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Chlamydia trachomatis: when the virulence-associated genome backbone imports a prevalence-associated major antigen signature.

Borges V, Cordeiro D, Salas AI, Lodhia Z, Correia C, Isidro J, Fernandes C, Rodrigues AM, Azevedo J, Alves J, Roxo J, Rocha M, Côrte-Real R, Vieira L, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Microb Genom. 2019 Nov;5(11). doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000313.


Ten years of external quality assessment (EQA) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing in Europe elucidate high reliability of data.

Cole MJ, Quaye N, Jacobsson S, Day M, Fagan E, Ison C, Pitt R, Seaton S, Woodford N, Stary A, Pleininger S, Crucitti T, Hunjak B, Maikanti P, Hoffmann S, Viktorova J, Buder S, Kohl P, Tzelepi E, Siatravani E, Balla E, Hauksdóttir GS, Rose L, Stefanelli P, Carannante A, Pakarna G, Mifsud F, Cassar RZ, Linde I, Bergheim T, Steinbakk M, Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska B, Borrego MJ, Shepherd J, Pavlik P, Jeverica S, Vazquez J, Abad R, Weiss S, Spiteri G, Unemo M.

BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 25;19(1):281. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3900-z.


Capsular Type, Sequence Type and Microbial Resistance Factors Impact on DNase Activity of Streptococcus agalactiae Strains from Human and Bovine Origin.

Florindo C, Barroco CA, Silvestre I, Damião V, Gomes JP, Spellerberg B, Santos-Sanches I, Borrego MJ.

Eur J Microbiol Immunol (Bp). 2018 Dec 11;8(4):149-154. doi: 10.1556/1886.2018.00026. eCollection 2018 Dec 23.


Public health surveillance of multidrug-resistant clones of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Europe: a genomic survey.

Harris SR, Cole MJ, Spiteri G, Sánchez-Busó L, Golparian D, Jacobsson S, Goater R, Abudahab K, Yeats CA, Bercot B, Borrego MJ, Crowley B, Stefanelli P, Tripodo F, Abad R, Aanensen DM, Unemo M; Euro-GASP study group.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Jul;18(7):758-768. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30225-1. Epub 2018 May 15.


Parallel Evolution of Group B Streptococcus Hypervirulent Clonal Complex 17 Unveils New Pathoadaptive Mutations.

Almeida A, Rosinski-Chupin I, Plainvert C, Douarre PE, Borrego MJ, Poyart C, Glaser P.

mSystems. 2017 Sep 5;2(5). pii: e00074-17. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00074-17. eCollection 2017 Sep-Oct.


Global survey of mRNA levels and decay rates of Chlamydia trachomatis trachoma and lymphogranuloma venereum biovars.

Ferreira R, Borges V, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Heliyon. 2017 Jul 26;3(7):e00364. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00364. eCollection 2017 Jul.


A retrospective cross-sectional quantitative molecular approach in biological samples from patients with syphilis.

Pinto M, Antelo M, Ferreira R, Azevedo J, Santo I, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Microb Pathog. 2017 Mar;104:296-302. doi: 10.1016/j.micpath.2017.01.059. Epub 2017 Feb 2.


Genome-scale analysis of the non-cultivable Treponema pallidum reveals extensive within-patient genetic variation.

Pinto M, Borges V, Antelo M, Pinheiro M, Nunes A, Azevedo J, Borrego MJ, Mendonça J, Carpinteiro D, Vieira L, Gomes JP.

Nat Microbiol. 2016 Oct 17;2:16190. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.190.


WGS analysis and molecular resistance mechanisms of azithromycin-resistant (MIC >2 mg/L) Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Europe from 2009 to 2014.

Jacobsson S, Golparian D, Cole M, Spiteri G, Martin I, Bergheim T, Borrego MJ, Crowley B, Crucitti T, Van Dam AP, Hoffmann S, Jeverica S, Kohl P, Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska B, Pakarna G, Stary A, Stefanelli P, Pavlik P, Tzelepi E, Abad R, Harris SR, Unemo M.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Nov;71(11):3109-3116. Epub 2016 Jul 17.


