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First Record of Paramphistomes Fischoederius cobboldi and Paramphistomum epiclitum Detected in Bovine Rumen from a Local Market of Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Sanguankiat S, Sato MO, Sato M, Maipanich , Yoonuan T, Pongvongsa T, Boupha B, Chigusa Y, Moji K, Waikagul J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):543-547.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.543
In the present study, we report on the occurrence of paramphistomes, Fischoederius cobboldi and Paramphistomum epiclitum, in Lao PDR with the basis of molecular data. Parasite materials were collected from...
Stellantchasmus falcatus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) in Cambodia: Discovery of Metacercariae in Mullets and Recovery of Adult Flukes in an Experimental Hamster

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Na BK, Jeoung HG, Sinuon M, Socheat D

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):537-541.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.537
Stellantchasmus falcatus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) is first reported from Cambodia through recovery of the metacercariae from mullet fish and adult flukes from an experimentally infected hamster. We purchased 7 mullets, Chelon...
A Case of Ancylostoma ceylanicum Infection Occurring in an Australian Soldier Returned from Solomon Islands

Speare R, Bradbury R, Croese J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):533-536.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.533
A 26-year-old male member of the Australian Defense Force presented with a history of central abdominal pain of 4 weeks duration and peripheral eosinophilia consistent with eosinophilic enteritis. Acute hookworm...
Electron Microscopic Alterations in Pediculus humanus capitis Exposed to Some Pediculicidal Plant Extracts

Akkad DM, El-Gebaly , Yousof HA, Ismail MA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):527-532.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.527
Head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, infestation is an important public health problem in Egypt. Inadequate application of topical pediculicides and the increasing resistance to the commonly used pediculicides made the...
Increased Expression of TGF-β1 in Correlation with Liver Fibrosis during Echinococcus granulosus Infection in Mice

Liu Y, Abudounnasier G, Zhang T, Liu X, Wang Q, Yan Y, Ding J, Wen H, Yimiti D, Ma X

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):519-525.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.519
To investigate the potential role of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 in liver fibrosis during Echinococcus granulosus infection, 96 BALB/c mice were randomly divided into 2 groups, experimental group infected by...
Catenotaenia dendritica (Cestoda: Catenotaeniidae) and Three Ectoparasite Species in the Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, from Cheongju, Korea

Choe S, Lee D, Park H, Jeon HK, Lee Y, Na KJ, Lee IY, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):509-518.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.509
Parasites are recorded from the red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, from Cheongju, the Republic of Korea. A total of 5 road-killed squirrels were thoroughly examined for internal and external parasites from...
Molecular Detection of Spirometra decipiens in the United States

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

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):503-507.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.503
The genus Spirometra belongs to the family Diphyllobothriidae and order Pseudophyllidea, and includes intestinal parasites of cats and dogs. In this study, a plerocercoid labeled as Spirometra mansonoides from the...
Pygidiopsis summa (Digenea: Heterophyidae): Status of Metacercarial Infection in Mullets from Coastal Areas in the Republic of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Lee WJ, Park MY, Lee SW, Choi SB, Huh BN, Seok WS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):497-502.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.497
To know the infection status of zoonotic trematode metacercariae in brackish water fish, we surveyed mullets collected from 18 coastal areas in the Republic of Korea. The metacercariae of Pygidiopsis...
Two Echinostome Species, Pegosomum bubulcum and Nephrostomum ramosum (Digenea: Echinostomatidae), from an Eastern Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis coromandus, in Republic of Korea

Choe S, Lee D, Park H, Jeon HK, Lee Y, Kim E, Na KJ, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):485-496.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.485
We describe 2 echinostome species recovered from an Eastern cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis coromandus, from Cheongju-si (city), Chungcheongbuk-do (province), Korea. Total 72 Pegosomum bubulcum specimens were recovered from the bile...
In Vitro Schistosomicidal Activity of Phytol and Tegumental Alterations Induced in Juvenile and Adult Stages of Schistosoma haematobium

