Rodrigo Guabiraba

Rodrigo Guabiraba
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE) | INRAE · Infectiologie et Santé Publique

Biologist, BSc, PhD

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Introduction
Biologist with a PhD in Pharmacology/Immunopharmacology (Mauro Teixeira's lab, UFMG, Brazil). Post-doctoral training in Mucosal Immunology and Host-Pathogen interactions (Eddy Liew's lab, Glasgow, UK). INRA Research Scientist (CR) with a major interest in leukocyte biology and comparative immunology. At INRA/Nouzilly I aim to understand the chicken inflammatory response to avian pathogens. We focus on early mediators on inflammation, with a great interest on cytokines, lipids and vascular mediators. Sterile inflammation and resolution of inflammation in chickens are also of great interest (i.e. nucleic acid sensing, pro-resolving lipids). The microbiome and macrophage functions in the chicken respiratory mucosa during viral infections are also being investigated.
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - present
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
Position
  • Research Scientist/Chargé de Recherche CR2
February 2011 - January 2014
University of Glasgow
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2009 - April 2010
CNRS Orleans Campus
Position
  • PhD visiting fellow
Education
February 2008 - July 2008
Federal University of Minas Gerais - Departamento de Fisiologia e Biofisica
Field of study
  • Lecturer in Human Physiology and Biophysics

