Native microbiota shape insect vector competence for human pathogens

Chris M. Cirimotich, Jose L. Ramirez, George Dimopoulos

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Abstract

The resident microbiota of insect vectors can impede transmission of human pathogens. Recent studies have highlighted the capacity of endogenous bacteria to decrease viral and parasitic infections in mosquito and tsetse fly vectors by activating their immune responses or directly inhibiting pathogen development. These microbes may prove effective agents for manipulating the vector competence of malaria and other important human pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2011

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Insect Vectors
Microbiota
Mental Competency
Tsetse Flies
Parasitic Diseases
Infectious Disease Transmission
Virus Diseases
Culicidae
Malaria
Bacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Biology

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Native microbiota shape insect vector competence for human pathogens. / Cirimotich, Chris M.; Ramirez, Jose L.; Dimopoulos, George.

In: Cell Host and Microbe, Vol. 10, No. 4, 04.10.2011, p. 307-310.

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Cirimotich, Chris M. ; Ramirez, Jose L. ; Dimopoulos, George. / Native microbiota shape insect vector competence for human pathogens. In: Cell Host and Microbe. 2011 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 307-310.
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