Massaro W Ueti

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Affiliation: Washington State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Re-emergence of the apicomplexan Theileria equi in the United States: elimination of persistent infection and transmission risk
    Massaro W Ueti
    Animal Diseases Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e44713. 2012
  2. pmc Identification of midgut and salivary glands as specific and distinct barriers to efficient tick-borne transmission of Anaplasma marginale
    Massaro W Ueti
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 75:2959-64. 2007
  3. pmc Quantitative differences in salivary pathogen load during tick transmission underlie strain-specific variation in transmission efficiency of Anaplasma marginale
    Massaro W Ueti
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 77:70-5. 2009
  4. pmc Persistently infected horses are reservoirs for intrastadial tick-borne transmission of the apicomplexan parasite Babesia equi
    Massaro W Ueti
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 76:3525-9. 2008
  5. pmc Ability of the vector tick Boophilus microplus to acquire and transmit Babesia equi following feeding on chronically infected horses with low-level parasitemia
    Massaro W Ueti
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3755-9. 2005
  6. pmc Expression of Anaplasma marginale ankyrin repeat-containing proteins during infection of the mammalian host and tick vector
    Solomon S Ramabu
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, and The Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 79:2847-55. 2011
  7. pmc Expression of equi merozoite antigen 2 during development of Babesia equi in the midgut and salivary gland of the vector tick Boophilus microplus
    Massaro W Ueti
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5803-9. 2003
  8. pmc Persistently infected calves as reservoirs for acquisition and transovarial transmission of Babesia bovis by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
    Jeanne M Howell
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3155-9. 2007
  9. pmc Lymphocytes and macrophages are infected by Theileria equi, but T cells and B cells are not required to establish infection in vivo
    Joshua D Ramsay
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76996. 2013
  10. pmc Identification of multilocus genetic heterogeneity in Anaplasma marginale subsp. centrale and its restriction following tick-borne transmission
    David R Herndon
    Animal Diseases Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Infect Immun 81:1852-8. 2013

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  1. pmc Re-emergence of the apicomplexan Theileria equi in the United States: elimination of persistent infection and transmission risk
    Massaro W Ueti
    Animal Diseases Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e44713. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Identification of midgut and salivary glands as specific and distinct barriers to efficient tick-borne transmission of Anaplasma marginale
    Massaro W Ueti
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 75:2959-64. 2007
    ..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...
  3. pmc Quantitative differences in salivary pathogen load during tick transmission underlie strain-specific variation in transmission efficiency of Anaplasma marginale
    Massaro W Ueti
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 77:70-5. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Persistently infected horses are reservoirs for intrastadial tick-borne transmission of the apicomplexan parasite Babesia equi
    Massaro W Ueti
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 76:3525-9. 2008
    ..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...
  5. pmc Ability of the vector tick Boophilus microplus to acquire and transmit Babesia equi following feeding on chronically infected horses with low-level parasitemia
    Massaro W Ueti
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3755-9. 2005
    ..The results unequivocally demonstrated that chronically infected horses with low-level parasitemia are competent mammalian reservoirs for tick transmission of B. equi...
  6. pmc Expression of Anaplasma marginale ankyrin repeat-containing proteins during infection of the mammalian host and tick vector
    Solomon S Ramabu
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, and The Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 79:2847-55. 2011
    ..Selection for divergence in Ank function among Anaplasma and Ehrlichia spp. is supported by both locus and allelic analyses of genes encoding orthologous proteins and their ankyrin motif compositions...
  7. pmc Expression of equi merozoite antigen 2 during development of Babesia equi in the midgut and salivary gland of the vector tick Boophilus microplus
    Massaro W Ueti
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5803-9. 2003
    ..The expression of B. equi EMA-2 in Boophilus microplus provides a marker for detecting the various development stages and facilitates the identification of novel stage-specific Babesia proteins for testing transmission-blocking immunity...
  8. pmc Persistently infected calves as reservoirs for acquisition and transovarial transmission of Babesia bovis by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
    Jeanne M Howell
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3155-9. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Lymphocytes and macrophages are infected by Theileria equi, but T cells and B cells are not required to establish infection in vivo
    Joshua D Ramsay
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76996. 2013
    ..These data will greatly facilitate future investigation into the relationships between Theileria equi leukocyte tropism and pathogenesis, breed susceptibility, and strain virulence. ..
  10. pmc Identification of multilocus genetic heterogeneity in Anaplasma marginale subsp. centrale and its restriction following tick-borne transmission
    David R Herndon
    Animal Diseases Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Infect Immun 81:1852-8. 2013
    ..These findings demonstrate the plasticity of an otherwise highly constrained genome and highlight the role of natural transmission cycles in shaping and maintaining the bacterial genome...
