Korean J Parasitol.  2009 Mar;47(1):73-77. 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.1.73.

Immunoblot Patterns of Taenia asiatica Taeniasis

  • 1Department of Parasitology and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju 361-763, Korea. kseom@chungbuk.ac.kr


Differential diagnosis of Taenia asiatica infection from other human taeniases by serology has been tested. An enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) was applied to subjected human sera and tapeworm materials. Thirty-eight proteins reactive to serum IgG were observed between 121 and 10 kDa in adult worms, and more than 22 serum-reactive components between 97 kDa and 21.5 kDa were observed in eggs of T. asiatica. Antigens of adult T. asiatica revealed immunoblot bands between 120 and 21.5 kDa against T. asiatica infected sera. Antigens of adult Taenia saginata revealed 110-100, 66, 58-56, and 46 kDa immunoblot bands against T. asiatica infected sera. Antigens of adult Taenia solium also revealed 99-97, 68-66, and 46 kDa bands against T. asiatica infected sera. The immunoblot band of 21.5 kDa exhibited specificity to T. asiatica.


Taenia asiatica; Taenia saginata; Taenia solium; taeniasis; immunoblot
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