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Table 2 Functional classification of putative secreted transcripts originating from the salivary glands of Simulium guianense

From: An insight into the sialome of Simulium guianense (DIPTERA:SIMulIIDAE), the main vector of River Blindness Disease in Brazil

Family Number of ESTs Contig ESTs/Cluster
Ubiquitous protein families    
   Antigen-5 family 5 2 2.5
   Yellow family 1 1 1.0
   ML domain family 1 1 1.0
   Lipocalins 2 2 1.0
   Immunity related products 36 12 3.0
Protease inhibitor domains    
   Serpin 1 1 1.0
   Kunitz-domain protease inhibitor 19 9 2.1
Enzymes    
   Trypsin 69 28 2.5
   Hyaluronidase 5 1 5.0
   Apyrase 14 4 3.5
   Amylase 61 14 4.4
   Adenosine deaminase 1 1 1.0
   Destabilase 1 1 1.0
Insect-specific families    
   Aegyptin family 23 11 2.1
   D7 family (OBP superfamily) 242 72 3.4
Simulium-specific families    
   SVEP vasodilator family 190 56 3.4
   Other Simulium-specific families 427 146 2.9
   PolyQ mucin family 51 16 3.2
   GH repeat family 127 33 3.8
   Collagen-like family 48 17 2.8
Total 1324 428