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Sequence variation of the Cytochrome b gene of various human infecting members of the genus Leishmania and their phylogeny
The nucleotide sequences of the Cyt b gene from 13 human-infecting Leishmania species (14 strains) from the New and Old Worlds were determined, and they showed good agreement with the classification of Lainson & Shaw (1987) except for the inclusion of L. (L.) major in the L. Expand
Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for rapid mass-screening of sand flies for Leishmania infection.
The robustness, superior sensitivity, and ability to produce better visual discriminatory reaction products than existing LAMP fluorescence and turbidity assays indicated the field potential usefulness of this new method for surveillance and epidemiological studies of leishmaniasis in developing countries. Expand
Coprological survey of alimentary tract parasites in dogs from Zambia and evaluation of a coproantigen assay for canine echinococcosis.
A coproantigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (CoproAg-ELISA) developed for Echinococcus spp. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA Phylogeography of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Northern Japan
The results suggest that the Hokkaido population, which is sometimes referred to as the distinct sub species V. v. schrencki, has its own genetic background with multiple migration events and differs from the parapatric subspecies V. japonica found in Honshu and Kyushu. Expand
Anaerobic NADH-Fumarate Reductase System Is Predominant in the Respiratory Chain of Echinococcus multilocularis, Providing a Novel Target for the Chemotherapy of Alveolar Echinococcosis
The results suggest that the mitochondrial respiratory chain of the parasite is a promising target for chemotherapy of alveolar echinococcosis. Expand
Anti-babesial and anti-plasmodial compounds from Phyllanthus niruri.
Bioassay-guided fractionation of boiled aqueous extracts from the whole plant of Phyllanthus niruri led to the isolation of 1-O-galloyl-6-O-luteoyl-alpha-d-glucose (1), with IC(50) values of 4.7Expand
Involvement of CD4+ Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells in Persistence of Leishmania donovani in the Liver of Alymphoplastic aly/aly Mice
It is provided the first evidence that CD4+Foxp3+ Tregs mediate L. donovani persistence in the liver during VL in immunodeficient murine model, a result that will help to establish new strategies of immunotherapy against this intracellular protozoan pathogen. Expand
Usefulness of sampling with cotton swab for PCR-diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the New World.
It may be suggested that collection of exudates using cotton swabs may be a better alternative to biopsy sample for PCR-diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Expand
Inhibition of mitochondrial and plastid activity of Plasmodium falciparum by minocycline
It is reported that RT‐PCR for falciparum parasites treated with minocycline revealed reduced levels of RNA transcripts of the mitochondrion‐encoded genes such as the COI and Cyb genes, as well as the plastid‐encoding RNA polymerase subunit (rpoB/C) gene. Expand
Intestinal Tritrichomonas suis (=T. foetus) infection in Japanese cats.
  • J. Doi, J. Hirota, +7 authors Y. Oku
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of veterinary medical science
  • 1 April 2012
Findings suggested that feline trichomonosis is prevalent in Japan, and that T. suis may play a role as a causative agent of feline chronic diarrhea. Expand