Passage of hemolysins through the midgut epithelium of femaleIxodes ricinus L. fed on rabbits infested or reinfested with ticks

@article{Brossard1984PassageOH,
  title={Passage of hemolysins through the midgut epithelium of femaleIxodes ricinus L. fed on rabbits infested or reinfested with ticks},
  author={Michel Brossard and O. Rais},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={1984},
  volume={40},
  pages={561-563}
}
Antibodies considered in this study are hemolysins synthesized by rabbits against sheep red blood cells. Ingested with the blood meal, they cross the tick midgut epithelium and retain their immunological properties in the hemolymph. During a reinfestation of rabbits, more ticks present these antibodies, and titres are generally higher than during a first infestation. Hemolysins are only found in ticks weighing 180 mg or more.