  11. pmc Imidocarb dipropionate clears persistent Babesia caballi infection with elimination of transmission potential
    O Nicolas Schwint
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, School for Global Animal Heath, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:4327-32. 2009
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  12. pmc Independence of Anaplasma marginale strains with high and low transmission efficiencies in the tick vector following simultaneous acquisition by feeding on a superinfected mammalian reservoir host
    Maria F B M Galletti
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 USA
    Infect Immun 77:1459-64. 2009
    ..These results support the idea that the strain predominance in regions of endemicity is mediated by the intrinsic transmission efficiency of specific strains regardless of occurrence of superinfection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Transmission of Babesia caballi by Dermacentor nitens (Acari: Ixodidae) is restricted to one generation in the absence of alimentary reinfection on a susceptible equine host
    O Nicolas Schwint
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:1152-5. 2008
    ..nitens occurs, the tick could become a short-term reservoir of B. caballi, making control of introduced infections more complex...
  14. pmc Stability and tick transmission phenotype of gfp-transformed Anaplasma marginale through a complete in vivo infection cycle
    Susan M Noh
    Animal Disease Research Unit, Agriculture Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Pullman, WA 99164 7030, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:330-4. 2011
    ..Despite the lower levels of replication, ticks transmitted the transformant. Transformants can serve as valuable tools to dissect the molecular requirements of tick colonization and pathogen transmission...
  15. pmc Serum antibodies from a subset of horses positive for Babesia caballi by competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay demonstrate a protein recognition pattern that is not consistent with infection
    Peter O Awinda
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 20:1752-7. 2013
    ..S. horses was not consistent with infection. Therefore, we conclude that a combination of cELISA and immunoblotting is required for the accurate serodiagnosis of B. caballi. ..
  16. doi request reprint In vitro activity of ponazuril against Theileria equi
    L Nicki Wise
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, ABDF 3005 Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Vet Parasitol 185:282-5. 2012
    ..The high dose of ponazuril required for in vitro inhibition likely limits its ability to control or clear T. equi infection in vivo, however additional research to evaluate related drugs is warranted...
  17. pmc Protective effects of passively transferred merozoite-specific antibodies against Theileria equi in horses with severe combined immunodeficiency
    Robert H Mealey
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 19:100-4. 2012
    ..equi merozoite stabilate, delayed time to peak parasitemia occurred. Protective effects were associated with a predominance of passively transferred merozoite-specific IgG3...
  18. pmc Identification of Anaplasma marginale proteins specifically upregulated during colonization of the tick vector
    Solomon S Ramabu
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 78:3047-52. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint Variation among geographically separated populations of Dermacentor andersoni (Acari: Ixodidae) in midgut susceptibility to Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae)
    Glen A Scoles
    USDA ARS, Animal Disease Research Unit, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:153-62. 2005
    ..Infection of the gut is an essential constituent of vector competence for A. marginale; in this study, we have demonstrated significant variation among populations in this key component of vector competence...
  20. pmc Transovarial transmission efficiency of Babesia bovis tick stages acquired by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus during acute infection
    Jeanne M Howell
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:426-31. 2007
    ..bovis during transmission feeding. These data demonstrate that although hemolymph infection may be undetectable, transmission to larval progeny occurs at a level which ensures transmission to the bovine host...
  21. pmc Subdominant antigens in bacterial vaccines: AM779 is subdominant in the Anaplasma marginale outer membrane vaccine but does not associate with protective immunity
    Saleh M Albarrak
    Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e46372. 2012
    ..marginale and related bacterial pathogens...
  22. pmc Expression of 6-Cys Gene Superfamily Defines Babesia bovis Sexual Stage Development within Rhipicephalus microplus
    Heba F Alzan
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 11:e0163791. 2016
    ..Within B. bovis specifically, proteins encoded by 6-Cys genes A and B are markers for sexual stages and candidate antigens for developing novel vaccines able to interfere with the development of B. bovis within the tick vector...
  23. pmc Superinfection Exclusion of the Ruminant Pathogen Anaplasma marginale in Its Tick Vector Is Dependent on the Time between Exposures to the Strains
    Susan M Noh
    Animal Disease Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, USA Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA The Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 82:3217-24. 2016
    ..These findings indicate that superinfection exclusion is temporally dependent, which helps to account for the differences in pathogen strain structure in tropical compared to temperate regions...
  24. pmc Differential expression of three members of the multidomain adhesion CCp family in Babesia bigemina, Babesia bovis and Theileria equi
    Reginaldo G Bastos
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e67765. 2013
    ..bigemina, B. bovis and T. equi. The novel CCp members represent potential targets for innovative approaches to control bovine babesiosis and equine piroplasmosis. ..
