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Disease relevance of Echinostoma


High impact information on Echinostoma

  • The distribution of glycylated tubulin has been analyzed in different populations of stable microtubules in a digenean flatworm, Echinostoma caproni (Platyhelminthes) [2].
  • Cryptic species, belonging to the 37 collar-spine Echinostoma group, were distinguished using nuclear rDNA ITS (884 bases) and mtDNA CO1 (257 bases) and ND1 (530 bases) sequences [3].
  • Negative effect on early post-implantation pregnancy and progesterone levels in mice infected with the intestinal trematode Echinostoma caproni [4].
  • Copper in the form of copper sulfate (CuSO4) decreases the survival of Biomphalaria glabrata snails, but the effects of this molluscicide on Echinostoma caproni and Echinostoma trivolvis, 2 species of digeneans that use B. glabrata as intermediate hosts, are not known [5].
  • Specific tyrosine phosphorylation in response to bile in Fasciola hepatica and Echinostoma friedi [6].

Biological context of Echinostoma


Anatomical context of Echinostoma


Associations of Echinostoma with chemical compounds


Gene context of Echinostoma

  • Although the ITS data provided insufficient resolution for an unequivocal solution to the relationships within the genus Echinostoma, it supported the identification of Echinoparyphium ellisi and the distinct species status of three isolates of Echinostoma revolutum as predicted from the ND1 data [16].
  • Adult flukes were obtained from laboratory rats and hamsters fed with metacercariae isolated from Lymnaea (Bullastra) cumingiana Pfeiffer and were identified as Echinostoma malayanum Leiper based on the presence of a circumoral collar of 43-45 spines and the highly lobed testes [17].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Echinostoma

  • C3H/HeN mice were infected with Echinostoma trivolvis metacercariae on day 0, given intramuscular injections of the immunosuppressive agent FK506 daily for 5 or 7 days, and necropsied on days 5, 8, 12, 15, 20, and 30 postinfection (p.i.). Control mice were infected with the echinostomes but were not treated with FK506 [18].


  1. The expulsion of Echinostoma trivolvis: suppressive effects of dexamethasone on goblet cell hyperplasia and worm rejection in C3H/HeN mice. Fujino, T., Ichikawa, H., Fried, B., Fukuda, K. Parasite (1996) [Pubmed]
  2. Tubulin polyglycylation in Platyhelminthes: diversity among stable microtubule networks and very late occurrence during spermiogenesis. Iomini, C., Bré, M.H., Levilliers, N., Justine, J.L. Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton (1998) [Pubmed]
  3. Relative merits of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacers and mitochondrial CO1 and ND1 genes for distinguishing among Echinostoma species (Trematoda). Morgan, J.A., Blair, D. Parasitology (1998) [Pubmed]
  4. Negative effect on early post-implantation pregnancy and progesterone levels in mice infected with the intestinal trematode Echinostoma caproni. Bindseil, E., Hau, J. Parasitology (1991) [Pubmed]
  5. Effects of copper sulfate toxicity on cercariae and metacercariae of Echinostoma caproni and Echinostoma trivolvis and on the survival of Biomphalaria glabrata snails. Reddy, A., Ponder, E.L., Fried, B. J. Parasitol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  6. Specific tyrosine phosphorylation in response to bile in Fasciola hepatica and Echinostoma friedi. Marcilla, A., Rubia, J.E., Espert, A., Carpena, I., Esteban, J.G., Toledo, R. Exp. Parasitol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  7. Host-parasite relationships between Echinostoma caproni and RAG-2-deficient mice. Frazer, B.A., Fried, B., Fujino, T., Sleckman, B.P. Parasitol. Res. (1999) [Pubmed]
  8. A comparison of Echinostoma caproni and Echinostoma trivolvis (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) adults using isoelectrofocusing. Kristensen, A.R., Fried, B. J. Parasitol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  9. Bioavailability of chloroquine in mice infected with the intestinal trematode Echinostoma revolutum. Adan-Abdi, Y., Bindseil, E., Ericsson, O., Sjöqvist, F. Acta pharmacologica et toxicologica. (1985) [Pubmed]
  10. Excretory-secretory products of Echinostoma paraensei sporocysts mediate interference with Biomphalaria glabrata hemocyte functions. Loker, E.S., Cimino, D.F., Hertel, L.A. J. Parasitol. (1992) [Pubmed]
  11. Aerobic and anaerobic fermentation of glucose by Echinostoma liei. Schaefer, F.W., Saz, H.J., Weinstein, P.P., Dunbar, G.A. J. Parasitol. (1977) [Pubmed]
  12. Effect of duration and intensity of infection with Echinostoma audyi on survival of Lymnaea rubiginosa exposed to copper sulfate. Sullivan, J.T., Palmieri, J.R. J. Parasitol. (1979) [Pubmed]
  13. Electrophoretic analysis of proteases in Echinostoma Caproni and Echinostoma trivolvis. Mueller, T.J., Fried, B. J. Parasitol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  14. Neural and glandular localisation of substance P in Echinostoma caproni (Trematoda-Digenea). Richard, J., Klein, M.J., Stoeckel, M.E. Parasitol. Res. (1989) [Pubmed]
  15. Argentophilic structures of the miracidium of Echinostoma trivolvis (Cort, 1914) (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae). Dimitrov, V., Kanev, I., Fried, B., Radev, V. J. Parasitol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  16. Phylogenetic relationships of Echinostoma Rudolphi, 1809 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) and related genera re-assessed via DNA and morphological analyses. Kostadinova, A., Herniou, E.A., Barrett, J., Littlewood, D.T. Syst. Parasitol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  17. Lymnaea (Bullastra) cumingiana Pfeiffer (Pulmonata: Lymnaeidae): second intermediate host of Echinostoma malayanum in the Philippines. Monzon, R.B., Kitikoon, V. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health (1989) [Pubmed]
  18. The immunosuppressive compound FK506 does not affect expulsion of Echinostoma trivolvis in C3H mice. Fujino, T., Ichikawa, H., Fried, B. Parasitol. Res. (1998) [Pubmed]
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