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Repellent efficacy of a combination containing imidacloprid and permethrin against sand flies (Phlebotomus papatasi) in dogs
The study demonstrated the high repellent potential of the imidacloprid / permethrin combination, thus protecting dogs from sand fly bites. Expand
Establishment and Maintenance of Sand Fly Colonies
  • P. Volf, V. Volfová
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of vector ecology : journal of the…
  • 27 March 2011
The experience with establishment and maintenance of sand fly colonies and their use for infective experiments are summarized: techniques for collection and handling wild-caught females, rearing larvae and adults and experimental infections of sand flies by Leishmania using membrane feeding. Expand
Hyaluronidase of Bloodsucking Insects and Its Enhancing Effect on Leishmania Infection in Mice
High hyaluronidase activities seem to be essential for insects with pool-feeding mode, where they facilitate the enlargement of the feeding lesion and serve as a spreading factor for other pharmacologically active compounds present in saliva. Expand
Serological Markers of Sand Fly Exposure to Evaluate Insecticidal Nets against Visceral Leishmaniasis in India and Nepal: A Cluster-Randomized Trial
Evidence is provided that LNs have a limited effect on sand fly exposure in VL endemic communities in India and Nepal and supports the use of sand fly saliva antibodies as a marker to evaluate vector control interventions. Expand
Salivary Gland Transcriptomes and Proteomes of Phlebotomus tobbi and Phlebotomus sergenti, Vectors of Leishmaniasis
This analysis of the subgenus Larroussius sand fly P. tobbi expands the repertoire of salivary proteins in vectors of Le. Expand
Individual variability of salivary gland proteins in three Phlebotomus species.
Surprisingly, the individual profiles differed significantly between the colonies as well as between individuals; the highest variability was observed in proteins with molecular masses of 42-46 kDa corresponding to the yellow-related proteins. Expand
Measurement of Recent Exposure to Phlebotomus argentipes, the Vector of Indian Visceral Leishmaniasis, by Using Human Antibody Responses to Sand Fly Saliva
The utility of antibodies to P. argentipes saliva as an important tool to evaluate VL vector control programs is highlighted by pre-adsorbing the sera against the saliva of the competing human-biting but non-VL vector P. papatasi. Expand
Sand fly specificity of saliva-mediated protective immunity in Leishmania amazonensis-BALB/c mouse model.
Immune response of BALB/c mice to the salivary antigens of sand flies was found to vary with different species used, i.e. Phlebotomus papatasi, Phlebotomus sergenti and Lutzomyia longipalpis.Expand
Lutzomyia migonei is a permissive vector competent for Leishmania infantum
It is demonstrated that L. migonei is highly susceptible to the development of L. infantum, and proposed that Lutzomyia mig onei belongs to sand fly species permissive to various Leishmania spp. Expand
Comparative Analysis of Salivary Gland Transcriptomes of Phlebotomus orientalis Sand Flies from Endemic and Non-endemic Foci of Visceral Leishmaniasis
It is demonstrated that the different epidemiology of VL in these Ethiopian foci cannot be attributed to the salivary gland composition, and there is no significant difference between the transcriptomes, proteomes or enzymatic properties of theSalivary components of Addis Zemen and Melka Werer P. orientalis colonies. Expand