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Parasitology: A Conceptual Approach

Jung BK, Chai JY

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Species Diversity and Seasonal Distribution of Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

Kim HC, Bellis GA, Kim MS, Klein TA, Gopurenko , Cai DC, Seo HJ, Cho IS, Park JY

Biting midges belonging to the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) were collected by Mosquito Magnet(R) and black light traps at 5 sites on Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (Korea), from May-November 2013...
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Negligible Egg Positive Rate of Enterobius vermicularis and No Detection of Head Lice among Orphanage Children in Busan and Ulsan, Korea (2014)

Kim DH, Son HM, Lee SH, Park MK, Kang SA, Park SK, Choi JH, Park JH, Yu HS

To determine whether pinworm infections and head lice infestations spread among children in orphanages, 117 children from 4 orphanages in Busan-si and Ulsan-si, Korea, were examined for enterobiasis and head...
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Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in Dogs in Zhanjiang, Southern China

Jiang HH, Li MW, Xu MJ, Cong W, Zhu XQ

Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, is a parasitic zoonosis with worldwide distribution. The present study investigated the prevalence of T. gondii in dogs in Zhanjiang city, southern China, using both...
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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Among Primary School Children in Shandong Province, China

Xin KS, Liu H, Wang HB, Yao ZL

Although Toxoplasma gondii infection in primary school children has been investigated in many countries, limited surveys have been available in primary school children in China. In the present study, we...
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Molecular Characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi Tc8.2 Gene Indicates Two Differential Locations for the Encoded Protein in Epimastigote and Trypomastigote Forms

Kian D, Lancheros , Damiani IA, Fernandes , Pinge-Filho P, dos Santos MRM, da Silveira JF, Nakamura C, da Silva J, Yamada-Ogatta SF, Yamauchi L

This report describes the molecular characterization of the Tc8.2 gene of Trypanosoma cruzi. Both the Tc8.2 gene and its encoded protein were analyzed by bioinformatics, while Northern blot and RT-PCR...
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Molecular Detection of Giardia intestinalis from Stray Dogs in Animal Shelters of Gyeongsangbuk-do (Province) and Daejeon, Korea

Shin JC, Reyes AW, Kim SH, Kim S, Park HJ, Seo KW, Song KH

Giardia is a major public health concern and considered as reemerging in industrialized countries. The present study investigated the prevalence of giardiosis in 202 sheltered dogs using PCR. The infection...
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Traumatic Myiasis Caused by an Association of Sarcophaga tibialis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a Domestic Cat in Italy

Pezzi M, Whitmore D, Chicca M, Lanfredi M, Leis M

We describe here a rare case of traumatic myiasis occurred in August 2014, caused by an association of 2 Diptera species, Sarcophaga tibialis Macquart (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) and Lucilia sericata (Meigen)...
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Anisakiasis: Report of 15 Gastric Cases Caused by Anisakis Type I Larvae and a Brief Review of Korean Anisakiasis Cases

Sohn WM, Na BK, Kim TH, Park TJ

The present study was performed to report 15 anisakiasis cases in Korea and to review the Korean cases reported in the literature. Total 32 Anisakis type I larvae were detected...
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Mitochondrial Genome Sequences of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei and S. decipiens (Cestoidea: Diphyllobothriidae)

Eom KS, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Kim KH, Jeon HK

The present study was performed to compare the mitochondrial genomes between 2 Spirometra tapeworms, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei and Spirometra decipiens (Cestoidea: Diphyllobothriidae), which larval stages are important etiological agents of sparganosis...
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Infection Status of Zoonotic Trematode Metacercariae in Fishes from Vientiane Municipality and Champasak Province in Lao PDR

Eom KS, Park HS, Lee D, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Chai JY, Min DY, Rim HJ, Insisiengmay B, Phommasack B

