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Hydrogenosomal activity of Trichomonas vaginalis cultivated under different iron conditions

Kim YS, Song HO, Choi IH, Park SJ, Ryu JS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):373-378.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.373
To evaluate whether iron concentration in TYM medium influence on hydrogenosomal enzyme gene expression and hydrogenosomal membrane potential of Trichomonas vaginalis, trophozoites were cultivated in irondepleted, normal and iron-supplemented TYM...
A survey of cryptosporidiosis among 2,541 residents of 25 coastal islands in Jeollanam-do (Province), Republic of Korea

Park JH, Kim HJ, Guk SM, Shin EH, Kim JL, Rim HJ, Lee SH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):367-372.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.367
In order to determine the distribution and prevalence of human cryptosporidiosis on western and southern coastal islands of Jeollanam-do (Province), fecal samples were collected from 2,541 people residing on 25...
Therapeutic evaluation of sustained-releasing praziquantel (SRP) for clonorchiasis: Phase 1 and 2 clinical studies

Choi MH, Chang BC, Lee SJ, Jang IJ, Shin SG, Kho WG, Chun JH, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):361-366.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.361
Sustained-releasing praziquantel (SRP) tablet was designed for single dose treatment regimen of clonorchiasis. A previous pre-clinical study confirmed its sustained-releasing characteristics and a better cure rate than conventional praziquantel (PZQ)....
Childhood cutaneous leishmaniasis: report of 117 cases from Iran

Talari SA, Talaei R, Shajari G, Vakili Z, Taghaviardakani A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):355-360.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.355
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), due to Leishmania major, is endemic in different parts of Iran and has long been recognized in most provinces of Iran. This study was conducted to determine...
Detection and genotyping of Giardia intestinalis isolates using intergenic spacers(IGS)-based PCR

Lee JH, Lee J, Park SJ, Yong TS, Hwang UW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):343-353.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.343
Giardia intestinalis infections arise primarily from contaminated food or water. Zoonotic transmission is possible, and at least 7 major assemblages including 2 assemblages recovered from humans have been identified. The...
Molecular and biochemical characterization of a novel actin bundling protein in Acanthamoeba

Alafag JI, Moon EK, Hong YC, Chung DI, Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):331-341.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.331
Actin binding proteins play key roles in cell structure and movement particularly as regulators of the assembly, stability and localization of actin filaments in the cytoplasm. In the present study,...
Comparison of specific activity and cytopathic effects of purified 33 kDa serine proteinase from Acanthamoeba strains with different degree of virulence

Kim WT, Kong HH, Ha YR, Hong YC, Jeong HJ, Yu HS, Chung DI

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):321-330.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.321
The pathogenic mechanism of granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) and amebic keratitis (AK) by Acanthamoeba has yet to be clarified. Protease has been recognized to play an important role in the...
Molecular characterization of Acanthamoeba isolated from amebic keratitis related to orthokeratology lens overnight wear

Lee SJ, Jeong HJ, Lee JE, Lee JS, Xuan YH, Kong HH, Chung DI, Ock MS, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):313-320.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.313
In an effort to characterize, on the molecular scale, the Acanthamoeba initially isolated from the cornea of an amoebic keratitis patient associated with overnight-wear orthokeratology lens in Korea, we conducted...
Interactions between secreted GRA proteins and host cell proteins across the paratitophorous vacuolar membrane in the parasitism of Toxoplasma gondii

Ahn HJ, Kim S, Kim HE, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):303-312.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.303
Interactions between GRA proteins of dense granules in Toxoplasma gondii and host cell proteins were analyzed by yeast two-hybrid technique. The cMyc-GRA fusion proteins expressed from pGBKT7 plasmid in Y187...
Minor liver profile dysfunctions in Plasmodium vivax, P. malaria and P. ovale patients and normalization after treatment

Tangpukdee N, Thanachartwet V, Krudsood S, Luplertlop N, Pornpininworakij K, Chalermrut K, Phokham S, Kano S, Looareesuwan S, Wilairatana P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):295-302.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.295
Liver function tests were performed in 61 vivax, 54 malariae and 15 ovale malaria patients who were admitted to Bangkok Hospital for Tropical Diseases between 2001 and 2004. The objective...
Reemerging vivax malaria: changing patterns of annual incidence and control programs in the Republic of Korea

Han ET, Lee DH, Park KD, Seok WS, Kim YS, Tsuboi T, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):285-294.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.285
Changing patterns of the reemerging Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) during the period 1993 to 2005 are briefly analyzed with emphasis on the control measures...
Immune reactions and allergy in experimental anisakiasis

Cho SW, Lee HN

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2006 Dec;44(4):271-283.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2006.44.4.271
The third-stage larvae (L3) of the parasitic nematode, Anisakis simplex, have been implicated in the induction of hyperimmune allergic reactions in orally infected humans. In this work, we have conducted...

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