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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164067/tick-borne-transmission-of-murine-gammaherpesvirus-68
#1
Valeria Hajnická, Marcela Kúdelová, Iveta Štibrániová, Mirko Slovák, Pavlína Bartíková, Zuzana Halásová, Peter Pančík, Petra Belvončíková, Michaela Vrbová, Viera Holíková, Rosemary S Hails, Patricia A Nuttall
Herpesviruses are a large group of DNA viruses infecting mainly vertebrates. Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV68) is often used as a model in studies of the pathogenesis of clinically important human gammaherpesviruses such as Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. This rodent virus appears to be geographically widespread; however, its natural transmission cycle is unknown. Following detection of MHV68 in field-collected ticks, including isolation of the virus from tick salivary glands and ovaries, we investigated whether MHV68 is a tick-borne virus...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156399/saliva-of-ixodes-ricinus-enhances-tbe-virus-replication-in-dendritic-cells-by-modulation-of-pro-survival-akt-pathway
#2
Jaroslava Lieskovská, Jana Páleníková, Helena Langhansová, Jindřich Chmelař, Jan Kopecký
It has been suggested that tick saliva facilitates transmission of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) to vertebrates. The mechanism of this facilitation has not been elucidated yet. Since dendritic cells (DCs) are among first cells attacked by the virus, we examined the amount of virus and changes induced by saliva in TBEV-infected DCs. We found that virus replication was significantly increased by saliva of Ixodes ricinus tick. Next, saliva-induced enhancement of Akt pathway activation was observed in TBEV-infected DCs...
November 17, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144218/characterization-of-a-glycine-rich-protein-from-rhipicephalus-microplus-tissue-expression-gene-silencing-and-immune-recognition
#3
B F Leal, M F Alzugaray, A Seixas, I Da Silva Vaz, C A S Ferreira
Salivary molecules, as glycine-rich proteins (GRPs), are essential to tick attachment and feeding on the host and are suggested to be involved in the host's immune system evasion, therefore representing natural candidates in the search for protective vaccine antigens. This work shows the molecular characterization of a GRP from Rhipicephalus microplus (RmGRP). The cDNA and putative amino acid sequences were analysed, as well as the transcription level in tick tissues/developmental stages, showing the highest levels of gene expression in 1-day-old larvae and salivary glands of fully engorged females...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104829/water-absorption-through-salivary-gland-type-i-acini-in-the-blacklegged-tick-ixodes-scapularis
#4
Donghun Kim, Paulina Maldonado-Ruiz, Ludek Zurek, Yoonseong Park
Tick salivary glands play critical roles in maintaining water balance for survival, as they eliminate excess water and ions during blood feeding on hosts. In the long duration of fasting in the off-host period, ticks secrete hygroscopic saliva into the mouth cavity to uptake atmospheric water vapor. Type I acini of tick salivary glands are speculated to be involved in secretion of hygroscopic saliva based on ultrastructure studies. However, we recently proposed that type I acini play a role in resorption of water/ions from the primary saliva produced by other salivary acini (i...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063857/anti-tumour-necrosis-factor-activity-in-saliva-of-various-tick-species-and-its-appearance-during-the-feeding-period
#5
Marketa Rezkova, Jan Kopecky
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) plays a central role in the inflammatory process. In the skin, it contributes to immune containment of tick-transmitted pathogens like Borrelia burgdorferi. In the saliva of some tick species, active compounds are present that inhibit detection of TNF in specific ELISA. We compared the presence of anti-TNF activity in saliva or salivary gland extract from 11 tick species from the family Ixodidae and demonstrated it in genera Ixodes Latreille, 1795 and Haemaphysalis Koch, 1844. Analysis of anti-TNF activity in Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758) saliva during the feeding period showed that it is present in the late, rapid phase of engorgement...
