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Disease relevance of Parasitology


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  • All these results together with prior evidences [Uzcanga, G. et al. (2002) Parasitology 124, 287-299] confirmed that p64 is the soluble form of a T. evansi VSG, containing common epitopes recognized by sera from animals infected with T. evansi or T. vivax [3].
  • Formalin and mercuric chloride-based low-viscosity polyvinyl alcohol (LV-PVA) are widely used by most diagnostic parasitology laboratories for preservation of helminth eggs and protozoan cysts and trophozoites in fecal specimens [4].
  • METHODS: Stool samples of patients, who came to the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, were examined by direct wet-mount, trichrome staining, formalin-ethyl acetate concentration, and Kinyoun acid fast techniques for intestinal parasites, and bacteriological stool cultures were performed [5].
  • Formalin-ethyl ether sedimentation, Formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation, and zinc sulfate flotation techniques were compared using over 250 clinical parasitology specimens [6].
  • Comparison to results from earlier findings of O. penetrans by Linton (1907; 1924, Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 64, 1-114) and to O. kurisi by Shields (1985, International Journal for Parasitology 15: 635-643) lead to the conclusion that the latter species is a synonym for O. penetrans [7].

Biological context of Parasitology

  • During the first 10 years of its existence, the Department of Parasitology and Entomology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, confirmed or described for the first time the occurrence of 25 different tick-borne parasites of domestic animals in the northern part of the country [8].

Anatomical context of Parasitology

  • The first 10 amino acids are identical to those of a protein affinity purified from the body fluid of Ascaris suum at the Wellcome Laboratories for Experimental Parasitology (WLEP-14K) [9].
  • In a previous study we showed that cryptic antigens can become exposed on the surface of intact trophozoites if the sterol content of the membranes is increased by means conservative of cell integrity (D. Baruch and Z. I. Cabantchik, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 36, 127-138, 1990) [10].

Associations of Parasitology with chemical compounds

  • The John Frederick Adrain Sprent Prize of the Australian Society for Parasitology. Citation for Stephen C. Barker [11].
  • CONCLUSION: Detection of microsporidia in bile can be achieved using several different stains routinely available to cytologists, most optimally with alcohol-fixed Papanicolaou- or Giemsa-stained preparations or with Chromotrope 2R stain, which is available in parasitology laboratories [12].
  • This paper was presented at Pfizer Symposium on The Application of Sustained Release Anthelmintic Dosage Forms in the Control of Parasites in Grazing Animals at the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (W.A.A.V.P.) 10th International Conference, 18-20 August 1983, Perth, W.A., Australia [13].
  • World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (W.A.A.V.P.) second edition of guidelines for evaluating the efficacy of anthelmintics in ruminants (bovine, ovine, caprine) [14].
  • Because the hydropathy profile of TSA 417 suggested that most of the cysteine and all 29 of its conserved CXXC motifs are on the cell surface, we investigated whether TSA 417 might contain some of the free thiols previously shown to be on the trophozoite surface (Gillin et al., Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 13, 1-12, 1984) [15].

Gene context of Parasitology

  • The number of cases of imported malaria diagnosed by the Parasitology Laboratory of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital Group in Paris has shown a significant increase in recent years [16].
  • An ad hoc committee (Task Force) and then the Education Committee developed a position paper on teaching parasitology in veterinary colleges [17].
  • In a previous report (Parasitology 116 (1998) 525) we isolated and characterized Boophilus Yolk pro-Cathepsin (BYC), an aspartic proteinase precursor from the eggs of the hard tick [18].
  • Parasitology. A requiem for chloroquine [19].
  • A Parasitology survey was conducted in Sagbama Community of the Niger Delta to determine the pattern of infection of intestinal parasites of man [20].


