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- Gomez, Eduardo A., et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Infection, genetics, and evolution 2013 v.13 pp. 56-66
- Leishmania; Lutzomyia longipalpis; antigens; apyrase; blood; cDNA libraries; clones; complementary DNA; cutaneous leishmaniasis; evolution; hematophagous insects; immunity; insect vectors; proteins; saliva; salivary glands; Andes region
- ... The saliva of blood sucking insects contains potent pharmacologically active components that assist them in counteracting the host hemostatic and inflammatory systems during blood feeding. In addition, sand fly salivary proteins affect host immunity and have the potential to be a vaccine against Leishmania infection. In the present study, the salivary gland transcripts of Lutzomyia ayacuchensis, a ...
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