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Using Recombinant Proteins from Lutzomyia longipalpis Saliva to Estimate Human Vector Exposure in Visceral Leishmaniasis Endemic Areas

  • Ana Paula Souza,

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

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  • Bruno Bezerril Andrade,

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

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  • Dorlene Aquino,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Departamento de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Brazil

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  • Petter Entringer,

    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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  • Ruan Alcantara,

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

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  • Daniel Ruiz,

    Affiliation: Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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  • Manuel Soto,

    Affiliation: Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CSIC-UAM), Departamento de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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  • Clarissa R. Teixeira,

    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,

    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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  • Camila Indiani de Oliveira,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (INCT), São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Cláudia Ida Brodskyn,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (INCT), São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Manoel Barral-Netto,

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (INCT), São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Aldina Barral mail

    abarral@bahia.fiocruz.br

    Affiliations: Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ), Salvador, Brazil, Instituto de Investigação em Imunologia, Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia (INCT), São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Published: March 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000649

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