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Screening and Identification of Antigenic Proteins from the Hard Tick Dermacentor silvarum (Acari: Ixodidae)

Zhang T, Cui X, Zhang J, Wang H, Wu M, Zeng H, Cao Y, Liu J, Hu Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):789-793.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.789
In order to explore tick proteins as potential targets for further developing vaccine against ticks, the total proteins of unfed female Dermacentor silvarum were screened with anti-D. silvarum serum produced...
Surgical and Molecular Evaluation of Pediatric Hydatid Cyst Cases in Eastern Turkey

Bakal U, Simsek S, Kazez A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):785-788.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.785
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus is a major public health problem worldwide, including Turkey. The aim of the current study was to identify the strains and to estimate...
Pathological Lesions and Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expressions in the Liver of Mice Experimentally Infected with Clonorchis sinensis

Yang QL, Shen JQ, Xue Y, Cheng XB, Jiang ZH, Yang YC, Chen YD, Zhou XN

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):777-783.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.777
The nitric oxide (NO) formation and intrinsic nitrosation may be involved in the possible mechanisms of liver fluke-associated carcinogenesis. We still do not know much about the responses of inducible...
High Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis Infection among Schoolchildren in Three Townships around Yangon, Myanmar

Chai JY, Yang SK, Kim JW, Choi SL, Song GY, Jung BK, Kim MJ, Cho J, Kim DG, Sohn WM, Jeoung HG, Cho S, Park JB, Hong S, Htoon TT, Tin HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):771-775.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.771
In order to determine the status of Enterobius vermicularis infection among schoolchildren in suburban areas of Myanmar, 761 primary schoolchildren in 3 different townships around Yangon City were subjected to...
Detection of Anaplasma sp. in Korean Native Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) on Jeju Island, Korea

Seong G, Han YJ, Chae JB, Chae JS, Yu DH, Lee YS, Park J, Park BK, Yoo JG, Choi KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):765-769.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.765
Anaplasma species are obligate intracellular pathogens that can cause tick-borne diseases in mammalian hosts. To date, very few studies of their occurrence in Korean native goats (Capra aegagrus hircus) have...
Seroprevalence of Encephalitozoon cuniculi and Toxoplasma gondii in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in China

Meng QF, Wang WL, Ni XT, Li HB, Yao GZ, Sun XL, Wang WL, Cong W

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):759-763.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.759
The breeding of domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) for human consumption has a long tradition in China. Infections that can affect the production of meat or even be transmitted from animals...
Chronic Toxoplasmosis Modulates the Induction of Contact Hypersensitivity by TNCB in Mouse Model

Yang Z, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):755-757.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.755
Mouse models of chronic toxoplasmosis and atopic dermatitis (AD) were combined to clarify the effect of opportunistic Toxoplasma gondii infection on the development of AD. AD was induced as a...
Toxoplasmosis in a Pet Peach-Faced Lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis)

Cooper MK, Slapeta J, Donahoe SL, Phalen DN

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):749-753.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.749
Toxoplasma gondii atypical type II genotype was diagnosed in a pet peach-faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis) based on histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and multilocus DNA typing. The bird presented with severe neurological signs,...
Prevalence of Cryptosporidium Infection among Inhabitants of 2 Rural Areas in White Nile State, Sudan

Sim S, Yu JR, Lee YH, Lee JS, Jeong HG, Mohamed AA, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):745-747.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.745
Cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite that causes watery diarrhea, is found worldwide and is common in areas with low water hygiene. In February 2014, 866 stool samples were collected from the...
Detection and Molecular Characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. from Wild Rodents and Insectivores in South Korea

Song J, Kim CY, Chang SN, Abdelkader TS, Han J, Kim TH, Oh H, Lee JM, Kim DS, Kim JT, Oh HS, Hur M, Suh JH, Park JH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):737-743.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.737
In order to examine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection in wild rodents and insectivores of South Korea and to assess their potential role as a source of human cryptosporidiosis, a...
First Report of Echinococcus equinus in a Donkey in Turkey

