Tsetse fly saliva biases the immune response to Th2 and induces anti-vector antibodies that are a useful tool for exposure assessment.

@article{Caljon2006TsetseFS,
  title={Tsetse fly saliva biases the immune response to Th2 and induces anti-vector antibodies that are a useful tool for exposure assessment.},
  author={Guy Caljon and Jan Van den Abbeele and Jeremy M Sternberg and Marc Coosemans and Patrick de Baetselier and Stefan Magez},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1025-35}
}
Tsetse flies (Glossina sp.) are blood-feeding dipteran insects that transmit African trypanosomes, parasites that are responsible for human sleeping sickness and veterinary infections. Increasing attention is being paid to the effects of tsetse fly saliva deposited at the feeding site, which enables the blood-feeding process and putatively promotes parasite transmission. Here we demonstrate that saliva induces strong humoral responses against the major 43-45 kDa protein fraction (tsetse… CONTINUE READING
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