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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095665/a-case-of-cerebral-cysticercosis-in-thailand
#1
Samasuk Thammachantha, Ratana Kunnatiranont, Pongwat Polpong
Cysticercosis and sparganosis are not uncommon parasitic infections in the developing world. Central nervous system infection by both cestodes can present with neurological signs and symptoms, such as seizure and mass effect, including brain hernia. Early detection and accurate diagnosis can prevent a fatal outcome. Histological examinations of brain tissues can confirm the diagnosis of cerebral cysticercosis, which differs from sparganosis by the presence of a cavitated body. We report here a case of cerebral cysticercosis which has the similar clinical and imaging findings as sparganosis...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091387/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasites-in-cats-and-their-importance-in-terms-of-public-health
#2
Umut Fikret Korkmaz, Sami Gökpınar, Kader Yıldız
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to detect the prevalence of intestinal parasites in cats by fecal examination. METHODS: A total of 100 fecal samples were collected from owned and stray cats in the Kırıkkale province. Epidemiological data on the sampled cats (e.g., age, race, and sex) were recorded. The samples were macroscopically investigated for the presence of cestode proglottids. The fecal smears were stained with Giemsa and Carbol fuchsin stains. The samples were prepared by centrifugal flotation with a saturated sugar solution...
December 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091386/prevalence-of-infection-with-the-larval-form-of-the-cestode-parasite-taenia-saginata-in-cattle-in-northwest-iran-and-its-zoonotic-importance
#3
Mohammad Mirzaei, Ahmad Nematolahi, Javad Ashrafihelan, Hadi Rezaei
OBJECTIVE: Bovine cysticercosis is a cattle infection caused by a tapeworm, Taenia saginata. While the condition is relatively innocuous, the parasite infects the small intestine of humans in its mature stage and causes a few specific symptoms such as abdominal pain and nausea. METHODS: Between February 2013 and February 2014, a total of 640 cattle were randomly selected from all the cattle sent to the abattoir, and some internal organs and skeletal muscles of these cattle were inspected...
December 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073385/the-cestode-parasite-schistocephalus-pungitii-castrator-or-nutrient-thief-of-ninespine-stickleback-fish
#4
David C Heins
In this investigation, the host-parasite relationship of ninespine stickleback fish Pungitius pungitius and the cestode parasite Schistocephalus pungitii was studied using samples from Dog Bone Lake, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, to test the hypothesis that S. pungitii is a castrator of ninespine stickleback. Infected, adult females of all sizes (ages) were capable of producing clutches of eggs. S. pungitii had a negative effect on the ability of host females to produce a clutch, which was related to increasing parasite:host mass ratio (parasite index, PI)...
January 11, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070088/population-and-growth-related-differences-in-helminthic-fauna-of-finless-porpoises-neophocaena-asiaeorientalis-in-five-japanese-populations
#5
Akira Shiozaki, Masao Amano
A survey of helminths and ectoparasites, including epizoits, was conducted in narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) from Japanese five populations using dead stranded or incidentally caught animals. In total, 13 helminth species were found (6 nematodes, 4 trematodes, 2 cestodes, and 1 acanthocephalan) in 137 porpoises. A new location record of Stenurus nanjingensis and a new host record of Tetrabothrius sp. were obtained. Eight species of helminth were considered common in the Japanese populations of the finless porpoise: Pharurus sunameri, Pharurus asiaeorientalis, Nasitrema spathulatum, Nasitrema sunameri, Halocercus pingi, Halocercus sunameri, Campula oblonga, and Synthesium elongatum...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069081/influence-of-triaenophorus-nodulosus-plerocercoids-cestoda-pseudophyllidea-on-the-occurrence-of-intestinal-helminths-in-the-perch-perca-fluviatilis
#6
N J Morley, J W Lewis
