • Seung Hyun Lee
  • Yong jian Hao
  • Jung Hee Lee
  • M Nordberg
  • K Wallménius
  • I Eliasson
  • C Pahlson
  • K Nilsson
  • P Forsberg
  • Rong Fang
  • Thomas R Shelite
  • Nicole L Mendell
  • A D Rutenberg
  • Salvatore Di Rosa
  • Ilenia Pepe
  • Antonio Carroccio
  • Lynn Soong
  • Giustina Vitale
  • Giovam Battista Rini
  • Aurelio Seidita
  • Enrico Cillari
  • Antonio Cascio
  • Bin Gong
  • Andres Moya
  • Daniele Daffonchio
  • Emil K E Hovius
  • Elena Crotti
  • Manoj Fonville
  • Juli Peretó
  • Claudio Bandi
  • Francesco Comandatore
  • Luciano Sacchi
  • Fedor Gassner
  • David Horner
  • Amparo Latorre
  • Paul A M Overgaauw
  • Sara Epis
  • Nathan Lo
  • Chiara Bazzocchi
  • Alberto Maria Luciano
  • Giuseppe D'Auria
  • Johan R Reimerink
  • Hein Sprong
  • Emanuele Ferri
  • Frans Jongejan
  • Ard M Nijhof
  • Federica Franciosi
  • Matteo Montagna
  • Willem Takken
  • Ju Jiang
  • Stan Fenwick
  • Daniel H Paris
  • M E Majerus
  • Chelsea Nguyen
  • C K Tan
  • Nicholas P J Day
  • Nuntipa Aukkanit
  • John Stenos
  • Andrew Fuller
  • Stephen Graves
  • Abdu F Azad
  • Philippe Parola

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. ncbi Relative chemokine and adhesion molecule expression in Mediterranean spotted fever and African tick bite fever
    Jan K Damås
    Research Institute for Internal Medicine, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, 0027 Oslo, Norway
    J Infect 58:68-75. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that different inflammatory potential in endothelial cells could contribute to the different clinical features in these rickettsioses...
  2. ncbi Vectors of rickettsiae in Africa
    Idir Bitam
    Service d Ecologie des Systèmes Vectoriels, Institut Pasteur d Algerie, 1 Rue du Docteur Laveran, Hamma, Alger, Algeria
    Ticks Tick Borne Dis 3:382-6. 2012
    ..Rickettsial diseases are transmitted by different types of arthropods, ticks, fleas, lice, and mites. This review will examine the roles of these different arthropod vectors and their geographical distributions...
  3. pmc Systemic treatment with CpG-B after sublethal rickettsial infection induces mouse death through indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO)
    Lijun Xin
    Department of Pathology and Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34062. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Seroreactivity for spotted fever rickettsiae and co-infections with other tick-borne agents among habitants in central and southern Sweden
    A Lindblom
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 32:317-23. 2013
    ..The study shows that both single and co-infections do occur, which illustrate the complexity in the clinical picture and a need for further studies to fully understand how these patients should best be treated...
  5. ncbi Phylogenomic evidence for the presence of a flagellum and cbb(3) oxidase in the free-living mitochondrial ancestor
    Davide Sassera
    Dipartimento di Patologia Animale, Igiene e Sanita Pubblica Veterinaria, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
    Mol Biol Evol 28:3285-96. 2011
    ..These results indicate that the FMA played a more active and potentially parasitic role in eukaryogenesis than currently appreciated and provide an explanation for how the symbiosis could have evolved under low levels of oxygen...
  6. ncbi [A new type of spotted fever group Rickttsiaes detected in the area of Changbai mountain, Jilin province]
    Yong jian Hao
    The Preventive Team of People s Liberation Army Second Artillery, Beijing 100071, China
    Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 24:1126-8. 2003
    ..In order to find out the current situation of tick-borne spotted fever in the area of Changbai mountain, Jilin province...
  7. ncbi Bacterial endosymbionts of free-living amoebae
    Matthias Horn
    Division of Microbial Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstr 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 51:509-14. 2004
    ..Furthermore, phylogenetic analysis suggested that these mechanisms have been evolved by the ancestor of these amoeba symbionts in interplay with ancient unicellular eukaryotes...