  25. pmc Expansion of variant diversity associated with a high prevalence of pathogen strain superinfection under conditions of natural transmission
    Massaro W Ueti
    Animal Diseases Research Unit, USDA ARS, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Infect Immun 80:2354-60. 2012
    ..The results of the present study, which examined strain structure under conditions of natural transmission and population immunity, support that high levels of endemicity also drive pathogen divergence toward greater strain diversity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Conservation of transmission phenotype of Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) strains among Dermacentor and Rhipicephalus ticks (Acari: Ixodidae)
    Glen A Scoles
    USDA ARS, Animal Disease Research Unit, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    J Med Entomol 44:484-91. 2007
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  27. pmc Dermacentor andersoni transmission of Francisella tularensis subsp. novicida reflects bacterial colonization, dissemination, and replication coordinated with tick feeding
    Kathryn E Reif
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 79:4941-6. 2011
    ..The identification of specific genes and, more importantly, conserved pathways that function at the tick-pathogen interface will accelerate the development of new methods to block transmission...
  28. pmc Identification of a T cell epitope that is globally conserved among outer membrane proteins (OMPs) OMP7, OMP8, and OMP9 of Anaplasma marginale strains and with OMP7 from the A. marginale subsp. centrale vaccine strain
    James R Deringer
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol . 2016
    ..marginale that can provide protection against disease caused by globally distributed bacterial strains...
  29. pmc Association of pathogen strain-specific gene transcription and transmission efficiency phenotype of Anaplasma marginale
    Joseph T Agnes
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Infect Immun 78:2446-53. 2010
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  30. pmc Targeted silencing of the Aquaporin 2 gene of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus reduces tick fitness
    Hala E Hussein
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164, USA
    Parasit Vectors 8:618. 2015
    ..microplus (RmAQP2) in different tick tissues and stages. We also examined in vivo the biological implications of silencing expression of RmAQP2 silencing during tick feeding on either uninfected or B. bovis-infected cattle...
  31. doi request reprint Proteomics informed by transcriptomics identifies novel secreted proteins in Dermacentor andersoni saliva
    Lwiindi Mudenda
    Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
    Int J Parasitol 44:1029-37. 2014
    ..We cross-referenced the proteomic data with the transcriptomic data to identify 157 proteins of interest for immunomodulation and blood feeding. Proteins of unknown function as well as known immunomodulators were identified. ..
  32. pmc Knockdown of the Rhipicephalus microplus cytochrome c oxidase subunit III gene is associated with a failure of Anaplasma marginale transmission
    Thaís D Bifano
    Department of Parasitology, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e98614. 2014
    ..marginale to naïve calves. To our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating that RNAi of a tick gene is associated with a failure of A. marginale transmission. ..
  33. pmc Comparative genomic analysis and phylogenetic position of Theileria equi
    Lowell S Kappmeyer
    Animal Disease Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Pullman, WA 99164 7030, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:603. 2012
    ..equi relative to sequenced apicomplexan parasites...
  34. pmc Transmission of Anaplasma marginale by Boophilus microplus: retention of vector competence in the absence of vector-pathogen interaction
    James E Futse
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Washington 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3829-34. 2003
    ..Importantly, the results clearly show that reestablishment of acaricide-resistant B. microplus in the United States would be associated with A. marginale transmission...
  35. pmc Restriction of Francisella novicida genetic diversity during infection of the vector midgut
    Kathryn E Reif
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, and Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America Animal Disease Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 10:e1004499. 2014
    ..Understanding pathogen genotypic population dynamics will aid in identification of the variables that most strongly affect pathogen transmission and disease ecology. ..
  36. pmc Silencing of a putative immunophilin gene in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus increases the infection rate of Babesia bovis in larval progeny
    Reginaldo G Bastos
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Parasit Vectors 2:57. 2009
    ..Interactions between ticks and protozoa are poorly understood and the investigation of tick genes that affect tick fitness and protozoan infection can set the stage for dissecting the molecular interactions between the two species...
  37. pmc A Virulent Babesia bovis Strain Failed to Infect White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
    Massaro W Ueti
    USDA, ARS, Animal Disease Research Unit, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0131018. 2015
    ..These findings provide evidence that WTD are not an epidemiological component in the maintenance of B. bovis infectivity to livestock. ..
  38. pmc Tick passage results in enhanced attenuation of Babesia bovis
    Kerry S Sondgeroth
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
    Infect Immun 82:4426-34. 2014
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  39. pmc The Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Bm86 gene plays a critical role in the fitness of ticks fed on cattle during acute Babesia bovis infection
    Reginaldo G Bastos
    Program in Vector Borne Diseases, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 7040, USA
    Parasit Vectors 3:111. 2010
    ..microplus infestation and babesia transmission. Additionally, the role played by Bm86 in R. microplus fitness during B. bovis infection is unknown...
  40. doi request reprint Vector ecology of equine piroplasmosis
    Glen A Scoles
    Animal Diseases Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington 99164 email
    Annu Rev Entomol 60:561-80. 2015
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  41. pmc Amblyomma cajennense is an intrastadial biological vector of Theileria equi
    Glen A Scoles
    USDA, ARS, Animal Disease Research Unit, 3003 ADBF, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
    Parasit Vectors 6:306. 2013
    ..In this study we tested the transstadial and intrastadial vector competence of D. variabilis and A. cajennense for T. equi...