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In this study, we compared the morphology of Sarcocystis sinensis and Sarcocystis hominis, and assessed the infectiousness of S. sinensis for human volunteers. The cysts of S. sinensis were from water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and those of S. hominis were from cattle (Bos taurus). Transmission electron microscopy of S. sinensis cysts revealed that the cyst(More)
Thirteen restriction endonucleases were used to investigate nuclotide sequence variation in the 18S rRNA DNA of 88 individuals from ten Sarcocystis taxa collected as cysts from their intermediate hosts, swine, cattle and water buffalo. A DNA sequence of approximately 900 bp was used. A total of 26 electromorphs were detected. The electromorphs were sorted(More)
Because the excreted sporocysts and/or oocysts of various species of Sarcocystis may not be discriminated morphologically, we sought to validate a diagnostic technique based on variation in the 18S rDNA sequence. Oocysts and/or sporocysts from three taxa of Sarcocystis were collected from human, feline, and canine definitive hosts that had fed upon meats(More)
Controversy exists concerning whether cattle and water buffalo sustain infections with cysts of distinct arrays of species in the genus Sarcocystis. In particular, morphologically similar parasites have been alternately ascribed to Sarcocystis cruzi or to Sarcocystis levinei, depending on their occurrence in cattle or water buffalo. We used light and(More)
This paper introduced the simple and rapid methods of silver staining and gel preservation. It was taken only about 10 and 15 minutes to stain a gel. The background of gel was light, the bands were clear, the sensibility was high and the stabilization was well by the method of silver staining. The gel preservation adopted a method named two-layer(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between genetic polymorphisms of 7 SNPs in PTPN22 and PADI4 genes and susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis in Yunnan. METHODS A case-control study was carried out on 192 patients of rheumatoid arthritis and 288 healthy controls. Genotypes of rs33996649 and 1858 loci within PTPN22 gene, and rs11203366 and rs874881 loci(More)
Understanding the ecology of malaria vectors such as species composition and population dynamics is essential for developing cost-effective strategies to control mosquito vector populations. Adult mosquitoes (n = 79,567) were collected in five villages along the China-Myanmar border from April 2012 to September 2014 using the CDC light trap without bait(More)
Quinine resistance (QNR) in Plasmodium falciparum has been detected in many regions of the world where malaria is endemic. Genetic polymorphisms in at least four genes are implicated in QN susceptibility, and their significance often depends on the genetic background of the parasites. In this study, we have culture-adapted 60 P. falciparum clinical isolates(More)
Three trypsins (TRY-ES) were purified from Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) by ammonium sulfate precipitation, ion-exchange and gel-filtration chromatography, with relative molecular mass of 28.7, 28.8 and 29.2 kDa respectively. The TRY-ES was inhibited by specific trypsin inhibitors (benzamidine, STI, CHOM and TLCK), with optimum temperature at 40(More)
Sarcocystis nesbitti was first described by Mandour in 1969 from rhesus monkey muscle. Its definitive host remains unknown. 18S rRNA gene of S. nesbitti was amplified, sequenced, and subjected to phylogenetic analysis. Among those congeners available for comparison, it shares closest affinity with those species of Sarcocystis which use snakes as definitive(More)