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Opening of the website Neuropatick

“NeuroPaTick” (Neuro – Neurophysiology, Pa – Pathogens, Tick – Tick) is a new area in tick research established for the first time in the UMR-BIPAR (Anses, ENVA, INRA). This research direction merges the innovative approaches examining the interaction of tick neuropeptide signaling system with the pathogens entering tick body. Specifically, we hypothesize that pathogen benefit from manipulation of tick neuropeptidome to ensure their survival,...

Welcome to Neuropatick website

Ticks and tick-borne pathogens constitute a growing burden for animal and human health worldwide.
The development of effective control strategies of these medically important arthropods, along with pathogens they transmit, is currently hampered by our limited understanding of their complex interactions.
Specifically, the interrelationship between pathogens, entering tick body, and tick signalling systems literally represents a “black box”.
This neglected area in tick research, along the scientific curiosity of both PI’s created a base line for an establishment of the NeuroPaTick.
We believe that investigation of tick signaling system interactions with the pathogens they transfer will ultimately generate a unique research area that we have named "Neural basis of tick-pathogen interactions".