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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583212/lineage-specific-expansion-and-loss-of-tyrosinase-genes-across-platyhelminths-and-their-induction-profiles-in-the-carcinogenic-oriental-liver-fluke-clonorchis-sinensis
#1
Seon-Hee Kim, Young-An Bae
Tyrosinase provides an essential activity during egg production in diverse platyhelminths by mediating sclerotization of eggshells. In this study, we investigated the genomic and evolutionary features of tyrosinases in parasitic platyhelminths whose genomic information is available. A pair of paralogous tyrosinases was detected in most trematodes, whereas they were lost in cyclophyllidean cestodes. A pseudophyllidean cestode displaying egg biology similar to that of trematodes possessed an orthologous gene...
June 6, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552889/present-situation-of-opisthorchiasis-in-vientiane-capital-lao-peoples-democratic-republic
#2
Satoshi Nakamura
Opisthorchiasis is the commonest liver disease caused by Opisthorchis viverrini in Thailand, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) and Cambodia, which will be a major cause of future human cholangiocarcinoma in these regions. In this short review, we describe the epidemic aspects of this parasite infection and the outline of results of our recent surveys of the fluke in humans and its intermediate hosts in Vientiane Capital, where information on the opisthorchiasis epidemic is insufficient. We examined the stool from a total of 296 persons living in the Phailom village (population, 1545, 1999) from 2011 to 2012...
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527633/anthelmintic-activity-of-cytochrome-p450-inhibitors-miconazole-and-clotrimazole-in-vitro-effect-on-the-liver-fluke-opisthorchis-felineus
#3
Viatcheslav A Mordvinov, Alexander G Shilov, Maria Y Pakharukova
Discovery of drugs for the treatment of opisthorchiasis and schistosomiasis is a high priority. The basic metabolic cytochrome P450 (CYP) system in parasitic flatworms contains a single gene. CYP of the liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus, the causative agent of opisthorchiasis, is important for survival of the worm, so it may be a promising target for therapeutics against liver fluke infection. The aims of this study were: (i) to analyse in-vitro anthelmintic activity of various CYP inhibitors using standard motility and mortality assays against juvenile and adult O...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506040/codon-usage-patterns-of-tyrosinase-genes-in-clonorchis-sinensis
#4
Young-An Bae
Codon usage bias (CUB) is a unique property of genomes and has contributed to the better understanding of the molecular features and the evolution processes of particular gene. In this study, genetic indices associated with CUB, including relative synonymous codon usage and effective numbers of codons, as well as the nucleotide composition, were investigated in the Clonorchis sinensis tyrosinase genes and their platyhelminth orthologs, which play an important role in the eggshell formation. The relative synonymous codon usage patterns substantially differed among tyrosinase genes examined...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472153/first-report-and-molecular-identification-of-opisthorchis-viverrini-infection-in-human-communities-from-lower-myanmar
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Win Pa Pa Aung, Thi Thi Htoon, Htay Htay Tin, Kyi Kyi Thinn, Oranuch Sanpool, Jurairat Jongthawin, Lakkhana Sadaow, Issarapong Phosuk, Rutchanee Rodpai, Pewpan M Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong
Opisthorchis viverrini is endemic in the South East Asian region, especially in Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Vietnam and Thailand, but there have been no previous records from Myanmar. During stool surveys of rural populations in three regions of Lower Myanmar, Opisthorchis-like eggs were found in 34 out of 364 (9.3%) participants by stool microscopy after using the modified formalin-ether concentration technique. DNA was extracted from these positive stool samples and a portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (cox1) gene was amplified using the polymerase chain reaction and then sequenced...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429227/secretion-of-thioredoxin-peroxidase-protein-of-cat-liver-fluke-opisthorchis-felineus-during-modeling-of-experimental-opisthorchiasis
#6
V A Petrenko, M Yu Pakharukova, A V Kovner, M N L'vova, V V Lyakhovich, V A Mordvinov
Mechanisms of thioredoxin peroxidase secretion by Opisthorchis felineus were studied in vivo and in vitro. Specific antibodies were obtained and used for western blotting and immunohistochemical detection in Syrian hamster model of opisthorchiasis. Secreted thioredoxin peroxidase protein was accumulated in the worm incubation medium under conditions of oxidative stress and in bile duct cells of hamsters with chronic opisthorchiasis.
