Effect of tick saliva on mechanisms of innate immune response against Borrelia afzelii.

Abstract

The effect of salivary gland extract (SGE) and saliva from the tick Ixodes ricinus (L.) on the interaction of Borrelia afzelii spirochetes with mouse macrophages as well as on the borreli-acidal effect of calf serum was studied. SGE reduced both the number of phagocytosing cells and phagocytosed bacteria. An inhibitory effect of SGE on the killing of… (More)

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@article{Kckov2006EffectOT, title={Effect of tick saliva on mechanisms of innate immune response against Borrelia afzelii.}, author={Katerina K{\'y}ckov{\'a} and J{\'a}n Kopeck{\'y}}, journal={Journal of medical entomology}, year={2006}, volume={43 6}, pages={1208-14} }