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Malaria Molecular Epidemiology: An Evolutionary Genetics Perspective.

Escalante AA, Pacheco MA.

Microbiol Spectr. 2019 Jul;7(4). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.AME-0010-2019.


Disentangling Leucocytozoon parasite diversity in the neotropics: Descriptions of two new species and shortcomings of molecular diagnostics for leucocytozoids.

Lotta IA, Valkiūnas G, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Hernández SR, Matta NE.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl. 2019 May 13;9:159-173. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.05.002. eCollection 2019 Aug.


Public prosecutor's office and social control in the National Unified Health System: a systematic review.

Pereira IP, Chai CG, Loyola CMD, Felipe IMA, Pacheco MAB, Dias RDS.

Cien Saude Colet. 2019 May 30;24(5):1767-1776. doi: 10.1590/1413-81232018245.16552017. Portuguese, English.


Evolution and Genetic Diversity of the k13 Gene Associated with Artemisinin Delayed Parasite Clearance in Plasmodium falciparum.

Pacheco MA, Kadakia ER, Chaudhary Z, Perkins DJ, Kelley J, Ravishankar S, Cranfield M, Talundzic E, Udhayakumar V, Escalante AA.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Jul 25;63(8). pii: e02550-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02550-18. Print 2019 Aug.


Satisfaction with care in a Brazilian psychiatric inpatient unit: differences in perceptions among patients according to type of health insurance.

Godoy JA, Pavan G, Monteiro RT, Motta LS, Pacheco MA, Nogueira EL, Spanemberg L.

Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2019 Jan-Mar;41(1):27-35. doi: 10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0156. Epub 2019 Apr 11.


Limited differentiation among Plasmodium vivax populations from the northwest and to the south Pacific Coast of Colombia: A malaria corridor?

Pacheco MA, Schneider KA, Céspedes N, Herrera S, Arévalo-Herrera M, Escalante AA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Mar 28;13(3):e0007310. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007310. eCollection 2019 Mar.


Blood parasites infecting the Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), a unique neotropical folivorous bird.

Pacheco MA, García-Amado MA, Manzano J, Matta NE, Escalante AA.

PeerJ. 2019 Feb 5;7:e6361. doi: 10.7717/peerj.6361. eCollection 2019.


Macular Inner Retinal Layer Thinning in Diabetic Patients without Retinopathy Measured by Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography.

Pincelli Netto M, Castro Lima V, Pacheco MA, Unonius N, P B Gracitelli C, Santos Prata T.

Med Hypothesis Discov Innov Ophthalmol. 2018 Fall;7(3):133-139.


Psychopathology and impairment of quality of life in offspring of psychiatric inpatients in southern Brazil: a preliminary study.

Ache AL, Moretti PF, Rocha GP, Recondo R, Pacheco MA, Spanemberg L.

Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2018 Oct 20;12:45. doi: 10.1186/s13034-018-0251-2. eCollection 2018.


Evaluation of DSM-5 and ICD-11 personality traits using the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) in a Brazilian sample of psychiatric inpatients.

Lugo V, de Oliveira SES, Hessel CR, Monteiro RT, Pasche NL, Pavan G, Motta LS, Pacheco MA, Spanemberg L.

Personal Ment Health. 2019 Feb;13(1):24-39. doi: 10.1002/pmh.1436. Epub 2018 Oct 24.


A new pathogen spillover from domestic to wild animals: Plasmodium juxtanucleare infects free-living passerines in Brazil.

Ferreira-Junior FC, de Angeli Dutra D, Silveira P, Pacheco RC, Witter R, de Souza Ramos DG, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Braga ÉM.

Parasitology. 2018 Dec;145(14):1949-1958. doi: 10.1017/S003118201800077X. Epub 2018 May 9.


Primers targeting mitochondrial genes of avian haemosporidians: PCR detection and differential DNA amplification of parasites belonging to different genera.

Pacheco MA, Cepeda AS, Bernotienė R, Lotta IA, Matta NE, Valkiūnas G, Escalante AA.

Int J Parasitol. 2018 Jul;48(8):657-670. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.02.003. Epub 2018 Apr 3.


Plasmodium parasites in reptiles from the Colombia Orinoco-Amazon basin: a re-description of Plasmodium kentropyxi Lainson R, Landau I, Paperna I, 2001 and Plasmodium carmelinoi Lainson R, Franco CM, da Matta R, 2010.

