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Malondialdehyde, Glutathione, and Nitric Oxide Levels in Toxoplasma gondii Seropositive Patients

Karaman U, Celik T, Kiran TR, Colak C, Daldal NU

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):293-295.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.293
The aim of this study was to investigate the difference in the serum malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), and nitric oxide (NO) levels between normal and T. gondii-infected patients. To this...
Decrease of Metagonimus yokogawai Endemicity along the Tamjin River Basin

Lee JJ, Kim HJ, Kim MJ, Lee JW, Jung BK, Lee JY, Shin EH, Kim JL, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):289-291.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.289
The Tamjin River which flows from Jangheung-gun via Gangjin-gun to the South Sea was reported to be a highly endemic area of Metagonimus yokogawai infection in 1977 and 1985. However,...
Detection of Gnathostoma spinigerum Third-Stage Larvae in Snakeheads Purchased from a Central Part of Myanmar

Jung BK, Lee JJ, Pyo KH, Kim HJ, Jeong HG, Yoon CH, Lee SH, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):285-288.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.285
To examine the infection status of freshwater fish with Gnathostoma spp. larvae in Myanmar, we purchased 15 snakeheads, Channa striatus, from a local market in a suburban area of Naypyidaw,...
Antibody Responses in Sera of Different Mouse Strains Experimentally Infected with Neodiplostomum seoulense

Han ET, Chen JH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):279-283.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.279
To examine humoral immune responses in the host, we measured serum antibody levels in different strains of mice (ICR, BALB/c, and C3H) experimentally infected with Neodiplostomum seoulense. Specific IgG antibody...
The First Outbreak of Chorioptes texanus (Acari: Psoroptidae) Infestation in a Cattle Farm in Korea

Suh GH, Hur TY, Lim S, Shin SM, Kwon J, Cho SH, Lee CY, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):273-278.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.273
Mites in the genus Chorioptes cause a mild form of skin disease in both domestic and wild ruminants. In July 2006, dermatitis characterized by alopecia, marked lichenification, accumulation of crust,...
Reemergence of the bedbug Cimex lectularius in Seoul, Korea

Lee IY, Ree HI, An SJ, Linton JA, Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):269-271.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.269
A healthy 30-yr-old woman carrying an insect that had been caught in her living room visited the International Clinic at Severance Hospital, Seoul, in December 2007. The insect she brought...
Periocular Dirofilariasis in a Young Woman: A Case Report

Jamshidi A, Jamshidi M, Mobedi I, Khosroara

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):265-267.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.265
A case of periocular dirofilariasis has been diagnosed in Iran. A 27-yr old female referred with a history of edema and redness in the left eye since 2 wk ago....
A Case of Fatal Strongyloidiasis in a Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Molecular Characterization of the Isolate

Kia EB, Rahimi HR, Mirhendi H, Nilforoushan MR, Talebi A, Zahabiun F, Kazemzadeh H, Meamar AR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):261-263.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.261
Strongyloides stercoralis is a human intestinal parasite which may lead to complicated strongyloidiasis in immunocompromised. Here, a case of complicated strongyloidiasis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia is reported....
Fishborne Trematode Metacercariae Detected in Freshwater Fish from Vientiane Municipality and Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Rim HJ, Sohn WM, Yong TS, Eom KS, Chai JY, Min DY, Lee SH, Hoang EH, Phommasack B, Insisengmay S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):253-260.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.253
Freshwater fish from Vientiane Municipality and Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR were examined by the muscle compression and artificial digestion methods to know the infection status with trematode metacercariae. In the...
Infection Status of Freshwater Fish with Metacercariae of Clonorchis sinensis in Korea

Kim EM, Kim JL, Choi SY, Kim JW, Kim S, Choi MH, Bae YM, Lee SH, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):247-251.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.247
This study investigated freshwater fish for their current infection status with metacercariae of Clonorchis sinensis in Korea. Twenty-one species of freshwater fish (n = 677) were collected from 34 regions...
Reactivity of German Cockroach Allergen, Bla g 2, Peptide Fragments to IgE Antibodies in Patients' Sera

Lee H, Jeong KY, Shin KH, Yi MH, Gantulaga , Hong CS, Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):243-246.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.243
Bla g 2 is a cockroach allergen of great importance. This study was conducted to identify IgE-binding epitope(s) of Bla g 2 using the recombinant protein technique. Approximately 50% of...
Sympatric Distribution of Three Human Taenia Tapeworms Collected between 1935 and 2005 in Korea

Jeon HK, Kim KH, Chai JY, Yang HJ, Rim HJ, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):235-241.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.235
Taeniasis has been known as one of the prevalent parasitic infections in Korea. Until recently, Taenia saginata had long been considered a dominant, and widely distributed species but epidemiological profiles...
Sarcocystis and Its Complications in Camels (Camelus dromedarius) of Eastern Provinces of Iran

Valinezhad A, Oryan A, Ahmadi N

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):229-234.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.229
The prevalence of Sarcocystis spp. was investigated by gross and histopathological examinations in 250 camels (Camelus dromedarius) slaughtered from 2002 to 2005 in the Mashhad Slaughterhouse, eastern Iran. Samples were...
Biochemical, Hematological, and Electrocardiographic Changes in Buffaloes Naturally Infected with Theileria annulata

Hasanpour , Moghaddam , Nematollahi A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):223-227.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.223
Changes in selected blood and serum components and electrocardiography (ECG) were investigated in 20 adults (13 females and 7 males) of water buffaloes suffering from severe theileriosis. The age of...
Contact-Independent Cell Death of Human Microglial Cells due to Pathogenic Naegleria fowleri Trophozoites

Kim JH, Kim D, Shin HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):217-221.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.217
Free-living Naegleria fowleri leads to a fatal infection known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis in humans. Previously, the target cell death could be induced by phagocytic activity of N. fowleri as...
Interaction between Parasitophorous Vacuolar Membraneassociated GRA3 and Calcium Modulating Ligand of Host Cell Endoplasmic Reticulum in the Parasitism of Toxoplasma gondii

Kim JY, Ahn HJ, Ryu KJ, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Dec;46(4):209-216.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.209
A monoclonal antibody against Toxoplasma gondii of Tg556 clone (Tg556) blotted a 29 kDa protein, which was localized in the dense granules of tachyzoites and secreted into the parasitophorous vacuolar...

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