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Development of a Highly Specific RecombinantToxocara canis Second-Stage Larva Excretory-Secretory Antigen for Immunodiagnosis of Human Toxocariasis
ABSTRACT The specificity of the recombinant Toxocara canisantigen developed for the immunodiagnosis of human toxocariasis was compared with that of the excretory-secretory antigen from T. canisExpand
Significant Reduction of Brain Cysts Caused by Toxoplasma gondii after Treatment with Spiramycin Coadministered with Metronidazole in a Mouse Model of Chronic Toxoplasmosis
ABSTRACT Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that generates latent cysts in the brain; reactivation of these cysts may lead to fatal toxoplasmic encephalitis, for which treatment remains unsuccessful. WeExpand
In vitro antimalarial activity of quassinoids from Eurycoma longifolia against Malaysian chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum isolates.
Three quassinoids from the roots of Eurycoma longifolia Jack were evaluated for antimalarial activity against nine Plasmodium falciparum isolates obtained from patients infected withExpand
Isolation and characterization of Acanthamoeba spp. from air-conditioners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Abstract During a study on the quality of the indoor environment, Acanthamoeba spp. were detected in 20 out of 87 dust samples collected from air-conditioners installed in a four-story campusExpand
Blastocystis in animal handlers
Abstract The present study investigated whether people working closely with animals were at higher risk of getting infected with Blastocystis hominis. The prevalence of the parasite was determined inExpand
Epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis.
  • J. Mak
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ciba Foundation symposium
  • 28 September 2007
Human lymphatic filariasis is caused mainly by Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori. Of the estimated 90.2 million people infected, more than 90% have bancroftian and less than 10%Expand
Drinking water is a significant predictor of Blastocystis infection among rural Malaysian primary schoolchildren
SUMMARY Blastocystis infection has a worldwide distribution especially among the disadvantaged population and immunocompromised subjects. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence andExpand
Transmission dynamics and estimates of malaria vectorial capacity for Anopheles balabacensis and An. flavirostris (Diptera: Culicidae) on Banggi island, Sabah, Malaysia.
Holoendemic malaria transmission in two small isolated forest communities and a coastal village was studied by (1) all night human bait collections of Anopheles species from inside and outside housesExpand
In vitro determination of the effect of Andrographis paniculata extracts and andrographolide on human hepatic cytochrome P450 activities
We investigated the effects of Andrographis paniculata (AP) extracts and andrographolide on the catalytic activity of three human cDNA-expressed cytochrome P450 enzymes: CYP2C9, CYP2D6 and CYP3A4. InExpand
Ovalocytosis protects against severe malaria parasitemia in the Malayan aborigines.
The malaria parasite rates and densities were compared in 79 ovalocytic-normocytic pairs of Malayan Aborigines matched for age, sex, proximity of residence to each other, and use of bed nets whenExpand