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This work describes the purification, gene cloning and expression of infestin, a thrombin inhibitor from midguts of Triatoma infestans. Infestin is located in the midgut and its purification was(More)
The presence of an effective immune response in the hemocoel of arthropods is essential for survival as it prevents the invasion of pathogens throughout the animal body. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs)(More)
Preying on cattle, the hard tick Boophilus microplus causes heavy economical losses to Brazil. Tick proteins are a good target to be used as tools for tick control. Serine protease inhibitors from B.(More)
Blood-sucking arthropods are vectors responsible for the transmission of several pathogens and parasites to vertebrate animals. The horn fly Haematobia irritans irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) and the(More)