Korean J Parasitol.  1999 Mar;37(1):59-62. 10.3347/kjp.1999.37.1.59.

Characterization of YS-27, an axenic Korean strain of Entamoeba histolytica

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  • 1Department of Parasitology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sjpark615@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Characterization of YS-27, an axenic Entamoeba strain, was performed by three different laboratory methods. Zymodeme analysis using starch gel electrophoresis and PCR with species-specific primers showed that YS-27 is a pathogenic Entamoeba which belongs to the group II zymodeme. Pathogenicity of YS-27 was further confirmed by observing the formation of liver abscess in Mongolian gerbils. These results showed that YS-27 is E. hisolytica.

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