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Immunization with a Borrelia burgdorferi BB0172-Derived Peptide Protects Mice against Lyme Disease.
Small CM, Ajithdoss DK, Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Mwangi W, Esteve-Gassent MD.
PLoS One. 2014 Feb 5;9(2):e88245. eCollection 2014. PMID:2450544

Geographical Information Systems: A Tool to Map and Analyze Disease Spread
Indumathi Srinath, Barbara Szonyi, Maria Esteve-Gassent, Blanca Lupiani, Raju Gautam, Alfonso Clavijo, Sang-shin Park, Renata Ivanek-Miojevic.
Online J Public Health Inform. 2013; 5(1): e129. Published online 2013 April 4. PMCID:PMC3692775

BB0172, a Borrelia burgdorferi outer membrane protein that binds integrin α3β1.
Wood E, Tamborero S, Mingarro I, Esteve-Gassent MD.
J Bacteriol. 2013 Aug;195(15):3320-30. Epub 2013 May 17. PMID:23687274

Oligopeptide permease A5 modulates vertebrate host-specific adaptation of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Raju BV, Esteve-Gassent MD, Karna SL, Miller CL, Van Laar TA, Seshu J.
Infect Immun. 2011 Aug;79(8):3407-20. Epub 2011 May 31.PMID:21628523

CsrA modulates levels of lipoproteins and key regulators of gene expression critical for pathogenic mechanisms of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Karna SL, Sanjuan E, Esteve-Gassent MD, Miller CL, Maruskova M, Seshu J.
Infect Immun. 2011 Feb;79(2):732-44. Epub 2010 Nov 15. PMID:21078860

Overexpression of CsrA (BB0184) alters the morphology and antigen profiles of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Sanjuan E, Esteve-Gassent MD, Maruskova M, Seshu J.Infect Immun. 2009 Nov;77(11):5149-62. Epub 2009 Sep 8. PMID:19737901

sodA is essential for virulence of Borrelia burgdorferi in the murine model of Lyme disease.
Esteve-Gassent MD, Elliott NL, Seshu J. Mol Microbiol. 2009 Feb;71(3):594-612. Epub 2008 Nov 24. PMID:19040638

Role of the BBA64 locus of Borrelia burgdorferi in early stages of infectivity in a murine model of Lyme disease.
Maruskova M, Esteve-Gassent MD, Sexton VL, Seshu J. Infect Immun. 2008 Jan;76(1):391-402. Epub 2007 Nov 5. PMID:17984202

Inactivation of the fibronectin-binding adhesin gene bbk32 significantly attenuates the infectivity potential of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Seshu J, Esteve-Gassent MD, Labandeira-Rey M, Kim JH, Trzeciakowski JP, Höök M, Skare JT. Mol Microbiol. 2006 Mar;59(5):1591-601. PMID:16468997

The eel immune system: present knowledge and the need for research.
Nielsen ME, Esteve-Gassent MD. J Fish Dis. 2006 Feb;29(2):65-78. Review. PMID:16436117

Immunogenic antigens of the eel pathogen Vibrio vulnificus serovar E.
Esteve-Gassent MD, Amaro C. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2004 Sep;17(3):277-91. PMID: 15276607

Vaccination of market-size eels against vibriosis due to Vibrio vulnificus serovar E
Esteve-Gassent, MD, R. Barrera, C. Amaro. Aquaculture, Volume 241, Issues 1-4, 26 November 2004, Pages 9-19

Efficacy of a bivalent vaccine against eel diseases caused by Vibrio vulnificus after its administration by four different routes.
Esteve-Gassent MD, Fouz B, Amaro C. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2004 Feb;16(2):93-105. PMID: 15123314

Efficacy of oral reimmunisation after immersion vaccination against Vibrio vulnificus in farmed European eels
Aquaculture, Volume 231, Issues 1-4, 5 March 2004, Pages 9-22

The kinetics of antibody production in mucus and serum of European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) after vaccination against Vibrio vulnificus: development of a new method for antibody quantification in skin mucus.
Esteve-Gassent MD, Nielsen ME, Amaro C. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2003 Jul;15(1):51-61. PMID:12787687

Field testing of a vaccine against eel diseases caused by Vibrio vulnificus.
Fouz B, Esteve-Gassent MD, Barrera R, Larsen JL, Nielsen ME, Amaro C. Dis Aquat Organ. 2001 Aug 2;45(3):183-9. PMID:11558727

Vibrio harveyi causes disease in seahorse, Hippocampus sp.
Alcaide, E., Gil-Sanz, C., Sanjuán, E., Esteve, D., Amaro, C., Silveira, L. (2001) Journal of fish Disease 24, 311-313.

Design and development of a vaccine against eel vibriosis caused by Vibrio vulnificus serovar E (or biotype 2) applied to intensive culture facilities
MAPYA (2001) Amaro, C., Fouz, B., Collado, R., Esteve-Gassent, D., Marco-Noales, E., Esteve, C., Barrera, R., Alcaide, E.