Effect of Trypanosoma Brucei Infection on the Salivary Gland Secretions of the Tsetse Glossina Morsitans Morsitans (Westwood)

  • N. Y. Patel
  • L. H. Otieno
  • T. K. Golder
Research Article


Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of saliva infected with Trypanosoma brucei showed few, very faint protein bands as compared to 11 bands from clean saliva. If the saliva collected is 6 times the normal amount, infected saliva showed all 11 bands, plus one more. Inositol and galactosamine did not appear in infected saliva. Infected saliva contained sphingomyelin in addition to phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidyllecithin.

Key Words

Tsetse salivary gland saliva Trypanosoma brucei metacyclics polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Y. Patel
    • 1
  • L. H. Otieno
    • 1
  • T. K. Golder
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)NairobiKenya

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