Ticks, Ixodes scapularis, Feed Repeatedly on White-Footed Mice despite Strong Inflammatory Response: An Expanding Paradigm for Understanding Tick-Host Interactions.
- Jennifer M Anderson,
- Ian N Moore,
- Bianca M Nagata,
- José M C Ribeiro,
- Jesus G Valenzuela,
- Daniel E Sonenshine
Front Immunol 2017 18;8:1784. Epub 2017 Dec 18.
Vector Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH), Rockville, MD, United States.
Ticks transmit infectious agents including bacteria, viruses and protozoa. However, their transmission may be compromised by host resistance to repeated tick feeding. Increasing host resistance to repeated tick bites is well known in laboratory animals, including intense inflammation at the bite sites. Read More