A Deep Insight into the Sialotranscriptome of the Gulf Coast Tick, Amblyomma maculatum

@inproceedings{Karim2011ADI,
  title={A Deep Insight into the Sialotranscriptome of the Gulf Coast Tick, Amblyomma maculatum},
  author={Shahid Karim and Parul Singh and Jose M. C. Ribeiro},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Saliva of blood sucking arthropods contains compounds that antagonize their hosts' hemostasis, which include platelet aggregation, vasoconstriction and blood clotting; saliva of these organisms also has anti-inflammatory and immunomodullatory properties. Perhaps because hosts mount an active immune response against these compounds, the diversity of these compounds is large even among related blood sucking species. Because of these properties, saliva helps blood feeding as well as… CONTINUE READING
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