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Depressed Neuronal Growth Associated Protein (GAP)-43 Expression in the Small Intestines of Mice Experimentally Infected with Neodiplostomum seoulense

Pyo KH, Kang EY, Jung BK, Moon JH, Chai JY, Shin EH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):89-93.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.89
Neodiplostomum seoulense (Digenea: Neodiplostomidae) is an intestinal trematode that can cause severe mucosal pathology in the small intestines of mice and even mortality of the infected mice within 28 days...
Effects of Kimchi Extract and Temperature on Embryostasis of Ascaris suum Eggs

Kim JS, Oh DS, Ahn KS, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):83-87.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.83
To determine the effects of kimchi extracts at different temperatures on larval development, Ascaris suum eggs were mixed with soluble part of 7 different brands of commercially available kimchi and...
Cat Flea Infestation in a Hospital: A Case Report

Leelavathi M, Norhayati , Lee YY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):79-82.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.79
Cat flea bite in humans results in extremely pruritic skin lesions. It has been reported to occur among those living in domiciliary accommodation. However, nosocomial infestation with cat flea has...
Imported Intraocular Gnathostomiasis with Subretinal Tracks Confirmed by Western Blot Assay

Yang JH, Kim M, Kim ES, Na BK, Yu SY, Kwak HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):73-78.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.73
We report a case of intraocular gnathostomiasis diagnosed by western blot assay in a patient with subretinal tracks. A 15-year-old male patient complained of blurred vision in the right eye,...
Trichuris vulpis (Froelich, 1789) Infection in a Child: A Case Report

Marquez-Navarro A, Garcia-Bracamontes G, Alvarez-Fernandez BE, Avila-Caballero LP, Santos-Aranda I, Diaz-Chiguer DL, Sanchez-Manzano RM, Rodriguez-Bataz E, Nogueda-Torres B

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):69-71.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.69
We present a human infection with the canine whipworm, Trichuris vulpis, in a child suffering from rhinitis with a diagnosis of rhinitis. T. vulpis eggs resemble those of T. trichiura...
Congenital Neosporosis in Goats from the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Varaschin , Hirsch C, Wouters F, Nakagaki K, Guimaraes , Santos DS, Bezerra PS, Costa RC, Peconick A, Langohr IM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):63-67.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.63
Congenital Neospora caninum infection was diagnosed in two Saanen goat kids from two distinct herds with a history of abortion and weak newborn goat kids in the Southern region of...
Opportunistic Parasites among Immunosuppressed Children in Minia District, Egypt

Abdel-Hafeez EH, Ahmad AK, Ali BA, Moslam FA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):57-62.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.57
A total of 450 stool samples were collected from inpatient and outpatient clinics of Pediatric Department, Minia University Hospital, Minia District, Egypt. Two groups of patients were studied, including 200...
Scolicidal Effects of Olea europaea and Satureja khuzestanica Extracts on Protoscolices of Hydatid Cysts

Zibaei M, Sarlak A, Delfan B, Ezatpour B, Azargoon A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):53-56.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.53
Treatment of hydatid disease is mainly surgical, with medical treatment being reserved as a coadjuvant treatment. Use of effective scolicidal agents during surgery of cystic echinococcosis is essential to reduce...
Protective Role of Purified Cysteine Proteinases against Fasciola gigantica Infection in Experimental Animals

EL-Ahwany , Rabia I, Nagy F, Zoheiry M, Diab T, Zada S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):45-51.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.45
Fascioliasis is one of the public health problems in the world. Cysteine proteinases (CP) released by Fasciola gigantica play a key role in parasite feeding, migration through host tissues, and...
Fasciola gigantica Fatty Acid Binding Protein (FABP) as a Prophylactic Agent against Schistosoma mansoni Infection in CD1 Mice

Aly IR, Diab M, El-Amir AM, Hendawy M, Kadry S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):37-43.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.37
Although schistosomicidal drugs and other control measures exist, the advent of an efficacious vaccine remains the most potentially powerful means for controlling this disease. In this study, native fatty acid...
T Regulatory Cell Responses to Immunization with a Soluble Egg Antigen in Schistosoma mansoni-Infected Mice

El-Ahwany , Bauiomy I, Nagy F, Zalat R, Mahmoud O, Zada S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):29-35.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.29
The aim of the study is to characterize the phenotypes of CD4+ CD25+ T regulatory cells within the liver granulomas and association with both Foxp-3 gene expression and splenic cytokines....
Transmission of Toxocara canis via Ingestion of Raw Cow Liver: A Cross-Sectional Study in Healthy Adults

Choi D, Lim JH, Choi DC, Lee KS, Paik SW, Kim SH, Choi YH, Huh S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):23-27.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.23
The aim of this study is to ascertain the relationship between ingestion of raw cow liver and Toxocara canis infection. A total of 150 apparently healthy adults were divided into...
A Recombinant Plasmodium vivax Apical Membrane Antigen-1 to Detect Human Infection in Iran

Motevalli Haghi A, Khoramizade MR, Nateghpour M, Mohebali M, Edrissian , Eshraghian MR, Sepehrizadeh Z

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):15-21.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.15
In Iran, Plasmodium vivax is responsible for more than 80% of the infected cases of malaria per year. Control interventions for vivax malaria in humans rely mainly on developed diagnostic...
Gene Expression Profiles in Genetically Different Mice Infected with Toxoplasma gondii: ALDH1A2, BEX2, EGR2, CCL3 and PLAU

Ismail HA, Quan JH, Wei Z, Choi IW, Cha GH, Shin DW, Lee YH, Song CJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):7-13.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.7
Toxoplasma gondii can modulate host cell gene expression; however, determining gene expression levels in intermediate hosts after T. gondii infection is not known much. We selected 5 genes (ALDH1A2, BEX2,...
Anti-Apoptotic Effects of SERPIN B3 and B4 via STAT6 Activation in Macrophages after Infection with Toxoplasma gondii

Song KJ, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Mar;50(1):1-6.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.1.1
Toxoplasma gondii penetrates all kinds of nucleated eukaryotic cells but modulates host cells differently for its intracellular survival. In a previous study, we found out that serine protease inhibitors B3...

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