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Outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis in northern Israel.
This study describes a new focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) due to Leishmania tropica, in the Galilee region of northern Israel. Thirty-three cases from 4 villages (northern part) and from theExpand
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Lutzomyia longipalpis is a species complex: genetic divergence and interspecific hybrid sterility among three populations.
The sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis is the vector of Leishmania donovani chagasi in Latin America. An analysis of genetic variability at 27 enzyme coding loci among three laboratory populations of Lu.Expand
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Multifarious characterization of leishmania tropica from a Judean desert focus, exposing intraspecific diversity and incriminating phlebotomus sergenti as its vector.
The predominant sand fly species collected inside houses in Kfar Adumim, an Israeli village in the Judean Desert that is a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis, was Phlebotomus papatasi, which was alsoExpand
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Distinct Transmission Cycles of Leishmania tropica in 2 Adjacent Foci, Northern Israel
TOC summary for table of contents: Infection with Leishmania tropica is emerging because of encroachment of rock hyraxes and transmission by multiple vector species.
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Saliva of Lutzomyia longipalpis sibling species differs in its composition and capacity to enhance leishmaniasis.
Leishmania donovani chagasi parasites, transmitted by sandflies of the Lutzomyia longipalpis species complex, normally cause visceral leishmaniasis. However, in Central America infections frequentlyExpand
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Phlebotomine Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of the Palestinian West Bank: Potential Vectors of Leishmaniasis
Abstract Two forms of leishmaniasis are endemic to the Jenin district in the northern region of the West Bank. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), caused by Leishmania infantum, mainly affects infants.Expand
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Leishmaniasis in the Jordan Valley II. Sandflies and transmission in the central endemic area.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Jordan Valley is maintained within the close association of the rodent Psammomys obesus and sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi, which appear to be the exclusive host andExpand
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Variation in the salivary peptide, maxadilan, from species in the Lutzomyia longipalpis complex
Maxadilan is an approximately 7kDa peptide that occurs in the saliva of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis. This peptide is a potent vasodilator and may also have immunomodulatory effects related toExpand
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In vitro culture of the mosquito stages of Plasmodium falciparum.
The sporogonic cycle of Plasmodium falciparum was obtained in vitro. Mature gametocytes, from blood-stage cultures, produced gametes that underwent fertilization at elevated pH and ambientExpand
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Salivary glands of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi contain pharmacologically active amounts of adenosine and 5'-AMP.
Salivary gland homogenates of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi contain large amounts of adenosine and 5'-AMP, of the order of 1 nmol per pair of glands, as demonstrated by liquid chromatography,Expand
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