Concurrent infections of helminths in vertebrates are widespread and may demonstrate synergistic, antagonistic or negligible levels of interactions between species that share a common site. However, indirect interactions between species that occur in different organs of a host are poorly documented, particularly in fish. Plerocercoids of Triaenophorus nodulosus are common liver infections of European perch (Perca fluviatilis). These larval cestodes cause extensive liver damage, resulting in systemic pathologies that include alteration of the physiochemical environment of the intestine...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060841/genomes-of-fasciola-hepatica-from-the-americas-reveal-colonization-with-neorickettsia-endobacteria-related-to-the-agents-of-potomac-horse-and-human-sennetsu-fevers
#7
Samantha N McNulty, Jose F Tort, Gabriel Rinaldi, Kerstin Fischer, Bruce A Rosa, Pablo Smircich, Santiago Fontenla, Young-Jun Choi, Rahul Tyagi, Kymberlie Hallsworth-Pepin, Victoria H Mann, Lakshmi Kammili, Patricia S Latham, Nicolas Dell'Oca, Fernanda Dominguez, Carlos Carmona, Peter U Fischer, Paul J Brindley, Makedonka Mitreva
Food borne trematodes (FBTs) are an assemblage of platyhelminth parasites transmitted through the food chain, four of which are recognized as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Fascioliasis stands out among the other NTDs due to its broad and significant impact on both human and animal health, as Fasciola sp., are also considered major pathogens of domestic ruminants. Here we present a reference genome sequence of the common liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica isolated from sheep, complementing previously reported isolate from cattle...
January 6, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053568/occurrence-and-hat-rapd-analysis-of-gastrointestinal-helminths-in-domestic-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus-in-phayao-province-northern-thailand
#8
Preeyaporn Butboonchoo, Chalobol Wongsawad
The present study determined the prevalence and distribution of gastrointestinal helminths in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) between November 2012 and August 2013. One hundred and twenty domestic chickens were purchased from villages in four districts of Phayao province; Mae Chai, Dok Khamtai, Chun and Chiang Kham. Morphological differences were used to identify the helminth species, and HAT-RAPD technique was used to differentiate among closely related species. The results revealed that the total prevalence of infection was 99...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045899/characterisation-of-antigen-b-protein-species-present-in-the-hydatid-cyst-fluid-of-echinococcus-canadensis-g7-genotype
#9
Ana Maite Folle, Eduardo S Kitano, Analía Lima, Magdalena Gil, Marcela Cucher, Gustavo Mourglia-Ettlin, Leo K Iwai, Mara Rosenzvit, Carlos Batthyány, Ana María Ferreira
The larva of cestodes belonging to the Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) complex causes cystic echinococcosis (CE). It is a globally distributed zoonosis with significant economic and public health impact. The most immunogenic and specific Echinococcus-genus antigen for human CE diagnosis is antigen B (AgB), an abundant lipoprotein of the hydatid cyst fluid (HF). The AgB protein moiety (apolipoprotein) is encoded by five genes (AgB1-AgB5), which generate mature 8 kDa proteins (AgB8/1-AgB8/5). These genes seem to be differentially expressed among Echinococcus species...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030941/diagnostics-of-intestinal-parasites-in-light-microscopy-among-the-population-of-children-in-eastern-afghanistan
#10
Krzysztof Korzeniewski, Agata Smoleń, Alina Augustynowicz, Anna Lass
OBJECTIVES: The Afghans, living in poor socioeconomic conditions, are estimated to be a community with a high rate of intestinal parasitic infections. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and species of intestinal parasites among children's population in eastern Afghanistan and to present the methods of optimizing the techniques for identification of pathogens in light microscopy. The research was carried out as a part of humanitarian project Capacity building of health care system in Ghazni Province...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030348/prochristianella-clarkeae-beveridge-1990-eutetrarhynchidae-a-species-complex-or-a-species-with-intraspecific-variation-in-the-distribution-of-its-tegumental-microtriches
#11
Safoora Salmani, Mohammad Haseli
