Solute carriers affect Anopheles stephensi survival and Plasmodium berghei infection in the salivary glands
- Authors: Antunes S, Couto J, de la Fuente J, Do Rosário V, Domingos A, Pinheiro-Silva R
- Publication Year: 2017
- Journal: Scientific Reports
- Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28733628
Malaria is caused by mosquito-borne Plasmodium spp. parasites that must infect and survive within mosquito salivary glands (SGs) prior to host transmission. Recent advances in transcriptomics and the complete genome sequencing of mosquito vectors have increased our knowledge of the SG genes and proteins involved in pathogen infection and transmission.