Karina Antúnez

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InstitutionInstituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable
Postal addressAvda. Italia 3318
Office phone0059824871616
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control
Research interestsHoney bee pathogens (viruses, P. larvae, N. ceranae, V.destructor)
 Immunity response
Publications-Blanchard P, Guillot S, Antùnez K, Köglberger H, Kryger P, de Miranda JR, Franco S, Chauzat MP, Thiéry R, Ribière M. 2014. Development and validation of a real-time two-step RT-qPCR TaqMan® assay for quantitation of Sacbrood virus (SBV) and its application to a field survey of symptomatic honey bee colonies. Journal of Virology Methods. 197: 7-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.09.012.

-Garrido-Bailón, E., Botías, C., Martín-Hernández, R., Martínez-Salvador, A., Antúnez, K., Meana, A., Prieto, L., Higes, M. 2013. The prevalence of the honeybee brood pathogens Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius in Spanish apiaries determined with a new multiplex PCR assay. Microbial Biotechnology. 6 (6):731-9.

-Mendoza Y., Antúnez K., Branchiccela, B., Anido, M., Santos, E., Invernizzi, C. 2013. Nosema ceranae and RNA viruses in European and Africanized honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera) in Uruguay. Apidologie.En prensa.

-Antúnez, K., Mendoza, Y., Invernizzi, C. 2013. Differential expression of vitellogenin in honeybees (Apis mellifera) with different degrees of Nosema ceranae infection. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52 (5): 227-234.

-Garrido, P.M., Antúnez, K., Martín, M., Porrini, M., Zunino, P., Eguaras, M. 2013. Immune-related gene expression in nurse honey bee (Apis mellifera) exposed to synthetic acaricides. Journal of Insect Physiology. 59:113-119.

-De Graaf, D., Alippi, A., Antunez, K., Aronstein, K., Behrens, D., Budge, G. De Koker, D., De Smet, L., Dingman, D., Evans, J.., Foster, L., Fünfhaus, A., Garcia-Gonzalez, A., Gregorc, A., Human, h., Murray, K., Nguyen, k., Poppinga, l., Spivak, M., VanEngelsdorp, D., Wilkins, S., Genersch, E. 2013. Standard methods for American foulbrood research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52: doi: 10.3896/IBRA.

-Antúnez, K., Anido, M., Branchiccela, B., Harriet, J., Campá, J., Zunino, P. 2012. American Foulbrood in Uruguay: twelve years from its first report. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 110: 129- 131.

-Rodríguez, M., Vargas, M., Gerding, M., Navarro, H., Antúnez, K. 2012. Viral infection and Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Chile. Journal of Apicultural Research. 51: 285 – 287.

-Antúnez, K., Anido, M., Garrido-Bailón, E., Botías, C., Zunino, P., Martínez- Salvador, A., Martín-Hernández, R., Higes, M. 2012. Low prevalence of honeybee viruses in Spain during 2006 and 2007. Research In veterinary science. 93:1441-5.

-Antúnez, K., Arredondo, D., Anido, M., Zunino, P. 2011. Metalloprotease production by Paenibacillus larvae during the infection of honeybee larvae. Microbiology. 157:1474-80.

-Antúnez, K., Anido, M., Arredondo, D. Evans, J. Zunino, P. 2011. Paenibacillus larvae enolase as a virulence factor in honeybee larvae infection. Veterinary Microbiology. 147: 83–89.

-Arredondo, M. F., Echeverry, C., Abin-Carriquiry, J. A., Blasina, F., Antúnez, K., Jones, D. P., Go, Y. M., Liang, Y. L., Dajas, F. 2010. After cellular internalization, quercetin causes Nrf2 nuclear translocation, increases glutathione levels and prevents neuronal death against an oxidative insult. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. 49: 738-747.

-Antúnez, K., Anido, M., Evans, J.D., Zunino, P. 2010. Secreted and immunogenic proteins produced by the honeybee bacterial pathogen, Paenibacillus larvae. Veterinary Microbiology. 141: 385- 389.

-Antúnez, K., Anido, M., Schlapp, G., Evans, J.D., Zunino, P. 2009. Characterization of secreted proteases of Paenibacillus larvae, potential virulence factors involved in honeybee larval infection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 102: 129-132.
5.1.15 Blanchard, P., Schurr, F., Olivier, V., Celle, O., Antúnez, K., Bakonyi, T., Berthoud H., Haubruge, E., Higes, M., Kasprzak, S., Koeglberger, E., Kryger, P., Thiéry, R., Ribière, M. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) and a predicted structural protein (pSP) of the chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV) isolated from various geographic regions. Virus Research. 144: 334- 338.

-Antúnez, K., Martín-Hernández, R., Prieto, L. Zunino, P., Meana, A., Higes, M. 2009. Immune-suppressive effect of infection by Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) in the honeybee (Apis mellifera) host. Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reviews. 11: 2284-2290.

-Antúnez K., Harriet J., Gende L., Maggi M., Eguaras M., Zunino P. 2008. Efficacy of natural propolis extract in the control of American Foulbrood. Veterinary Microbiology. 131: 324-331.

-Antúnez K., Piccini C., Castro-Sowinski S., Rosado A.S., Seldin L., Zunino P. 2007. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Paenibacillus larvae isolates. Veterinary Microbiology.124:178-183.

-D’Alessandro B., Antúnez K., Piccini C., Zunino P. 2006. DNA extraction and PCR detection of Paenibacillus larvae spores from naturally contaminated honey and bees using spore-decoating and freeze-thawing techniques. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 23: 593-597.

-Antúnez K., D´Alessandro B., Corbella E., Ramallo G., Zunino P. 2006. Honeybee viruses in Uruguay. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 93: 67-70.

-Antúnez K., D´Alessandro B., Corbella E., Zunino P. 2005. Detection of Chronic bee paralysis and Acute bee paralysis viruses in honeybees from Uruguay. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 90:69-72.

-Piccini C., Antúnez K., Zunino P. 2004. An approach to the characterization of the honeybee hive bacterial flora. Journal of Apicultural Research. 43: 101- 104.

-Antúnez K., D´Alessandro B., Piccini C., Corbella E., Zunino P. 2004. Paenibacillus larvae larvae spores in honey samples from Uruguay: a nationwide survey. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 2004. 86: 56-58.

-Piccini C., D´Alessandro B., Antúnez K., Zunino P. 2002. Detection of Paenibacillus larvae subspecies larvae spores in naturally infected larvae and artificially contaminated honey by PCR. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 18: 761-765.