A proteomic approach to the identification of salivary proteins from the argasid ticks Ornithodoros moubata and Ornithodoros erraticus.

@article{Oleaga2007APA,
  title={A proteomic approach to the identification of salivary proteins from the argasid ticks Ornithodoros moubata and Ornithodoros erraticus.},
  author={Ana Oleaga and Andr{\'e}s Escudero-Poblaci{\'o}n and Emilio Camafeita and Ricardo P{\'e}rez-S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={1149-59}
}
The saliva of ticks contains anti-haemostatic, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory molecules that allow these parasites to obtain a blood meal from the host and help tick-borne pathogens to infect the vertebrate host more efficiently. This makes the salivary molecules attractive targets to control ticks and tick-borne pathogens. Although Ornithodoros moubata and O. erraticus are important argasid ticks that transmit severe diseases, to date only a few of their salivary proteins have been… CONTINUE READING