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The first human case of Trichinella spiralis infection in Korea

Sohn WM, Kim HM, Chung DI, Yee ST, Yano A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):111-115.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.111
Three cases of human infection by Trichinella spiralis were first confirmed by detecting encysted larvae in the biopsied muscle in December 1997, in Korea. The patients were one 35- and...
A role of carboxy-terminal region of Toxoplasma gondii-heat shock protein 70 in enhancement of T. gondii infection in mice

Mun HS, Norose K, Aosai F, Chen M, Yano A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):107-110.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.107
We investigated the role of recombinant Toxoplasma gondii heat shock protein (rT.g.HSP) 70-full length, rT.g.HSP70-NH2-terminal region, or rT.g.HSP70-carboxy-terminal region in prophylactic immunity in C57BL/6 mice perorally infected with Fukaya cysts...
Excretory-secretory product of Paragonimus westermani newly excysted metacercariae inhibits superoxide production of granulocytes stimulated with IgG

Shin MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):103-106.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.103
It is well known that the cysteine proteases in excretory-secretory product (ESP) of Paragonimus westermani newly excysted metacercariae (PwNEM) are capable of degrading IgG in vitro. Recent evidence suggests that...
In vitro cytotoxicity of Acanthamoeba spp. isolated from contact lens containers in Korea by crystal violet staining and LDH release assay

Shin HJ, Cho MS, Jung SY, Kim HI, Im KI

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):99-102.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.99
In order to observe the cytotoxicity of Acanthamoeba spp., which were isolated from contact lens containers as ethiological agents for the probable amoebic keratitis in Korea, the crystal violet staining...
Partial characterization of a 17 kDa protein of Clonorchis sinensis

Chung YB, Chung BS, Choi MH, Chai JY, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):95-97.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.95
A 17 kDa protein from Clonorchis sinensis adults was purified by a procedure including Sephacryl S-200 HR gel filtration and Q-Sepharose anion exchange chromatography. The protein was proved to be...
Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in the residents of Cheju island, Korea

Yang HJ, Jin KN, Park YK, Hong SC, Bae JM, Lee SH, Choi HS, Hwang HS, Chung YB, Lee NS, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):91-93.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.91
This study was performed to evaluate the epidemiological status of toxoplasmosis among the residents of Cheju island. The sera of local students from 18 high schools (boys 2110, girls 2460)...
Sequential analysis of cell differentials and IFN-gamma production of splenocytes from mice infected with Toxoplasma gondii

Lee YH, Shin DW, Kasper LH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):85-90.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.85
To assess the relationship between the changes of cellular components and the production of Th1 cytokine in the immune tissue, inbred C57BL/6 mice were orally infected with 40 cysts of...
Persisting antibody reaction in paragonimiasis after praziquantel treatment is elicited mainly by egg antigens

Cho SY, Kong Y, Yun DH, Kang SY, Kim LS, Chung YB, Yang HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):75-84.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.75
Antibody responses in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from patients with active and chronic paragonimiasis and in sera from patients on whom follow-up studies were done after praziquantel treatment...
Non-specific activation of mouse peritoneal macrophages by a freshwater ciliate, Tetrahymena pyriformis

Jung Y, Kim KS, Chung PR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):65-74.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.65
Toxoplasma-killing activities of mouse peritoneal macrophages activated by the extracts of Tetrahymena pyriformis (Korean and Chinese strains) were evaluated, and the active protein fractions from both strains were partially characterized...
In vitro infection of Cryptosporidium parvum to four different cell lines

Yu JR, Choi SD, Kim YW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):59-64.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.59
To determine a suitable condition for in vitro infection model of Cryptosporidium parvum, four different cell lines, AGS, MDCK, HCT-8 and Caco-2, were used as host cell lines which were...
Persistent endemicity of Gymnophalloides seoi infection in a southwestern coastal village of Korea with special reference to its egg laying capacity in the human host

Chai JY, Lee GC, Park YK, Han ET, Seo M, Kim J, Guk SM, Shin EH, Choi MH, Lee SH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2000 Jun;38(2):51-57.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2000.38.2.51
Follow-up studies have been conducted every three years on the endemicity of Gymnophalloides seoi infection in a small coastal village of Chollanam-do (Province), Korea, since it was first known as...

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