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  3. Variant surface glycoprotein from Trypanosoma evansi is partially responsible for the cross-reaction between Trypanosoma evansi and Trypanosoma vivax. Uzcanga, G.L., Perrone, T., Noda, J.A., Pérez-Pazos, J., Medina, R., Hoebeke, J., Bubis, J. Biochemistry (2004) [Pubmed]
  4. Evaluation of commercially available preservatives for laboratory detection of helminths and protozoa in human fecal specimens. Pietrzak-Johnston, S.M., Bishop, H., Wahlquist, S., Moura, H., Da Silva, N.D., Da Silva, S.P., Nguyen-Dinh, P. J. Clin. Microbiol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  5. Effect of trimethoprim-sulfamethaxazole in Blastocystis hominis infection. Ok, U.Z., Girginkardeşler, N., Balcioğlu, C., Ertan, P., Pirildar, T., Kilimcioğlu, A.A. Am. J. Gastroenterol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  6. Comparison of formalin-ethyl ether sedimentation, formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation, and zinc sulfate flotation techniques for detection of intestinal parasites. Truant, A.L., Elliott, S.H., Kelly, M.T., Smith, J.H. J. Clin. Microbiol. (1981) [Pubmed]
  7. Otobothrium penetrans (Cestoda; Trypanorhyncha) in the flesh of belonid fish from Philippine waters. Palm, H., Möller, H., Petersen, F. Int. J. Parasitol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  8. Tick-borne diseases of domestic animals in northern Nigeria. II. Research summary, 1966 to 1976. Leeflang, P., Ilemobade, A.A. Tropical animal health and production. (1977) [Pubmed]
  9. Identification of the major Ascaris allergen and its purification to homogeneity by high-performance liquid chromatography. McGibbon, A.M., Christie, J.F., Kennedy, M.W., Lee, T.D. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. (1990) [Pubmed]
  10. Plasmodium falciparum: modulation of surface antigenic expression of infected erythrocytes as revealed by cell fluorescence ELISA. Baruch, D., Glickstein, H., Cabantchik, Z.I. Exp. Parasitol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  11. The John Frederick Adrain Sprent Prize of the Australian Society for Parasitology. Citation for Stephen C. Barker. Bremer, K.C. Int. J. Parasitol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  12. Cytologic detection of microsporidia spores in bile. A comparison of stains. Joste, N.E., Sax, P.E., Pieciak, W.S. Acta Cytol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  13. Potential problems associated with the controlled release of anthelmintics in grazing animals. Herd, R.P. Vet. Parasitol. (1984) [Pubmed]
  14. World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (W.A.A.V.P.) second edition of guidelines for evaluating the efficacy of anthelmintics in ruminants (bovine, ovine, caprine). Wood, I.B., Amaral, N.K., Bairden, K., Duncan, J.L., Kassai, T., Malone, J.B., Pankavich, J.A., Reinecke, R.K., Slocombe, O., Taylor, S.M. Vet. Parasitol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  15. Giardia lamblia: post-translational processing and status of exposed cysteine residues in TSA 417, a variable surface antigen. Aley, S.B., Gillin, F.D. Exp. Parasitol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  16. Imported malaria in a hospital in Paris. Gentilini, M., Trape, J.F., Danis, M., Richard-Lenoble, D., Brucker, G., Felix, H. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. (1981) [Pubmed]
  17. Teaching veterinary parasitology: the North American perspective. Stromberg, B.E. Vet. Parasitol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  18. Proteolytic activity of Boophilus microplus Yolk pro-Cathepsin D (BYC) is coincident with cortical acidification during embryogenesis. Abreu, L.A., Valle, D., Manso, P.P., Façanha, A.R., Pelajo-Machado, M., Masuda, H., Masuda, A., Vaz, I., Lenzi, H., Oliveira, P.L., Logullo, C. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. Parasitology. A requiem for chloroquine. Hastings, I.M., Bray, P.G., Ward, S.A. Science (2002) [Pubmed]
  20. Pattern of infection of intestinal parasites in Sagbama community of the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Agi, P.I. West African journal of medicine. (1995) [Pubmed]
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