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Intestinal Helminth Infections in Feral Cats and a Raccoon Dog on Aphaedo Island, Shinan-gun, with a Special Note on Gymnophalloides seoi Infection in Cats

Shin EH, Park JH, Guk SM, Kim JL, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):189-191.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.189
Four feral cats and a raccoon dog purchased from a local collector on Aphaedo Island, Shinan-gun, where human Gymnophalloides seoi infections are known to be prevalent, were examined for their...
Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis Infection among Preschool Children in Kindergartens of Taipei City, Taiwan in 2008

Chang TK, Liao CW, Huang YC, Chang CC, Chou CM, Tsay HC, Huang A, Guu SF, Kao TC, Fan CK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):185-187.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.185
The prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection among preschool children was reported to be low based on a 5-year screening program in Taipei City, Taiwan. The Taipei City government intended to...
Prevalence of Malaria in Pregnant Women in Lagos, South-West Nigeria

Agomo CO, Oyibo WA, Anorlu RI, Agomo PU

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):179-183.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.179
Prevalence rates reported for malaria in pregnancy in Nigeria vary considerably. The accuracy of results of malaria diagnosis is dependent on training, experience, and motivation of the microscopist as well...
Effects of Toxoplasma gondii and Toxocara canis Antigens on WEHI-164 Fibrosarcoma Growth in a Mouse Model

Darani HY, Shirzad H, Mansoori F, Zabardast , Mahmoodzadeh M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):175-177.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.175
Cancer is the main cause of death in developed countries. However, in underdeveloped countries infections and parasitic diseases are the main causes of death. There are raising scientific evidences indicating...
Ultrastructural Localization of Cryptosporidium parvum Antigen Using Human Patients Sera

Lee JG, Han ET, Park WY, Yu JR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):171-174.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.171
The antigen location of Cryptosporidium parvum, which stimulates antibody formation in humans and animals, was investigated using infected human sera. Immuno-electron microscopy revealed that antigenicity-inducing humoral immunity was located at...
Anchitrema sanguineum (Digenea: Anchitrematidae) Accidentally Found during Colonoscopy of a Patient with Chronic Abdominal Pain: A Case Report

Kusolsuk T, Paiboon N, Pubampen S, Maipanich , Dekumyoy P, Waikagul J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):167-170.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.167
In November 2007, a 46-year-old male Thai patient presented with chronic abdominal pain for over 3 years. Colonoscopy revealed a small parasite of about 2 x 1 mm in size...
Efficiency Evaluation of Nozawa-Style Black Light Trap for Control of Anopheline Mosquitoes

Lee HI, Seo BY, Shin EH, Burkett DA, Lee JK, Shin YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):159-165.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.159
House-residual spraying and insecticide-treated bed nets have achieved some success in controlling anthropophilic and endophagic vectors. However, these methods have relatively low efficacy in Korea because Anopheles sinensis, the primary...
Serum Antigen and Antibody Detection in Echinococcosis: Application in Serodiagnosis of Human Hydatidosis

Sadjjadi S, Sedaghat F, Hosseini S, Sarkari B

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):153-157.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.153
Diagnosis of hydatidosis is based on immunodiagnostic methods along with radiological and ultrasound examinations. The objectives of the present study were to develop a specific and simple antigen-based ELISA method...
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of Cytokine Genes are Associated with Fibrosis of the Intrahepatic Bile Duct Wall in Human Clonorchiasis

Chung BS, Lee JK, Choi MH, Park MH, Choi D, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):145-151.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.145
This study examined the association of cytokine gene polymorphisms with intrahepatic bile duct wall fibrosis in human clonorchiasis. A total of 240 residents in Heilongjiang, China underwent ultrasonography, blood sampling,...
Drug Resistance and in Vitro Susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum in Thailand during 1988-2003

Suwandittakul N, Chaijaroenkul W, Harnyuttanakorn P, Mungthin M, Na Bangchang K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):139-144.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.139
The aim of the present study was to investigate antimalarial drug pressure resulting from the clinical use of different antimalarials in Thailand. The phenotypic diversity of the susceptibility profiles of...
Lambs Infected with UV-Attenuated Sporocysts of Sarcocystis ovicanis Produced Abnormal Sarcocysts and Induced Protective Immunity against a Challenge Infection

Abdel-Baki AA, Allam G, Sakran T, El-Malah E

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):131-138.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.131
The present study surveyed the prevalence of natural infection of the sheep esphagus muscle with sarcocysts of Sarcocystis ovicanis and examined induction of protective immunity using UV-attenuated sporocysts. The overall...
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection and Characteristics of Seropositive Patients in General Hospitals in Daejeon, Korea

Shin DW, Cha DY, Hua QJ, Cha GH, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):125-130.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.125
To figure out the epidemiological status and relevance with other diseases in toxoplasmosis, we checked serum IgG antibody titers of 1,265 patients and medical records of seropositive patients. Seropositive rates...
IL-4 Independent Nuclear Translocalization of STAT6 in HeLa Cells by Entry of Toxoplasma gondii

Ahn HJ, Kim JY, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):117-124.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.117
Toxoplasma gondii provokes rapid and sustained nuclear translocation of the signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) in HeLa cells. We observed activation of STAT6 as early as 2...
Anti-leishmanial Effects of Trinitroglycerin in BALB/C Mice Infected with Leishmania major via Nitric Oxide Pathway

Nahrevanian H, Najafzadeh M, Hajihosseini R, Nazem H, Farahmand , Zamani Z

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):109-115.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.109
This study investigated whether trinitroglycerine (TNG) as nitric oxide (NO) releasing agent had anti-leishmanial effects and mediated pathology in BALB/c mice infected with Leishmania major. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a zoonotic...
Construction of EST Database for Comparative Gene Studies of Acanthamoeba

Moon EK, Kim JO, Xuan YH, Yun YS, Kang SW, Lee YS, Ahn TI, Hong YC, Chung DI, Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):103-107.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.103
The genus Acanthamoeba can cause severe infections such as granulomatous amebic encephalitis and amebic keratitis in humans. However, little genomic information of Acanthamoeba has been reported. Here, we constructed Acanthamoeba...
Malaria Diagnosis: A Brief Review

Tangpukdee N, Duangdee C, Wilairatana P, Krudsood S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):93-102.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.93
Malaria is a major cause of death in tropical and sub-tropical countries, killing each year over 1 million people globally; 90% of fatalities occur in African children. Although effective ways...
Large-scale Genotyping and Genetic Mapping in Plasmodium Parasites

Su XZ, Jiang H, Yi M, Mu J, Stephens R

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2009 Jun;47(2):83-91.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2009.47.2.83
The completion of many malaria parasite genomes provides great opportunities for genomewide characterization of gene expression and high-throughput genotyping. Substantial progress in malaria genomics and genotyping has been made recently,...

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