In Vitro Activity of Quaternary Ammonium Surfactants against Streptococcal, Chlamydial, and Gonococcal Infective Agents.

Inácio ÂS, Nunes A, Milho C, Mota LJ, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP, Vaz WL, Vieira OV.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 May 23;60(6):3323-32. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00166-16. Print 2016 Jun.


Quaternary ammonium surfactant structure determines selective toxicity towards bacteria: mechanisms of action and clinical implications in antibacterial prophylaxis.

Inácio ÂS, Domingues NS, Nunes A, Martins PT, Moreno MJ, Estronca LM, Fernandes R, Moreno AJ, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP, Vaz WL, Vieira OV.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Mar;71(3):641-54. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv405. Epub 2015 Dec 17.


Chlamydia trachomatis In Vivo to In Vitro Transition Reveals Mechanisms of Phase Variation and Down-Regulation of Virulence Factors.

Borges V, Pinheiro M, Antelo M, Sampaio DA, Vieira L, Ferreira R, Nunes A, Almeida F, Mota LJ, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

PLoS One. 2015 Jul 24;10(7):e0133420. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133420. eCollection 2015.


In silico scrutiny of genes revealing phylogenetic congruence with clinical prevalence or tropism properties of Chlamydia trachomatis strains.

Ferreira R, Antelo M, Nunes A, Borges V, Damião V, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Nov 5;5(1):9-19. doi: 10.1534/g3.114.015354.


Epidemiological surveillance of colonising group B Streptococcus epidemiology in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley regions, Portugal (2005 to 2012): emergence of a new epidemic type IV/clonal complex 17 clone.

Florindo C, Damiao V, Silvestre I, Farinha C, Rodrigues F, Nogueira F, Martins-Pereira F, Castro R, Borrego MJ, Santos-Sanches I; Group for the Prevention of Neonatal GBS Infection.

Euro Surveill. 2014 Jun 12;19(23). pii: 20825.


Identification of type III secretion substrates of Chlamydia trachomatis using Yersinia enterocolitica as a heterologous system.

da Cunha M, Milho C, Almeida F, Pais SV, Borges V, Maurício R, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP, Mota LJ.

BMC Microbiol. 2014 Feb 17;14:40. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-14-40.


Complete Genome Sequence of Chlamydia trachomatis Ocular Serovar C Strain TW-3.

Borges V, Pinheiro M, Vieira L, Sampaio DA, Nunes A, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Genome Announc. 2014 Jan 23;2(1). pii: e01204-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01204-13.


Accuracy of prenatal culture in predicting intrapartum group B streptococcus colonization status.

Florindo C, Damião V, Lima J, Nogueira I, Rocha I, Caetano P, Ribeiro L, Viegas S, Gomes JP, Borrego MJ.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Apr;27(6):640-2. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2013.820700. Epub 2013 Aug 7.


Congenital neurosyphilis - authors' reply.

Silva S, Henriques R, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP, Afonso E.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Jun;13(6):475-6. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70123-3. No abstract available.


Assessment of the load and transcriptional dynamics of Chlamydia trachomatis plasmid according to strains' tissue tropism.

Ferreira R, Borges V, Nunes A, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Microbiol Res. 2013 Jul 19;168(6):333-339. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2013.02.001. Epub 2013 Apr 13.


Effect of long-term laboratory propagation on Chlamydia trachomatis genome dynamics.

Borges V, Ferreira R, Nunes A, Sousa-Uva M, Abreu M, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Infect Genet Evol. 2013 Jul;17:23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.03.035. Epub 2013 Mar 28.


Genomic features beyond Chlamydia trachomatis phenotypes: what do we think we know?

Nunes A, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Infect Genet Evol. 2013 Jun;16:392-400. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.03.018. Epub 2013 Mar 21. Review.


