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Parasitological survey on wild carnivora in north-western Tohoku, Japan.
In the winter of 1997-1998, we collected parasitological data from 60 wild carnivora in the north-western part of Tohoku region, Japan. These included 7 foxes (Vulpes vulpes japonica), 20 raccoonExpand
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Helminth fauna of carnivores distributed in north-western Tohoku, Japan, with special reference to Mesocestoides paucitesticulus and Brachylaima tokudai.
In the winter of 1998-1999, we collected parasitological data from 54 wild carnivores in the north-western part of Tohoku region, Japan. These consisted of 38 martens (Martes melampus melampus), 14Expand
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Impeded establishment of the infective stage of Trichinella in the intestinal mucosa of mice by passive transfer of an IgA monoclonal antibody.
Our previous study showed that the IgA monoclonal antibody (mAb) HUSM-Tb1 forms immunoprecipitates on the cuticular surface of infective larvae of Trichinella britovi, and that intraperitonealExpand
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Schistosoma mansoni oviposition in vitro reflects worm fecundity in vivo: individual-, parasite age- and host-dependent variations.
In an attempt to determine whether in vitro oviposition of adult S. mansoni reflects the fecundity status of worms in vivo, Mongolian gerbils and ICR, BALB/c and SCID mice were infected with aboutExpand
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An evolutionary ‘intermediate state’ of mitochondrial translation systems found in Trichinella species of parasitic nematodes: co-evolution of tRNA and EF-Tu
EF-Tu delivers aminoacyl-tRNAs to ribosomes in the translation system. However, unusual truncations found in some animal mitochondrial tRNAs seem to prevent recognition by a canonical EF-Tu. WeExpand
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Detection of Echinococcus multilocularis eggs by centrifugal flotation technique: preliminary survey of soil left in the ferryboats commuting between Hokkaido Island, where E. multilocularis is
*Corresponding author: Mailing address: Department of Parasitology, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Zaihu-cho 5, Hirosaki 036-8562, Japan. Tel: +81-172-39-5043, Fax: +81-17239-5045, E-mail:Expand
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A red fox, Vulpes vulpes shrencki, infected with Echinococcus multilocularis was introduced from Hokkaido Island, where E. multilocularis is endemic, to Aomori, northern part of the mainland Japan.
Echinococcus multilocularis, a causative agent of alveolar hydatidosis, is becoming a serious problem in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan (1,2). E. multilocularis is maintained among itsExpand
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Monoclonal IgA antibody-mediated expulsion of Trichinella from the intestine of mice.
To assess the potential role of IgA antibody in expulsion of the nematode of the genus Trichinella from the intestine, a panel of IgA monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were produced from the mesentericExpand
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Production of murine monoclonal antibodies to guinea pig leukocytes and immunohistochemistry of guinea pig skin exposed to Schistosoma mansoni.
Using histochemical ATPase-staining of the guinea pig epidermal sheet, we have demonstrated remarkable accumulations of ATPase-positive cells after exposure to attenuated Schistosoma mansoniExpand
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Defect of Resistance in Male Gerbils, Meriones unguiculatus,
Male Mongolian gerbils, Meriones ungui- culatus, vaccinated with 500 20-krad gamma-irradi- ated cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni did not exhibit resistance against a homologous challenge infection.Expand
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