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Cell. 2004 Oct 29;119(3):311-2.

Flypaper for parasites.

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Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University Medical School, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

In this issue, Kamhawi et al. (2004) describe the identification of an insect galectin as the receptor for the stage-specific Leishmania adhesin lipophosphoglycan (LPG). This interaction is critical for parasite survival in the midgut of its sand fly vector. The results open new avenues for studies of insect immunity, transmission binding vaccines, and host-parasite coevolution.

PMID:
15507202
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2004.10.013
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