October 20, 2017: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029126/hyalomma-dromedarii-acari-ixodidae-salivary-gland-extract-inhibits-angiogenesis-and-exhibits-in-vitro-antitumor-effects
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Chaima Bensaoud, Zaineb Abdelkafi-Koubaa, Hazem Ben Mabrouk, Maram Morjen, Issam Hmila, Adel Rhim, Mohamed El Ayeb, Naziha Marrakchi, Ali Bouattour, Youmna M'ghirbi
Hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) are blood-sucking ectoparasites characterized by the extended period of their attachment to their host. To access their bloodmeal, ticks secrete saliva containing a range of molecules that target the host's inflammation, immune system, and hemostatic components. Some of these molecules reportedly possess antiangiogenic and antitumor properties. The present study describes our investigation, the first of its kind, of the antiangiogenic and antitumoral effects of the Hyalomma dromedarii Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae), salivary gland extract (SGE), which inhibited the adhesion and migration of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVECs) in a dose-dependent manner, as well as angiogenesis in the Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane model...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026848/drug-induced-sialorrhea-and-microfluidic-chip-electrophoretic-analysis-of-engorged-adult-female-tick-saliva-of-haemaphysalis-longicornis-acari-ixodidae
#7
Mohammad Saiful Islam, Myung Jo You
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to induce salivation in Haemaphysalis longicornis to increase saliva production and to characterize the collection of proteins present in the collected saliva using on-chip-electrophoresis. METHODS: Saliva of adult female engorged H. longicornis was collected by treatment with 0.2% dopamine hydrochloride. All protein samples were characterized by SDS-PAGE electrophoresis using a microfluidic High Sensitivity Protein Assay 250 kit by 2100 Bioanalyzer (Agilent Technologies, USA) under non-reducing conditions...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991904/epidemiological-consequences-of-immune-sensitisation-by-pre-exposure-to-vector-saliva
#8
Tsukushi Kamiya, Megan A Greischar, Nicole Mideo
Blood-feeding arthropods-like mosquitoes, sand flies, and ticks-transmit many diseases that impose serious public health and economic burdens. When a blood-feeding arthropod bites a mammal, it injects saliva containing immunogenic compounds that facilitate feeding. Evidence from Leishmania, Plasmodium and arboviral infections suggests that the immune responses elicited by pre-exposure to arthropod saliva can alter disease progression if the host later becomes infected. Such pre-sensitisation of host immunity has been reported to both exacerbate and limit infection symptoms, depending on the system in question, with potential implications for recovery...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989068/transcriptome-and-toxin-family-analysis-of-the-paralysis-tick-ixodes-holocyclus
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Manuel Rodriguez-Valle, Paula Moolhuijzen, Roberto A Barrero, Chian Teng Ong, Greta Busch, Thomas Karbanowicz, Mitchell Booth, Richard Clark, Johannes Koehbach, Hina Ijaz, Kevin Broady, Kim Agnew, Aleta G Knowles, Matthew I Bellgard, Ala E Tabor
The Australian paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) secretes neuropathic toxins into saliva that induce host paralysis. Salivary glands and viscera were dissected from fully engorged female I. holocyclus ticks collected from dogs and cats with paralysis symptoms. cDNA from both tissue samples were sequenced using Illumina HiSeq 100 bp pair end read technologies. Unique and non-redundant holocyclotoxin sequences were designated as HT2-HT19, as none were identical to the previously described HT1. Specific binding to rat synaptosomes was determined for synthetic HTs, and their neurotoxic capacity was determined by neonatal mouse assay...
October 6, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959131/a-histopathologic-study-of-the-human-skin-in-the-early-stage-after-a-tick-bite-a-special-reference-to-cutaneous-tissue-reaction-to-the-cement-substance-of-tick-saliva
#10
Motoyuki Mihara
The Ixodidae family of hard ticks has cement-producing and non-cement-producing species. Involved skins of four patients bitten by cement-producing ticks and two by non-cement-producing ticks were histopathologically examined. Those of the latter two patients were also studied immunohistochemically to characterize the infiltrating inflammatory cells. In patients with cement-producing ticks, the cement substance was observed as external cement or outer zone of internal cement, respectively. Coagulative necrosis was present in the epidermis in one patient and from the epidermis to the dermis in another patient...
