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Larval Chigger Mites Collected from Small Mammals in 3 Provinces, Korea

Lee IY, Song HJ, Choi YJ, Shin SH, Choi MK, Kwon SH, Shin EH, Park C, Kim HC, Klein TA, Park KH, Jang WJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):225-229.
A total of 9,281 larval chigger mites were collected from small mammals captured at Hwaseong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (Province) (2,754 mites from 30 small mammals), Asan city, Chungcheongnam-do (3,358 mites from 48...
No Detection of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus from Ixodid Ticks Collected in Seoul

Ham H, Jo S, Jang J, Choi S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):221-224.
Larvae, nymphs, and adult stages of 3 species of ixodid ticks were collected by tick drag methods in Seoul during June-October 2013, and their infection status with severe fever with...
Parasitic Infections Based on 320 Clinical Samples Submitted to Hanyang University, Korea (2004-2011)

Choi SC, Lee SY, Song HO, Ryu JS, Ahn MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):215-220.
We analyzed 320 clinical samples of parasitic infections submitted to the Department of Environmental Biology and Medical Parasitology, Hanyang University from January 2004 to June 2011. They consisted of 211...
Recent Situation of Taeniasis in Mongolia (2002-2012)

Davaasuren A, Dorjsuren , Yanagida T, Sako Y, Nakaya K, Davaajav A, Agvaandaram G, Enkhbat T, Gonchigoo , Dulmaa N, Chuluunbaatar G, Ito A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):211-214.
Epidemiological situation of taeniasis in Mongolia was assessed based on mitochondrial DNA identification of the parasite species. Multiplex PCR was used on a total of 194 proglottid specimens of Taenia...
Sequence Analysis of cytb Gene in Echinococcus granulosus from Western China

Zhong X, Wang N, Hu D, Wang J, Liu T, Gu X, Wang S, Peng X, Yang G

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):205-209.
Echinococcus granulosus is the causative agent of cystic echinococcosis with medical and veterinary importance in China. Our main objective was to discuss the genotypes and genetic diversity of E. granulosus...
Metagonimus yokogawai: a 100-kDa Somatic Antigen Commonly Reacting with Other Trematodes

Han ET, Yang HJ, Park YJ, Park JH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):201-204.
This study was undertaken to characterize the properties of a 100 kDa somatic antigen from Metagonimus yokogawai. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were produced against this 100 kDa antigen, and their immunoreactivity...
Two Human Cases of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense Infection in Korea

Song SM, Yang HW, Jung MK, Heo J, Cho CM, Goo YK, Hong Y, Chung DI

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):197-199.
Diphyllobothrium latum and Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense are the 2 reported main causes of human diphyllobothriasis in the Republic of Korea. However, the differentiation of these 2 species based on morphologic features...
A Case of Fasciola hepatica Infection Mimicking Cholangiocarcinoma and ITS-1 Sequencing of the Worm

Kang BK, Jung BK, Lee YS, Hwang IK, Lim H, Cho J, Hwang JH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):193-196.
Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infection caused by Fasciola hepatica or Fasciola gigantica. We report an 87-year-old Korean male patient with postprandial abdominal pain and discomfort due to F. hepatica infection...
Visceral Leishmaniasis without Fever in an 11-Month-Old Infant: a Rare Clinical Feature of Kala-azar

Sayyahfar , Ansari S, Mohebali M, Behnam B

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):189-191.
Visceral leishmaniasis or kala-azar is an endemic parasitic disease in some parts of the world which is characterized by fever, splenomegaly, and pancytopenia in most of the cases. Herein we...
Detection of Heparin in the Salivary Gland and Midgut of Aedes togoi

Ha YR, Oh SR, Seo ES, Kim BH, Lee DK, Lee SJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):183-188.
Mosquitoes secrete saliva that contains biological substances, including anticoagulants that counteract a host's hemostatic response and prevent blood clotting during blood feeding. This study aimed to detect heparin, an anticoagulant...
Comparative Analysis of Pathogenic Organisms in Cockroaches from Different Community Settings in Edo State, Nigeria

Isaac C, Orue PO, Iyamu MI, Ehiaghe JI, Isaac O

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):177-181.
Cockroaches are abundant in Nigeria and are seen to harbour an array of pathogens. Environmental and sanitary conditions associated with demographic/socio-economic settings of an area could contribute to the prevalence...
Molecular Identification of Haemadipsa rjukjuana (Hirudiniformes: Haemadipsidae) in Gageo Island, Korea

Won S, Park BK, Kim BJ, Kim HW, Kang JG, Park TS, Seo HY, Eun Y, Kim KG, Chae JS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):169-175.
There are 60 species of blood-feeding land leeches, 50 species belonging to the family Haemadipsidae and 10 species belonging to the family Xerobdellidae. Despite recent papers on the land leeches,...
Sequence Analysis and Molecular Characterization of Wnt4 Gene in Metacestodes of Taenia solium

Hou J, Luo X, Wang S, Yin C, Zhang S, Zhu X, Dou Y, Cai X

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):163-168.
Wnt proteins are a family of secreted glycoproteins that are evolutionarily conserved and considered to be involved in extensive developmental processes in metazoan organisms. The characterization of wnt genes may...
Ameliorative Effect of Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells on Injured Liver of Mice Infected with Schistosoma mansoni

El-Mahdi M, Mansour WA, Hammam O, Mehana NA, Hussein TM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):151-162.
The technique of stem cells or hepatocytes transplantation has recently improved in order to bridge the time before whole-organ liver transplantation. In the present study, unfractionated bone marrow stem cells...
Probability of Antibody Formation against Circumsporozoite Protein of Plasmodium vivax among Korean Malaria Patients

Nam HW, Song KJ, Ahn HJ, Yang Z, Chong CK, Cho PY, Ahn SK, Kim TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):143-149.
To evaluate the seroprevalence against circumsporozoite protein (CSP) of Plasmodium vivax in sera of Korean patients, the central repeating domain (CRD) of CSP was cloned and analyzed. From the genomic...
Evaluation of Recombinant SAG1, SAG2, and SAG3 Antigens for Serodiagnosis of Toxoplasmosis

Khanaliha , Motazedian MH, Kazemi B, Shahriari , Bandehpour M, Sharifniya Z

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):137-142.
Serologic tests are widely accepted for diagnosing Toxoplasma gondii but purification and standardization of antigen needs to be improved. Recently, surface tachyzoite and bradyzoite antigens have become more attractive for...
Down-Regulation of Cellulose Synthase Inhibits the Formation of Endocysts in Acanthamoeba

Moon EK, Hong Y, Chung DI, Goo YK, Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):131-135.
Acanthamoeba cysts are resistant to unfavorable physiological conditions and various disinfectants. Acanthamoeba cysts have 2 walls containing various sugar moieties, and in particular, one third of the inner wall is...
Current Status of Taeniasis and Cysticercosis in Vietnam

Van De N, Le TH, Lien PT, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):125-129.
Several reports on taeniasis and cysticercosis in Vietnam show that they are distributed in over 50 of 63 provinces. In some endemic areas, the prevalence of taeniasis was 0.2-12.0% and...

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