Publications

Publications (69)
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Vasoactive peptides are key early mediators of inflammation released through activation of different enzymatic systems. The mammalian kinin-kallikrein (K-KLK) system produces bradykinin (BK) through proteolytic cleavage of a kininogen precursor by enzymes named kallikreins. BK acts through specific ubiquitous G-protein coupled receptors (B1R and B2...
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Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) strains cause severe respiratory and systemic disease, threatening food security and avian welfare worldwide. Intensification of poultry production and the quick expansion of free-range production systems will increase the incidence of colibacillosis through greater exposure of birds to pathogens and stress....
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Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that affects millions of people worldwide yearly. Currently, there is no vaccine or specific treatment available. Further investigation on dengue pathogenesis is required to better understand disease and to identify potential therapeutic targets. The chemokine system has been implicated in dengue pathogenesis, alt...
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Background The initiation and regulation of pulmonary fibrosis are not well understood. IL-33, an important cytokine for respiratory diseases, is overexpressed in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Objectives We aimed to determine the effects and mechanism of IL-33 on the development and severity of pulmonary fibrosis in mur...
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Intestinal damage and severe diarrhea are serious side effects of cancer chemotherapy and constrain the usage of most such therapies. Here we show that interleukin-33 (IL-33) mediates the severe intestinal mucositis in mice treated with irinotecan (CPT-11), a commonly used cancer chemotherapeutic agent. Systemic CPT-11 administration led to severe...
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The potential of herbal extracts containing bioactive compounds to strengthen immunity could contribute to reducing antimicrobial use in poultry. This study aimed at developing a reliable and robust methodological pipeline to assess the ability of herbal extracts to strengthen chicken innate defenses, especially concerning inflammation and oxidativ...
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The remarkable reproductive success of avian species relies upon the integrated defensive features of the eggshell, acellular membranes, physicochemical characteristics and antimicrobial molecules. These egg structures are dramatically modified during embryonic development: solubilization of internal eggshell components, disintegration of acellular...
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Coccidiosis is a disease caused by Eimeria, which represents the first parasitic disease in poultry farming. Among them, E. tenella is a virulent species which specifically colonizes the caecum. The inflammatory response to infection is associated to numerous host proteases including cysteine cathepsins that can be deleterious for tissue and innate...
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The anti-viral immune response is dependent on the ability of infected cells to sense foreign nucleic acids. In multiple species, the pattern recognition receptor (PRR) cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) senses viral DNA as an essential component of the innate response. cGAS initiates a range of signaling outputs that are dependent on generation of the...
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Coccidiosis is a widespread intestinal disease of poultry caused by a parasite of the genus Eimeria. Eimeria tenella, is one of the most virulent species that specifically colonizes the caeca, an organ which harbors a rich and complex microbiota. Our objective was to study the impact of the intestinal microbiota on parasite infection and developmen...
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Abstract The avian respiratory tract is a common entry route for many pathogens and an important delivery route for vaccination in the poultry industry. Immune responses in the avian lung have mostly been studied in vivo due to the lack of robust, relevant in vitro and ex vivo models mimicking the microenvironment. Precision-cut lung slices (PCLS)...
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The anti-viral immune response is dependent on the ability of infected cells to sense foreign nucleic acids. In multiple species, the pattern recognition receptor (PRR) cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) senses viral DNA as an essential component of the innate response. cGAS initiates a range of signalling outputs that are dependent on generation of th...
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In poultry, the selection of broilers for growth performance has induced a deterioration in the health of the parental hens associated with poor reproductive efficiency. To improve these parameters, we administered to laying parental broiler hens a regular diet supplemented or not (Control) with a moderate (1%) or a high level (2%) of grape seed ex...
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Studies of the gut microbiota contribution to the host physiology and immunocompetence are facilitated by the availability of germ-free animal models, which are considered the gold standard. Nesting birds are ideal models for the production of germ-free animals since there is no need to raise their relatives under sterile conditions. Germ-free chic...
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Defensins are natural antimicrobial peptides. The avian beta-defensin AvBD7 isolated from the chicken bone marrow possess broad antibacterial spectrum and strong resistance to proteolysis. However, its ability to fight systemic infections of major concern for public health, such as salmonellosis, is unknown. As a first approach, fluorescence labeli...
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It is well established that the endothelium plays a prominent role in the pathogenesis of various infectious diseases in mammals. However, little is known about the role of endothelial cells (EC) as targets for avian pathogens and their contribution to the pathogenesis of infectious diseases in galliform birds. First, we explored the innate immune...
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The integrated innate immune features of the calcareous egg and its contents are a critical underpinning of the remarkable evolutionary success of the Aves clade. Beginning at the time of laying, the initial protective structures of the egg, i.e., the biomineralized eggshell, egg-white antimicrobial peptides, and vitelline membrane, are rapidly and...
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The excessive inflammation often present in patients with severe dengue infection is considered both a hallmark of disease and a target for potential treatments. IL‐33 is a pleiotropic cytokine with pro‐inflammatory effects whose role in dengue has not been fully elucidated. Here we demonstrate that IL‐33 plays a disease‐exacerbating role during ex...
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IFN-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) deficiency in humans leads to severe IFNopathies and mycobacterial disease, the latter being previously attributed to its extracellular cytokine-like activity. In this study, we demonstrate a novel role for secreted ISG15 as an IL-10 inducer, unique to primary human monocytes. A balanced ISG15-induced monocyte/IL-10 v...
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Objective and designThe aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of IL-33/ST2 axis in the onset and progression of acute liver injury using a mice model of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Material and treatmentsDILI was induced by overdose administration of acetaminophen (APAP) by oral gavage in wild-type BALB/c, ST2-deficient mice a...
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Lipid mediators are known to play important roles in the onset and resolution phases of the inflammatory response in mammals. The phospholipid platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a pro-inflammatory lipid mediator which participates in vascular- and innate immunity-associated processes by increasing vascular permeability, by facilitating leukocyte a...
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Endotheliotropism is a hallmark of gallinaceous poultry infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses and a feature that distinguishes HPAI from low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) viruses. Here, we used chicken aortic endothelial cells (chAEC) as a novel in vitro infection model to assess the susceptibility, permissiveness, an...
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Interferon stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) deficiency in humans leads to severe interferonopathies and mycobacterial disease, the latter being previously attributed to its extracellular cytokine-like activity. Here, we demonstrate a novel role for secreted ISG15 as an IL-10 inducer, unique to primary human monocytes. Employing ex vivo systems analysis o...
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We report here the complete genome sequences of two Myoviridae phages that infect various avian-pathogenic Escherichia coli strains and that are closely related to phage phAPEC8.