Polymorphisms in inc proteins and differential expression of inc genes among Chlamydia trachomatis strains correlate with invasiveness and tropism of lymphogranuloma venereum isolates.

Almeida F, Borges V, Ferreira R, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP, Mota LJ.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Dec;194(23):6574-85. doi: 10.1128/JB.01428-12. Epub 2012 Oct 5.


Could we miss congenital neurosyphilis?

Silva S, Henriques R, Gomes JP, Borrego MJ, Afonso E.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;12(10):816. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(12)70059-2. Epub 2012 Sep 24. No abstract available.


Directional evolution of Chlamydia trachomatis towards niche-specific adaptation.

Borges V, Nunes A, Ferreira R, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Nov;194(22):6143-53. doi: 10.1128/JB.01291-12. Epub 2012 Sep 7.


Impact of loci nature on estimating recombination and mutation rates in Chlamydia trachomatis.

Ferreira R, Borges V, Nunes A, Nogueira PJ, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

G3 (Bethesda). 2012 Jul;2(7):761-8. doi: 10.1534/g3.112.002923. Epub 2012 Jul 1.


Selection of reference genes for real-time expression studies in Streptococcus agalactiae.

Florindo C, Ferreira R, Borges V, Spellerberg B, Gomes JP, Borrego MJ.

J Microbiol Methods. 2012 Sep;90(3):220-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2012.05.011. Epub 2012 May 23.


Partner notification for chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infections: eight years of patient referral experience in the major Portuguese sexually transmitted infections clinic, 2000-07.

Santo I, Azevedo J, Nunes B, Gomes JP, Borrego MJ.

Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Oct;22(10):548-51. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.010268.


Molecular epidemiology of group B streptococcal meningitis in children beyond the neonatal period from Angola.

Florindo C, Gomes JP, Rato MG, Bernardino L, Spellerberg B, Santos-Sanches I, Borrego MJ.

J Med Microbiol. 2011 Sep;60(Pt 9):1276-80. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.031674-0. Epub 2011 Apr 7.


Adaptive evolution of the Chlamydia trachomatis dominant antigen reveals distinct evolutionary scenarios for B- and T-cell epitopes: worldwide survey.

Nunes A, Nogueira PJ, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

PLoS One. 2010 Oct 5;5(10). pii: e13171. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013171.


Genotypes and antimicrobial-resistant phenotypes of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Portugal (2004-2009).

Florindo C, Pereira R, Boura M, Nunes B, Paulino A, Gomes JP, Borrego MJ.

Sex Transm Infect. 2010 Nov;86(6):449-53. doi: 10.1136/sti.2010.044321.


Normalization strategies for real-time expression data in Chlamydia trachomatis.

Borges V, Ferreira R, Nunes A, Nogueira P, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

J Microbiol Methods. 2010 Sep;82(3):256-64. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2010.06.013. Epub 2010 Jul 6.


Lymphogranuloma venereum in Europe, 2003-2008.

Savage EJ, van de Laar MJ, Gallay A, van der Sande M, Hamouda O, Sasse A, Hoffmann S, Diez M, Borrego MJ, Lowndes CM, Ison C; European Surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Infections (ESSTI) network.

Euro Surveill. 2009 Dec 3;14(48). pii: 19428.


Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles in Streptococcus agalactiae colonizing strains: association of erythromycin resistance with subtype III-1 genetic clone family.

Florindo C, Viegas S, Paulino A, Rodrigues E, Gomes JP, Borrego MJ.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2010 Sep;16(9):1458-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.03106.x.


Evolutionary dynamics of ompA, the gene encoding the Chlamydia trachomatis key antigen.

Nunes A, Borrego MJ, Nunes B, Florindo C, Gomes JP.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Dec;191(23):7182-92. doi: 10.1128/JB.00895-09. Epub 2009 Sep 25.


Lymphogranuloma venereum in Portugal: unusual events and new variants during 2007.