Simsek S, Roinioti E, Eroksuz H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):731-735.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.731
A 2-year-old female donkey (Equus asinus) was euthanized in the Pathology Department of Firat University, Elazig, Turkey. Necropsy disclosed the presence of 7 hydatid cysts distributed throughout the lung parenchyma....
Ectopic Human Fasciola hepatica Infection by an Adult Worm in the Mesocolon

Kim AJ, Choi CH, Choi SK, Shin YW, Park YK, Kim L, Choi SJ, Han JY, Kim JM, Chu YC, Park IS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):725-730.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.725
We report here an ectopic case of Fasciola hepatica infection confirmed by recovery of an adult worm in the mesocolon. A 56-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with discomfort...
A Horsehair Worm, Gordius sp. (Nematomorpha: Gordiida), Passed in a Canine Feces

Hong EJ, Sim C, Chae JS, Kim HC, Park J, Choi KS, Yu DH, Yoo JG, Park BK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):719-724.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.719
Nematomorpha, horsehair or Gordian worms, include about 300 freshwater species in 22 genera (Gordiida) and 5 marine species in 1 marine genus (Nectonema). They are parasitic in arthropods during their...
A Case of Ocular Angiostrongyliasis with Molecular Identification of the Species in Vietnam

De NV, Duyet LV, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):713-717.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.713
A 23-year-old female residing in a village of Cao Bang Province, North Vietnam, visited the Hospital of Hanoi Medical University in July 2013. She felt dim eyes and a bulge-sticking...
Intestinal Parasitosis in Relation to Anti-Retroviral Therapy, CD4+ T-cell Count and Diarrhea in HIV Patients

Khalil S, Mirdha BR, Sinha S, Panda A, Singh Y, Joseph A, Deb M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):705-712.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.705
Intestinal parasitic infections are one of the major causes of diarrhea in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositive individuals. Antiretroviral therapy has markedly reduced the incidence of many opportunistic infections, but...
Prevalence of Serum IgG Antibodies to Cystic Echinococcus Antigen among Patients in an Uzbekistan Emergency Hospital

Park SJ, Han SS, Anvarov K, Khajibaev , Choi MH, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):699-703.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.699
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is one of the most widespread zoonotic helminthiases, which can last an asymptomatic infection for several years. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate serum antibody...
Codon Usage Bias and Determining Forces in Taenia solium Genome

Yang X, Ma X, Luo X, Ling H, Zhang X, Cai X

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):689-697.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.689
The tapeworm Taenia solium is an important human zoonotic parasite that causes great economic loss and also endangers public health. At present, an effective vaccine that will prevent infection and...
Molecular Identification of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense from 3 Human Cases in Heilongjiang Province with a Brief Literature Review in China

Zhang W, Che F, Tian S, Shu J, Zhang X

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):683-688.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.683
Human diphyllobothriasis is a widespread fish-borne zoonosis caused by the infection with broad tapeworms belonging to the genus Diphyllobothrium. In mainland China, so far 20 human cases of Diphyllobothrium infections...
Effect of Diclazuril on the Bursa of Fabricius Morphology and SIgA Expression in Chickens Infected with Eimeria tenella

Zhou BH, Liu LL, Liu J, Yuan FW, Tian EJ, Wang HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):675-682.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.675
The effects of diclazuril on the bursa of Fabricius (BF) structure and secretory IgA (SIgA) expression in chickens infected with Eimeria tenella were examined. The morphology of the BF was...
Potential Interaction of Plasmodium falciparum Hsp60 and Calpain

Yeo SJ, Liu DX, Park H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2015 Dec;53(6):665-673.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.6.665
After invasion of red blood cells, malaria matures within the cell by degrading hemoglobin avidly. For enormous protein breakdown in trophozoite stage, many efficient and ordered proteolysis networks have been...

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