Author(s): Schlein Y, Warburg A, Schnur LF, Shlomai J
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Abstract Infection with Leishmania tropica, a strain specific to the sandfly Phlebotomus papatasi, was inhibited in sandflies fed on turkey blood. Reduction of the parasite number was correlated with the digestive process. A relatively high DNAase level was induced in the gut of the sandfly by the nucleated turkey erythrocytes. This is the first record of vector-pathogen incompatibility, thus induced, and of differentially triggered digestive processes.
This article was published in Acta Trop
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals