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Professor Chin-Thack Soh (1921–2016)

Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):819-819.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.819
No abstract available.
Complete Mitochondrial Genome of a Tongue Worm Armillifer agkistrodontis

Li J, He FN, Zheng HX, Zhang RX, Ren YJ, Hu W

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):813-817.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.813
Armillifer agkistrodontis (Ichthyostraca: Pantastomida) is a parasitic pathogen, only reported in China, which can cause a zoonotic disease, pentastomiasis. A complete mitochondrial (mt) genome was 16,521 bp comprising 13 protein-coding...
Recovery of Oswaldotrema nacinovici from Whimbrels (Aves) in Korea

Lee YI, Chung OS, Seo M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):809-812.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.809
Adult specimens of Oswaldotrema nacinovici (Digenea: Philophthalmidae) have been first identified in Korea from 2 migratory birds (whimbrels, Numenius phaeopus) which were found dead at a western seashore area near...
Sequence Analysis of Mitochondrial Genome of Toxascaris leonina from a South China Tiger

Li K, Yang F, Abdullahi , Song M, Shi X, Wang M, Fu Y, Pan W, Shan F, Chen W, Li G

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):803-807.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.803
Toxascaris leonina is a common parasitic nematode of wild mammals and has significant impacts on the protection of rare wild animals. To analyze population genetic characteristics of T. leonina from...
Epidemiological Investigation of Asymptomatic Dogs with Leishmania Infection in Southwestern China Where Visceral Leishmaniasis is Intractable

Zhao GH, Yin K, Zhong WX, Xiao T, Wei QK, Cui Y, Liu GZ, Xu C, Wang HF

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):797-801.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.797
Heishui county, located in northwest Sichuan province, southwestern China, is an endemic area of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and is the most intractable area. VL is never destroyed in it....
A Case of Cerebral Cysticercosis in Thailand

Thammachantha S, Kunnatiranont R, Polpong P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):793-795.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.793
Cysticercosis and sparganosis are not uncommon parasitic infections in the developing world. Central nervous system infection by both cestodes can present with neurological signs and symptoms, such as seizure and...
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis of the Eyelids: A Case Series with Molecular Identification and Literature Review

Mohammadpour I, Motazedian MH, Handjani F, Hatam GR

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):787-792.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.787
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a protozoan disease which is endemic in Iran. It is transmitted by the Phlebotomus sand fly. The eyelid is rarely involved possibly because the movement of...
Morphology and Molecular Phylogeny of Raillietina spp. (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea: Davaineidae) from Domestic Chickens in Thailand

Butboonchoo P, Wongsawad , Rojanapaibul A, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):777-786.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.777
Raillietina species are prevalent in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) in Phayao province, northern Thailand. Their infection may cause disease and death, which affects the public health and economic situation...
Factors Associated with Echinococcosis-Induced Perioperative Anaphylactic Shock

Ye J, Zhang Q, Xuan Y, Chen S, Ma L, Zhang Y, Zheng H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):769-775.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.769
This retrospective case-control study explored the factors associated with anaphylactic shock during surgery for cystic echinococcosis (CE) at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University between October 2008 and...
Molecular Cloning and Characterization of a P38-Like Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase from Echinococcus granulosus

Lü G, Li J, Zhang C, Li L, Bi X, Li C, Fan J, Lu X, Vuitton DA, Wen H, Lin R

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):759-768.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.759
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) treatment urgently requires a novel drug. The p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are a family of Ser/Thr protein kinases, but still have to be characterized in Echinococcus...
Draft Genome of Toxocara canis, a Pathogen Responsible for Visceral Larva Migrans

Kong J, Won J, Yoon J, Lee U, Kim JI, Huh S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):751-758.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.751
This study aimed at constructing a draft genome of the adult female worm Toxocara canis using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and de novo assembly, as well as to find new genes...
Molecular Characterization of Nippostrongylus brasiliensis (Nematoda: Heligmosomatidae) from Mus musculus in India

Chaudhary , Goswami U, Singh HS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):743-750.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.743
Mus musculus (Rodentia: Muridae) has generally been infected with a rodent hookworm Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. In this report, we present morphological and molecular identification of N. brasiliensis by light and scanning...
Therapeutic Assessment of Primaquine for Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria at Primary and Tertiary Care Centres in Southwestern India

Kumar R, Guddattu V, Saravu K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):733-742.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.733
Acquaintance is scanty on primaquine (PQ) efficacy and Plasmodium vivax recurrence in Udupi district, Karnataka, India. We assessed the efficacy of 14 days PQ regimen (0.25 mg/kg/day) to prevent P....
Characterization of Caveola-Vesicle Complexes (CVCs) Protein, PHIST/CVC-81₉₅ in Plasmodium vivax

Wang B, Lu F, Han JH, Lee SK, Cheng Y, Nyunt MH, Ha KS, Hong SH, Park WS, Han ET

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):725-732.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.725
Plasmodium vivax produces numerous caveola-vesicle complex (CVC) structures beneath the membrane of infected erythrocytes. Recently, a member helical interspersed subtelomeric (PHIST) superfamily protein, PcyPHIST/CVC-81₉₅, was identified as CVCs-associated protein in...
Dynamic Patterns of Systemic Innate Immunity and Inflammatory Associated Factors in Experimental Caprine Coccidiosis

Tadayon S, Razavi SM, Nazifi S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):719-724.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.719
The present study was designed to assess the dynamic patterns of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-4, IL-6, acute phase protein (α1-acid-glycoprotein, AGP), and an inflammation associated factor (adenosine deaminase;...
Production of IL-1β and Inflammasome with Up-Regulated Expressions of NOD-Like Receptor Related Genes in Toxoplasma gondii-Infected THP-1 Macrophages

Chu JQ, Shi G, Fan YM, Choi IW, Cha GH, Zhou Y, Lee YH, Quan JH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):711-717.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.711
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that stimulates production of high levels of proinflammatory cytokines, which are important for innate immunity. NLRs, i.e., nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors, play...
Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Intestinal Trichomonads in Pet Dogs in East China

Li WC, Wang K, Zhang W, Wu J, Gu YF, Zhang XC

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):703-710.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.703
The trichomonad species Tritrichomonas foetus and Pentatrichomonas hominis were recently detected in the feces of dogs with diarrhea. However, little information is available on the prevalence and pathogenicity of these...
Efficacy of Korean Multipurpose Contact Lens Disinfecting Solutions against Acanthamoeba castellanii

Moon EK, Park HR, Quan FS, Kong HH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2016 Dec;54(6):697-702.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.6.697
Acanthamoeba keratitis has been increasing in recent years. Main risk factors are contact lens wear and their cleaning solutions. Most contact lens wearers use multipurpose disinfecting solutions (MPDS) for cleansing...

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