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Research Article

Tick Histamine Release Factor Is Critical for Ixodes scapularis Engorgement and Transmission of the Lyme Disease Agent

  • Jianfeng Dai,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Sukanya Narasimhan,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Lili Zhang,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Lei Liu,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Penghua Wang,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Erol Fikrig mail

    erol.fikrig@yale.edu

    Affiliations: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: November 24, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001205

About the Authors

Jianfeng Dai, Sukanya Narasimhan, Lili Zhang, Lei Liu, Penghua Wang, Erol Fikrig
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Erol Fikrig
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: erol.fikrig@yale.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JD SN EF. Performed the experiments: JD SN. Analyzed the data: JD SN LZ LL PW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LZ LL PW. Wrote the paper: JD SN EF.