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Disease relevance of Taenia


High impact information on Taenia

  • BACKGROUND: Infection with the larval form of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, can lead to the development of cysts in the brain [6].
  • Jessen and coworkers have demonstrated the presence, synthesis and uptake of GABA by the myenteric plexus of the guinea pig taenia coli, and have documented the presence of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) in isolated myenteric plexus [7].
  • Lower levels of HDNF mRNA were found in granular neurons of the dentate gyrus and in neurons of the taenia tecta and induseum griseum [8].
  • CONCLUSIONS: The mouse gastric fundus and guinea pig taenia coli contain functional PAR-1 and PAR-2 that mediate relaxations via ryanodine-sensitive and -insensitive activation of small-conductance, Ca2+-activated K+ channels [9].
  • In the presence of hexamethonium, suramin (100 micromol/L) or the P2X antagonist pyridoxal phosphate-6-azophenyl-2',4'-disulfonic acid (PPADS, 10 micromol/L) reduced the control fEPSP amplitude in the duodenum, ileum, taenia coli, proximal colon, and distal colon by 71%-84% [10].

Chemical compound and disease context of Taenia


Biological context of Taenia


Anatomical context of Taenia

  • Evagination of Taenia solium in the fourth ventricle [20].
  • Numerous electron-opaque deposits appear in the SR of the relaxed smooth muscle cells of the guinea pig Taenia coli that had been treated, before fixation, with a depolarizing medium containing oxalate to precipitate calcium ions in situ [21].
  • The composition of normal, hypertrophied, or sodium-loaded rabbit portal anterior mesenteric vein and of normal and sodium-loaded guinea pig taenia coli smooth muscle was measured in cryosections with electron probe analysis, and the effects of wash with cold sodium-free (Lithium) solutions were determined [22].
  • A proteinase inhibitor, taeniaestatin, isolated from the larval stage of the cestode Taenia taeniaeformis inhibits endogenous IL 2 generation in murine lymphocytes and IL 1 induced proliferation of murine thymocytes in a dose-dependent manner [23].
  • The transduction system in the isoproterenol activation of the Ca(2+)-activated K+ channel in guinea pig taenia coli myocytes [24].

Associations of Taenia with chemical compounds

  • Intraduodenal 'Gastrografin' injection against Taenia saginata infection [25].
  • After exposure of segments of rabbit taenia coli to the nonionic detergent Triton X-100, tension could be induced by increasing the [Ca2+] in the micromolar range [26].
  • CONCLUSIONS: beta(1), beta(2), and beta(3) adrenoceptors are functionally detectable in the human colon; agonist stimulation of any one type relaxed taenia but only isoprenaline was fully effective at the beta(3) subtype [27].
  • Isoprenaline and terbutaline were more potent on circular than taenia strips; CGP 12177 and SR 58611A weakly and partially relaxed taenia but had little effect on circular strips [27].
  • Fiber bundles were first treated with 30 microM ryanodine for 120 s in the presence of 45 mM caffeine to lock open the Ca-induced Ca release channels which are present in approximately 40% of the Ca store of the smooth muscle cells of the taenia [28].

