Discovery of Markers of Exposure Specific to Bites of Lutzomyia longipalpis, the Vector of Leishmania infantum chagasi in Latin America

@inproceedings{Teixeira2010DiscoveryOM,
  title={Discovery of Markers of Exposure Specific to Bites of Lutzomyia longipalpis, the Vector of Leishmania infantum chagasi in Latin America},
  author={Clarissa Gondim Teixeira and R{\'e}gis Gomes and Nicolas Collin and David Reynoso and Ryan Jochim and Fabiano Oliveira and Amy E Seitz and Dia-eldin Elnaiem and Arlene Caldas and Ana Paula Almeida de Souza and Cl{\'a}udia Ida Brodskyn and Camila I de Oliveira and Ivete Lopes de Mendonça and Carlos Costa and Petr Volf and Aldina Barral and Shaden Kamhawi and Jesus G Valenzuela},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Sand flies deliver Leishmania parasites to a host alongside salivary molecules that affect infection outcomes. Though some proteins are immunogenic and have potential as markers of vector exposure, their identity and vector specificity remain elusive. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We screened human, dog, and fox sera from endemic areas of visceral leishmaniasis to identify potential markers of specific exposure to saliva of Lutzomyia longipalpis. Human and dog sera were further… CONTINUE READING
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