The blood feeding behavior of disease-transmitting arthropods creates a unique intersection between vertebrate and invertebrate physiology. Here, we review host blood-derived factors that persist through blood digestion to affect the lifespan, reproduction, and immune responses of some of the most common arthropod vectors of human disease.
- Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)
- Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases