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Genotyping of Mycobacterium leprae present on Ziehl-Neelsen-stained microscopic slides and in skin biopsy samples from leprosy patients in different geographic regions of Brazil.

Fontes AN, Gomes HM, Araujo MI, Albuquerque EC, Baptista IM, Moura MM, Rezende DS, Pessolani MC, Lara FA, Pontes MA, Gonçalves Hde S, Lucena-Silva N, Sarno EN, Vissa VD, Brennan PJ, Suffys PN.

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2012 Dec;107 Suppl 1:143-9.


Serum metabolomics reveals higher levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in lepromatous leprosy: potential markers for susceptibility and pathogenesis.

Al-Mubarak R, Vander Heiden J, Broeckling CD, Balagon M, Brennan PJ, Vissa VD.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Sep;5(9):e1303. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001303.


Genetic diversity of mycobacterium leprae isolates from Brazilian leprosy patients.

Fontes AN, Sakamuri RM, Baptista IM, Ura S, Moraes MO, Martínez AN, Sarno EN, Brennan PJ, Vissa VD, Suffys PN.

Lepr Rev. 2009 Sep;80(3):302-15.


Defining mycobacteria: Shared and specific genome features for different lifestyles.

Vissa VD, Sakamuri RM, Li W, Brennan PJ.

Indian J Microbiol. 2009 Mar;49(1):11-47. doi: 10.1007/s12088-009-0006-0.


Genotyping North American animal Mycobacterium bovis isolates using multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis.

Martinez LR, Harris B, Black WC 4th, Meyer RM, Brennan PJ, Vissa VD, Jones RL.

J Vet Diagn Invest. 2008 Nov;20(6):707-15.


[Study of rifampin and dapsone resistance in three patients with recurring leprosy].

Hernández E, Cardona-Castro N, Rodríguez G, Villegas S, Beltrán C, Kimura M, Vissa VD, Gómez Y.

Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2008 Feb;23(2):73-7. Spanish.


Identification and distribution of Mycobacterium leprae genotypes in a region of high leprosy prevalence in China: a 3-year molecular epidemiological study.

Weng X, Wang Z, Liu J, Kimura M, Black WC 4th, Brennan PJ, Li H, Vissa VD.

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jun;45(6):1728-34.


Biosynthesis of mycobacterial lipoarabinomannan: role of a branching mannosyltransferase.

Kaur D, Berg S, Dinadayala P, Gicquel B, Chatterjee D, McNeil MR, Vissa VD, Crick DC, Jackson M, Brennan PJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Sep 12;103(37):13664-9.


Genetic basis for the synthesis of the immunomodulatory mannose caps of lipoarabinomannan in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Dinadayala P, Kaur D, Berg S, Amin AG, Vissa VD, Chatterjee D, Brennan PJ, Crick DC.

J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 21;281(29):20027-35.


Roles of conserved proline and glycosyltransferase motifs of EmbC in biosynthesis of lipoarabinomannan.

Berg S, Starbuck J, Torrelles JB, Vissa VD, Crick DC, Chatterjee D, Brennan PJ.

J Biol Chem. 2005 Feb 18;280(7):5651-63.


Inactivation of the mycobacterial rhamnosyltransferase, which is needed for the formation of the arabinogalactan-peptidoglycan linker, leads to irreversible loss of viability.

Mills JA, Motichka K, Jucker M, Wu HP, Uhlik BC, Stern RJ, Scherman MS, Vissa VD, Pan F, Kundu M, Ma YF, McNeil M.

J Biol Chem. 2004 Oct 15;279(42):43540-6.


Comparative analysis of B- and T-cell epitopes of Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture filtrate protein 10.

Spencer JS, Kim HJ, Marques AM, Gonzalez-Juarerro M, Lima MC, Vissa VD, Truman RW, Gennaro ML, Cho SN, Cole ST, Brennan PJ.

Infect Immun. 2004 Jun;72(6):3161-70.


Multiple polymorphic loci for molecular typing of strains of Mycobacterium leprae.

Groathouse NA, Rivoire B, Kim H, Lee H, Cho SN, Brennan PJ, Vissa VD.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Apr;42(4):1666-72.


Characterization of the epitope of anti-lipoarabinomannan antibodies as the terminal hexaarabinofuranosyl motif of mycobacterial arabinans.

Kaur D, Lowary TL, Vissa VD, Crick DC, Brennan PJ.

Microbiology. 2002 Oct;148(Pt 10):3049-57.


The genome of Mycobacterium leprae: a minimal mycobacterial gene set.

Vissa VD, Brennan PJ.

Genome Biol. 2001;2(8):REVIEWS1023. Review.


Serodiagnostic potential of culture filtrate antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Samanich KM, Keen MA, Vissa VD, Harder JD, Spencer JS, Belisle JT, Zolla-Pazner S, Laal S.

Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2000 Jul;7(4):662-8.


Crystal structure of the secreted form of antigen 85C reveals potential targets for mycobacterial drugs and vaccines.

Ronning DR, Klabunde T, Besra GS, Vissa VD, Belisle JT, Sacchettini JC.

Nat Struct Biol. 2000 Feb;7(2):141-6.


Conversion of dTDP-4-keto-6-deoxyglucose to free dTDP-4-keto-rhamnose by the rmIC gene products of Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Stern RJ, Lee TY, Lee TJ, Yan W, Scherman MS, Vissa VD, Kim SK, Wanner BL, McNeil MR.

Microbiology. 1999 Mar;145 ( Pt 3):663-71.

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