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Table 3 Categories of proteins potentially involved in blood meal digestion

From: Exploring the mialome of ticks: an annotated catalogue of midgut transcripts from the hard tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae)

Putative Biological Function Total transcripts Total Unfed/2 d fed 6 d fed
    Number of ESTs
Oxidative Stress 17 32 9 23
Peptidase Inhibitors 9 10 3 7
Total Peptidases 26 38 9 29
Serine Peptidase 5 6 0 6
Aspartyl Peptidase 3 4 0 4
Cysteine Peptidase 14 24 5 19
Metallopeptidase 4 4 4 0
Lipids 11 17 10 7
Carbohydrate digestion 4 6 1 5
Immunity 8 37 10 27
Iron/heme Metabolism 3 6 5 1
Secreted 5 7 5 2