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Aspects of classification of Hemiptera hemocytes from six triatomine species.
The objective of this work was to characterize, and compare different morphological types of hemocytes of Rhodnius prolixus, Rhodnius robustus, Rhodnius neglectus, Triatoma infestans, PanstrongylusExpand
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Detection and partial characterisation of two antibacterial factors from the excretions/secretions of the medicinal maggot Lucilia sericata and their activity against methicillin-resistant
Maggot therapy is a simple and highly successful method for cleansing infected and necrotic wounds. The use of maggots has become increasingly important in the treatment of non-healing wounds,Expand
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Invertebrate Immunity: Basic Concepts and Recent Advances
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses basic concepts and advances of invertebrate immunity. In mammals and other higher vertebrates, a plethora of information exists on the origin, development,Expand
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The separation of insect haemocyte types on Percoll gradients; methodology and problems
Abstract Techniques for obtaining stable, relatively pure, haemocyte populations from the Lepidopterans, Manduca sexta and Galleria mellonella , and the Dictyopteran, Blaberus craniifer , have beenExpand
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Studies on prophenoloxidase and protease activity of Blaberus craniifer haemocytes
Using a citrate-EDTA buffer as an anticoagulant it was possible to isolate intact haemocytes from the insect, Blaberus craniifer, without causing extensive degranulation and subsequent clotting. AExpand
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Gut microbiota and parasite transmission by insect vectors.
In the gut of some insect vectors, parasites ingested with the bloodmeal decrease in number before coming into contact with host tissues. Many factors could be responsible for this reduction inExpand
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Invertebrate blood cells
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A Novel Role for an Insect Apolipoprotein (Apolipophorin III) in β-1,3-Glucan Pattern Recognition and Cellular Encapsulation Reactions 1
Lipoproteins and molecules for pattern recognition are centrally important in the innate immune response of both vertebrates and invertebrates. Mammalian apolipoproteins such as apolipoprotein EExpand
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Bivalve immunity: comparisons between the marine mussel (Mytilus edulis), the edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule) and the razor-shell (Ensis siliqua).
Much of the current knowledge concerning bivalve immunology and immunotoxicology has come from studies on the mussel genus, Mytilus, or from the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Following aExpand
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Entomopathogenic Fungi: New Insights into Host-Pathogen Interactions.
Although many insects successfully live in dangerous environments exposed to diverse communities of microbes, they are often exploited and killed by specialist pathogens. Studies of host-pathogenExpand
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