  8. ncbi A century of rickettsiology: emerging, reemerging rickettsioses, clinical, epidemiologic, and molecular diagnostic aspects and emerging veterinary rickettsioses: an overview
    Karim E Hechemy
    Division of Infectious Disease, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York 12208, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1078:1-14. 2006
    ..Presentations on veterinary rickettsiology highlight the importance of the rickettsiae in animal husbandry...
  9. ncbi Molecular detection of various rickettsiae in mites (acari: trombiculidae) in southern Jeolla Province, Korea
    Yeon Joo Choi
    Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Choongbuk, Korea
    Microbiol Immunol 51:307-12. 2007
    ..The data presented in this paper extend knowledge on the geographic distribution of SFG rickettsiae in eastern Asia and it may necessary to consider the role of mites in rickettsial transmission...
  10. ncbi Serological and blood culture investigations of Nepalese fever patients
    Stuart D Blacksell
    Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:686-90. 2007
    ..Many patients demonstrated static IgM antibody results between paired serum collections, suggesting recent rather than acutely active infections...
  11. ncbi Rickettsial infections and their clinical presentations in the Western Province of Sri Lanka: a hospital-based study
    R Premaratna
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, PO Box 6, Thalagolla Rd, Ragama, Sri Lanka
    Int J Infect Dis 12:198-202. 2008
    ..Rickettsial infections are re-emerging. A study of the geographical distribution of rickettsial infections, their clinical manifestations, and their complications would facilitate early diagnosis...
  12. ncbi Naming of Rickettsiae and rickettsial diseases
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies, IFR 48, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1063:1-12. 2005
    ..In this paper, we review taxonomic rules and appropriate approaches to valid naming of rickettsial species and the diseases they cause...
  13. ncbi [An update on rickettsiosis]
    A Renvoise
    Unite des Rickettsies, CNRS IRD UMR6236, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, 27, Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    Med Mal Infect 39:71-81. 2009
    ..The specific association between Rickettsieae and the vector are extensively studied, moreover Rickettsieae associated diseases are part of a continuously ..
  14. pmc The relationship between spotted fever group Rickettsiae and ixodid ticks
    Cristina Socolovschi
    Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes URMITE, UMR CNRS IRD 6236, WHO Collaborative Center for Rickettsial diseases and other arthropod borne bacterial diseases, Faculte de Medecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France
    Vet Res 40:34. 2009
    ....
  15. ncbi Detection and identification of rickettsial agents in ticks from domestic mammals in eastern Panama
    Sergio E Bermúdez
    Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panama City, Panama 0816 02593
    J Med Entomol 46:856-61. 2009
    ....
  16. pmc A typhus group-specific protease defies reductive evolution in rickettsiae
    Nicole C Ammerman
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Bacteriol 191:7609-13. 2009
    ..As a possible determinant of host pathogenicity, ppcE warrants consideration in the development of therapeutics against epidemic and murine typhus...
  17. pmc Rickettsiae in Gulf Coast ticks, Arkansas, USA
    Rebecca Trout
    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:830-2. 2010
    ..Of the screened ticks, 30% had PCR amplicons consistent with Rickettsia parkeri or Candidatus Rickettsia amblyommii...
  18. pmc Isolation of a novel Orientia species (O. chuto sp. nov.) from a patient infected in Dubai
    Leonard Izzard
    The Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Barwon Biomedical Research, The Geelong Hospital, Bellarine Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4404-9. 2010
    ..Therefore, we have proposed the name "Orientia chuto," and the prototype strain of this species is strain Dubai, named after the location in which the patient was infected...
  19. pmc Absence of zoonotic Bartonella species in questing ticks: first detection of Bartonella clarridgeiae and Rickettsia felis in cat fleas in the Netherlands
    Ellen Tijsse-Klasen
    Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Parasit Vectors 4:61. 2011
    ..were reported from the Netherlands. Here, the presence of Bartonellaceae and Rickettsiae in ectoparasites was investigated using molecular detection and identification on part of the gltA- and 16S rRNA-genes...