Matta NE, González LP, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Moreno AM, González AD, Calderón-Espinosa ML.

Parasitol Res. 2018 May;117(5):1357-1370. doi: 10.1007/s00436-018-5815-9. Epub 2018 Mar 7.


Human migration and the spread of malaria parasites to the New World.

Rodrigues PT, Valdivia HO, de Oliveira TC, Alves JMP, Duarte AMRC, Cerutti-Junior C, Buery JC, Brito CFA, de Souza JC Jr, Hirano ZMB, Bueno MG, Catão-Dias JL, Malafronte RS, Ladeia-Andrade S, Mita T, Santamaria AM, Calzada JE, Tantular IS, Kawamoto F, Raijmakers LRJ, Mueller I, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Felger I, Ferreira MU.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 31;8(1):1993. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19554-0.


[Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) Rood 1926: Morphometric variations in wings and legs of populations from Colombia].

Pacheco MA, González R, Brochero HL.

Biomedica. 2017 Mar 29;37(0):124-134. doi: 10.7705/biomedica.v37i0.3492. Spanish.


Mode and Rate of Evolution of Haemosporidian Mitochondrial Genomes: Timing the Radiation of Avian Parasites.

Pacheco MA, Matta NE, Valkiunas G, Parker PG, Mello B, Stanley CE Jr, Lentino M, Garcia-Amado MA, Cranfield M, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Escalante AA.

Mol Biol Evol. 2018 Feb 1;35(2):383-403. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx285.


Chronic Plasmodium brasilianum infections in wild Peruvian tamarins.

Erkenswick GA, Watsa M, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Parker PG.

PLoS One. 2017 Sep 13;12(9):e0184504. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184504. eCollection 2017.


Characterizing the malaria rural-to-urban transmission interface: The importance of reactive case detection.

Molina Gómez K, Caicedo MA, Gaitán A, Herrera-Varela M, Arce MI, Vallejo AF, Padilla J, Chaparro P, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Arevalo-Herrera M, Herrera S.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 17;11(7):e0005780. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005780. eCollection 2017 Jul.


Potential impact of nonavalent HPV vaccine in the prevention of high-grade cervical lesions and cervical cancer in Portugal.

Pista A, de Oliveira CF, Lopes C, Cunha MJ; CLEOPATRE Portugal study group.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Oct;139(1):90-94. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12243. Epub 2017 Jul 11.


Early Growth and Neurologic Outcomes of Infants with Probable Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome.

Moura da Silva AA, Ganz JS, Sousa PD, Doriqui MJ, Ribeiro MR, Branco MD, Queiroz RC, Pacheco MJ, Vieira da Costa FR, Silva FS, Simões VM, Pacheco MA, Lamy-Filho F, Lamy ZC, Soares de Britto E Alves MT.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Nov;22(11):1953-1956. doi: 10.3201/eid2211.160956.


Evolution of the Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Candidates Pvs28 and Pvs25 in Plasmodium vivax: Geographic Differentiation and Evidence of Positive Selection.

Chaurio RA, Pacheco MA, Cornejo OE, Durrego E, Stanley CE Jr, Castillo AI, Herrera S, Escalante AA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jun 27;10(6):e0004786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004786. eCollection 2016 Jun.


Leucocytozoon Diversity and Possible Vectors in the Neotropical highlands of Colombia.

Lotta IA, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, González AD, Mantilla JS, Moncada LI, Adler PH, Matta NE.

Protist. 2016 Apr;167(2):185-204. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2016.02.002. Epub 2016 Feb 17.


Haemoproteus erythrogravidus n. sp. (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae): Description and molecular characterization of a widespread blood parasite of birds in South America.

Mantilla JS, González AD, Lotta IA, Moens M, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Valkiūnas G, Moncada LI, Pérez-Tris J, Matta NE.

Acta Trop. 2016 Jul;159:83-94. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.02.025. Epub 2016 Mar 16.


Malaria in pregnancy: a passive surveillance study of pregnant women in low transmission areas of Colombia, Latin America.

Lopez-Perez M, Pacheco MA, Buriticá L, Escalante AA, Herrera S, Arévalo-Herrera M.

Malar J. 2016 Feb 5;15:66. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1125-9.


Multiplicity of Infection and Disease Severity in Plasmodium vivax.