April 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426425/the-role-of-domestic-dogs-in-the-transmission-of-zoonotic-helminthes-in-a-rural-area-of-mekong-river-basin
#7
Marcello Otake Sato, Megumi Sato, Tippayarat Yoonuan, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Surapol Sanguankiat, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Wanna Maipanich, Yuichi Chigusa, Kazuhiko Moji, Jitra Waikagul
Dogs have been bred since ancient times for companionship, hunting, protection, shepherding and other human activities. Some canine helminth parasites can cause significant clinical diseases in humans as Opisthorchis viverrini causing cholangiocarcinoma in Southeast Asian Countries. In this study, socio-cultural questionnaire, canine parasitological analysis, necropsy, parasite molecular confirmation and dog roaming data were evaluated in Savannakhet, Lao-PDR, a typical Mekong Basin area. Dog owners comprised 48...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425707/development-of-a-potent-wound-healing-agent-based-on-the-liver-fluke-granulin-structural-fold
#8
Paramjit S Bansal, Michael J Smout, David Wilson, Claudia Cobos Caceres, Mohadeseh Dastpeyman, Javier Sotillo, Julia Seifert, Paul J Brindley, Alex Loukas, Norelle L Daly
Granulins are a family of protein growth factors that are involved in cell proliferation. An orthologue of granulin from the human parasitic liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini, known as Ov-GRN-1, induces angiogenesis and accelerates wound repair. Recombinant Ov-GRN-1 production is complex and poses an obstacle for clinical development. To identify the bioactive region(s) of Ov-GRN-1, four truncated N-terminal analogues were synthesized and characterized structurally using NMR spectroscopy. Peptides that contained only two native disulfide bonds lack the characteristic granulin β-hairpin structure...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372560/fish-sharing-as-a-risk-factor-for-opisthorchis-viverrini-infection-evidence-from-two-villages-in-north-eastern-thailand
#9
Parichat Saenna, Cameron Hurst, Pierre Echaubard, Bruce A Wilcox, Banchob Sripa
BACKGROUND: Foodborne trematodiasis (FBT) is a significant global health problem, with the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini, O. felineus, and Clonorchis sinensis contributing to half of the global burden of FBT. North-eastern Thailand where O. viverrini is endemic and un-cooked fish dishes remain an integral part of the food culture has the highest reported incidence of opisthorchiasis, including associated cholangiocarcinoma. Both food sharing and eating practices are potentially important factors in FTB, suggesting an important role for the social ecology of disease transmission in these rural communities...
April 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369530/efficacy-of-moxidectin-versus-ivermectin-against-strongyloides-stercoralis-infections-a-randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
#10
Beatrice Barda, Somphou Sayasone, Khampheng Phongluxa, Syda Xayavong, Khonsavanh Keoduangsy, Peter Odermatt, Maxim Puchkov, Jörg Huwyler, Jan Hattendorf, Jennifer Keiser
Background: Infections with Strongyloides stercoralis are of considerable public health relevance. Moxidectin, a well-established drug in veterinary medicine under consideration for regulatory submission for the treatment of onchocerciasis, might serve as alternative to the most widely used ivermectin. Methods: We conducted an exploratory, randomized, single-blind trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of moxidectin (8 mg) versus ivermectin (200 μg/kg) against S...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348084/delineating-distinct-heme-scavenging-and-binding-functions-of-domains-in-mf6p-helminth-defense-molecule-hdm-proteins-from-parasitic-flatworms
#11
Victoria Martínez-Sernández, Mercedes Mezo, Marta González-Warleta, María J Perteguer, Teresa Gárate, Fernanda Romarís, Florencio M Ubeira
MF6p/FhHDM-1 is a small protein secreted by the parasitic flatworm (trematode) Fasciola hepatica that belongs to a broad family of heme-binding proteins (MF6p/helminth defense molecules (HDMs)). MF6p/HDMs are of interest for understanding heme homeostasis in trematodes and as potential targets for the development of new flukicides. Moreover, interest in these molecules has also increased because of their immunomodulatory properties. Here we have extended our previous findings on the mechanism of MF6p/HDM-heme interactions and mapped the protein regions required for heme binding and for other biological functions...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322871/recurrent-emergence-of-structural-variants-of-ltr-retrotransposon-csrn1-evolving-novel-expression-strategy-and-their-selective-expansion-in-a-carcinogenic-liver-fluke-clonorchis-sinensis