  20. pmc New insight into immunity and immunopathology of Rickettsial diseases
    Pasquale Mansueto
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Dev Immunol 2012:967852. 2012
    ..The roles of innate and adaptive immune responses are discussed, and potential new targets for therapies to block host-pathogen interactions and pathogen virulence mechanisms are considered...
  21. pmc Extremely acidophilic protists from acid mine drainage host Rickettsiales-lineage endosymbionts that have intervening sequences in their 16S rRNA genes
    Brett J Baker
    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:5512-8. 2003
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of an endosymbiotic relationship in an extremely acidic habitat...
  22. ncbi Serologic evidence of infection with ehrlichiae and spotted fever group rickettsiae among residents of Gag Island, Indonesia
    Allen L Richards
    U S Naval Medical Research Unit No 2, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:480-4. 2003
    ..These results show serologic evidence of infection with ehrlichiae and spotted fever group rickettsiae for the first time in Indonesia in a location where the prevalence of antibody to O. tsutsugamushi and R. typhi was lower...
  23. ncbi Identification of the spotted fever group rickettsiae detected from Haemaphysalis longicornis in Korea
    Jung Hee Lee
    Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Chungju, Chungchongbuk Do 380 701, Korea
    Microbiol Immunol 47:301-4. 2003
    ..7 to 100%) with that of R. japonica YH, and that from 1 tick (tick no. 48) was identical with that of R. rickettsii R, suggesting that SFG rickettsiae exists in Korea. This is the first documentation of SFG rickettsiae in Korea...
  24. pmc Bacteremia due to Rochalimaea henselae in a child: practical identification of isolates in the clinical laboratory
    D F Welch
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City 73190
    J Clin Microbiol 31:2381-6. 1993
    ..henselae from R. quintana. Four of five others gave reactions that were unique within their data bases but did not distinguish Rochalimaea isolates at the species level...
  25. pmc Development and evaluation of a blood-free medium for determining growth curves and optimizing growth of Rochalimaea henselae
    W A Schwartzman
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90024
    J Clin Microbiol 31:1882-5. 1993
    ..R. henselae utilized hemin in concentrations six times that utilized by Rochalimaea quintana. Erythrocyte membrane was necessary to achieve the full growth-promoting effect of rabbit blood...
  26. pmc Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Rochalimaea antibodies in Kawasaki disease
    M H Rathore
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson 85724
    J Clin Microbiol 31:3058-9. 1993
    ..5% of the patients tested positive for E. chaffeensis, and 5% were positive for R. henselae and R. quintana Oklahoma. Our data suggest that Ehrlichia and Rochalimaea spp. do not play a unique role in the etiology of Kawasaki disease...
  27. pmc Polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of a fragment of the ribosomal operon from Rochalimaea species for subtyping
    G M Matar
    Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
    J Clin Microbiol 31:1730-4. 1993
    ..henselae. The subtyping potential of this method may be useful for further clinical and epidemiologic studies of the spectrum of diseases caused by R. henselae...
  28. ncbi Epidemiologic observations on infection with Rochalimaea species among cats living in Baltimore, Md
    J E Childs
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 204:1775-8. 1994
    ....
  29. ncbi Serologic evidence of respiratory and rickettsial infections among Somali refugees
    G C Gray
    Epidemiology Branch, U S Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 52:349-53. 1995
    ..pneumoniae, M. pneumoniae, R. typhi, R. conorii, and Cox. burnetii, respectively. These data suggest that the studied pathogens may be endemic in displaced populations living in the Horn of Africa...
  30. ncbi Cloning and characterization of an ftsZ homologue from a bacterial symbiont of Drosophila melanogaster
    P R Holden
    Department of Genetics, University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre, England
    Mol Gen Genet 240:213-20. 1993
    ..The consequences of this function particularly with respect to its role in cell division are discussed...