Gomes JP, Nunes A, Florindo C, Ferreira MA, Santo I, Azevedo J, Borrego MJ.

Sex Transm Dis. 2009 Feb;36(2):88-91. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31818b1e27.


Chlamydia trachomatis diversity viewed as a tissue-specific coevolutionary arms race.

Nunes A, Nogueira PJ, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP.

Genome Biol. 2008 Oct 23;9(10):R153. doi: 10.1186/gb-2008-9-10-r153.


Molecular typing of treponema pallidum clinical strains from Lisbon, Portugal.

Florindo C, Reigado V, Gomes JP, Azevedo J, Santo I, Borrego MJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Nov;46(11):3802-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00128-08. Epub 2008 Aug 27.


Streptococcus agalactiae serotype Ib as an agent of meningitis in two adult nonpregnant women.

Martins ER, Florindo C, Martins F, Aldir I, Borrego MJ, Brum L, Ramirez M, Melo-Cristino J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Nov;45(11):3850-2. Epub 2007 Sep 19.


Comparative expression profiling of the Chlamydia trachomatis pmp gene family for clinical and reference strains.

Nunes A, Gomes JP, Mead S, Florindo C, Correia H, Borrego MJ, Dean D.

PLoS One. 2007 Sep 12;2(9):e878.


Evolution of Chlamydia trachomatis diversity occurs by widespread interstrain recombination involving hotspots.

Gomes JP, Bruno WJ, Nunes A, Santos N, Florindo C, Borrego MJ, Dean D.

Genome Res. 2007 Jan;17(1):50-60. Epub 2006 Nov 7.


Correlating Chlamydia trachomatis infectious load with urogenital ecological success and disease pathogenesis.

Gomes JP, Borrego MJ, Atik B, Santo I, Azevedo J, Brito de Sá A, Nogueira P, Dean D.

Microbes Infect. 2006 Jan;8(1):16-26. Epub 2005 Jul 13.


Comparison of prognostic value of atrial fibrillation versus sinus rhythm in patients on long-term hemodialysis.

Vázquez E, Sánchez-Perales C, Lozano C, García-Cortés MJ, Borrego F, Guzmán M, Pérez P, Pagola C, Borrego MJ, Pérez V.

Am J Cardiol. 2003 Oct 1;92(7):868-71.


Cross-reactivity between Chlamydia trachomatis heat shock protein 10 and early pregnancy factor.

Betsou F, Borrego MJ, Guillaume N, Catry MA, Romão S, Machado-Caetano JA, Sueur JM, Mention J, Faille N, Orfila J.

Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2003 May;10(3):446-50.


Ought dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation be treated with oral anticoagulants?

Vázquez E, Sánchez-Perales C, García-Cortes MJ, Borrego F, Lozano C, Guzmán M, Gil JM, Liébana A, Pérez P, Borrego MJ, Pérez V.

Int J Cardiol. 2003 Feb;87(2-3):135-9; discussion 139-41.


Influence of atrial fibrillation on the morbido-mortality of patients on hemodialysis.

Vázquez E, Sánchez-Perales C, Borrego F, Garcia-Cortés MJ, Lozano C, Guzmán M, Gil JM, Borrego MJ, Pérez V.

Am Heart J. 2000 Dec;140(6):886-90.


New aromatic iminoimidazolidine derivatives as alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists: a novel synthetic approach and pharmacological activity.

Dardonville C, Goya P, Rozas I, Alsasua A, Martín MI, Borrego MJ.

Bioorg Med Chem. 2000 Jul;8(7):1567-77.


Calcitriol induces apoptosis of incubated lymphocyte T cells from patients with acute renal graft rejection.

Pérez R, Calderón J, Carracedo J, Martin-Malo A, Borrego MJ, Ramirez R, Lopez-Rubio F, Rodriguez M, Aljama P.

Transplant Proc. 1999 Sep;31(6):2311-3. No abstract available.


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