September 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930602/molecular-biology-of-tick-acetylcholinesterases
#11
Kevin Bruce Temeyer
Ticks vector many pathogens with major health and economic impacts and have developed resistance to most acaricides used for tick control. Organophosphate (OP) acaricides target acetylcholinesterase (AChE) critical to tick central nervous system function. Mutations producing tick AChEs resistant to OPs were characterized; but tick OP-resistance is not fully elucidated, due to remarkable complexity of tick cholinergic systems. Three paralogous tick AChEs exhibiting differences in primary structure and biochemical kinetics are encoded by amplified genes with developmentally regulated expression...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930546/tick-host-pathogen-systems-immunobiology-an-interactive-trio
#12
Stephen K Wikel
Significant new insights are being made into tick modulation of host immune defenses and the implications of those host defense changes on tick-borne pathogen transmission and establishment of infection. Understanding tick saliva complexity increased with construction and analyses of salivary gland cDNA libraries. High throughput next generation sequencing and advances in proteomics are revealing greater complexity of saliva, nature of gene families and differential gene expression patterns not previously attainable...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840367/assessment-of-using-recombinant-ixodes-ricinus-av422-saliva-protein-for-confirmation-of-tick-bites-in-hunting-dogs-as-naturally-infested-hosts
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Darko Mihaljica, Dragana Marković, Željko Radulović, Albert Mulenga, Sanja Ćakić, Ratko Sukara, Zorana Milanović, Snežana Tomanović
Due to the recorded spreading of ticks in past years, a higher incidence of tick-borne diseases (TBDs) can be expected in the future in endemic areas, but can also pose an emerging public health concern in areas where they have not yet been recognized. Assessment of the exposure of vulnerable hosts to ticks would be a very helpful tool for TBD epidemiological studies, as well as for their proper managing. To confirm previous tick bites, the method of choice is detection of antibodies in host serum as markers developed against injected tick saliva proteins during feeding...
August 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798904/tick-borne-viruses-and-biological-processes-at-the-tick-host-virus-interface
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REVIEW
Mária Kazimírová, Saravanan Thangamani, Pavlína Bartíková, Meghan Hermance, Viera Holíková, Iveta Štibrániová, Patricia A Nuttall
Ticks are efficient vectors of arboviruses, although less than 10% of tick species are known to be virus vectors. Most tick-borne viruses (TBV) are RNA viruses some of which cause serious diseases in humans and animals world-wide. Several TBV impacting human or domesticated animal health have been found to emerge or re-emerge recently. In order to survive in nature, TBV must infect and replicate in both vertebrate and tick cells, representing very different physiological environments. Information on molecular mechanisms that allow TBV to switch between infecting and replicating in tick and vertebrate cells is scarce...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764815/a-proteomic-insight-into-the-midgut-proteome-of-ornithodoros-moubata-females-reveals-novel-information-on-blood-digestion-in-argasid-ticks
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Ana Oleaga, Prosper Obolo-Mvoulouga, Raúl Manzano-Román, Ricardo Pérez-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: The argasid tick Ornithodoros moubata is the main African vector of the human relapsing fever agent Borrelia duttoni and the African swine fever virus. Together with saliva, the tick midgut forms part of the host-tick-pathogen interface, and numerous midgut proteins play key functions in the blood digestion-related process and the infection and transmission of pathogens. This work explores the composition of the midgut proteome of unfed and fed O. moubata females with the aim to complete the biological information already obtained from the midgut transcriptome and provide a more robust and comprehensive perspective of this biological system...
