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Title Skin and arthropod vectors / edited by Nathalie Boulanger
Published London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents Skin immunity and microbiome / Nathalie Boulanger and Cédric Lenormand -- Arthropods: definition and medical importance / Gérard Duvallet, Nathalie Boulanger and Vincent Robert -- Impact of skin microbiome on attractiveness to arthropod vectors and pathogen transmission / Niels O. Verhulst, Nathalie Boulanger and Jeroen Spitzen -- Arthropd saliva and its role in pathogen transmission: insect saliva / Claudia Demarta-Gatsi, Salaheddine Mécheri and Richard E. Paul -- Tick saliva and its role in pathogen transmission / Sarah Bonnet, Mária Kazimírová, Jennifer Richardson and Ladislav Šimo -- Insect-borne pathogens and skin interface: flagellate parasites and skin interface / Natalia Tavares, Léa Castellucci, Camila de Oliveira and Cláudia Brodskyn -- Skin and other pathogens: malaria and plague / Pauline Formaglio, Laura Mac-Daniel, Rogerio Amino and Robert Ménard -- Insect-borne viruses and host skin interface / Christopher G. Mueller and Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau -- Tick-borne bacteria and host skin interface / Quentin Bernard, Ema Helezen and Nathalie Boulanger -- Tick-borne viruses and host skin interface / Mária Kazimírová, Pavlína Bartíková and Iveta Štibrániová -- Skin and arthropod-borne diseases: applications to vaccine and diagnosis / Laura Mac-Daniel, Rogerio Amino and Robert Ménard -- Tools to decipher vector-borne pathogen and host interactions in the skin / Pauline Formaglio, Joppe W. Hovius, Chetan Aditya, Joana Tavares, Lauren M.K. Mason, Robert Ménard, Nathalie Boulanger and Rogerio Amino
Summary Recent research on skin immunity and the skin microbiome reveals the complexity of the skin and its importance in the development of immunity against arthropod-borne diseases. In diseases such as malaria, borreliosis, leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, etc., the skin interface has been shown as an essential site for pathogens to hide from the immune system, and as a potential site of persistence. Only very few vaccines have been successfully developed so far against these diseases, likely because of an insufficient understanding on the development of skin immunity against pathogens. Skin and Arthropod Vectors expands our knowledge on the role of the skin interface during the transmission of arthropod-borne diseases and particularly its immunity. This work may support researchers who strive for developing more efficient diagnostic tools and vaccines. It also gives scientists and advanced students working in related areas a better insight on how humans and animals are attractive to arthropods to develop better repellents, or to set up transgenic arthropods
Notes Includes index
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Subject Arthropod vectors.
Skin -- Diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Boulanger, Nathalie, editor
ISBN 0128114371 (electronic bk.)
9780128114377 (electronic bk.)