Pacheco MA, Lopez-Perez M, Vallejo AF, Herrera S, Arévalo-Herrera M, Escalante AA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jan 11;10(1):e0004355. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004355. eCollection 2016 Jan.


Whole Genome Sequencing of Field Isolates Reveals Extensive Genetic Diversity in Plasmodium vivax from Colombia.

Winter DJ, Pacheco MA, Vallejo AF, Schwartz RS, Arevalo-Herrera M, Herrera S, Cartwright RA, Escalante AA.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Dec 28;9(12):e0004252. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004252. eCollection 2015 Dec.


Malaria Molecular Epidemiology: Lessons from the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research Network.

Escalante AA, Ferreira MU, Vinetz JM, Volkman SK, Cui L, Gamboa D, Krogstad DJ, Barry AE, Carlton JM, van Eijk AM, Pradhan K, Mueller I, Greenhouse B, Pacheco MA, Vallejo AF, Herrera S, Felger I.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Sep;93(3 Suppl):79-86. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0005. Epub 2015 Aug 10.


Association of the anti-tuberculosis drug rifampicin with a PAMAM dendrimer.

Bellini RG, Guimarães AP, Pacheco MA, Dias DM, Furtado VR, de Alencastro RB, Horta BA.

J Mol Graph Model. 2015 Jul;60:34-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jmgm.2015.05.012. Epub 2015 May 28.


Leucocytozoon pterotenuis sp. nov. (Haemosporida, Leucocytozoidae): description of the morphologically unique species from the Grallariidae birds, with remarks on the distribution of Leucocytozoon parasites in the Neotropics.

Lotta IA, Gonzalez AD, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Valkiūnas G, Moncada LI, Matta NE.

Parasitol Res. 2015 Mar;114(3):1031-44. doi: 10.1007/s00436-014-4269-y. Epub 2014 Dec 30.


Accelerated diversification of nonhuman primate malarias in Southeast Asia: adaptive radiation or geographic speciation?

Muehlenbein MP, Pacheco MA, Taylor JE, Prall SP, Ambu L, Nathan S, Alsisto S, Ramirez D, Escalante AA.

Mol Biol Evol. 2015 Feb;32(2):422-39. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu310. Epub 2014 Nov 10.


Description and molecular characterization of Haemoproteus macrovacuolatus n. sp. (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae), a morphologically unique blood parasite of black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) from South America.

Matta NE, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Valkiūnas G, Ayerbe-Quiñones F, Acevedo-Cendales LD.

Parasitol Res. 2014 Aug;113(8):2991-3000. doi: 10.1007/s00436-014-3961-2. Epub 2014 Jun 8.


The origin and diversification of the merozoite surface protein 3 (msp3) multi-gene family in Plasmodium vivax and related parasites.

Rice BL, Acosta MM, Pacheco MA, Carlton JM, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2014 Sep;78:172-84. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.05.013. Epub 2014 May 23.


Description of Leucocytozoon quynzae sp. nov. (Haemosporida, Leucocytozoidae) from hummingbirds, with remarks on distribution and possible vectors of leucocytozoids in South America.

Matta NE, Lotta IA, Valkiūnas G, González AD, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Moncada LI, Rodríguez-Fandiño OA.

Parasitol Res. 2014 Feb;113(2):457-68. doi: 10.1007/s00436-013-3675-x. Epub 2013 Nov 22.


The evolution and diversity of a low complexity vaccine candidate, merozoite surface protein 9 (MSP-9), in Plasmodium vivax and closely related species.

Chenet SM, Pacheco MA, Bacon DJ, Collins WE, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA.

Infect Genet Evol. 2013 Dec;20:239-48. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.09.011. Epub 2013 Sep 14.


Malarial parasite diversity in chimpanzees: the value of comparative approaches to ascertain the evolution of Plasmodium falciparum antigens.

Pacheco MA, Cranfield M, Cameron K, Escalante AA.

Malar J. 2013 Sep 17;12:328. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-328.


Merozoite surface protein-3 alpha as a genetic marker for epidemiologic studies in Plasmodium vivax: a cautionary note.

Rice BL, Acosta MM, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA.

Malar J. 2013 Aug 21;12:288. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-288.


The evolutionary history of Plasmodium vivax as inferred from mitochondrial genomes: parasite genetic diversity in the Americas.

