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Olatunji M. Kolawole, Ajibola O. Ayodeji and Jeremiah I. Ogah


Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a zoonotic virus classified as category A priority pathogen. Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been poorly investigated in Nigeria with the infection among Nigerians last reported in 1996. Two hundred (200) febrile subjects with symptoms of malaria attending local hospitals in Ilorin, Nigeria were investigated for malaria, malaria positive subjects were investigated for the presence of RVF. Malaria screening was done using Carestart TM malaria HRP2(pf), while RVF antibodies were tested for using anti-RVF IgM ELISA. Molecular identification of the viral genome was carried out using RNA extraction (QIAGEN) and quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR). Of the 200 subjects tested for malaria infection, 93 (46.5%) were positive, while 20 (21.5%) of the 93 subjects were seropositive for RVF. RVF virus genome was found in 5 (25%) of the 20 positive subjects. The high prevalence of RVF among malaria positive subjects show that there is a risk of a RVF outbreak if its prevalence remains unchecked.

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Peter Pristas, Anna Vandzurova and Peter Javorsky

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Lenka Maliničová, Peter Pristaš and Peter Javorský

Bioinformatic Analysis of Prophage Endolysins and Endolysin-Like Genes from the Order Lactobacillales

Endolysins belonging to the group of peptigoglycan hydrolases, which are able to cleave peptidoglycan in bacterial cell walls, become an extensively studied group of enzymes. Thanks to their narrow target specificity and low probability of resistance they are considered to be an appropriate alternative to conventional antibiotics. The present paper concerns the occurrence of endolysin and endolysin-like genes in genomes of bacteria belonging to the order Lactobacillales. Using bioinformatic programmes we compared and analysed protein sequences of catalytic and cell wall binding (CWB) domains of these enzymes, their preferred combinations, their phylogenetic relationship and potential occurence of natural "domain shuffling". The existence of this phenomenon in selected group of enzymes was confirmed only in limited range, so we assume that the natural trend is the distribution of "well-tried" combinations of catalytic and CWB domains of endolysin genes as a whole.

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Nikola Š Šipošová, Veronika Liptáková, Simona Kvasnová, Petra Kosorínová and Peter Pristaš

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Peter Pristas, Jana Kiskova, Ivana Timkova, Lenka Malinicova, Alena Luptakova, Maria Kusnierova and Jana Sedlakova-Kadukova

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Anna Mrazikova, Renata Marcincakova, Jana Kadukova, Oksana Velgosova and Magdalena Balintova

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Matej Planý, Tomáš Kuchta, Katarína Šoltýs, Tomáš Szemes, Domenico Pangallo and Peter Siekel

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Jose Isagani B. Janairo, Patricia Isabel K. Bravo, Ninna Louise G. Morano and Derrick Ethelbhert C. Yu

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Oľga Šestinová, Lenka Findoráková, Jozef Hančuľák and Tomislav Špaldon

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Michaela Havrlentová, Ivana Pšenáková, Alžbeta Žofajová, Ľubomír Rückschloss and Ján Kraic

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