The microthrix pattern of common forms of the trypanorhynch cestode Prochristianella clarkeae Beveridge, 1990 on which the microscopically visible microtriches almost extended to the posterior end of the scolex was described using SEM and compared to other forms for which this pattern was different. The proximal bothrial surface and the scolex peduncle of all the examined specimens were covered with palmate spinitriches and papilliform filitriches. Unlike the common specimens of P. clarkeae, on the surface of those specimens with unusual distributions of microtriches as well as those on which the microscopically visible microtriches were not observable, palmate spinitriches extended to the mid-pars vaginalis and not to the posterior end of the scolex...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017635/use-of-fta-%C3%A2-card-methodology-for-sampling-and-molecular-characterization-of-echinococcus-granulosus-sensu-lato-in-africa
#12
Franck Boué, Ikhlass El Berbri, Vanessa Hormaz, Jean-Marc Boucher, Ahmed Bezeid El Mamy, Abdallah Traore, Ouafaa Fassi Fihri, Anne-Françoise Petavy, Allal Dakkak, Gérald Umhang
Cystic Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus widely distributed in Africa. Monitoring of this parasite requires access to cyst samples on intermediate hosts observed at the slaughterhouse. In order to facilitate sampling in the field and analysis, the French National Reference Laboratory for Echinococcus spp. has developed a tissue derived from DNA sampling with FTA(®) card technology. The DNA samples were taken by applying the FTA(®) paper on the germinal layer after opening the cysts...
December 23, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012847/echinococcus-granulosus-evidence-of-a-heterodimeric-glutathione-transferase-built-up-by-phylogenetically-distant-subunits
#13
Paula Arbildi, Silvana La-Rocca, Veronica Lopez, Natalia Da-Costa, Veronica Fernandez
In the cestode parasite Echinococcus granulosus, three phylogenetically distant cytosolic glutathione transferases (GSTs) (EgGST1, 2 and 3) were identified. Interestingly, the C-terminal domains of EgGST3 and EgGST2 but not EgGST1, exhibit all amino acids involved in Sigma-class GST dimerization. Here, we provide evidence indicating that EgGST2 and EgGST3 naturally form a heterodimeric structure (EgGST2-3), and also we report the enzymatic activity of the recombinant heterodimer. EgGST2-3 might display novel properties able to influence the infection establishment...
January 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004635/host-specificity-and-the-structure-of-helminth-parasite-communities-of-fishes-in-a-neotropical-river-in-mexico
#14
Guillermo Salgado-Maldonado, María Teresa Novelo-Turcotte, Juan Manuel Caspeta-Mandujano, Gabriela Vazquez-Hurtado, Benjamin Quiroz-Martínez, Norman Mercado-Silva, Mario Favila
In a tropical locality of Río La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico, 11 fish species, represented by 244 individual fish from six freshwater fish families living sympatrically and synchronically, were examined for helminth parasites. A total of 36 taxa of helminths were recorded, 24 autogenic and 12 allogenic forms, including 6 monogeneans, 14 trematodes, 1 cestode, and 15 nematodes. Most helminth taxa were recovered for 10/11 of the component communities we analyzed. The results contribute empirical evidence that host specificity is an important force in the development of helminth communities of freshwater fishes...
2016: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984649/a-life-cycle-database-for-parasitic-acanthocephalans-cestodes-and-nematodes
#15
Daniel P Benesh, Kevin D Lafferty, Armand Kuris
Parasitologists have worked out many complex life cycles over the last ~150 years, yet there have been few efforts to synthesize this information to facilitate comparisons among taxa. Most existing host-parasite databases focus on particular host taxa, do not distinguish final from intermediate hosts, and lack parasite life-history information. We summarized the known life cycles of trophically transmitted parasitic acanthocephalans, cestodes, and nematodes. For 973 parasite species, we gathered information from the literature on the hosts infected at each stage of the parasite life cycle (8510 host-parasite species associations), what parasite stage is in each host, and whether parasites need to infect certain hosts to complete the life cycle...
