Virology Research Unit

 

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Our main research areas are: In vitro evaluation of drugs as possible treatments for Tropical Spastic Paraparesia in patients Infected with HTLV-1, In vitro evaluation of antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects of bee venom components in cells of patients infected with HTLV-1, Development and validation of a Rapid Diagnostic test of HTLV-1, Development of a serological test for the diagnosis of arthropod-transmitted viruses, Detection of genetic markers associated with Tropical Spastic Paraparesis.

   

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Research Areas

  • Development of rapid serological and molecular diagnostic tests
  • In vitro drug evaluation


Organization

 

Unit Coordinator:

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Michael Talledo, PhD 

Research Team:

  • Giovanni Lopez Campana, MSc (c)
  • Francesa Falconi Agapito
  • Andrés Posadas Yabar
  • Romina Mora Barthelmess
  • Maryam Paredes Ayllon
  • Gabriela Ayuque Quispe
  • Gianina Cuya Lozada
  • Jessica Cuenca Iglesias
  • Xiomara Merino
  • Jean Pierre Merino Rojas
  • Sophia Velarde
  • Fernando Vilchez

Collaboration and funding

  • Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp - Belgium
  • Hospital Santa Gema de Yurimaguas
  • Hospital Regional de Lambayeque
  • Centro de Salud Comunidad Saludable - Sullana, Piura 


Recent Projects

 • Evaluación de Pruebas Moleculares y Desarrollo de Pruebas Serológicas para el diagnóstico múltiple de virus transmitidos por artrópodos (arbovirus). Financiado por DGD

 • Desarrollo, evaluación y validación de una prueba de diagnóstico rápido contra HTLV-1 en bancos de sangre. Financiado por DGD

 • Modulación de la vía de NF-KB en células de pacientes infectados por HTLV-1 como blanco para el tratamiento de paraparesia espástica tropical. Financiado Por Concytec

 • Evaluación de los efectos antiinflamatorios y antivirales de virus de la enfermedad en linfocitos infectados con el virus linfotrópico de las células del tipo 1. Financiado por PNIA


 Relevant Publications

1. In the process of developing a rapid test for the diagnosis of HTLV-1 infection 

2. A procedure was developed for the molecular extraction and fractionation of bee venom 

We still do not have articles published this year but there are four that have been submitted: 

1. In vitro effect of Bee venom on Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from patients with Human T-Lymphotropic Virus-1 associated myelopathy/ tropical spastic paraparesis 

2. Efecto in vitro de la fracción <10 kDa de la apitoxina de Apis mellifera sobre la apoptosis de células leucémicas K562 y MT-2

3. Delimitation of the upstream region of NFKBIA gene associated with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis using candidate Tag-SNPs in Peruvian HTLV-1 infected individuals.

4. Producción y caracterización del veneno de abejas en Chulucanas-Piura



Contact us

 

Address

  • Molecular Epidmeiology Unit (Third Floor, Building of the Graduate School Victor Alzamora Castro - UPCH

 

Phone51-996288234 

 

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