- Chris Arme, Keele University
- Filipe Dantas-Torres, Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães
- Kevin M Tyler, University of East Anglia
- Xing-Quan Zhu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
- Kathryn Taylor, University of Manchester
ResearchToxoplasma gondii MIC2 interacts with two host proteins, LAMTOR1 and RNaseH2B. It is not only involved in binding to host cells but may also affect host signal transduction and other biological processes. Image: Model for interaction between TgMIC2 and host proteins.
Short reportWe developed a method to quantify A. hoyamushi using qPCR and found that the density of A. hoyamushi varied from a few individuals to several thousands of the pathogen depending upon the phase of STS development. Our results also suggest that the siphons may serve as the portal of entry for A. hoyamushi. Image: Swelling siphons of ascidian.
ResearchMost studies have assessed schistosome-snail compatibility using laboratory strains. In this study, compatibility was assessed using field-derived Biomphalaria pfeifferi and Schistosoma mansoni miracidia from two locations, in a reciprocal cross infection experiment set up in an outdoor facility. High levels of infection were observed, with some of the snails shedding cercariae for over a year. The 'super survivor' snails could potentially sustain transmission, thus jeopardize chemotherapy-based schistosomiasis control efforts. Image: A 'super-survivor' field-derived B. pfeifferi with a 58 weeks old S. mansoni infection.
ResearchWe describe a longitudinal field survey to characterise suitable small water bodies for the intermediate host snail of Fasciola hepatica and describe its population dynamics in order to support future small scale risk mapping of F. hepatica risk on a farm. Image: Dairy heifers grazing near a small water body populated with Galba truncatula.
Short reportFoxes of Austria were found to harbour tick-borne pathogens such as Babesia microti-like (50%) and Hepatozoon canis (58.3%), although for latter the main vector tick is lacking. Image: A fox in silhouette jumping over an Ixodes ricinus..
Short reportIn this study we show that DNA barcoding does not separate species within the sub-complexes of the Triatoma infestans complex, a group of important Chagas disease vectors. Image: A graphical indication that the barcoding method should not be used to identify members of the Triatoma infestans complex (Reduviidae: Triatominae: Triatoma).
ResearchOnchocerciasis control policy across Africa is shifting towards elimination. We elucidate bionomic features of vector species of importance for onchocerciasis elimination efforts in both savannah and forest regions. Image: Human-baited trap for host-seeking blackflies (Photo: Poppy Lamberton).
ResearchEchinococcus granulosus infection remarkably reduces the severity of OVA-induced airway inflammation in a mouse model likely through enhancing IL-10 and down-regulation of IL-5 and IL-17A. Image: Echinococcus granulosus
ResearchAnalysis of Leishmania donovani populations in Sudan was undertaken via mutlilocus sequence and microsatellite typing. Weak temporal genetic variation was detected and domestic dogs were implicated as reservoir hosts. Image: Leishmania donovani in Eastern Sudan.
ResearchThe objective of this study was to evaluate the coverage of IPT-SP and its efficacy five years after its implementation in Cote d'Ivoire. Our data indicate that coverage with at least two doses was 43.3 % and IPTp-sp was not associated with a reduction in LBW. Image: A pregnant woman during an antenatal consultation in Cote d'Ivoire.
ResearchWe examined Biomphalaria choanomphala from Lake Victoria and observed low population stratification and high genetic diversity. This indicates potentially low compatibility with local schistosomes and highlights the importance of coordinated parasite control strategies. Image: Biomphalaria snail shell.
ResearchAnthelmintic activity of condensed tannins purified from different plant sources was evaluated in vitro against multiple life-cycle stages of the porcine nodular worm Oesophagostomum dentatum. Image: Oesophagostomum dentatum larva.
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