Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 27th, 2009
"Sand flies are the vector of the parasitic disease leishmaniasis. The peptide aids the sand fly in obtaining a blood meal while enhancing the infectivity of leishmania parasites transmitted by this arthropod vector," wrote V. Reddy and colleagues, Massachusetts General Hospital.
The researchers concluded: "Aspects of maxadilan, PAC1, and leishmaniasis are discussed."
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