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Partial Purification and Properties of a Cysteine Protease from Citrus Red Mite Panonychus citri

Hong SC, Her KH, Kim HU, Lee J, Lee SP, Chung YB

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):117-120.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.117
Several studies have reported that the citrus red mites Panonychus citri were an important allergen of citrus-cultivating farmers in Jeju Island. The aim of the present study was to purify...
Effects of Some Pesticides on Development of Ascaris suum Eggs

Yu YM, Kim JW, Na WS, Youn YN, Choi IW, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):111-115.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.111
To evaluate the effects of pesticides to parasite eggs, Ascaris suum eggs were incubated with 5 different pesticides (1:1,500-1:2,000 dilutions of 2% emamectin benzoate, 5% spinetoram, 5% indoxacarb, 1% deltamethrin,...
Evolution of Genetic Polymorphisms of Plasmodium falciparum Merozoite Surface Protein (PfMSP) in Thailand

Kuesap J, Chaijaroenkul W, Ketprathum K, Tattiyapong P, Na-Bangchang K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):105-109.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.105
Plasmodium falciparum malaria is a major public health problem in Thailand due to the emergence of multidrug resistance. The understanding of genetic diversity of malaria parasites is essential for developing...
Whole Mitochondrial Genome Sequence of an Indian Plasmodium falciparum Field Isolate

Tyagi S, Pande V, Das A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):99-103.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.99
Mitochondrial genome sequence of malaria parasites has served as a potential marker for inferring evolutionary history of the Plasmodium genus. In Plasmodium falciparum, the mitochondrial genome sequences from around the...
Gene Cloning, Expression and Immunogenicity of the Protective Antigen Subolesin in Dermacentor silvarum

Hu Y, Zeng H, Zhang J, Wang D, Li D, Zhang T, Yang S, Liu J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):93-97.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.93
Subolesin (4D8), the ortholog of insect akirins, is a highly conserved protective antigen and thus has the potential for development of a broad-spectrum vaccine against ticks and mosquitoes. To date,...
First Report of Myiasis Caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patient in Argentina

Olea MS, Centeno N, Aybar CA, Ortega ES, Galante GB, Olea L, Juri MJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):89-92.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.89
Myiasis is usually caused by flies of the Calliphoridae family, and Cochliomyia hominivorax is the etiological agent most frequently found in myiasis. The first case of myiasis in a diabetic...
Heavy Hymenolepis nana Infection Possibly Through Organic Foods: Report of a Case

Kim BJ, Song KS, Kong HH, Cha HJ, Ock M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):85-87.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.85
We encountered a patient with heavy Hymenolepis nana infection. The patient was a 44-year-old Korean man who had suffered from chronic hepatitis (type B) for 15 years. A large number...
Four Cases of Taenia saginata Infection with an Analysis of COX1 Gene

Cho J, Jung BK, Lim H, Kim MJ, Yooyen T, Lee D, Eom KS, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):79-83.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.79
Human taeniases had been not uncommon in the Republic of Korea (=Korea) until the 1980s. The prevalence decreased and a national survey in 2004 revealed no Taenia egg positive cases....
Recurred Sparganosis 1 Year after Surgical Removal of a Sparganum in a Korean Woman

Lee YI, Seo M, Park HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):75-78.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.75
Sparganosis, an infection due to the plerocercoid of Spirometra erinacei, are found worldwide but the majority of cases occur in East Asia including Korea. This report is on a recurred...
Intramuscular Sparganosis in the Gastrocnemius Muscle: A Case Report

Kim JI, Kim TW, Hong SM, Moon TY, Lee IS, Choi KU, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):69-73.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.69
Sparganosis is a parasitic infection caused by the plerocercoid tapeworm larva of the genus Spirometra. Although the destination of the larva is often a tissue or muscle in the chest,...
A New Species of Chigger Mite (Acari: Trombiculidae) from Rodents in Southwest China

