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Enhanced Leishmania braziliensis Infection Following Pre-Exposure to Sandfly Saliva

  • Tatiana R. de Moura,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil

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  • Fabiano Oliveira,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Vector Molecular Biology Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Fernanda O. Novais,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil

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  • José Carlos Miranda,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil

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  • Jorge Clarêncio,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil

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  • Ivonise Follador,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

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  • Edgar M. Carvalho,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

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  • Jesus G. Valenzuela,

    Affiliation: Vector Molecular Biology Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Manoel Barral-Netto,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Salvador, Brazil

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  • Aldina Barral,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Salvador, Brazil

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  • Cláudia Brodskyn,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Salvador, Brazil

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  • Camila I. de Oliveira mail

    camila@bahia.fiocruz.br

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil

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  • Published: November 28, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000084

About the Authors

Tatiana R. de Moura, Fabiano Oliveira, Fernanda O. Novais, José Carlos Miranda, Jorge Clarêncio, Manoel Barral-Netto, Aldina Barral, Cláudia Brodskyn, Camila I. de Oliveira
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil
Fabiano Oliveira, Jesus G. Valenzuela
Vector Molecular Biology Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Ivonise Follador, Edgar M. Carvalho, Manoel Barral-Netto, Aldina Barral, Cláudia Brodskyn
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Manoel Barral-Netto, Aldina Barral, Cláudia Brodskyn
Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Salvador, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: camila@bahia.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CB FO TdM CdO EC JM. Performed the experiments: FO TdM FN JC IF. Analyzed the data: AB CB FO MB TdM CdO EC FN JC IF JV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AB EC JM JV. Wrote the paper: FO TdM CdO.