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Four batches of crude somatic antigens from: (1) Opisthorchis viverrini adult worms, (2) Bithynia funiculata-whole body, (3) B. funiculata-head-foot, and (4) B. funiculata-visceral mass were assayed against sera from 81 opisthorchiasis patients, 30 parasite-free healthy individuals, and 50 individuals infected with other helminthic infections, and their(More)
Bovine cysticercosis caused by Taenia saginata is a zoonotic disease warranting routine inspection measures for the postmortem detection of cysticerci (cysts) in beef destined for human consumption. Detection is based on gross examination of traditional carcass predilection sites, although there is evidence to suggest that examination of other sites may(More)
Small liver and minute intestinal flukes are highly prevalent in Southeast Asia, and in mixed infections, their eggs are difficult to differentiate morphologically in fecal samples. PCR assays targeting the ITS regions in ribosomal DNA were designed to identify and differentiate species. The PCR amplicons of Opisthorchis viverrini, Clonorchis sinensis,(More)
To understand the mechanism of sequestration in the microvasculature of patients with falciparum malaria, we examined the patterns of expression of mRNAs for adhesion molecules (ICAM-1, VCAM-1, and E-selectin) and tight junction molecules (occludin, vinculin, and ZO-1) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) co-cultured with Plasmodium(More)
Phylogenetic relationships of 6 species in the trematode subfamily Haplorchiinae were analyzed using small and large subunit of ribosomal DNA genes (18S rDNA and 28S rDNA) and internal transcribed spacer subunit II (ITS2) region as molecular markers. Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian inference analyses of combined rDNAs and ITS2 indicated a close relationship(More)
The utility of differential copro-DNA diagnosis using modified sample preparation steps of small liver and minute intestinal fluke infections was tested. Fecal samples containing parasite eggs were washed extensively with diluted detergent solution. Parasite eggs were concentrated by sedimentation and broken by microwaving before DNA extraction. PCR(More)
The aim of this study was to find novel proteins expressed from an Angiostrongylus cantonensis adult female worm cDNA library for serodiagnosis of angiostrongyliasis. An immuno-dominant clone, fAC22, was identified by immunoscreening with pooled positive sera from proven angiostrongyliasis patients. The clone contained an open reading frame of 2,136 bp(More)
Serine protease inhibitors, known as serpins, are mainly expressed in newborn and early-stage Trichinella spiralis larvae, suggesting that T. spiralis serpin (TsSERP) could be used as antigen for the immunodiagnosis of swine trichinosis. We produced His-tagged recombinant TsSERP (rTsSERP) in Escherichia coli and purified it using a Co(2+)-affinity column.(More)
The possibility of cross-reactivity was previously investigated by indirect ELISA with sera from Angiostrongylus cantonensis infections, normal controls and A. costaricensis antigen. 5 microg/ml of crude antigen from both sexes of each species reacted with diluted serum samples (1:800) of each of 20 cases of angiostrongyliasis and normal controls, and(More)
The first intermediate host of six-known the Paragonimus species in Thailand had not been found until the Filopaludina (Siamopaludina) martensi martensi snail was discovered to maintain the cercariae of a Paragonimus species. An extensive study examined cercarial development through to adult worms by infecting 3 genera of 7 crab species with penetration of(More)