Next Article in Journal
Evaluation of Cyantraniliprole and Other Commercial Fly Baits under Laboratory and Field Conditions
Previous Article in Journal
Mating Success, Longevity, and Fertility of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera) in Relation to Body Size and Cry3Bb1-Resistant and Cry3Bb1-Susceptible Genotypes
Previous Article in Special Issue
Aedes aegypti Control Strategies in Brazil: Incorporation of New Technologies to Overcome the Persistence of Dengue Epidemics
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Insects 2015, 6(4), 961-976;

Salivary Biomarkers in the Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE) UM63: CNRS7278-IRD 198-INSERM U1095 Campus IRD-UCAD, BP 1386, Dakar 18524, Sénégal
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: C. Roxanne Connelly
Received: 31 January 2015 / Revised: 15 June 2015 / Accepted: 14 September 2015 / Published: 17 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mosquito Control)
Full-Text   |   PDF [903 KB, uploaded 17 November 2015]   |  


Vector control remains the most effective measure to prevent the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. However, the classical entomo-parasitological methods used to evaluate the human exposure to mosquito bites and the effectiveness of control strategies are indirect, labor intensive, and lack sensitivity in low exposure/transmission areas. Therefore, they are limited in their accuracy and widespread use. Studying the human antibody response against the mosquito salivary proteins has provided new biomarkers for a direct and accurate evaluation of the human exposure to mosquito bites, at community and individual levels. In this review, we discuss the development, applications and limits of these biomarkers applied to Aedes- and Anopheles-borne diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: mosquito; control; exposure; salivary-proteins; biomarker mosquito; control; exposure; salivary-proteins; biomarker

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Doucoure, S.; Drame, P.M. Salivary Biomarkers in the Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases. Insects 2015, 6, 961-976.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Insects EISSN 2075-4450 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top