Journal article

Lipid composition and abundance in the reproductive and alimentary tracts of female Haemonchus contortus

Tao Wang, Guangxu Ma, Shuai Nie, Nicholas A Williamson, Gavin E Reid, Robin B Gasser

Parasites and Vectors | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Lipids play essential structural and functional roles in the biology of animals. Studying the composition and abundance of lipids in parasites should assist in gaining a better understanding of their molecular biology, biochemistry and host-parasite interactions. METHODS: Here, we used a combination of high-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometric analyses, combined with bioinformatics, to explore the lipid composition and abundance in the reproductive (Rt) and alimentary (At) tracts of Haemonchus contortus. RESULTS: We identified and quantified 320 unique lipid species representing four categories: glycerolipids, glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids and steroid li..

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