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Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) Encysted in the Freshwater Fish, Puntius brevis, from Lao PDR

Han ET, Shin EH, Phommakorn S, Sengvilaykham B, Kim JL, Rim HJ, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):49-53.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.49
The metacercariae of Centrocestus formosanus, a minute intestinal trematode of mammals and birds, were detected in the freshwater fish, Puntius brevis, from Vientiane Municipality, Lao PDR. The metacercariae were experimentally...
Evaluation of the Korean Isolate-1 Tachyzoite Antigen for Serodiagnosis of Toxoplasmosis

Shin EH, Kim DH, Lin A, Lee JW, Kim HJ, Ahn MH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):45-48.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.45
To evaluate the usefulness of the Korean Isolate-1 (KI-1) antigen for serodiagnosis of toxoplasmosis, antigen profiles of KI-1 tachyzoites were analyzed in comparison with RH tachyzoites by SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting....
The Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres interpres, a New Definitive Host for Gynaecotyla squatarolae (Digenea: Microphallidae)

Seo M, Guk SM, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):41-43.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.41
The ruddy turnstone, Arenaria interpres interpres, a migratory Korean bird, was proved to be a natural definitive host for Gynaecotyla squatarolae (Digenea: Microphallidae). The ruddy turnstone was found dead at...
Effect of Iron on Adherence and Cytotoxicity of Entamoeba histolytica to CHO Cell Monolayers

Lee J, Park SJ, Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):37-40.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.37
Iron is an essential element for almost all living organisms. The possible role of iron for growth, adherence and cytotoxicity of Entamoeba histolytica was evaluated in this study. The absence...
A Laboratory-Based Study for First Documented Case of Urinary Myiasis Caused by Larvae of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae) in Saudi Arabia

Wakid MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):33-36.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.33
Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae) is one of the medically important insects. Maggots from a urine sample of a 5-year-old Saudi girl were examined microscopically for identification. These maggots were cultured...
Seroprevalence of Toxocariasis among Healthy People with Eosinophilia

Kim YH, Huh S, Chung YB

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):29-32.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.29
The aim of this study is to determine the Toxocara seropositive rate among healthy people with eosinophilia. A total of 97 people residing in Seoul who were healthy and whose...
A Survey of Ectoparasite Infestations in Stray Dogs of Gwang-ju City, Republic of Korea

Chee JH, Kwon JK, Cho HS, Cho KO, Lee YJ, Abdel-Aty , Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):23-27.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.23
This study was designed to investigate the incidence of ectoparasite infestation among stray dogs in Gwang-ju City, Republic of Korea. A total of 103 stray dogs collected in the Animal...
Changing Patterns of Serum and Bile Antibodies in Re-infected Rats with Clonorchis sinensis

Zhang H, Chung BS, Li S, Choi MH, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):17-22.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.17
Rats develop strong resistance to re-infection and super-infection by Clonorchis sinensis. The present study investigated the antibodies present in the sera and bile juice of rats that were primary infected...
RNA Interference in Infectious Tropical Diseases

Kang S, Hong YS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2008 Mar;46(1):1-15.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2008.46.1.1
Introduction of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) into some cells or organisms results in degradation of its homologous mRNA, a process called RNA interference (RNAi). The dsRNAs are processed into short interfering...

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