Taylor JE, Pacheco MA, Bacon DJ, Beg MA, Machado RL, Fairhurst RM, Herrera S, Kim JY, Menard D, Póvoa MM, Villegas L, Mulyanto, Snounou G, Cui L, Zeyrek FY, Escalante AA.

Mol Biol Evol. 2013 Sep;30(9):2050-64. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst104. Epub 2013 Jun 2.


Identification of Plasmodium (Haemamoeba) lutzi (Lucena, 1939) from Turdus fuscater (Great Thrush) in Colombia.

Mantilla JS, Matta NE, Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, González AD, Moncada LI.

J Parasitol. 2013 Aug;99(4):662-8. doi: 10.1645/12-138.1. Epub 2013 Mar 21.


Human papillomavirus type distribution in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 and cervical cancer in Portugal: a CLEOPATRE II Study.

Pista A, de Oliveira CF, Lopes C, Cunha MJ; CLEOPATRE Portugal Study Groupa.

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2013 Mar;23(3):500-6. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e318280f26e.


Risk factors for human papillomavirus infection among women in Portugal: the CLEOPATRE Portugal Study.

Pista A, de Oliveira CF, Cunha MJ, Paixao MT, Real O; CLEOPATRE Portugal Study Group.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Aug;118(2):112-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.03.028. Epub 2012 May 16.


The origin of malarial parasites in orangutans.

Pacheco MA, Reid MJ, Schillaci MA, Lowenberger CA, Galdikas BM, Jones-Engel L, Escalante AA.

PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34990. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034990. Epub 2012 Apr 20.


Evidence of purifying selection on merozoite surface protein 8 (MSP8) and 10 (MSP10) in Plasmodium spp.

Pacheco MA, Elango AP, Rahman AA, Fisher D, Collins WE, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA.

Infect Genet Evol. 2012 Jul;12(5):978-86. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2012.02.009. Epub 2012 Mar 3.


Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography for early glaucoma assessment: analysis of macular ganglion cell complex versus peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer.

Moreno PA, Konno B, Lima VC, Castro DP, Castro LC, Leite MT, Pacheco MA, Lee JM, Prata TS.

Can J Ophthalmol. 2011 Dec;46(6):543-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2011.09.006.


Influence of optic disc size on the diagnostic performance of macular ganglion cell complex and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer analyses in glaucoma.

Cordeiro DV, Lima VC, Castro DP, Castro LC, Pacheco MA, Lee JM, Dimantas MI, Prata TS.

Clin Ophthalmol. 2011;5:1333-7. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S20893. Epub 2011 Oct 19.


Timing the origin of human malarias: the lemur puzzle.

Pacheco MA, Battistuzzi FU, Junge RE, Cornejo OE, Williams CV, Landau I, Rabetafika L, Snounou G, Jones-Engel L, Escalante AA.

BMC Evol Biol. 2011 Oct 12;11:299. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-299.


Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection in women in Portugal: the CLEOPATRE Portugal study.

Pista A, de Oliveira CF, Cunha MJ, Paixao MT, Real O; CLEOPATRE Portugal Study Group.

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2011 Aug;21(6):1150-8. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e31821dd3b2.


Haemosporidian infection in captive masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi), an endangered subspecies of the northern bobwhite quail.

Pacheco MA, Escalante AA, Garner MM, Bradley GA, Aguilar RF.

Vet Parasitol. 2011 Dec 15;182(2-4):113-20. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.06.006. Epub 2011 Jun 12.


Evolution of modern birds revealed by mitogenomics: timing the radiation and origin of major orders.

Pacheco MA, Battistuzzi FU, Lentino M, Aguilar RF, Kumar S, Escalante AA.

Mol Biol Evol. 2011 Jun;28(6):1927-42. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msr014. Epub 2011 Jan 17.


Nicotine-induced up regulation of α4β2 neuronal nicotinic receptors is mediated by the protein kinase C-dependent phosphorylation of α4 subunits.

Wecker L, Pollock VV, Pacheco MA, Pastoor T.

Neuroscience. 2010 Nov 24;171(1):12-22. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.09.005. Epub 2010 Sep 17.


Evidence for negative selection on the gene encoding rhoptry-associated protein 1 (RAP-1) in Plasmodium spp.

Pacheco MA, Ryan EM, Poe AC, Basco L, Udhayakumar V, Collins WE, Escalante AA.

Infect Genet Evol. 2010 Jul;10(5):655-61. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2010.03.013. Epub 2010 Apr 2.

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