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Karyological Studies of Biomphalaria tenagophila (d'Orbigny, 1835) (Gastropoda: Planobidae) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Park GM, Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):449-451.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.449
The karyotypes of Biomphalaria tenagophila collected from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were studied using the air-drying method. Somatic cells of this species had 2n=36. The 18 chromosome pairs were identified...
Molecular Detection and Seroprevalence of Babesia microti among Stock Farmers in Khutul City, Selenge Province, Mongolia

Hong SH, Anu D, Jeong YI, Abmed D, Cho SH, Lee WJ, Lee SE

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):443-447.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.443
Babesiosis is an emerging tick-borne disease in humans worldwide; however, little is known about the frequency of infection or prevalence of this disease in other parts of the world, excluding...
Gefitinib Inhibits the Growth of Toxoplasma gondii in HeLa Cells

Yang Z, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):439-441.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.439
Toxoplasma gondii is the causative agent of toxoplasmosis with symptoms of congenital neurological and ocular diseases and acquired lymphadenitis, retinochoroiditis, and meningoencephalitis. Small molecules which block the activity of protein...
Suppression of Eimeria tenella Sporulation by Disinfectants

You MJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):435-438.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.435
The disinfectant effects (DEs) of 10 types of chemicals, defined by their ability to destroy or inhibit oocysts and consequently prevent sporulation of Eimeria tenella field isolate, were evaluated in...
The MAK16 Gene of Entamoeba histolytica and Its Identification in Isolates from Patients

Crisostomo-Vazquez MdP, Marevelez-Acosta VA, Flores-Luna A, Jimenez-Cardoso E

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):429-433.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.429
To identify sequences of Entamoeba histolytica associated with the development of amebic liver abscess (ALA) in hamsters, subtractive hybridization of cDNA from E. histolytica HM-1:IMSS under 2 growth conditions was...
Pulmonary Toxocariasis Mimicking Invasive Aspergillosis in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis

Park EJ, Song JY, Choi MJ, Jeon JH, Choi JY, Yang TU, Hong KW, Noh JY, Cheong HJ, Kim WJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):425-428.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.425
A 45-year-old-male who had underlying ulcerative colitis and presented with fever and dry cough. Initially, the patient was considered to have invasive aspergillosis due to a positive galactomannan assay. He...
Intestinal Helminthic Infections in Striped Field Mice, Apodemus agrarius, from Two Southern Regions of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Song HJ, Kim CM, Nam GJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):419-423.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.419
The present study was performed to know the infection status of intestinal helminths in a most common species of field mice, Apodemus agrarius, from 2 southern regions of Korea. Total...
Genetic Diversity of Echinococcus granulosus in Center of Iran

Pestechian N, Hosseini Safa A, Tajedini M, Rostami-Nejad M, Mousavi M, Yousofi H, Haghjooy Javanmard S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):413-418.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.413
Hydatid cyst caused by Echinococcus granulosus is one of the most important parasitic diseases around the world and many countries in Asia, including Iran, are involved with this infection. This...
Prevalence of Zoonotic Trematode Metacercariae in Freshwater Fish from Gangwon-do, Korea

Cho SH, Lee WJ, Kim TS, Seok WS, Lee T, Jeong K, Na BK, Sohn WM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):399-412.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.399
The infection status of zoonotic trematode metacercariae was investigated in a total of 2,293 freshwater fish collected from 11 rivers or streams in 9 administrative regions of Gangwon-do, Korea for...
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Clonorchiasis among Residents of Riverside Areas in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, Korea

Park DS, Na SJ, Cho SH, June KJ, Cho YC, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):391-397.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.391
We evaluated the status of Clonorchis sinensis infection and potential risk factors among residents of riverside areas (Geumgang) in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (Province), Korea. From January to February 2010, a total...
Molecular Analysis of Anisakis Type I Larvae in Marine Fish from Three Different Sea Areas in Korea

Sohn WM, Kang JM, Na BK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):383-389.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.383
Anisakiasis, a human infection of Anisakis L3 larvae, is one of the common foodborne parasitic diseases in Korea. Studies on the identification of anisakid larvae have been performed in the...
Nested-PCR and a New ELISA-Based NovaLisa Test Kit for Malaria Diagnosis in an Endemic Area of Thailand

Thongdee P, Chaijaroenkul W, Kuesap J, Na-Bangchang K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):377-381.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.377
Microscopy is considered as the gold standard for malaria diagnosis although its wide application is limited by the requirement of highly experienced microscopists. PCR and serological tests provide efficient diagnostic...
High Expression of Water-Soluble Recombinant Antigenic Domains of Toxoplasma gondii Secretory Organelles

Yang Z, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):367-376.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.367
Recombinant antigenic proteins of Toxoplasma gondii are alternative source of antigens which are easily obtainable for serodiagnosis of toxoplasmosis. In this study, highly antigenic secretory organellar proteins, dense granular GRA2...
Amoebic PI3K and PKC Is Required for Jurkat T Cell Death Induced by Entamoeba histolytica

Lee YA, Kim KA, Min A, Shin MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):355-365.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.355
The enteric protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica is the causative agent of human amebiasis. During infection, adherence of E. histolytica through Gal/GalNAc lectin on the surface of the amoeba can induce...
New Molecules in Babesia gibsoni and Their Application for Diagnosis, Vaccine Development, and Drug Discovery

Goo YK, Xuan X

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Aug;52(4):345-353.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.4.345
Babesia gibsoni is an intraerythrocytic apicomplexan parasite that causes piroplasmosis in dogs. B. gibsoni infection is characterized clinically by fever, regenerative anemia, splenomegaly, and sometimes death. Since no vaccine is...

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