Gene context of Taenia


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Taenia


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  5. Development of a serologic assay to detect Taenia solium taeniasis. Wilkins, P.P., Allan, J.C., Verastegui, M., Acosta, M., Eason, A.G., Garcia, H.H., Gonzalez, A.E., Gilman, R.H., Tsang, V.C. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (1999) [Pubmed]
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  8. Identification of cells in rat brain and peripheral tissues expressing mRNA for members of the nerve growth factor family. Ernfors, P., Wetmore, C., Olson, L., Persson, H. Neuron (1990) [Pubmed]
  9. Protease-activated receptors mediate apamin-sensitive relaxation of mouse and guinea pig gastrointestinal smooth muscle. Cocks, T.M., Sozzi, V., Moffatt, J.D., Selemidis, S. Gastroenterology (1999) [Pubmed]
  10. Purinergic fast excitatory postsynaptic potentials in myenteric neurons of guinea pig: distribution and pharmacology. LePard, K.J., Messori, E., Galligan, J.J. Gastroenterology (1997) [Pubmed]
  11. The lethal effect of mebendazole on secondary Echinococcus granulosus, cysticerci of Taenia pisiformis and tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides corti. Heath, D.D., Christie, M.J., Chevis, R.A. Parasitology (1975) [Pubmed]
  12. Similar diagnostic performance for neurocysticercosis of three glycoprotein preparations from Taenia solium metacestodes. Villota, G.E., Gomez, D.I., Volcy, M., Franco, A.F., Cardona, E.A., Isaza, R., Sanzón, F., Teale, J.M., Restrepo, B.I. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2003) [Pubmed]
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  15. Kinetics of contraction in depolarized smooth muscle from guinea-pig taenia coli after photodestruction of nifedipine. Malmqvist, U., Arner, A. J. Physiol. (Lond.) (1999) [Pubmed]
  16. The force generated by a visceral smooth muscle. Gabella, G. J. Physiol. (Lond.) (1976) [Pubmed]
  17. Effects of hypoxia on high-energy phosphagen content, energy metabolism and isometric force in guinea-pig taenia caeci. Ishida, Y., Paul, R.J. J. Physiol. (Lond.) (1990) [Pubmed]
  18. Inhibition by amiloride of contractile elements in smooth muscle of guinea pig taenia cecum and chicken gizzard. Ozaki, H., Kojima, T., Moriyama, T., Karaki, H., Urakawa, N., Kohama, K., Nonomura, Y. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. (1987) [Pubmed]
  19. Comparative effects of verapamil and sodium nitroprusside on contraction and 45Ca uptake in the smooth muscle of rabbit aorta, rat aorta and guinea-pig taenia coli. Karaki, H., Nakagawa, H., Urakawa, N. Br. J. Pharmacol. (1984) [Pubmed]
  20. Evagination of Taenia solium in the fourth ventricle. Flisser, A., Madrazo, I. N. Engl. J. Med. (1996) [Pubmed]
  21. Calcium in smooth muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum in situ. Conventional and X-ray analytical electron microscopy. Popescu, L.M., Diculescu, I. J. Cell Biol. (1975) [Pubmed]
  22. Electron probe analysis of sodium and other elements in hypertrophied and sodium-loaded smooth muscle. Junker, J.L., Wasserman, A.J., Berner, P.F., Somlyo, A.P. Circ. Res. (1984) [Pubmed]
  23. Interleukin inhibition by a parasite proteinase inhibitor, taeniaestatin. Leid, R.W., Suquet, C.M., Bouwer, H.G., Hinrichs, D.J. J. Immunol. (1986) [Pubmed]
  24. The transduction system in the isoproterenol activation of the Ca(2+)-activated K+ channel in guinea pig taenia coli myocytes. Fan, S.F., Wang, S., Kao, C.Y. J. Gen. Physiol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  25. Intraduodenal 'Gastrografin' injection against Taenia saginata infection. Ohnishi, K., Murata, M. Lancet (1990) [Pubmed]
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  27. Functional assessment of beta adrenoceptor subtypes in human colonic circular and longitudinal (taenia coli) smooth muscle. Manara, L., Croci, T., Aureggi, G., Guagnini, F., Maffrand, J.P., Le Fur, G., Mukenge, S., Ferla, G. Gut (2000) [Pubmed]
  28. Biphasic Ca2+ dependence of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-induced Ca release in smooth muscle cells of the guinea pig taenia caeci. Iino, M. J. Gen. Physiol. (1990) [Pubmed]
  29. Induction of immunoglobulin G1, interleukin-6 and interleukin-10 by Taenia crassiceps metacestode carbohydrates. Dissanayake, S., Khan, N., Shahin, A., Wijesinghe, S., Lukic, M. Immunology (2002) [Pubmed]
  30. Normal corpus callosum in Emx1 mutant mice with C57BL/6 background. Guo, H., Christoff, J.M., Campos, V.E., Jin, X.L., Li, Y. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2000) [Pubmed]
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  33. Differential expression of the estrogen-regulated proto-oncogenes c-fos, c-jun, and bcl-2 and of the tumor-suppressor p53 gene in the male mouse chronically infected with Taenia crassiceps cysticerci. Morales-Montor, J., Rodríguez-Dorantes, M., Mendoza-Rodríguez, C.A., Camacho-Arroyo, I., Cerbón, M.A. Parasitol. Res. (1998) [Pubmed]
  34. Ionic currents in the guinea-pig taenia coli. Inomata, H., Kao, C.Y. J. Physiol. (Lond.) (1976) [Pubmed]
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  36. Immunodiagnosis of human cysticercosis (Taenia solium) with antigens purified by monoclonal antibodies. Nascimento, E., Tavares, C.A., Lopes, J.D. J. Clin. Microbiol. (1987) [Pubmed]
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