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Selected Vector Biology Articles

The below list represents examples of select articles of interest to the vector immunology research community. This list is limited to articles published by NIAID scientists and National Institutes of Health-funded researchers.

Oliveira F et al. A sand fly salivary protein vaccine shows efficacy against vector-transmitted cutaneous leishmaniasis in nonhuman primates. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Jun 3;7(290):290ra90. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa3043.

Rinker DC et al. Blood meal-induced changes to antennal transcriptome profiles reveal shifts in odor sensitivities in Anopheles gambiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013 May 14;110(20):8260-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302562110. Epub 2013 Apr 29.

Cirimotich CM et al. (2011). Natural microbe-mediated refractoriness to Plasmodium infection in Anopheles gambiae. Science 332(6031): 855-8.

Gomes R and Oliveira F (2012). The immune response to sand fly salivary proteins and its influence on leishmania immunity. Front Immunol 3: 110.

Heinze DM et al. (2012). Early immunologic events at the tick-host interface. PLoS One 7(10): e47301.

Ribeiro JM and Francischetti IM. (2003). Role of arthropod saliva in blood feeding: sialome and post-sialome perspectives. Annu Rev Entomol 48: 73-88.

Tsujimoto H et al. (2012). Simukunin from the salivary glands of the black fly Simulium vittatum inhibits enzymes that regulate clotting and inflammatory responses. PLoS One 7(2): e29964.

Weiss B and Aksoy S. (2011). Microbiome influences on insect host vector competence. Trends Parasitol 27(11): 514-22.

Last Updated June 18, 2015