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  1. Content type: Research

    microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs widely identified in many mosquitoes. They are reported to play important roles in development, differentiation and innate immunity. However, miRNAs in Anopheles sinen...

    Authors: Xinyu Feng, Xiaojian Zhou, Shuisen Zhou, Jingwen Wang and Wei Hu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:172

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    Typically, carnivores serve as definitive hosts for Sarcocystis spp. parasites; currently, their role as intermediate hosts is being elucidated. The present study aimed to identify and molecularly characterize Sa...

    Authors: Viktorija Kirillova, Petras Prakas, Rafael Calero-Bernal, Inese Gavarāne, José Luis Fernández-García, Manuel Martínez-González, Eglė Rudaitytė-Lukošienė, Miguel Ángel Habela Martínez-Estéllez, Dalius Butkauskas and Muza Kirjušina

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:173

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    Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease burdening millions of people. One drug, praziquantel, is currently used for treatment and control. Clinically relevant drug resistance has not yet been described...

    Authors: Pierre H. H. Schneeberger, Jean T. Coulibaly, Gordana Panic, Claudia Daubenberger, Morgan Gueuning, Jürg E. Frey and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:168

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    Plasmodium falciparum delayed clearance with the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACTs) has been reported in some African countries. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in two genes, P. falciparum

    Authors: Tryphena Adams, Nana Aba A. Ennuson, Neils B. Quashie, Godfred Futagbi, Sena Matrevi, Oheneba C. K. Hagan, Benjamin Abuaku, Kwadwo A. Koram and Nancy O. Duah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:175

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    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that can infect mammalian cells and thereby regulate host gene expression. The long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been demonstrated to be an impo...

    Authors: Wenquan Liu, Liyang Huang, Qimei Wei, Yu Zhang, Shengnan Zhang, Wenting Zhang, Liya Cai and Shaohui Liang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:174

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    As evidence of the infection of domestic animals by Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma sp. ‘Omatjenne’ is presently becoming available, understanding the epidemiological and ecological significance of infect...

    Authors: Sori Teshale, Dirk Geysen, Gobena Ameni, Pierre Dorny and Dirk Berkvens

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:162

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    Human echinococcoses are parasitic helminth infections that constitute a serious public health concern in several regions across the world. Cystic (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in China represent a hig...

    Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:159

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  8. Content type: Research

    We have previously reported that progesterone (P4) has a direct in vitro effect on the scolex evagination and growth of Taenia solium cysticerci. Here, we explored the hypothesis that the P4 direct effect on T. s...

    Authors: Hugo Aguilar-Díaz, Karen E. Nava-Castro, Galileo Escobedo, Lenin Domínguez-Ramírez, Martín García-Varela, Víctor H. del Río-Araiza, Margarita I. Palacios-Arreola and Jorge Morales-Montor

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:161

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    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic tick-borne intracellular alpha-proteobacterium causing tick-borne fever, which leads to significant economic losses in domestic ruminants in Europe. Its epidemiological cyc...

    Authors: Anne-Claire Lagrée, Clotilde Rouxel, Maëllys Kevin, Thibaud Dugat, Guillaume Girault, Benoît Durand, Martin Pfeffer, Cornelia Silaghi, Marion Nieder, Henri-Jean Boulouis and Nadia Haddad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:163

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  10. Content type: Short report

    Cervids used to be considered the only animal intermediate hosts of the G10 genotype of Echinococcus canadensis. Yaks are often herded in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, where echinococcosis remains prevalent. ...

    Authors: Yantao Wu, Li Li, Guoqiang Zhu, Wenhui Li, Nianzhang Zhang, Shuangnan Li, Gang Yao, Wenjun Tian, Baoquan Fu, Hong Yin, Xingquan Zhu, Hongbin Yan and Wanzhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:166

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    Phlebotomus papatasi is a widely distributed sand fly species in different tropical and sub-tropical regions including the Middle East and North Africa. It is considered an important vector that transmits Leishma...

    Authors: Omar Hamarsheh, Mehmet Karakuş, Kifaya Azmi, Kaouther Jaouadi, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Andreas Krüger, Ahmad Amro, Mohamed Amin Kenawy, Mostafa Ramadhan Dokhan, Ziad Abdeen and Mary Ann McDowell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:160

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    High coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is the cornerstone of the malaria control strategy of the national malaria control program (NMCP) in Cameroon, with a target of reducing malaria transmis...

