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Population Dynamics of Five Anopheles Species of the Hyrcanus Group in Northern Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Jeong KY, Un S, Lee J, Lee IY, Yong TS, Ree HI

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):351-353.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.351
To investigate the population densities of potential malaria vectors, Anopheles species were collected by light traps in malaria endemic areas, Paju and Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do of Korea. Five Anopheles Hyrcanus sibling...
Intestinal Parasite Infections in Pigs and Beef Cattle in Rural Areas of Chungcheongnam-do, Korea

Ismail HA, Jeon HK, Yu YM, Do C, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):347-349.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.347
The present study was performed to investigate the infection status of intestinal parasites in pigs and beef cattle in rural areas of Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. From November 2009 to April 2010,...
Prevalence of Haplorchis taichui in Field-Collected Snails: A Molecular Approach

Chontananarth T, Wongsawad

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):343-346.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.343
The prevalence of the cercarial stage of an intestinal trematode, Haplorchis taichui, in thiarid snails (Gastropoda: Thiaridae) was investigated using light microscope and species-specific PCR procedures. A total of 988...
Prevalence of the Intestinal Flukes Haplorchis taichui and H. yokogawai in a Mountainous Area of Phongsaly Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Yong TS, Eom KS, Min DY, Shin EH, Banouvong , Insisiengmay B, Insisiengmay S, Phommasack B, Rim HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):339-342.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.339
Phongsaly Province, located in the northernmost area of Lao PDR, was previously suggested to be endemic for the liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini infection. To confirm, or rule out, this suggestion,...
Discovery of Maritrema jebuensis n. sp. (Digenea: Microphallidae) from the Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, in Korea

Chung OS, Lee HJ, Sohn WM, Lee SH, Park IY, Oh SA, Chai JY, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):335-338.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.335
Maritrema spp. (Digenea: Microphallidae) are parasites of birds, but have not been found in the Republic of Korea. In this study, metacercariae of Maritrema sp. were discovered in the Asian...
Experimental Toxocara cati Infection in Gerbils and Rats

Zibaei M, Sadjjadi S, Uga S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):331-333.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.331
Mongolian gerbils and Wistar rats were inoculated orally with 240 and 2,500 Toxocara cati embryonated eggs, respectively, to evaluate the larval recovery in different tissues and organs, such as the...
Suppression of CD4+ T-Cells in the Spleen of Mice Infected with Toxoplasma gondii KI-1 Tachyzoites

Kim WH, Shin EH, Kim JL, Yu SY, Jung BK, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):325-329.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.325
Toxoplasma gondii KI-1, a recent new isolate from Korea, shows similar pathogenicity and infectivity to mice compared to the virulent RH strain. To understand characteristics of host immunity, including immune...
Molecular Cloning of Plasmodium vivax Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase 4

Choi KM, Kim JY, Moon SU, Lee HW, Sattabongkot J, Na BK, Kim DW, Suh EJ, Kim YJ, Cho SH, Lee HS, Rhie HG, Kim TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):319-324.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.319
A family of calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs) is a unique enzyme which plays crucial roles in intracellular calcium signaling in plants, algae, and protozoa. CDPKs of malaria parasites are known...
A Case of Amblyomma testudinarium Tick Bite in a Korean Woman

Kim J, Joo HS, Moon HJ, Lee YJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):313-317.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.313
A case of tick bite was found in the inguinal region of a 74-year-old Korean woman. She was attacked by the tick while working in her vegetable garden in the...
A Case of Sparganosis in the Leg

Lee KJ, Myung NH, Park HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):309-312.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.309
The life-span of the sparganum in humans is not exactly known, but it may survive longer than 5 years in some patients. We experienced a case infected with a sparganum...
Molecular Markers for Identification of Stellantchasmus falcatus and a Phylogenic Study using the HAT-RAPD Method

Wongsawad , Wongsawad

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):303-307.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.303
Stellantchasmus falcatus is a minute intestinal fluke in the family Heterophyidae. Metacercariae, the infective stage, were reported in a marine fish, mullet Liza subviridis, and a fresh water fish, Dermogenus...
Multiplex PCR Detection of Waterborne Intestinal Protozoa; Microsporidia, Cyclospora, and Cryptosporidium

Lee SH, Joung M, Yoon S, Choi K, Park WY, Yu JR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):297-301.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.297
Recently, emerging waterborne protozoa, such as microsporidia, Cyclospora, and Cryptosporidium, have become a challenge to human health worldwide. Rapid, simple, and economical detection methods for these major waterborne protozoa in...
Transcriptional Activity of Plasmodium Subtilisin-like Protease 2 (Pf-Sub2) 5'Untranslated Regions and Its Interaction with Hepatocyte Growth Factor

Liao S, Liu Y, Jung SY, Cho PY, Zheng B, Park H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):291-295.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.291
The onset, severity, and ultimate outcome of malaria infection are influenced by parasite-expressed virulence factors and individual host responses to these determinants. In both humans and mice, liver injury is...
Involvement of Src Family Tyrosine Kinase in Apoptosis of Human Neutrophils Induced by Protozoan Parasite Entamoeba histolytica

Sim S, Yu JR, Lee YA, Shin MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):285-290.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.285
Tyrosine kinases are one of the most important regulators for intracellular signal transduction related to inflammatory responses. However, there are no reports describing the effects of tyrosine kinases on neutrophil...
Phosphagen Kinases of Parasites: Unexplored Chemotherapeutic Targets

Jarilla BR, Agatsuma T

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2010 Dec;48(4):281-284.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2010.48.4.281
Due to the possible emergence of resistance and safety concerns on certain treatments, development of new drugs against parasites is essential for the effective control and subsequent eradication of parasitic...

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