Protein expression in the salivary glands of dengue-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and blood-feeding success.

Abstract

Mosquito salivary glands (SG) play an essential role in food digestion and pathogen transmission. The function of the salivary components during infection is poorly understood. In this study, female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were infected with dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV-2) via an artificial membrane feeding apparatus. The mosquito SGs were examined for… (More)

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