John Anthony D. L. Yason

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Giardia duodenalis is a flagellated protist that causes gastrointestinal disease throughout the world. In the Philippines, study on G. duodenalis is limited. It is also believed that prevalence rates of this organism in the country are underestimated. In this study, stool samples from residents living in a slum area in Manila were collected. These were(More)
Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan parasite that infects man and animals. This parasite has a global distribution and the disease it causes is usually characterized by diarrhea. In order to detect the parasite, it is necessary to differentiate it from Entamoeba dispar. E. dispar appears morphologically similar to E. histolytica but does not cause disease(More)
Blastocystis is a common protist isolated in humans and many animals. The parasite is a species complex composed of 19 subtypes, 9 of which have been found in humans. There are biological and molecular differences between Blastocystis subtypes although microscopy alone is unable to distinguish between these subtypes. Blastocystis isolates also display(More)
Information on cryptosporidiosis in the Philippines is limited. To date, the disease is not routinely diagnosed in the country's medical institutions. To this end, a total of 53 Filipino cancer patients were surveyed for cryptosporidiosis using an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test. Fifteen patients (28.3%) were found to be positive for antibodies(More)
Blastocystis is one of the most common eukaryotic organisms found in humans and many types of animals. Several reports have identified its role in gastrointestinal disorders, although its pathogenicity is yet to be clarified. Blastocystis is transmitted via the fecal-to-oral route and colonizes the large intestines. Epithelial cells lining the intestine(More)
Mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, are known to remodel their membrane structures through the process of fusion or fission. Studies have indicated that T cells adopt different energy metabolic phenotypes, namely oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis depending on whether they are naïve, effector and memory T cells. It has recently been shown that(More)
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