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Discovery of Markers of Exposure Specific to Bites of Lutzomyia longipalpis, the Vector of Leishmania infantum chagasi in Latin America

  • Clarissa Teixeira equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Clarissa Teixeira, Regis Gomes

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

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  • Regis Gomes equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Clarissa Teixeira, Regis Gomes

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

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  • Nicolas Collin,

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

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  • David Reynoso,

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

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  • Ryan Jochim,

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

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  • Fabiano Oliveira,

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

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  • Amy Seitz,

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

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  • Dia-Eldin Elnaiem,

    Affiliation: Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Arlene Caldas,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil

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  • Ana Paula de Souza,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz–FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Cláudia I. Brodskyn,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz–FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Camila Indiani de Oliveira,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz–FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Ivete Mendonca,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Leishmanioses, Instituto de Doencas Tropicais Natan Portella and Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil

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  • Carlos H. N. Costa,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Leishmanioses, Instituto de Doencas Tropicais Natan Portella and Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil

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  • Petr Volf,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Aldina Barral,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz–FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Shaden Kamhawi,

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

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  • Jesus G. Valenzuela mail

    jvalenzuela@niaid.nih.gov

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

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  • Published: March 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000638

About the Authors

Clarissa Teixeira, Regis Gomes, Nicolas Collin, David Reynoso, Ryan Jochim, Fabiano Oliveira, Amy Seitz, Shaden Kamhawi, Jesus G. Valenzuela
Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Dia-Eldin Elnaiem
Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, United States of America
Arlene Caldas
Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil
Ana Paula de Souza, Cláudia I. Brodskyn, Camila Indiani de Oliveira, Aldina Barral
Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz–FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Ivete Mendonca, Carlos H. N. Costa
Laboratorio de Leishmanioses, Instituto de Doencas Tropicais Natan Portella and Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
Petr Volf
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Corresponding Author

Email: jvalenzuela@niaid.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RG SK JGV. Performed the experiments: CRT RG NC DR RJ FO AS DEE. Analyzed the data: CRT RG SK JGV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NC DR RJ FO AS DEE AC APdS CIB CIdO IM CHNC PV AB. Wrote the paper: CRT RG SK JGV.