Immunohistological analysis of the tick attachment site of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus infected with Theileria parva




The brown ear tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, transmits Theileria parva protozoan which causes theileriosis, commonly known as East Coast fever (ECF) in Africa. To enhance our understanding of the early events of T. parva infection in vivo for vaccine development against ECF, we have identified cell populations present at the site of tick attachment in cattle. Skin biopsies were immunohistochemically investigated by the biotin-streptavidin method using monoclonal antibodies against bovine leukocyte surface antigens.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Animal Production and Grassland Division

International Livestock Research Institute


Technical A

Term of research

FY1997 (FY1994-1997)

Responsible researcher

MATSUBARA Yutaka ( Animal Production and Grassland Division )

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