  31. ncbi Relapsing illness due to Rochalimaea henselae in immunocompetent hosts: implication for therapy and new epidemiological associations
    D Lucey
    Department of Medicine, Wilford Hall U S Air Force Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
    Clin Infect Dis 14:683-8. 1992
    ..He became permanently asymptomatic after serial 2-week courses of chloramphenicol and erythromycin. The greater efficacy of lysis-centrifugation blood cultures in the recovery of R. henselae was noted...
  32. pmc Physical and chemical methods for enhancing rapid detection of viruses and other agents
    J H Hughes
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210
    Clin Microbiol Rev 6:150-75. 1993
    ..The utility of these treatments alone or in combination with other methods for enhancing viral isolation and replication in a diagnostic setting needs further investigation...
  33. ncbi Unknown species of rickettsiae isolated from Ixodes ricinus tick in Wałcz
    D Kruszewska
    National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
    Rocz Akad Med Bialymst 41:129-35. 1996
    ..Further identification of bacterial DNA with RFLP-PCR (restriction fragment length polymorphism-PCR) has shown characteristics of Bartonella bacilliformis species not recognised in Poland until recently...
  34. ncbi Genomic revolutionaries rise up
    L D Hurst
    Nature 384:317-8. 1996
  35. ncbi Ultrastructure of a haplosporidian containing Rickettsiae, associated with mortalities among cultured paua Haliotis iris
    P M Hine
    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand
    Dis Aquat Organ 49:207-19. 2002
    ..The prokaryotes have a high (7%) sequence divergence from known Rickettsieae, with Rickettsia sp. and R. massiliae being the closest relatives...
  36. ncbi Rickettsiella-like bacteria in Ixodes woodi (Acari: Ixodidae)
    Timothy J Kurtti
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 55108, USA
    J Med Entomol 39:534-40. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that the I. woodi females harbored a single endosymbiotic bacterium related to selected Rickettsiella species and to C burnetii...
  37. ncbi Curved tails in polymerization-based bacterial motility
    A D Rutenberg
    Department of Physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 3J5
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 64:021904. 2001
    ..The variation of the curvature with time can be used to infer the dynamics of actin filaments at the bacterial surface...
  38. ncbi Light and electron microscopic study of a Rickettsiella species from the cockroach Blatta orientalis
    R Radek
    Institute of Zoology, Free University of Berlin, Königin Luise Str 1 3, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    J Invertebr Pathol 76:249-56. 2000
    ..blattae," which belongs to the R. popilliae group. Instead, it shares more similarities with the R. chironomi group. To avoid confusion, it was provisionally named "R. crassificans."..
  39. ncbi Infectivity, transmission and 16S rRNA sequencing of a rickettsia, Coxiella cheraxi sp. nov., from the freshwater crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus
    C K Tan
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    Dis Aquat Organ 41:115-22. 2000
    ..7%. The suggested classification of this organism is Order Rickettsiales, family Rickettsiaceae, tribe Rickettsieae, within the genus Coxiella. We suggest it should be named Coxiella cheraxi sp. nov.
  40. ncbi Multiple causes of male-killing in a single sample of the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) from Moscow
    M E Majerus
    Department of Genetics, Downing Street, Cambridge, UK
    Heredity (Edinb) 84:605-9. 2000
    ..Potential explanations of the presence of four different male-killing symbionts within a single population, are considered...
  41. ncbi [Detection of north-Asia tick-borne spotted fever in ticks and rodents along the Heilongjiang river-side by restriction fragment length polymorphism of PCR products]
    M Chen
    Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Beijing
    Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 18:5-7. 1997
    ....
  42. ncbi Phylogenetic characterization of two transovarially transmitted endosymbionts of the bedbug Cimex lectularius (Heteroptera:Cimicidae)
    V Hypsa
    Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Insect Mol Biol 6:301-4. 1997
    ....
  43. ncbi Serological response to "Rochalimaea henselae" antigen in suspected cat-scratch disease
    R L Regnery
    Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
    Lancet 339:1443-5. 1992
    ..These data suggest that the R henselae IFA test, or other serological assays based on R henselae, may be useful for diagnosis of CSD...