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The role of saliva in tick feeding.
When attempting to feed on their hosts, ticks face the problem of host hemostasis (the vertebrate mechanisms that prevent blood loss), inflammation (that can produce itching or pain and thus initiateExpand
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An annotated catalog of salivary gland transcripts from Ixodes scapularis ticks.
Over 8000 expressed sequence tags from six different salivary gland cDNA libraries from the tick Ixodes scapularis were analyzed. These libraries derive from feeding nymphs infected or not with theExpand
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A review of Theileria diagnostics and epidemiology
Highlights • Serological and molecular assays exist for most economic important Theileria species.• Molecular assays are constantly being improved with regard to sensitivity and specificity.• TheExpand
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Comparative sialomics between hard and soft ticks: implications for the evolution of blood-feeding behavior.
Ticks evolved various mechanisms to modulate their host's hemostatic and immune defenses. Differences in the anti-hemostatic repertoires suggest that hard and soft ticks evolved anti-hemostaticExpand
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Comparative salivary gland transcriptomics of sandfly vectors of visceral leishmaniasis
BackgroundImmune responses to sandfly saliva have been shown to protect animals against Leishmania infection. Yet very little is known about the molecular characteristics of salivary proteins fromExpand
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The transcriptome of the salivary glands of the female western black-legged tick Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae).
Sequencing of an Ixodes pacificus salivary gland cDNA library yielded 1068 sequences with an average undetermined nucleotide of 1.9% and an average length of 487 base pairs. Assembly of the expressedExpand
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An insight into the sialome of blood-feeding Nematocera.
Within the Diptera and outside the suborder Brachycera, the blood-feeding habit occurred at least twice, producing the present day sand flies, and the Culicomorpha, including the mosquitoesExpand
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Function, mechanism and evolution of the moubatin-clade of soft tick lipocalins.
  • B. Mans, J. Ribeiro
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Insect biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 1 September 2008
The "moubatin-clade" of soft tick lipocalins, although monophyletic, shows clear signs of paralogy as indicated by the various functions associated with this protein family. This includesExpand
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Adaptation of ticks to a blood-feeding environment: evolution from a functional perspective.
  • B. Mans, A. Neitz
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Insect biochemistry and molecular biology
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Ticks had to adapt to an existing and complex vertebrate hemostatic system from being free-living scavengers. A large array of anti-hemostatic mechanisms evolved during this process and includesExpand
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Biochemical perspectives on paralysis and other forms of toxicoses caused by ticks.
Tick toxicoses, of which paralysis is the most widespread and dominant form, are important elements of pathogenesis induced by ticks. Tick paralysis is the most widespread and dominant form of tickExpand
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