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Background: Hematophagous Culicoides spp. biting midges are of great agricultural importance as livestock, equine, and wildlife pests and as vectors of the orbiviruses bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease and African horse sickness. To obtain a blood meal, midges deposit saliva containing...

Author(s)
Lehiy, C. J.; Reister-Hendricks, L. M.; Ruder, M. G.; McVey, D. S.; Drolet, B. S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 358, pp (20 June 2018)
Abstract

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is an important vector-borne pathogen of bovine and equine species, causing a reportable vesicular disease. The matrix (M) protein of VSV is multifunctional and plays a key role in cytopathogenesis, apoptosis, host protein shut-off, and virion assembly/budding. Our...

Author(s)
Irie, T.; Liu, Y. L.; Drolet, B. S.; Carnero, E.; García-Sastre, A.; Harty, R. N.
Publisher
MDPI Publishing, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Viruses, 2012, 4, 9, pp 1605-1618
Abstract

Culicoides biting midges serve as vectors of pathogens affecting humans and domestic animals. Culicoides sonorensis is a vector of several arboviruses in North American that cause substantial economic losses to the US livestock industry. Previous studies showed that C. sonorensis saliva, like the...

Author(s)
Bishop, J. V.; Mejia, J. S.; León, A. A. P. de; Tabachnick, W. J.; Titus, R. G.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Northbrook, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2006, 75, 3, pp 532-536

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