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Brugia malayi and Brugia pahangi: inherent difference in immune activation in the mosquitoes Armigeres subalbatus and Aedes aegypti

Beerntsen, B.T.; Luckhart, S.; Christensen, B.M.

Journal of Parasitology 75(1): 76-81


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-3395
PMID: 2563767
DOI: 10.2307/3282940
Accession: 001768295

The inherent ability of B. malayi and B. pahangi to establish successful relationships with Armigeres subalbatus and Aedes aegypti Liverpool strain was evaluated. B. pahangi microfilariae avoided the immune response and developed normally in Armigeres subalbatus exposed to the parasite by an infective bloodmeal, whereas nearly 85% of B. malayi were destroyed by the immune response.

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