Results

Results of the project are constantly being published in scientific journals:

Vaccine-Induced Protection of Rhesus Macaques against Plasma Viremia after Intradermal Infection with a European Lineage 1 Strain of West Nile Virus.
Verstrepen BE, Oostermeijer H, Fagrouch Z, van Heteren M, Niphuis H, Haaksma T, Kondova I, Bogers WM, de Filette M, Sanders N, Stertman L, Magnusson S, Lőrincz O, Lisziewicz J, Barzon L, Palù G, Diamond MS, Chabierski S, Ulbert S, Verschoor EJ. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 13;9(11):e112568. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112568

Technologies for the development of West Nile virus vaccines.
Ulbert S, Magnusson SE. Future Microbiol. 2014 Oct;9:1221-1232. PMID: 25405890

Isolation of west nile virus from urine samples of patients with acute infection.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Squarzon L, Sinigaglia A, Ulbert S, Cusinato R, Palù G. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Sep;52(9):3411-3

Distinguishing West Nile virus infection using a recombinant envelope protein with mutations in the conserved fusion-loop.
Chabierski S, Barzon L, Papa A, Niedrig M, Bramson JL, Richner JM, Palù G, Diamond MS, Ulbert S. BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:246.

Experimental infection of rhesus macaques and common marmosets with a European strain of west nile virus.
Verstrepen BE, Fagrouch Z, van Heteren M, Buitendijk H, Haaksma T, Beenhakker N, Palù G, Richner JM, Diamond MS, Bogers WM, Barzon L, Chabierski S, Ulbert S, Kondova I, Verschoor EJ. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Apr 17;8(4):e279.

Matrix-M™ adjuvanted envelope protein vaccine protects against lethal lineage 1 and 2 West Nile virus infection in mice.
Magnusson SE, Karlsson KH, Reimer JM, Corbach-Söhle S, Patel S, Richner JM, Nowotny N, Barzon L, Bengtsson KL, Ulbert S, Diamond MS, Stertman L. Vaccine 32 (2014) 800– 808.

Vaccination of mice using the West Nile virus E-protein in a DNA prime-protein boost strategy stimulates cell-mediated immunity and protects mice against a lethal challenge.
De Filette M, Soehle S, Ulbert S, Richner J, Diamond MS, Sinigaglia A, Barzon L, Roels S, Lisziewicz J, Lőrincz O, Sanders NN. PloS ONE, in press.

Genome sequencing of West Nile Virus from human cases in Greece, 2012.
Barzon L, Papa A, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Lavezzo E, Squarzon L, Masi G, Martello T, Testa T, Cusinato R, Palù G. Viruses. 2013 Sep 24;5(9):2311.

Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of West Nile virus lineage 1 and lineage 2 from human cases of infection, Italy, August 2013.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Lavezzo E, Masi G, Squarzon L, Pagni S, Toppo S, Russo F, Cattai M, Cusinato R, Palu G. Euro Surveill. 2013 Sep 19;18(38).

The complex epidemiological scenario of West Nile virus in Italy.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Squarzon L, Lavezzo E, Cattai M, Cusinato R, Palù G. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Sep 30;10(10):4669-89.

Large human outbreak of west nile virus infection in north-eastern Italy in 2012.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Pagni S, Lavezzo E, Squarzon L, Martello T, Russo F, Nicoletti L, Rezza G, Castilletti C, Capobianchi MR, Salcuni P, Cattai M, Cusinato R, Palù G. Viruses. 2013 Nov 22;5(11):2825-39.

Excretion of west nile virus in urine during acute infection.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Pagni S, Martello T, Cattai M, Cusinato R, Palù G. J Infect Dis. 2013 Oct;208(7):1086-92.

Antibody responses in humans infected with newly emerging strains of West Nile Virus in Europe.
Chabierski S, Makert GR, Kerzhner A, Barzon L, Fiebig P, Liebert UG, Papa A, Richner JM, Niedrig M, Diamond MS, Palù G, Ulbert S. 2013, PLoS ONE, 8(6), e66507.

Novel West Nile virus lineage 1a full genome sequences from human cases of infection in north-eastern Italy, 2011.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Squarzon L, Lavezzo E, Toppo S, Martello T, Cattai M, Cusinato R, Palù G. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012;18(12):E541-4.

Clinical and virological findings in the ongoing outbreak of West Nile virus Livenza strain in northern Italy, July to September 2012.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Martello T, Lavezzo E, Squarzon L, Toppo S, Fiorin F, Marchiori G, Scotton GP, Russo F, Cattai M, Cusinato R, Palù G. Euro Surveill. 2012;17(36):20260.

New endemic West Nile virus lineage 1a in northern Italy, July 2012.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Franchin E, Lavezzo E, Martello T, Squarzon L, Toppo S, Fiorin F, Marchiori G, Russo F, Cattai M, Cusinato R, Palu G. Euro Surveill. 2012;17(31).

Recent progress in West Nile virus diagnosis and vaccination.
De Filette M, Ulbert S, Diamond M, Sanders NN. Vet Res. 2012;43(1):16.

Human cases of West Nile Virus infection in north-eastern Italy, 15 June to 15 November 2010.
Barzon L, Pacenti M, Cusinato R, Cattai M, Franchin E, Pagni S, Martello T, Bressan S, Squarzon L, Cattelan A, Pellizzer G, Scotton P, Beltrame A, Gobbi F, Bisoffi Z, Russo F, Palu G. Euro Surveill. 2011;16(33).

Applications of next-generation sequencing technologies to diagnostic virology.
Barzon L, Lavezzo E, Militello V, Toppo S, Palù G. Int J Mol Sci. 2011;12(11):7861-84.

A DNA vaccine encoding the E protein of West Nile virus is protective and can be boosted by recombinant domain DIII.
Schneeweiss A, Chabierski S, Salomo M, Delaroque N, Al-Robaiy S, Grunwald T, Bürki K, Liebert UG, Ulbert S. Vaccine. 2011;29(37):6352-7.

West Nile virus: the complex biology of an emerging pathogen.
Ulbert S. Intervirology. 2011;54(4):171-84.