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Background Locomotor disorders and infections by Escherichia coli represent major concerns to the poultry industry worldwide. Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) is associated with extraintestinal infections leading to respiratory or systemic disease known as colibacillosis. The most common lesions seen in cases of colibacillosis are perihepatitis, air...
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Poster - Abstract. Prix du meilleur poster par le GDR-CNRS MUltiFOnctions des Peptides AntiMicrobiens
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Immunology developed under the notion of the immune system exists to fight pathogens. Recently, the discovery of interactions with commensal microbiota that are essential to human health initiated a change in this old paradigm. Here, we argue that the immune system has major physiological roles extending far beyond defending the host. Immune and in...
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Cerebral malaria (CM) is a complex parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium sp. Failure to establish an appropriate balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory immune responses is believed to contribute to the development of cerebral pathology. Using the blood-stage PbA (Plasmodium berghei ANKA) model of infection, we show here that administration of...
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Unlabelled: Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is an important cause of acute liver failure, with limited therapeutic options. During DILI, oncotic necrosis with concomitant release and recognition of intracellular content amplifies liver inflammation and injury. Among these molecules, self-DNA has been widely shown to trigger inflammatory and autoi...
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State-of-the art information on proliferation mechanisms and cancer research including cancer stem cells, written by leaders of the field around the world Comprehensive introduction with excellent figure material The book is written in a way for addressing researchers from various disciplines Audience includes university libraries, graduate student...
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Th9 cells protect hosts against helminthic infection but also mediate allergic disease. Here we show that nitric oxide (NO) promotes Th9 cell polarization of murine and human CD4(+) T cells. NO de-represses the tumour suppressor gene p53 via nitrosylation of Mdm2. NO also increases p53-mediated IL-2 production, STAT5 phosphorylation and IRF4 expres...
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Dengue is a major public health concern throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease, with a 30-fold increase in global incidence over the past 50 years. Infection with any of the Dengue virus serotypes can be asymptomatic, cause the classic dengue fever, or evolve to s...
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Dengue viruses (DENV), a group of four serologically distinct but related flaviviruses, are responsible for one of the most important emerging viral diseases. This mosquito-borne disease has a great impact in tropical and subtropical areas of the world in terms of illness, mortality and economic costs, mainly due to the lack of approved vaccine or...
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Introduction: Chemokines play important roles in inflammation and in immune responses. This article will discuss the current literature on the C-C chemokine ligand 5 (CCL5), and whether it is a therapeutic target in the context of various allergic, autoimmune or infectious diseases. Areas covered: Small-molecule inhibitors, chemokine and chemoki...
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IL-33 and its receptor ST2 are over-expressed in clinical colitis tissue. However, the significance of these observations is at present unknown. Significantly, we demonstrate here that IL33 and ST2 are the primary early genes induced in the inflamed colon of BALB/c mice following dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental ulcerative colitis...
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Neutrophils constitute an important component of the innate immune response and are classically involved in the defense against microorganisms due to their ability to produce several antimicrobial mediators. However, neutrophils can also be found in different sterile inflammatory responses foci, including in tumor adjacencies. Recent studies provid...
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IPF is a chronic, progressive pulmonary disease, leading to respiratory failure. In search of mechanisms of IPF, we used the bleomycin-induced lung-injury model in mice, which causes acute inflammation that may progress to chronic lung inflammation and fibrosis. Here, we asked whether CXCL6/GCP-2, a member of the CXC chemokine superfamily, may be i...
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Dengue virus (DENV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus, is a public health problem in many tropical countries. IL-22 and IL-17A are key cytokines in several infectious and inflammatory diseases. We have assessed the contribution of IL-22 and IL-17A in the pathogenesis of experimental dengue infection using a mouse-adapted DENV serotype 2 strain (P23085)...
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Objective: Angiogenesis depends on a complex interaction between cellular networks and mediators. The endocannabinoid system and its receptors have been shown to play a role in models of inflammation. Here, we investigated whether blockade of cannabinoid receptors may interfere with inflammatory angiogenesis. Materials and methods: Polyester-pol...
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Dengue virus (DENV), a member of the mosquito-borne flaviviruses, is a serious public health problem in many tropical countries. We assessed the in vivo physiologic contribution of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, a population of nonconventional lipid-reactive αβ T lymphocytes, to the host response during experimental DENV infection. We use...
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The plasma level of the chemokine CCL3 is elevated in patients with chronic severe schistosomiasis mansoni. We have previously shown that CCL3−/− mice with experimental infection showed diminished pathology and worm burden compared to those of wild-type (WT) mice. To elucidate further the role of CC chemokines during schistosomiasis mansoni infecti...
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Dengue virus (DENV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus, is a public health problem in many tropical countries. Recent clinical data have shown an association between levels of different chemokines in plasma and severity of dengue. We evaluated the role of CC chemokine receptors CCR1, CCR2 and CCR4 in an experimental model of DENV-2 infection in mice. Inf...
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Traditionally, disease is thought to result from an insufficient response of the host to infection, leading to increased replication of microorganisms and consequently disease. However, infection may not necessarily lead to disease and disease is not only the result of uncontrolled replication of a microorganism. Indeed, the inflammatory response t...
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Pulmonary levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines following lethal Influenza A/WSN/33 H1N1 infection. Mice were infected intranasally with 106 PFU of Influenza virus or PBS (Mock) and killed 1, 3 and 5 days after infection (n = 6–7 in each group). Pulmonary levels of CXCL1/KC (a), CXCL2/MIP-2 (b), CCL2/MCP-1 (c), TNF-α (d) were assessed by...
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Pulmonary levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines following mild Influenza A/WSN/33 H1N1 infection. Mice were infected intranasally with 104 PFU of Influenza virus or PBS (Mock) and killed 1, 4, 7 and 10 days after infection (n = 4–10 in each group). Pulmonary levels of CXCL1/KC (a), CXCL2/MIP-2 (b), CCL2/MCP-1 (c) and TNF-α (d) were assess...
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Mean epithelial height of bronchiole following lethal Influenza A/WSN/33 H1N1 infection. WT and PAFR KO mice were infected intranasally with 106 PFU of Influenza virus or PBS (Mock) and were killed after 5 days of infection. H&E stained lung slides were photographed under 200 fold magnification. A total of 1500 µm of bronchiolar length in areas of...
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Inflammatory changes induced by poly(I∶C) are not PAFR dependent. WT and PAFR KO mice were instilled intratracheally with 50 µg of poly(I∶C) and killed after 8 hours. Relative mRNA levels of LPAFAT/LPAFAT2 in lungs of PBS or poly(I∶C) instilled WT mice assessed by Real Time PCR (a). Number of lung neutrophils, as assessed by MPO assay (b), neutroph...
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Influenza A virus causes annual epidemics which affect millions of people worldwide. A recent Influenza pandemic brought new awareness over the health impact of the disease. It is thought that a severe inflammatory response against the virus contributes to disease severity and death. Therefore, modulating the effects of inflammatory mediators may r...
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PI3Kγ is central in signaling diverse arrays of cellular functions and inflammation. Pulmonary fibrosis is associated with pulmonary inflammation, angiogenesis, and deposition of collagen and is modeled by instillation of bleomycin. The role of PI3Kγ in mediating bleomycin-induced pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis in mice and potential mechanisms...