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Helminth Parasites and Allergic Disease in Vietnam: Do Gut Worms Protect against Allergic Sensitisation, Asthma, Eczema, and Hay Fever?

Kim DW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):199-200.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.199
No abstract available.
Molecular Identification of Taenia Tapeworms by Cox1 Gene in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Jeon HK, Yong TS, Sohn WM, Chai JY, Hong SJ, Han ET, Jeong HG, Chhakda T, Sinuon M, Socheat D, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):195-197.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.195
We collected fecal samples from 21 individuals infected with Taenia tapeworms in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia, and performed nucleotide sequencing of the cox1 gene and multiplex PCR on the eggs...
Expression of TNF-alpha and IL-1beta in Splenic Dendritic Cells and Their Serum Levels in Mouse Sparganosis

Yang HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):191-194.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.191
Sparganosis is a tissue invading helminthiasis infecting intermediate hosts, including humans. Strong immune responses are expected to occur in early phases of infection. Thus, we investigated cytokine expressions in splenic...
Echinostoma ilocanum Infection in Oddar Meanchey Province, Cambodia

Sohn WM, Kim HJ, Yong TS, Eom KS, Jeong HG, Kim JK, Kang AR, Kim MR, Park JM, Ji SH, Sinuon M, Socheat D, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):187-190.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.187
Fecal examinations using the Kato Katz technique were performed on a total of 1,287 villagers (945 students and 342 general inhabitants) of Oddar Meanchey Province, Cambodia in May 2007 and...
Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis among Preschool Children in Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea

Lee SE, Lee JH, Ju JW, Lee WJ, Cho SH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):183-185.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.183
The present study was performed to determine the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis among preschool children in Gimhae-si, Korea. A total of 6,921 preschool children in 76 kindergartens were examined using...
Prevalence of Toxocara canis in Dogs, North West Bank of Palestine

Othman RA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):181-182.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.181
This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of Toxocara canis in local districts in North West Bank of Palestine. Fecal samples from 132 dogs were collected in Nablus, Tulkarm,...
Calpains are Involved in Entamoeba histolytica-Induced Death of HT-29 Colonic Epithelial Cells

Jang YS, Song KJ, Kim JY, Lee YA, Kim KA, Lee SK, Shin MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):177-180.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.177
Entamoeba histolytica is an enteric tissue-invading protozoan parasite that can cause amebic colitis and liver abscess in humans. E. histolytica has the capability to kill colon epithelial cells in vitro;...
Ophthalmomyiasis Caused by a Phormia sp. (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Larva in an Enucleated Patient

Kim JS, Kim JW, Lee HJ, Lee IY, Oh SA, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):173-175.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.173
Ophthalmomyiasis rarely occurs worldwide, and has not been reported in Korea. We present here a case of ophthalmomyiasis caused by Phormia sp. fly larva in an enucleated eye of a...
Clinical Features of Ocular Toxoplasmosis in Korean Patients

Park YH, Han JH, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):167-171.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.167
We report here the records of 10 consecutive Korean patients (10 eyes) with ocular toxoplasmosis which showed the typical clinical manifestations with seropositivity for Toxoplasma gondii specific IgG antibodies by...
Prevalence of Metagonimus Metacercariae in Sweetfish, Plecoglossus altivelis, from Eastern and Southern Coastal Areas in Korea

Cho SH, Kim TS, Na BK, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):161-165.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.161
The present study was performed to determine the current infecion status of Metagonimus yokogawai metacercariae in sweetfish, Plecoglossus altivelis, collected from several streams in eastern and southern coastal areas of...
Assessment of Loiasis and Outcomes of Ivermectin Masstreatment in Ijebu-North, Nigeria

Hassan AA, Akinsanya , Iyase N, Owagboriaye FO

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):153-159.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.153
A total of 286 individuals from 3 selected communities (Areedi-Aje, Ipakodo/Ojokodo, and Ijebu-Igbo) of Ijebu-North, southwestern Nigeria were examined for Loa loa microfilaremia using finger prick blood smear, between December...
Comparative Efficacy of Ivermectin and Levamisole for Reduction of Migrating and Encapsulated Larvae of Baylisascaris transfuga in Mice

Fu Y, Nie HM, Niu LL, Xie Y, Deng JB, Wang Q, Yang GY, Gu XB, Wang SX

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):145-151.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.145
The comparative efficacy of 2 anthelmintics (ivermectin and levamisole) against Baylisascaris transfuga migrating and encapsulated larvae was studied in mice. A total of 60 BALB/c mice inoculated each with about...
Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Anisakis simplex Larvae among Health-Examined Residents in Three Hospitals of Southern Parts of Korea

Kim J, Jo JO, Choi SH, Cho MK, Yu HS, Cha HJ, Ock M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):139-144.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.139
The present study was performed to estimate the seroprevalence of larval Anisakis simplex infection among the residents health-examined in 3 hospitals in southern parts of Korea. A total of 498...
Hematological and Serum Biochemical Analyses in Experimental Caprine Besnoitiosis

Nazifi S, Oryan A, Namazi F

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):133-138.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.133
This study was undertaken to investigate the hematological and biochemical changes in experimentally infected goats with Besnoitia caprae from the time of infection till 360 days post-infection (PI). Six male...
Plasmodium vivax dhfr Mutations among Isolates from Malarious Areas of Iran

Zaman J, Shahbazi A, Asgharzadeh M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):125-131.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.125
The use of sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine (SP) for treatment of vivax malaria is uncommon in most malarious areas, but Plasmodium vivax isolates are exposed to SP because of mixed infections...
Immune Responses of Mice Intraduodenally Infected with Toxoplasma gondii KI-1 Tachyzoites

Shin EH, Chun YS, Kim WH, Kim JL, Pyo KH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):115-123.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.115
Toxoplasma gondii Korean isolate (KI-1) tachyzoites were inoculated intraduodenally to BALB/c mice using a silicon tube, and the course of infection and immune responses of mice were studied. Whereas control...
Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Expression of Spleen Dendritic Cells in Mouse Toxoplasmosis

Nam HW, Ahn HJ, Yang HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):109-114.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.109
Dendritic cells have been known as a member of strong innate immune cells against infectious organelles. In this study, we evaluated the cytokine expression of splenic dendritic cells in chronic...
Atg3-Mediated Lipidation of Atg8 Is Involved in Encystation of Acanthamoeba

Moon EK, Chung DI, Hong Y, Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2011 Jun;49(2):103-108.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.103
Autophagy is a catabolic process involved in the degradation of a cell's own components for cell growth, development, homeostasis, and the recycling of cellular products. Autophagosome is an essential component...

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