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Western Blot Detection of Human Anti-Chikungunya Virus Antibody with Recombinant Envelope 2 Protein

Yang Z, Lee J, Ahn HJ, Chong CK, Dias RF, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):239-241.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.239
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a tropical pathogen, has re-emerged and has massive outbreaks abruptly all over the world. Containing many dominant epitopes, the envelope E2 protein of CHIKV has been explored...
Ornithodoros sawaii (Ixodida: Argasidae) Larvae Collected from Hydrobates monorhis on Sogugul and Gaerin Islands, Jeollanam-do (Province), Republic of Korea

Kim HC, Choi CY, Kwon YS, Yun SM, Lee WJ, Chong ST, Robbins RG, Klein TA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):233-238.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.233
The 65th Medical Brigade and Public Health Command District-Korea, in collaboration with the Migratory Bird Research Center, National Park Research Institute, conducted migratory bird tick surveillance at Sogugul and Gaerin...
A Rapid and Convenient Method for in Vivo Fluorescent Imaging of Protoscolices of Echinococcus multilocularis

Yang T, Wang S, Zhang X, Xia J, Guo J, Hou J, Zhang H, Chen X, Wu X

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):225-231.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.225
Human and animal alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are important helminth infections endemic in wide areas of the Northern hemisphere. Monitoring Echinococcus multilocularis viability and spread using real-time fluorescent imaging in vivo...
Plerocercoids of Nybelinia surmenicola (Cestoda: Tentacularidae) in Squids, Todarodes pacificus, from East Sea, the Republic of Korea

Lee JY, Kim JW, Park GM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):221-224.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.221
A visceral helminth of the squid, Todarodes pacificus, is reported from the East Sea, the Republic of Korea. Total 39 squid samples were purchased from a fish market in Jumunjin-eup,...
Prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis Infection among Residents along 5 Major Rivers in the Republic of Korea

Jeong YI, Shin HE, Lee SE, Cheun HI, Ju JW, Kim JY, Park MY, Cho SH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):215-219.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.215
Clonorchis sinensis is currently the most important parasite affecting public health problems in the Republic of Korea. We investigated the prevalence of C. sinensis infection among residents living along 5...
Three Nematode Species Recovered from Terrestrial Snakes in Republic of Korea

Choe S, Lim J, Kim H, Kim Y, Kim H, Lee D, Park H, Jeon HK, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):205-213.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.205
The majority of parasitological studies of terrestrial snakes in Korea have focused on zoonotic parasites. However, in the present study, we describe 3 unrecorded nematode species recovered from 5 species...
High Toxoplasma gondii Seropositivity among Brain Tumor Patients in Korea

Jung BK, Song H, Kim MJ, Cho J, Shin EH, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):201-204.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.201
Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan that can modulate the environment of the infected host. An unfavorable environment modulated by T. gondii in the brain includes tumor microenvironment. Literature has...
Identification of Cryptosporidium from Dairy Cattle in Pahang, Malaysia

Hisamuddin NH, Hashim N, Soffian SN, Amin MH, Wahab RA, Mohammad M, Isa ML, Yusof AM

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):197-200.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.197
Cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite, can cause cryptosporidiosis which is a gastrointestinal disease that can infect humans and livestock. Cattle are the most common livestock that can be infected with this...
Optimization of Trichomonas vaginalis Diagnosis during Pregnancy at a University Hospital, Argentina

Testardini P, Vaulet ML, Entrocassi AC, Menghi C, Eliseht MC, Gatta C, Losada M, Touzón MS, Corominas , Vay C, Tatti S, Famiglietti A, Fermepin M, Perazzi B

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):191-195.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.191
The aim of this study was to evaluate different methods for Trichomonas vaginalis diagnosis during pregnancy in order to prevent maternal and perinatal complications. A total of 386 vaginal exudates...
Prevalence of Trichomoniasis by PCR in Women Attending Health Screening in Korea

Kim SR, Kim JH, Gu NY, Kim YS, Hong YC, Ryu JS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):187-190.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.187
Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually-transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. There are few reports on the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis in Korea. The purpose of this study was to examine...
Genetic Identification of Spirometra decipiens Plerocercoids in Terrestrial Snakes from Korea and China

Jeon HK, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Kim KH, Sohn WM, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):181-185.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.181
Human sparganosis is a zoonotic disease caused by infection with larval forms (procercoid/plerocercoid) of Spirometra spp. The purpose of this study was to identify Spirometra spp. of infected snakes using...
Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Echinostoma hortense (Digenea: Echinostomatidae)

Liu ZX, Zhang Y, Liu YT, Chang QC, Su X, Fu X, Yue DM, Gao Y, Wang CR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):173-179.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.173
Echinostoma hortense (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) is one of the intestinal flukes with medical importance in humans. However, the mitochondrial (mt) genome of this fluke has not been known yet. The present...
Activation and Recruitment of Regulatory T Cells via Chemokine Receptor Activation in Trichinella spiralis-Infected Mice

Ahn JB, Kang SA, Kim DH, Yu HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):163-171.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.163
As most infections by the helminth parasite elicit the recruitment of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T (T(reg)) cells, many scientists have suggested that these cells could be used for the treatment of immune-mediated...
In Vitro and in Vivo Effects of Nitrofurantoin on Experimental Toxoplasmosis

Yeo SJ, Jin C, Kim S, Park H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):155-161.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.155
Toxoplasma gondii is an important opportunistic pathogen that causes toxoplasmosis, which has very few therapeutic treatment options. The most effective therapy is a combination of pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine; however, their...
Exosomes Secreted by Toxoplasma gondii-Infected L6 Cells: Their Effects on Host Cell Proliferation and Cell Cycle Changes

Kim MJ, Jung BK, Cho J, Song H, Pyo KH, Lee JM, Kim MK, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):147-154.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.147
Toxoplasma gondii infection induces alteration of the host cell cycle and cell proliferation. These changes are not only seen in directly invaded host cells but also in neighboring cells. We...
Sterculic Acid and Its Analogues Are Potent Inhibitors of Toxoplasma gondii

Hao P, Alaraj IQ, Al Dulayymi JR, Baird MS, Liu J, Liu Q

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):139-145.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.139
Toxoplasmosis is a serious disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, one of the most widespread parasites in the world. Lipid metabolism is important in the intracellular stage of T. gondii. Stearoyl-CoA...
Identification of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 5 as a Regulator for Encystation of Acanthamoeba

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

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):133-138.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.133
Encystation is an essential process for Acanthamoeba survival under nutrient-limiting conditions and exposure to drugs. The expression of several genes has been observed to increase or decrease during encystation. Epigenetic...
Inflammatory Responses in a Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Epithelial Cell Line (BPH-1) Infected with Trichomonas vaginalis

Kim SS, Kim JH, Han IH, Ahn MH, Ryu JS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Apr;54(2):123-132.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.2.123
Trichomonas vaginalis causes the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Trichomonads have been detected in prostatic tissues from prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and prostate cancer. Chronic prostatic inflammation is...

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