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
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..View full abstract
The present study was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and The University of Melbourne. The funding body played no role in the design of the study or sample collection, data analysis or interpretation, or in the writing of the manuscript.