Teresa Gonçalves Ribeiro

Teresa Gonçalves Ribeiro
University of Porto | UP · Pharmacy Faculty

Pharm, Post-Doctoral

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Introduction
Surveillance and molecular epidemiology of Enterobacteriaceae isolates resistant to extended-spectrum cephalosporins from diverse clinical and non-clinical settings. Assessment of the contribution of clones and/or mobile genetic elements in the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes. Citrobacter species differentiation and diversification trajectories of intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes.
Additional affiliations
January 2012 - January 2017
UCIBIO@REQUIMTE. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto.
Position
  • Researcher at the UCIBIO@REQUIMTE Associated Laboratory
January 2012 - June 2016
Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Farmácia
Position
  • Doctoral research fellow, supported by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal) through grant number SFRH/BD/75752/2011
Description
  • Extending the knowledge on drivers of intrinsic and acquired resistance to cephalosporins and quinolones in Enterobacteriaceae
Education
September 2003 - July 2010
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Field of study
  • Main subjects were Microbiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and Bromatology. Contact with a microbiology research laboratory during the practices of Monograph

Publications

Publications (35)
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The genus Limosilactobacillus (formerly Lactobacillus ) contains multiple species considered to be adapted to vertebrates, yet their genomic diversity has not been explored. In this study, we performed comparative genomic analysis of Limosilactobacillus (22 species; 332 genomes) isolated from different niches, further focusing on human strains (11...
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Two Gram-stain-positive strains, c9Ua_26_MT and c11Ua_112_MT, were isolated from voided urine samples from two healthy women. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequences demonstrated that these novel strains were members of the genus Limosilactobacillus. Phylogenetic analysis based on pheS gene sequences and core genomes showed that each strain formed a se...
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global societal challenge requiring the contribution of professionals along with general community citizens for their containment. Portugal is one of the European countries where a lack of knowledge on the correct use of antimicrobials and AMR problematic is preeminent. Moreover, youth demotivation to pursue scie...
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Strains 6105T and 6106, recovered from colonized patients in a hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel, were compared with currently known species of the genus Citrobacter by a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strains were characterized by whole-genome sequencing, 16S rRNA and recN gene sequencing, multilocus sequence analysis (MLSA), average nucleotide identit...
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During a recent study on members of the genus Lactobacillus we realized that cultures of Lactobacillus fornicalis TV 1018T (=DSM 13171T=ATCC 700934T) are no longer available from the online catalogue of the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, being displayed as Lactobacillus plantarum at the American Type Culture Collection....
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We aimed to investigate the occurrence of acquired AmpC β-lactamases (qAmpC), and characterize qAmpC-producing Enterobacteriaceae from different non-clinical environments in Portugal. We analysed 880 Enterobacteriaceae resistant to third-generation cephalosporins recovered from 632 non-clinical samples [healthy human and healthy animal (swine, chic...
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One Gram-stain-positive, non-motile, non-spore-forming, catalase-negative, and coccobacilli-shaped strain, designated c10Ua161MT, was isolated from a urine sample from a reproductive-age healthy woman. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that strain c10Ua161MT belonged to the genus Lactobacillus. Phylogenetic analysis based on phe...
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Objectives: To provide detailed molecular data on clinical acquired AmpC (qAmpC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae from two different periods (2002-2008 and 2010-2013) in order to clarify the contribution of clonal and plasmid genetic platforms for the current epidemiological scenario concerning extended-spectrum beta-lactams resistance. Methods: We an...
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OBJECTIVES: To provide detailed molecular data on clinical acquired AmpC (qAmpC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae from two different periods (2002-2008 and 2010-2013) in order to clarify the contribution of clonal and plasmid genetic platforms for the current epidemiological scenario concerning extended-spectrum beta-lactams resistance. METHODS: We ana...
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A Gram-stain-negative strain, A60T, isolated from a water well sample in Portugal, was characterized phenotypically, genotypically and phylogenetically. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain A60T belonged to the genus Citrobacter, and recN gene phylogeny revealed one strongly supported clade encompassing strai...