August 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734839/recombinant-expression-of-ixolaris-a-kunitz-type-inhibitor-from-the-tick-salivary-gland-for-nmr-studies
#16
V S De Paula, F H S Silva, I M B Francischetti, R Q Monteiro, A P Valente
Ixolaris is an anticoagulant protein identified in the tick saliva of Ixodes scapularis. Ixolaris contains 2 Kunitz like domains and binds to Factor Xa or Factor X as a scaffold for inhibition of the Tissue Factor (TF)/Factor VIIa (FVIIa). In contrast to tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), however, Ixolaris does not bind to the active site cleft of FXa. Instead, complex formation is mediated by the FXa heparin-binding exosite. Due to its potent and long-lasting antithrombotic activity, Ixolaris is a promising agent for anticoagulant therapy...
November 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713775/salivary-tick-cystatin-omc2-targets-lysosomal-cathepsins-s-and-c-in-human-dendritic-cells
#17
Tina Zavašnik-Bergant, Robert Vidmar, Andreja Sekirnik, Marko Fonović, Jiří Salát, Lenka Grunclová, Petr Kopáček, Boris Turk
To ensure successful feeding tick saliva contains a number of inhibitory proteins that interfere with the host immune response and help to create a permissive environment for pathogen transmission. Among the potential targets of the salivary cystatins are two host cysteine proteases, cathepsin S, which is essential for antigen- and invariant chain-processing, and cathepsin C (dipeptidyl peptidase 1, DPP1), which plays a critical role in processing and activation of the granule serine proteases. Here, the effect of salivary cystatin OmC2 from Ornithodoros moubata was studied using differentiated MUTZ-3 cells as a model of immature dendritic cells of the host skin...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693553/interaction-between-saliva-s-adenosine-and-tick-parasitism-effects-on-feeding-and-reproduction
#18
Elen Anatriello, Carlo José Freire Oliveira, Nathália Baptista Oliveira, Andressa Fisch, Cristiane Maria Milanezi, João Santana da Silva, Isabel Kinney Ferreira de Miranda-Santos, Beatriz Rossetti Ferreira
BACKGROUND: It has recently been demonstrated that saliva from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks contains adenosine (ADO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), two non-protein molecules that have significant immunomodulatory properties. These molecules can inhibit cytokine production by dendritic cells (DCs), while also reducing the expression of CD40 in these cells. However, more studies are needed for a better understanding of their participation in the feeding of ticks in vivo. This work, therefore, evaluated the importance of ADO during tick infestations...
July 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690983/the-essential-role-of-tick-salivary-glands-and-saliva-in-tick-feeding-and-pathogen-transmission
#19
REVIEW
Ladislav Šimo, Maria Kazimirova, Jennifer Richardson, Sarah I Bonnet
As long-term pool feeders, ticks have developed myriad strategies to remain discreetly but solidly attached to their hosts for the duration of their blood meal. The critical biological material that dampens host defenses and facilitates the flow of blood-thus assuring adequate feeding-is tick saliva. Saliva exhibits cytolytic, vasodilator, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, and immunosuppressive activity. This essential fluid is secreted by the salivary glands, which also mediate several other biological functions, including secretion of cement and hygroscopic components, as well as the watery component of blood as regards hard ticks...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655871/yeast-surface-display-identifies-a-family-of-evasins-from-ticks-with-novel-polyvalent-cc-chemokine-binding-activities
#20
Kamayani Singh, Graham Davies, Yara Alenazi, James R O Eaton, Akane Kawamura, Shoumo Bhattacharya
Chemokines function via G-protein coupled receptors in a robust network to recruit immune cells to sites of inflammation. Due to the complexity of this network, targeting single chemokines or receptors has not been successful in inflammatory disease. Dog tick saliva contains polyvalent CC-chemokine binding peptides termed evasins 1 and 4, that efficiently disrupt the chemokine network in models of inflammatory disease. Here we develop yeast surface display as a tool for functionally identifying evasins, and use it to identify 10 novel polyvalent CC-chemokine binding evasin-like peptides from salivary transcriptomes of eight tick species in Rhipicephalus and Amblyomma genera...
June 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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