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Molecular Identification of Anisakis Larvae Extracted by Gastrointestinal Endoscopy from Health Check-up Patients in Korea

Song H, Jung BK, Cho J, Chang T, Huh S, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):207-211.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.207
Anisakiasis is a zoonotic disease induced by anisakid nematodes, and endoscopic inspection is used for a diagnosis or remedy for it. Anisakis simplex, Anisakis physeteris, and Pseudoterranova decipiens had been...
Production of Inflammatory Cytokines and Nitric Oxide by Human Mast Cells Incubated with Toxoplasma gondii Lysate

Park EA, Han IH, Kim JH, Park SJ, Ryu JS, Ahn MH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):201-206.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.201
The roles of mast cells in allergic diseases and helminth infections are well known. However, the roles of mast cells in T. gondii infection is poorly understood. This study was...
Molecular Prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. in Breeding Kennel Dogs

Itoh N, Tanaka H, Iijima Y, Kameshima , Kimura Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):197-200.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.197
Cryptosporidium is a common intestinal protozoan that can lead to diarrhea in humans and dogs. The predominant species of infection are C. hominis and C. parvum in humans, and C....
Epizootic Infection by Trypanosoma vivax in Cattle from the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

de Oliveira Reis M, Souza FR, Albuquerque AS, Monteiro F, dos Santos Oliveira LF, Raymundo D, Wouters F, Wouters AT, Peconick A, Varaschin

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):191-195.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.191
Trypanosomiasis is caused by a pathogenic protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, being Trypanosoma vivax the most important agent for cattle. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the...
RNA-sequencing Profiles of Cell Cycle–Related Genes Upregulated during the G2-Phase in Giardia lamblia

Kim J, Shin MY, Park SJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):185-189.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.185
To identify the component(s) involved in cell cycle control in the protozoan Giardia lamblia, cells arrested at the G1/S- or G2-phase by treatment with nocodazole and aphidicolin were prepared from...
Breast Sparganosis Presenting with a Painless Breast Lump: Report of Two Cases

Oh MY, Kim KE, Kim MJ, Chu A, Lee JY, Park JH, Kim J, Hwang KT

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):179-184.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.179
Sparganosis is a parasitic infestation caused by sparganum, a plerocercoid tapeworm larva of the genus Spirometra. Since the first case of human sparganosis reported in 1908, sparganosis has been a...
A Case of Unexpected Clinostomum complanatum Infection Initially Presenting as Foreign Body in Pharynx

Kim H, Cho SW, Oh H, Byeon HK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):175-177.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.175
A 46-year old man visited our outpatient clinic with complaint of foreign body sensation in throat after consuming raw freshwater fish 5 days ago. Laryngoscopic examination revealed a motile worm...
Survey of Rickettsia spp. and Orientia tsutsugamushi Pathogens Found in Animal Vectors (Ticks, Fleas, Chiggers) in Bangkaew District, Phatthalung Province, Thailand

Sanprick A, Yooyen T, Rodkvamtook W

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):167-173.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.167
Rickettsial infections (Rickettsioses) are the causes of acute fever found in Thailand. It is classified as acute febrile illnesses transmitted by bloodsucking arthropod vectors (tick, flea, and chigger). This research...
Distribution of Rickettsia spp. in Ticks from Northwestern and Southwestern Provinces, Republic of Korea

Jiang J, Choi YJ, Kim J, Kim HC, Klein TA, Chong ST, Richards A, Park HJ, Shin SH, Song D, Park KH, Jang WJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):161-166.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.161
This study was done to characterize distribution of Rickettsia spp. in ticks in the northwestern and southwestern provinces in the Republic of Korea. A total of 2,814 ticks were collected...
Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Echinococcus granulosus Sensu Stricto in Northern Xinjiang, China

Guo B, Zhang Z, Zheng X, Guo Y, Guo G, Zhao L, Cai R, Wang B, Yang M, Shou X, Zhang W, Jia B

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):153-159.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.153
Echinococcus granulosus is an important zoonotic parasite globally causing cystic echinococcosis (CE) in humans and animals. In this study, prevalence of CE and variation of cox1 gene sequence were analyzed...
Infection Status with Clonorchis sinensis Metacercariae in Fish from Yangcheon (Stream) in Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Ju JW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):145-152.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.145
The infection status with Clonorchis sinensis metacercariae (CsMc) was examined in freshwater fishes from Yangcheon (a branch of Gyeongho-gang), which is located in Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, the Republic of Korea. Total...
Epidemiological Survey on Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis among Village Residents of the Rural River Basin Area in White Nile State, Sudan

Lee YH, Lee JS, Jeoung HG, Kwon IS, Mohamed AA, Hong ST

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):135-144.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.135
There have been some reports on schistosomiasis of school children in Sudan’s Nile River basin area; however, information about the infection status of Schistosoma species and intestinal helminths among village...
Sinuolinea capsularis (Myxosporea: Sinuolineidae) Isolated from Urinary Bladder of Cultured Olive Flounder Paralichthys olivaceus

Shin SP, Jin CN, Sohn HC, Lee J

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):127-134.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.127
Sinuolinea capsularis Davis, 1917 is myxosporean that infect the urinary system of the host fish. Insufficient morphological and molecular data of S. capsularis exits, and it is therefore difficult to...
Induction of Angiogenesis by Malarial Infection through Hypoxia Dependent Manner

Park MK, Ko EJ, Jeon KY, Kim H, Jo JO, Baek KW, Kang YJ, Choi YH, Hong Y, Ock MS, Cha HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):117-125.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.117
Malarial infection induces tissue hypoxia in the host through destruction of red blood cells. Tissue hypoxia in malarial infection may increase the activity of HIF1α through an intracellular oxygen-sensing pathway....
Characterization of Plasmodium berghei Homologues of T-cell Immunomodulatory Protein as a New Potential Candidate for Protecting against Experimental Cerebral Malaria

Cui A, Li Y, Zhou X, Wang L, Luo E

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):101-115.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.101
The pathogenesis of cerebral malaria is biologically complex and involves multi-factorial mechanisms such as microvascular congestion, immunopathology by the pro-inflammatory cytokine and endothelial dysfunction. Recent data have suggested that a...
Previous Infection with Plasmodium berghei Confers Resistance to Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Mice

Lee DH, Chu KB, Kang HJ, Lee SH, Quan FS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):93-99.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.93
Both Plasmodium spp. and Toxoplasma gondii are important apicomplexan parasites, which infect humans worldwide. Genetic analyses have revealed that 33% of amino acid sequences of inner membrane complex from the...
Dipenyleneiodonium Induces Growth Inhibition of Toxoplasma gondii through ROS Induction in ARPE-19 Cells

Sun PR, Gao FF, Choi HG, Zhou W, Yuk JM, Kwon J, Lee YH, Cha GH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Apr;57(2):83-92.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.2.83
Based on the reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulatory properties of diphenyleneiodonium (DPI), we investigated the effects of DPI on host-infected T. gondii proliferation and determined specific concentration that inhibit the...

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