The infection status of fishborne zoonotic trematode (FZT) metacercariae was investigated in fishes from 2 localities of Lao PDR. Total 157 freshwater fishes (17 species) were collected in local markets...
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Intestinal Helminths Recovered from Humans in Xieng Khouang Province, Lao PDR with a Particular Note on Haplorchis pumilio Infection

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Jung BK, Yong TS, Eom KS, Min DY, Insisiengmay B, Insisiengmay S, Phommasack B, Rim HJ

A survey of intestinal helminths was undertaken in riparian people in Xieng Khouang Province, Lao PDR. Fecal specimens were collected from 643 people (289 males and 354 females) residing in...
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Toll-Like Receptor Gene Expression during Trichinella spiralis Infection

Kim S, Park MK, Yu HS

In Trichinella spiralis infection, type 2 helper T (Th2) cell-related and regulatory T (T(reg)) cell-related immune responses are the most important immune events. In order to clarify which Toll-like receptors...
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Effect of Farnesyltransferase Inhibitor R115777 on Mitochondria of Plasmodium falciparum

Ha YR, Hwang BG, Hong Y, Yang HW, Lee SJ

The parasite Plasmodium falciparum causes severe malaria and is the most dangerous to humans. However, it exhibits resistance to their drugs. Farnesyltransferase has been identified in pathogenic protozoa of the...
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Allelic Diversity of MSP1 Gene in Plasmodium falciparum from Rural and Urban Areas of Gabon

Mawili-Mboumba DP, Mbondoukwe N, Adande E, Bouyou-Akotet MK

The present study determined and compared the genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum strains infecting children living in 2 areas from Gabon with different malaria endemicity. Blood samples were collected from...
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Identification of Immunodominant B-cell Epitope Regions of Reticulocyte Binding Proteins in Plasmodium vivax by Protein Microarray Based Immunoscreening

Han JH, Li J, Wang B, Lee SK, Nyunt MH, Na S, Park JH, Han ET

Plasmodium falciparum can invade all stages of red blood cells, while Plasmodium vivax can invade only reticulocytes. Although many P. vivax proteins have been discovered, their functions are largely unknown....
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Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia intestinalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in Captive Non-Human Primates in Qinling Mountains

Du SZ, Zhao GH, Shao JF, Fang YQ, Tian GR, Zhang LX, Wang RJ, Wang HY, Qi M, Yu SK

Non-human primates (NHPs) are confirmed as reservoirs of Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia intestinalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi. In this study, 197 fresh fecal samples from 8 NHP species in Qinling Mountains, northwestern...
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In Vitro Infectivity Assessment by Drug Susceptibility Comparison of Recombinant Leishmania major Expressing Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein or EGFP-Luciferase Fused Genes with Wild-Type Parasite

Sadeghi S, Seyed N, Etemadzadeh MH, Abediankenari S, Rafati S, Taheri T

Leishmaniasis is a worldwide uncontrolled parasitic disease due to the lack of effective drug and vaccine. To speed up effective drug development, we need powerful methods to rapidly assess drug...
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Visceral Leishmaniasis in Rural Areas of Alborz Province of Iran and Implication to Health Policy

Heidari A, Mohebali M, Kabir K, Barati H, Soultani Y, Keshavarz , Akhoundi B, Hajjaran H, Reisi H

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or kala-azar mainly affects children in endemic areas. This study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of VL using direct agglutination test (DAT) in children living in...
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Involvement of PI3K/AKT and MAPK Pathways for TNF-alpha Production in SiHa Cervical Mucosal Epithelial Cells Infected with Trichomonas vaginalis

Yang JB, Quan JH, Kim YE, Rhee YE, Kang BH, Choi IW, Cha GH, Yuk JM, Lee YH

Trichomonas vaginalis induces proinflammation in cervicovaginal mucosal epithelium. To investigate the signaling pathways in TNF-alpha production in cervical mucosal epithelium after T. vaginalis infection, the phosphorylation of PI3K/AKT and MAPK...
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