Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier
Vincent and Dickson discuss the finding that immunity to a sandfly salivary protein protects against fatal visceral leishmaniasis in hamsters.
Download TWiP #53 (51 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Immunity to a salivary protein protects against leishmaniasis (PNAS)
- Image of blood-fed Lutzomyia longipalpis (right) credit
- Short history of Leishmania vaccines
- Leishmania on TWiP #14
- Letters read on TWiP 53
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