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Strains 97/79T and A121, recovered respectively from human faeces and well waters, were compared to currently known Citrobacter species using genotypic and phenotypic approaches. Multilocus sequence analysis based on housekeeping genes fusA, leuS, pyrG, rpoB and recN genes, showed that the two strains formed a distinct phylogenetic lineage within t...
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Strains 97/79T and A121, recovered respectively from human faeces and well water, were compared to currently known species of the genus Citrobacter using genotypic and phenotypic approaches. Multilocus sequence analysis based on housekeeping genes fusA, leuS, pyrG, rpoB and recN, showed that the two strains formed a distinct phylogenetic lineage wi...
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Non-typhoidal Salmonella is an important burden, particularly in developing countries of the African region. We report for the first time in Angola, a sub-Saharan African country with commercial/travel relationships with Europe, an unexpectedly high occurrence of Salmonella ( n = 12/63, 19%) from a high diversity of sources, particularly farm and w...
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate the distribution and molecular epidemiology of ESBLs, acquired AmpCs and carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae from non-clinical niches in Angola, an under-researched sub-Saharan country. Methods: Eighty-one samples were recovered from healthy persons (n = 18), healthy animals (n = 33) an...
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To gain insights on the diversification trajectories of qnrB genes, a phylogenetic and comparative genomics analysis of these genes and their surrounding genetic sequences were performed. For this purpose, Citrobacter sp. isolates (n=21) from non-clinical origins and genome or plasmid sequences (n=56) available in public databases harboring complet...
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Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) have been implicated as primary triggers in Crohn's disease (CD). In this study, we evaluated the prevalence of MAP and E. coli (EC) DNA in peripheral blood from 202 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients at various disease periods and compared agains...
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Objectives: Enterobacteriaceae producing acquired AmpC β-lactamases (qAmpCs) have been increasingly associated with human infections. However, studies analyzing the molecular epidemiology of qAmpCs are scarce and focused on species lacking inducible chromosomal AmpC (i Cr-AmpC) genes, particular qAmpC-types and/or short periods of time. We aimed to...
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Environmental reservoirs of Acinetobacter producing carbapenem-hydrolysing class D-β-lactamases in Angola with evidence of human exposure Liliana Silva1,2, Filipa Grosso1 , Teresa Gonçalves Ribeiro1, Raquel Branquinho1, Clara Sousa1,3, Luísa Peixe1 1 REQUIMTE, Laboratório de Microbiologia, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal 2 E...
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In sub-Saharan African regions (sSAr), antibiotic consumption is rising but surveillance capacity is still minimal. Resistance to beta-lactams is widely reported, due to the low cost and readily availability of these antibiotics.A country with very limited antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data is Angola, a million people emergent economy, recently le...
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Objectives: There are few data from sequence types (STs), virulence gene profiles and plasmids from multidrug-resistant extraintestinal Escherichia coli from Brazil. The aim of this study was to analyze the population structure, antimicrobial and virulence genes and mobile genetic elements (MGE) in third-generation cephalosporin-resistant extrainte...
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Question: To gain insights on the diversification trajectories of qnrB, the most common and diverse group of genes conferring decreased susceptibility to fluoroquinolones. Methods: Phylogenetic and comparative genomics analysis of qnrB and its genetic surroundings were performed on sequences identified on twenty-one Citrobacter sp. isolates from en...
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We investigated the occurrence, diversity and molecular epidemiology of genes coding for acquired AmpC β-lactamases (qAmpC) among clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae lacking inducible chromosomal AmpCs in Portugal. A total of 675 isolates non-susceptible to broad-spectrum cephalosporins obtained from four hospitals and three community laborator...
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P1454 Abstract (poster session) High diversity of qnrB genes in Citrobacter freundii complex isolates from an aquatic source T. Objectives: Recent surveys highlighted the role of several aquatic environments as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance (AbR) genes. We investigated occurrence of diverse AbR genes in untreated waters used for human consump...

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To increase understanding of the evolution and spread of antimicrobial resistance in human pathogens