Ren TG, Guo XG, Jin DC, Wu D, Fletcher Q

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):63-67.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.63
This paper describes a new species of chigger mite (Acari: Trombiculidae), Gahrliepia cangshanensis n. sp., from rodents in southwest China. The specimens were collected from Yunnan red-backed voles, Eothenomys miletus...
Seasonal Abundance of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Collected by Mosquito Magnet(R) in Northern Gyeonggi-do (Province), Korea

Kim HC, Bellis GA, Kim MS, Klein TA, Chong ST, Park JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):57-62.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.57
Biting midges (Culicoides: Ceratopogonidae) were collected by Mosquito Magnet(R) traps at the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) camp and Daeseongdong village inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and near the military...
Prevalence of Helminthic Infections among Inhabitants of Lao PDR

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

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):51-56.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.51
The prevalence of helminthic infections was surveyed on a total of 6,178 residents (males 2,549 and females 3,629) in 102 villages of 9 provinces in Lao PDR between 2007 and...
Higher Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Antigen in Patients with Cystic Hydatid Disease than in Patients Referred to Internal Medicine Clinics in Turkey

Gultepe B, Dulger AC, Gultepe I, Karadas S, Ebinc S, Esen R

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):47-49.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.47
Turkey remains an intermediate area for prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigenemia. The sheep-raising areas of Turkey also pose a high risk for cystic hydatid disease (CHD). Both...
Diagnostic Efficacy of a Recombinant Cysteine Protease of Spirometra erinacei Larvae for Serodiagnosis of Sparganosis

Rahman SM, Kim JH, Hong ST, Choi MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):41-46.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.41
The mature domain of a cysteine protease of Spirometra erinacei plerocercoid larva (i.e., sparganum) was expressed in Escherichia coli, and its value as an antigen for the serodiagnosis of sparganosis...
Zoonotic Trematode Metacercariae in Fish from Phnom Penh and Pursat, Cambodia

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Na BK, Yong TS, Eom KS, Yoon CH, Hoang EH, Jeoung HG, Socheat D

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):35-40.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.35
A survey was performed to investigate the infection status of freshwater fish with zoonotic trematode metacercariae in Phnom Penh and Pursat Province, Cambodia. All collected fish with ice were transferred...
Mucosal Immune Responses of Mice Experimentally Infected with Pygidiopsis summa (Trematoda: Heterophyidae)

Chai JY, Park YJ, Park JH, Jung BK, Shin EH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):27-33.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.27
Mucosal immune responses against Pygidiopsis summa (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) infection were studied in ICR mice. Experimental groups consisted of group 1 (uninfected controls), group 2 (infection with 200 metacercariae), and group...
Expression of Translationally Controlled Tumor Protein (TCTP) Gene of Dirofilaria immitis Guided by Transcriptomic Screening

Fu Y, Lan J, Wu X, Yang D, Zhang Z, Nie H, Hou R, Zhang R, Zheng W, Xie Y, Yan N, Yang Z, Wang C, Luo L, Liu L, Gu X, Wang S, Peng X, Yang G

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):21-26.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.21
Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) infections affect domestic dogs, cats, and various wild mammals with increasing incidence in temperate and tropical areas. More sensitive antibody detection methodologies are required to diagnose asymptomatic...
Occurrence and Molecular Identification of Anisakis Dujardin, 1845 from Marine Fish in Southern Makassar Strait, Indonesia

Anshary H, Sriwulan , Freeman MA, Ogawa K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):9-19.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.9
Anisakis spp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) parasitize a wide range of marine animals, mammals serving as the definitive host and different fish species as intermediate or paratenic hosts. In this study, 18...
Seroprevalence of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea (2003-2005) using Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test

Kim TS, Kang YJ, Lee WJ, Na BK, Moon SU, Cha SH, Lee SK, Park YK, Pak JH, Cho PY, Sohn Y, Lee HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Feb;52(1):1-7.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2014.52.1.1
Plasmodium vivax reemerged in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 1993, and is likely to continue to affect public health. The purpose of this study was to measure levels of...

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