International Journal of Virology and Molecular Biology

International Journal of Virology and Molecular Biology interests in all aspects of microbiology in man and animals, especially new trends and advances. It publishes general interest reviews, mini-reviews, experimental and theoretical works and computational analyses in Virology and Molecular Biology and features Wide-ranging coverage of problems related to molecular and cell biology.

Adriana Esteves

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Virology and Molecular Biology

Engineer, Biochemistry Section, Faculty of Sciences, Uruguay

Research Areas

Molecular Biology-Molecular Parasitology, Biochemistry


1983LicenciateBiological Sciences
1996PhBiological Sciences


1985-presentProfesor of Biochemistry (full time)

Publications: Journals

[1]  Moro, R., Fielitz, W., Esteves, A., Grunberg, J. y Uriel, J. (1983). In vivo uptake of heterologous plasma proteins by the ependymal cells of developing chicken embryos. In. J. Develop. Neurosci. 1:375382
[2]  Fielitz, W., Esteves A. y Moro R. (1984) Cerebrospinal fluid protein composition during chicken embryo development Develop. Brain Res. 13:111115
[3]  Fieppi, G., Fielitz, W., Vercelly, J., Moro, R., Esteves A. y Roca R. (1985) 131I fetoprotein uptake by experimentally induced inflamatori lesions IRC Med. Sci. 13:515516
[4]  Esteves, A., Dallagiovanna, B. y Ehrlich, R. (1993). A developmentally regulated gene of Echinococcus granulosus codes for a 15.5kilodalton polypeptide related to fatty acid binding proteins. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 58: 215222.
[5]  Esteves, A., Joseph, L., Paulino, M. y Ehrlich R. (1997). Remarks on the phylogeny and structure of fatty acid binding proteins from parasitic platyhelminths. Int. J. Parasitol. 27:10131023
[6]  Chabalgoity, J.A., Harrison, J.A., Esteves, A., Demarco de Hormaeche, R., Ehrlich, R., Anjam, K. y Hormaeche, C . (1997). Expression and immunogenicity of an Echinococcus granulosus fatty acid binding protein in live attenuated salmonella vaccine strains. Infection and Immunity. 65:24022412
[7]  Paulino, M., Esteves, A., Vega, M., Tabares, G., Ehrlich, R. y Tapia, O. (1998). Modelling a 3D structure for EgDf1 from Echinococcus granulosus. Putative epitopes, phosphorylation motifs and ligand. J. ComputerAided Mol. Design. 12: 351360
[8]  Alvite, G., Di Pietro, S., Santomé J., Ehrlich, R. y Esteves, A. (2001) Binding properties of EgFABP1, a fatty acid binding protein from Echinococcus granulosus. Biochem. Biophys. Acta. 1533:293302
[9]  Esteves, A., Portillo, V. y Ehrlich, R. (2003) Genomic structure and expression of agene coding for a new fatty acid binding protein from Echinococcus granulosus. Biochem. Biophys. Acta. 1631: 2634
[10]  Esteves, A., Señorale, M. y Ehrlich R. (2003) A tropomyosin gene is differentially expressed in the larval staage of Echinococcus granulosus. Parasitol Res.89: 501502
[11]  Jakobsson, E., Alvite, G., Bergfors, T., Esteves, A. y Kleywegt, G. (2003) The crystal strucutre of Echinococcus granulosus fattyacid binding protein I. Biochem. Biophys. Acta.1649: 4050
[12]  Canclini, C. and Esteves A. (2007) Preliminary analysis of cold stress responsive proteins in Mesocestoides corti larvae. Exp. Parasitol. 116(3):314319.
[13]  Petavy AF; Hormaeche, C., Lahmar, S., Ouhelli H., Chabalgoity, A., Marchal T., Azzouz, S., Schreiber, F., Alvite, G., Sarciron ME., Maskell, D., Esteves, A., y Bosquet. G. (2007). An oral recombinant vaccine in dogs against Echinococcus granulosus, the causative agent of human hydatid disease: pilot study. PloS Tropical neglected disease vol. 2: e125 (on line)
[14]  Alvite, G., Canclini, L., Corvo, I y Esteves, A. (2008). Two novel Mesocestoides vogae fatty acid binding proteins: functional and evolutionary implications. FEBS J. 275:107116
[15]  Canclini, L. y Esteves, A. (2009). In vivo response of Mesocestoides vogae to human insulin. Parasitology, 136:2039
[16]  Alvite, G. and Esteves, A. (2009). Echinococcus granulosus tropomyosin isoforms: from structure to expression analysis. Gene 433:4049 Esteves, A. and Ehrlich, R. (2006). Invertebrate intracellular fatty acid binding proteins. Review. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C:262274

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  Ehrlich, R., Castillo, e., Chalar C., Esteves, A., Fielitz, W., Garat, B., Marín, M., Martínez, C., Oliver, G., Pereira, Z., Picón, M., y Señorale, M. (1990). Echinococcus granulosus: towards the understanding of parasitic adaptation. Basic Research in helminthiases. Ed. R. Ehrlich, A. Nieto y L. Yarzábal. Ed. Logos, Montevideo, Uruguay. Pags. 7585
[2]  Ehrlich, R., Chalar C., Dallagiovanna, B., Esteves, A., Gorfinkiel, N., Martínez, C. and Oliver, G. (1993) Echinococcus granulosus development: transcription factors and differentiation markers. In: Molecular Biology and Immunology of the Adaptation and Differentiation of Parasites. Ehrlich et al. eds. Ed. Logos. Montevideo, Uruguay. pgs. 217231
[3]  Esteves, A. Historic overview of fatty acid binding proteins. 2009 En Fatty acid binding proteins.Esteves, A. (ed). Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India. ISBN 9788178954103. Pags. 116
[4]  Esteves, A. Fatty acid binding proteins as vaccines candidates, 2009. En Fatty acid binding proteins. Esteves, A. (ed.) Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India.. ISBN 9788178954103. Pags.6987
[5]  Alvite, G. and Esteves A. Lipidic metabolism in parasitic platyhelminths. En Research in helminths. Esteves, A. (ed). Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India..En prensa