    Authors: Cyrille Ndo, Edmond Kopya, Marie Agathe Donbou, Flobert Njiokou, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Charles Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:157

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  13. Content type: Research

    Clonorchiasis caused by Clonorchis sinensis has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Effective prevention strategies are urgently needed to control this food-borne infectious disease. Previous studies i...

    Authors: Hengchang Sun, Zhipeng Lin, Lu Zhao, Tingjin Chen, Mei Shang, Hongye Jiang, Zeli Tang, Xinyi Zhou, Mengchen Shi, Lina Zhou, Pengli Ren, Honglin Qu, Jinsi Lin, Xuerong Li, Jin Xu, Yan Huang…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:156

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  14. Content type: Research

    Animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) and its tsetse vector are responsible for annual losses estimated in billions of US dollars ($). Recent years have seen the implementation of a series of multinational inte...

    Authors: Anne Meyer, Hannah R. Holt, Farikou Oumarou, Kalinga Chilongo, William Gilbert, Albane Fauron, Chisoni Mumba and Javier Guitian

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:154

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    Entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite responsible for human amebiasis. It causes up to 100,000 deaths worldwide each year. This parasite has two closely related basal transcription factors, the TATA-box...

    Authors: Ravi Kumar Narayanasamy, Carlos Alberto Castañón-Sanchez, Juan Pedro Luna-Arias, Guillermina García-Rivera, Bartolo Avendaño-Borromeo, María Luisa Labra-Barrios, Jesús Valdés, María Esther Herrera-Aguirre and Esther Orozco

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:153

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    Leishmaniasis represents an important public health problem in Brazil. The continuous process of urbanization and expansion of human activities in forest areas impacts natural habitats, modifying the ecology o...

    Authors: Simone Miranda da Costa, José Luís Passos Cordeiro and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:155

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  17. Content type: Research

    Cysteine peptidases of clan CA, family C1 account for a major part of proteolytic activity in the haematophagous monogenean Eudiplozoon nipponicum. The full spectrum of cysteine cathepsins is, however, unknown an...

    Authors: Lucie Jedličková, Hana Dvořáková, Jan Dvořák, Martin Kašný, Lenka Ulrychová, Jiří Vorel, Vojtěch Žárský and Libor Mikeš

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:142

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  18. Content type: Review

    Members of the genus Sarcocystis (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) are intracellular protozoan parasites that infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals, resulting in economic losses in production animals worldw...

    Authors: Muhammad A. Saeed, Mohammed H. Rashid, Jane Vaughan and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:146

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  19. Content type: Short report

    Plasmodium vivax is predominant in the Amazon region, and enhanced knowledge of its development inside a natural vector, Anopheles aquasalis, is critical for future strategies aimed at blocking parasite developme...

    Authors: Djane Clarys Baia-da-Silva, Luis Carlos Salazar Alvarez, Omaira Vera Lizcano, Fabio Trindade Maranhão Costa, Stefanie Costa Pinto Lopes, Alessandra Silva Orfanó, Denner Oliveira Pascoal, Rafael Nacif-Pimenta, Iria Cabral Rodriguez, Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães Lacerda, Nagila Francinete Costa Secundino, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro and Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:148

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  20. Content type: Research

    The molecular structure of Fasciola gigantica 14-3-3 protein has been characterized. However, the involvement of this protein in parasite pathogenesis remains elusive and its effect on the functions of innate imm...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, MingMin Lu, Guillermo Calderón-Mantilla, Evangelia Petsalaki, Tania Dottorini, XiaoWei Tian, YuJian Wang, Si-Yang Huang, Jun-Ling Hou, XiangRui Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:152

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  21. Content type: Review

    Lyme borreliosis (LB) and other Ixodes ricinus-borne diseases (TBDs) are diseases that emerge from interactions of humans and domestic animals with infected ticks in nature. Nature, environmental and health polic...

    Authors: Hein Sprong, Tal Azagi, Dieuwertje Hoornstra, Ard M. Nijhof, Sarah Knorr, M. Ewoud Baarsma and Joppe W. Hovius

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:145

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  22. Content type: Research

    Recent reports showed high numbers of visceral leishmaniasis cases in North Darfur, western Sudan. Due to a lack of previous studies, no information is available on local transmission of the disease in these a...

    Authors: Mohammed A. Mohammed, Noteila M. Khalid and Mariam A. Aboud

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:149

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  23. Content type: Research

    Dogs are the definitive hosts of Spirocerca lupi. Spirocercosis is treated by prolonged avermectin administration by injection or daily oral doses. In this prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinica...

    Authors: Gilad Segev, Alicia Rojas, Eran Lavy, Marganit Yaffe, Itamar Aroch and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:127

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