Eraky MA, Aly NS, Selem RF, El-Kholy A, Rashed GA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):477-484.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.477
There is renewed interest in natural products as a starting point for discovery of drugs for schistosomiasis. Recent studies have shown that phytol reveals interesting in vivo and in vitro...
Prevalence of Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Molecular Clarification of Hookworm Species in Ethnic Ede Primary Schoolchildren in Dak Lak Province, Southern Vietnam

Hung BK, De NV, Duyet LV, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):471-476.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.471
To know the infection status of helminths in primary schoolchildren of southern parts of Vietnam, we performed an epidemiological study in Krong Pac district, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam. A total...
Identification of a Novel Microtubule-Binding Protein in Giardia lamblia

Kim J, Park SJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):461-469.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.461
Giardia lamblia is a protozoan that causes diarrheal diseases in humans. Cytoskeletal structures of Giardia trophozoites must be finely reorganized during cell division. To identify Giardia proteins which interact with...
Subtype Distribution of Blastocystis in Communities along the Chao Phraya River, Thailand

Palasuwan , Palasuwan , Mahittikorn A, Chiabchalard R, Combes V, Popruk S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):455-460.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.455
Blastocystis is a common zoonotic enteric protozoan that has been classified into 17 distinct subtypes (STs). A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence and subtype distributions of Blastocystis...
Isolation and Genotyping of Acanthamoeba spp. as Neglected Parasites in North of Iran

Shokri A, Sarvi S, Daryani A, Sharif M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):447-453.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.447
Acanthamoeba, a free-living amoeba, is widely distributed in the environment, water sources, soil, dust, and air. It can cause keratitis in contact lens wearers with poor hygiene and also fatal...
Seroprevalence and Spatial Distribution of Toxoplasmosis in Sheep and Goats in North-Eastern Region of Pakistan

Ahmed H, Malik A, Mustafa I, Arshad M, Khan MR, Afzal S, Ali S, Hashmi MM, Simsek S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):439-446.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.439
Toxoplasmosis is a protozoan disease that is caused by Toxoplasma gondii in livestock and humans. Due to its medical and veterinary importance, it is essential to study the seroprevalence of...
Identifying Novel B Cell Epitopes within Toxoplasma gondii GRA6

Wang Y, Wang G, Cai JP

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):431-437.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.431
The study of antigenic epitopes from Toxoplasma gondii has not only enhanced our understanding of the structure and function of antigens, the reactions between antigens and antibodies, and many other...
Molecular Identification of Cryptosporidium Species from Pet Snakes in Thailand

Yimming B, Pattanatanang K, Sanyathitiseree P, Inpankaew , Kamyingkird K, Pinyopanuwat N, Chimnoi W, Phasuk J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):423-429.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.423
Cryptosporidium is an important pathogen causing gastrointestinal disease in snakes and is distributed worldwide. The main objectives of this study were to detect and identify Cryptosporidium species in captive snakes...
Antiplasmodial and Cytotoxic Activities of Toad Venoms from Southern Amazon, Brazil

Banfi FF, Guedes KD, Andrighetti CR, Aguiar AC, Debiasi BW, Noronha JD, Rodrigues , Júnior GM, Sanchez BA

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):415-421.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.415
The drug-resistance of malaria parasites is the main problem in the disease control. The huge Brazilian biodiversity promotes the search for new compounds, where the animal kingdom is proving to...
Characteristics of Imported Malaria and Species of Plasmodium Involved in Shandong Province, China (2012-2014)

Xu C, Wei QK, Li J, Xiao T, Yin K, Zhao CL, Wang YB, Kong XL, Zhao GH, Sun H, Liu X, Huang BC

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):407-414.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.407
Malaria remains a serious public health problem in Shandong Province, China; therefore, it is important to explore the characteristics of the current malaria prevalence situation in the province. In this...
Impact of Irrigation Extension on Malaria Transmission in Simret, Tigray, Ethiopia

Chung B

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Aug;54(4):399-405.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.399
Poor subsistence farmers who live in a semi-arid area of northern Ethiopia build irrigation systems to overcome water shortages. However, there is a high risk of malaria transmission when increased...

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