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Intestinal Parasites among Wild Rodents in Northern Gangwon-do, Korea

Lee YI, Pyeon HJ, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):603-606.
To determine geographical patterns of natural parasite infections among wild rodents, a total of 46 wild rodents from 3 different localities in northern Gangwon-do (Province), Korea were examined for intestinal...
Human Neurocysticercosis Case and an Endemic Focus of Taenia solium in Lao PDR

Jeon HK, Yong TS, Sohn WM, Chai JY, Min DY, Rim HJ, Insisiengmay B, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):599-602.
A male patient with neurocysticercosis was identified in Montai Village, Xay District, Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR in February 2004. He had a history of diagnosis for neurocysticercosis by a CT...
Serological and Molecular Characteristics of the First Korean Case of Echinococcus multilocularis

Jeong JS, Han SY, Kim YH, Sako Y, Yanagida T, Ito A, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):595-597.
In December 2011, we reported an autochthonous case of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in a 42-year-old woman in Korea. The diagnosis was based on histopathological findings of the surgically resected liver...
STAT6 Expression and IL-13 Production in Association with Goblet Cell Hyperplasia and Worm Expulsion of Gymnophalloides seoi from C57BL/6 Mice

Lee JJ, Kim D, Pyo KH, Kim MK, Kim HJ, Chai JY, Shin EH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):589-594.
In intestinal helminth infections, Th2 immune respones are generally associated with mucin secretion for worm expulsion from the host intestine. In particular, IL-4 and IL-13 are the important cytokines related...
Alteration of Cytokine Production during Visceral Larva Migrans by Toxascaris leonina in Mice

Kang SA, Park MK, Cho MK, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):583-588.
To determine alteration of immune responses during visceral larva migrans (VLM) caused by Toxascaris leonina at several time points, we experimentally infected mice with embryonated eggs of T. leonina and...
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Police Dogs in Shenyang, Northeastern China

Liu CW, Yang N, He JB, Mu MY, Yang M, Sun N, Li HK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):579-581.
In recent years, worldwide surveys of Toxoplasma gondii infection in dogs have been reported. However, only limited surveys of T. gondii infection in police dogs have been available, including China....
Detection of Acute Toxoplasmosis in Pigs Using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification and Quantitative PCR

Wang Y, Wang G, Zhang D, Yin H, Wang M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):573-577.
A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay allows rapid diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection. In the present study, the LAMP assay was evaluated using blood from both naturally and experimentally infected...
A Case of Human Pulmonary Dirofilariasis in a 48-Year-Old Korean Man

Kang HJ, Park YS, Lee CH, Lee SM, Yim JJ, Yoo CG, Kim YW, Han SK, Chai JY, Lee J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):569-572.
Dirofilariasis is a rare disease in humans. We report here a case of a 48-year-old male who was diagnosed with pulmonary dirofilariasis in Korea. On chest radiographs, a coin lesion...
Molecular Diagnosis of an Ocular Toxocariasis Patient in Vietnam

Van De N, Trung NV, Duyet LV, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):563-567.
An ocular Toxocara canis infection is reported for the first time in Vietnam. A 34-year-old man residing in a village of Son La Province, North Vietnam, visited the National Eye...
A Case of Plasmodium ovale wallikeri Infection in a Chinese Worker Returning from West Africa

Li Y, Wang G, Sun D, Meng F, Lin S, Hu X, Wang S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):557-562.
In contrast to the gradual reduction in the number of locally transmitted malaria cases in China, the number of imported malaria cases has been increasing since 2008. Here, we report...
A Case of Vivax Malaria Complicated by Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Successful Management with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Lee HJ, Baek JH, Chae MH, Joo H, Lee JS, Chung MH, Park YK, Kim JT

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):551-555.
Complicated malaria is mainly caused by Plasmodium falciparum, but, increasingly, Plasmodium vivax is also being reported as a cause. Since the reemergence of indigenous vivax malaria in 1993, cases of...
An Autochthonous Case of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis in Korea

Bhang DH, Choi US, Kim HJ, Cho KO, Shin SS, Youn HJ, Hwang CY, Youn HY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):545-549.
A 12-year-old spayed female mixed-bred dog presented with nasal bleeding of 2 days duration and a skin nodule in the left flank. No abnormalities were found in coagulation profiles and...
Histopathological Changes in Tissues of Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos Incubated in Crude Extracts of Camellia Seed and Mangosteen Pericarp

Aukkanimart R, Boonmars T, Pinlaor S, Tesana S, Aunpromma , Booyarat C, Sriraj P, Laummaunwai P, Punjaruk W

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):537-544.
The present study was performed to observe histopathological changes in tissues of Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos (Gastropoda, Bithyniidae) incubated in crude extract solutions of camellia (Camellia oleifera) seed and mangosteen (Garcinia...
Tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides lineatus in Chinese Snakes and Their Adults Recovered from Experimental Animals

Cho SH, Kim TS, Kong Y, Na BK, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):531-536.
Morphological characteristics of Mesocestoides lineatus tetrathyridia collected from Chinese snakes and their adults recovered from experimental animals were studied. The tetrathyridia were detected mainly in the mesentery of 2 snake...
Comparison of Functional Gene Annotation of Toxascaris leonina and Toxocara canis using CLC Genomics Workbench

Kim KU, Park SK, Kang SA, Park MK, Cho MK, Jung HJ, Kim KY, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):525-530.
The ascarids, Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina, are probably the most common gastrointestinal helminths encountered in dogs. In order to understand biological differences of 2 ascarids, we analyzed gene expression...
Breast-Feeding Protects Infantile Diarrhea Caused by Intestinal Protozoan Infections

Abdel-Hafeez EH, Belal US, Abdellatif MZM, Naoi K, Norose K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):519-524.
This study investigated the effect of breast-feeding in protection against protozoan infection in infants with persistent diarrhea. Infants were classified into 2 groups; 161 breast-fed infants and the same number...
Phylogenetic Analysis of Ruminant Theileria spp. from China Based on 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene

Gou H, Guan G, Ma M, Liu A, Liu Z, Xu Z, Ren Q, Li Y, Yang J, Chen Z, Yin H, Luo J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):511-517.
Species identification using DNA sequences is the basis for DNA taxonomy. In this study, we sequenced the ribosomal large-subunit RNA gene sequences (3,037-3,061 bp) in length of 13 Chinese Theileria...
A Rapid Diagnostic Test for Toxoplasmosis using Recombinant Antigenic N-terminal Half of SAG1 Linked with Intrinsically Unstructured Domain of GRA2 Protein

Song KJ, Yang Z, Chong CK, Kim JS, Lee KC, Kim TS, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):503-510.
Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan parasite with a broad host range of most warm-blooded mammals including humans, of which one-thirds of the human population has been infected worldwide which can...
Identification of Atg8 Isoform in Encysting Acanthamoeba

Moon EK, Hong Y, Chung DI, Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2013 Oct;51(5):497-502.
Autophagy-related protein 8 (Atg8) is an essential component of autophagy formation and encystment of cyst-forming parasites, and some protozoa, such as, Acanthamoeba, Entamoeba, and Dictyostelium, have been reported to possess...

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