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..The identification and characterization of miRNA in tick saliva may help to reveal the molecular mechanisms of interactions among ticks, pathogens and hosts, and suggest new vaccine strategies to control tick-borne diseases. ..
Wang Y, Zhou Y, Gong H, Cao J, Zhang H, Li X, et al
. Functional characterization of a cystatin from the tick Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:140 pubmed publisher
..A disruption of the RHcyst-1 gene showed a significant decrease in the rate of tick hatching. Our results suggested that RHcyst-1 may be involved in the early embryonic development of ticks. ..
Cao J, Yang Q, Zhang J, Zhou Y, Zhang H, Gong H, et al
. Seroprevalence survey of Babesia gibsoni infection and tick species in dogs in East China. Vet Parasitol. 2015;214:12-5 pubmed publisher
..58%) and Rhipicephalus hemaphysaloides (10.7%). Besides adult, larval and nymph stages of ticks were also recorded on dogs. This is the first report of seroprevalence of canine B. gibsoni infection and tick species in dogs in China. ..
Zhao S, Gong H, Zhou Y, Zhang H, Cao J, Zhou J. Identification of a thioredoxin reductase from Babesia microti during mammalian infection. Parasitol Res. 2016;115:3219-27 pubmed publisher
..microti thus reducing the incidence of babesiosis. ..
Zhang H, Wang Z, Gong H, Cao J, Zhou Y, Zhou J. Identification and functional study of a novel 2-cys peroxiredoxin (BmTPx-1) of Babesia microti. Exp Parasitol. 2016;170:21-27 pubmed publisher
..These results suggest that BmTPx-1 has a great impact on protecting parasites from oxidative stress in the erythrocytic stage. ..
Wang Y, Li Z, Zhou Y, Cao J, Zhang H, Gong H, et al
. Specific histamine binding activity of a new lipocalin from Hyalomma asiaticum (Ixodidae) and therapeutic effects on allergic asthma in mice. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:506 pubmed publisher
..Ha24 is a new tick lipocalin with specific histamine binding activity that can provide relief from host inflammation response. ..
Huang J, Xiong K, Zhang H, Zhao Y, Cao J, Gong H, et al
. Molecular characterization of Babesia microti thioredoxin (BmTrx2) and its expression patterns induced by antiprotozoal drugs. Parasit Vectors. 2018;11:38 pubmed publisher
..Our results indicate that BmTrx2 is a functional enzyme with antioxidant activity and may be involved in the response of B. microti to anti-parasite drugs. ..
Yu X, Gong H, Zhou Y, Zhang H, Cao J, Zhou J. Differential sialotranscriptomes of unfed and fed Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides, with particular regard to differentially expressed genes of cysteine proteases. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:597 pubmed publisher
Lu P, Zhou Y, Yu Y, Cao J, Zhang H, Gong H, et al
. RNA interference and the vaccine effect of a subolesin homolog from the tick Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides. Exp Appl Acarol. 2016;68:113-26 pubmed publisher
..These results encourage further studies of using subolesin to control tick infestations in China. ..