December 16, 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973339/a-new-genus-of-rhinebothriidean-cestodes-from-batoid-elasmobranchs-with-the-description-of-five-new-species-and-two-new-combinations
#16
Florian B Reyda, Claire J Healy, Andrew R Haslach, Timothy R Ruhnke, Tara L Aprill, Michael P Bergman, Andrew L Daigler, Elsie A Dedrick, Illari Delgado, Kathryn S Forti, Kaylee S Herzog, Rebecca S Russell, Danielle D Willsey
Survey work of batoid elasmobranchs in the eastern Atlantic and Indo-Pacific revealed multiple species of a new genus of cestode. Stillabothrium Healy et Reyda gen. n. (Rhinebothriidea: Escherbothriidae) is unique in its possession of an even number of non-medial longitudinal septa in the posterior portion of the bothridia, resulting in a series of loculi that are longer than wide (i.e. vertically oriented) and are arranged in columns. Five new species of Stillabothrium are described, S. ashleyae Willsey et Reyda sp...
November 10, 2016: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966637/particles-from-the-echinococcus-granulosus-laminated-layer-inhibit-il-4-and-growth-factor-driven-akt-phosphorylation-and-proliferative-responses-in-macrophages
#17
Paula I Seoane, Dominik Rückerl, Cecilia Casaravilla, Anabella A Barrios, Álvaro Pittini, Andrew S MacDonald, Judith E Allen, Alvaro Díaz
Proliferation of macrophages is a hallmark of inflammation in many type 2 settings including helminth infections. The cellular expansion is driven by the type 2 cytokine interleukin-4 (IL-4), as well as by M-CSF, which also controls homeostatic levels of tissue resident macrophages. Cystic echinococcosis, caused by the tissue-dwelling larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus granulosus, is characterised by normally subdued local inflammation. Infiltrating host cells make contact only with the acellular protective coat of the parasite, called laminated layer, particles of which can be ingested by phagocytic cells...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939767/molecular-and-biochemical-characterisation-and-recognition-by-the-immune-host-of-the-enolase-of-the-abomasal-nematode-parasite-teladorsagia-circumcincta
#18
S Umair, C L G Bouchet, J S Knight, A Pernthaner, H V Simpson
A 1299 bp full length cDNA encoding Teladorsagia circumcincta enolase (TeciENO) was cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli and the recombinant protein purified and its kinetic properties determined. Helminth enolase sequences were used to construct a phylogenetic tree. The predicted protein consisted of 433 amino acids and was present as a single band of about 50 kDa on SDS-PAGE. Multiple alignments of the protein sequence of TeciENO with homologues from other helminths showed 98% similarity with Haemonchus contortus enolase, 78-95% similarity to other nematode sequences and 72-75% similarity to cestode and trematode enolases...
December 7, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939766/evolutionary-developmental-biology-evo-devo-of-cestodes
#19
Uriel Koziol
Cestodes (tapeworms) have complex adaptations to their obligatory parasitic life-style. Among these adaptations, they show many evolutionary innovations in their development, including complex life-cycles with multiple hosts and life-stages, several independent origins of asexual reproduction, and the evolution of segmentation as a mean to generate massive reproductive output. Therefore, cestodes offer many opportunities for the investigation of the evolutionary origins of developmental novelties (evo-devo)...
December 7, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938426/genetic-polymorphism-and-population-structure-of-echinococcus-ortleppi
#20
F Addy, M Wassermann, F Banda, H Mbaya, J Aschenborn, O Aschenborn, P Koskei, G Umhang, M DE LA Rue, I E Elmahdi, U Mackenstedt, P Kern, T Romig
The zoonotic cestode Echinococcus ortleppi (Lopez-Neyra and Soler Planas, 1943) is mainly transmitted between dogs and cattle. It occurs worldwide but is only found sporadically in most regions, with the notable exception of parts of southern Africa and South America. Its epidemiology is little understood and the extent of intraspecific variability is unknown. We have analysed in the present study the genetic diversity among 178 E. ortleppi isolates from sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and South America using the complete mitochondrial cox1 (1608 bp) and nad1 (894 bp) DNA sequences...
December 12, 2016: Parasitology
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