Vaccination with proteins involved in tick-pathogen interactions reduces vector infestations and pathogen infection
- Autores: Antunes S, de la Fuente J, Domingos A, Merino O, Moreno-Cid JA, Mosqueda J, Perez de la Lastra JM, Rodríguez S, Rosario-Cruz R
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Vaccine
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24084474
Tick-borne pathogens cause diseases that greatly impact animal health and production worldwide. The ultimate goal of tick vaccines is to protect against tick-borne diseases through the control of vector infestations and reducing pathogen infection and transmission. Tick genetic traits are involved in vector-pathogen interactions and some of these molecules such as Subolesin (SUB) have been shown to protect against vector infestations and pathogen infection.