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Lutzomyia longipalpis Saliva or Salivary Protein LJM19 Protects against Leishmania braziliensis and the Saliva of Its Vector, Lutzomyia intermedia

  • Natalia M. Tavares,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Robson A. Silva,

    Affiliation: Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto Multidisciplinar em Saúde, Campus Anisio Teixeira, Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Dirceu J. Costa,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Maiana A. Pitombo,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Kiyoshi F. Fukutani,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • José C. Miranda,

    Affiliation: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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  • Jesus G. Valenzuela,

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

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  • Aldina Barral,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Camila I. de Oliveira,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Manoel Barral-Netto,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Claudia Brodskyn mail

    brodskyn@bahia.fiocruz.br

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Published: May 31, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001169

About the Authors

Natalia M. Tavares, Dirceu J. Costa, Maiana A. Pitombo, Kiyoshi F. Fukutani, José C. Miranda, Aldina Barral, Camila I. de Oliveira, Manoel Barral-Netto, Claudia Brodskyn
Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Robson A. Silva
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto Multidisciplinar em Saúde, Campus Anisio Teixeira, Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Jesus G. Valenzuela
Vector Molecular Biology Unit, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Aldina Barral, Camila I. de Oliveira, Manoel Barral-Netto, Claudia Brodskyn
Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: brodskyn@bahia.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NMT AB CIO MB-N CB. Performed the experiments: NMT RAS DJC MAP KFF JCM. Analyzed the data: NMT RAS MAP KFF MB-N CIO CB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KFF JCM JGV AB CIO MB-N CB. Wrote the paper: NMT JGV CIO MB-N CB.