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- Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus: Distinct acute phase proteins vary during infestations according to the genetic composition of the bovine hosts, Bos taurus and Bos indicus
- Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Brazilian Enterprise Agr Res
- Tick bites may trigger acute phase responses. Positive and negative acute phase proteins were measured in infested cattle genetically resistant and susceptible to ticks. During heavier infestations levels of haptoglobin increased significantly in susceptible bovines; levels of serum amyloid A increased in resistant bovines; levels of alpha-l-acid glycoprotein decreased significantly in resistant bovines; levels of transferrin decreased significantly in susceptible bovines.In conclusion, tick infestations trigger acute phase responses and enhancement of specific acute phase proteins differs according to the genetic composition of hosts. Acute phase proteins may constitute useful biological signatures for monitoring the stress induced by tick infestations. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Experimental Parasitology. San Diego: Academic Press Inc. Elsevier B.V., v. 118, n. 4, p. 587-591, 2008.
- Academic Press Inc. Elsevier B.V.
- boophilus microplus
- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
- acute phase reaction
- Acute phase proteins
- serum amyloid A
- Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus
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