Seung Won Kang

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Ticks are vectors of various pathogens that affect humans and animals throughout the world. Anaplasma bovis is one of the most important tick-borne pathogens that cause cattle diseases but there is still very little information available about this agent in Korea. In the present study, 535 Haemaphysalis longicornis tick pools were analyzed from grazing(More)
Interconversion between tachyzoites and bradyzoites of Neospora caninum plays a pivotal role in transmission of the parasite. Although significant efforts have been made toward understanding the mechanisms that trigger and control stage conversion of the parasite, little is known about this process. We used annealing control primer (ACP)-based polymerase(More)
Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum are closely related protozoan parasites, they share many common hosts, and can cause neurological diseases in dogs. Dogs can have close contacts with humans and livestock and therefore they can act as reservoirs of these parasites. The aim of this study was to survey the seroprevalence of antibodies against T. gondii(More)
The prevalence and distribution of six bee viruses was investigated in 527 Apis cerana samples which were collected from five provinces in South Korea. The most prevalent virus, black queen cell virus (BQCV), was present in 75.11% of 446 adult bee samples, followed by sacbrood virus (SBV) in 30.71%. Deformed wing virus (DWV), Kashmir bee virus (KBV), and(More)
We report a study on the variations in the protein expression profiles of tachyzoites and bradyzoites of Neospora caninum. The in vitro stage conversion of N. caninum-infected Vero cells was induced by continuous treatment of infected cultures with 70 μM sodium nitroprusside (SNP) for up to 9 days. The stage conversion indicated by the expression of the(More)
The efficacy of a single subcutaneous injection of an avermectin (ivermectin, doramectin, or abamectin) as a treatment for infestation with nymphal and adult Haemaphysalis longicornis was evaluated in 24 New Zealand White rabbits. Two days after artificial infestation with nymphs or adult ticks, the rabbits were randomly allocated to three treatment groups(More)
Theileria sergenti is the causative agent of persistent theileriosis in cattle. The ubiquitous infection of theileiriosis causes chronic anemia and fever in cattle, especially in exogenous cattle. In this study, we applied real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the diagnosis and quantification of parasite using specific primers for 33 kDa gene(More)
The complete genomic RNAs of two Korean sacbrood virus (SBV) strains, which infect the honey bee, Apis mellifera, were sequenced. The two sequences (AmSBV-Kor19, AmSBV-Kor21) were distinguished by the presence or absence of a PstI restriction site. These strains comprised of 8784 bp and 8835 bp; contained a single large ORF (179-8707 and 179-8758) encoding(More)
Toxoplasma gondii and Trichinella spiralis are important zoonotic pathogens with worldwide distributions. In Korea, several outbreaks of human toxoplasmosis and trichinellosis due to the consumption of infected wild animals have been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of T. gondii and T. spiralis infections in wild boars(More)
Black queen cell virus (BQCV) infection is one of the most common viral infections in honeybees (Apis mellifera). A phylogenetic tree was constructed for 19 partial nucleotide sequences for the capsid region of South Korean BQCV, which were also compared with 10 previously reported BQCV sequences derived from different countries. The Korean BQCV genomes(More)