#12
Seon-Hee Kim, Yoon Kong, Young-An Bae
Autonomous retrotransposons, in which replication and transcription are coupled, encode the essential gag and pol genes as a fusion or separate overlapping form(s) that are expressed in single transcripts regulated by a common upstream promoter. The element-specific expression strategies have driven development of relevant translational recoding mechanisms including ribosomal frameshifting to satisfy the protein stoichiometry critical for the assembly of infectious virus-like particles. Retrotransposons with different recoding strategies exhibit a mosaic distribution pattern across the diverse families of reverse transcribing elements, even though their respective distributions are substantially skewed towards certain family groups...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289269/epidemiological-investigation-of-parasitic-infection-of-schoolchildren-from-six-elementary-schools-in-sakon-nakhon-province-thailand
#13
Ryuichi Doi, Makoto Itoh, Somchai Chakhatrakan, Shoji Uga
We conducted an epidemiological study of intestinal parasitic infection in 572 schoolchildren aged 4 to 12 years old from six elementary schools in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand from June 2013 to August 2014. We collected fecal, blood, and urine samples to investigate parasitic infection and conducted a questionnaire survey. Soil samples were examined for egg contamination. Fecal examination, using the formalin-ether sedimentation method, revealed that 39% of schoolchildren were infected with eight genera and eight species of parasites; three nematodes, two trematodes, one cestode, and two protozoa...
February 15, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286026/clonorchis-sinensis-excretory-secretory-products-promote-the-migration-and-invasion-of-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-by-activating-the-integrin-%C3%AE-4-fak-src-signaling-pathway
#14
Jhang Ho Pak, Qudsia Bashir, In Ki Kim, Sung-Jong Hong, Sejung Maeng, Young Yil Bahk, Tong-Soo Kim
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a slow-growing but highly metastatic cancer. Its metastatic potential largely explains its high mortality rate. A recognized risk factor for CCA development is infection with the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis. We previously reported that the excretory-secretory products (ESPs) of C. sinensis promoted the three-dimensional aggregation and invasion of CCA cells. In the present study, a quantitative real-time PCR array of extracellular matrix (ECM) and adhesion molecules was used to examine the regulatory mechanism of ESP-mediated CCA cell migration and invasion...
March 8, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242064/opisthorchis-viverrini-infection-in-the-snail-and-fish-intermediate-hosts-in-central-vietnam
#15
Ha Thanh Thi Dao, Veronique Dermauw, Sarah Gabriël, Apiporn Suwannatrai, Smarn Tesana, Giang Thanh Thi Nguyen, Pierre Dorny
Opisthorchis viverrini, a carcinogenic fish borne fluke, requires freshwater snails and fish as intermediate hosts. Opisthorchiasis is endemic in parts of Southeast Asia, including Central and South Vietnam. In this region the transmission by intermediate hosts has received little attention. Therefore, freshwater snails and wild fish from Bau My Tho, an opisthorchiasis endemic area in Binh Dinh Province were collected for examination of O. viverrini cercariae and metacercariae, respectively. A total of 12,000 snails belonging to six families, of which 1616 Bithynia snails representing Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos and Bithynia funiculata; as well as 754 fish representing 12 species were examined...
June 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238124/preliminary-genetic-evidence-of-two-different-populations-of-opisthorchis-viverrini-in-lao-pdr
#16
Opal Pitaksakulrat, Nadda Kiatsopit, Nonglak Laoprom, Bonnie L Webster, Joanne P Webster, Poppy H L Lamberton, Thewarach Laha, Ross H Andrews, Trevor N Petney, David Blair, Elizabeth J Carlton, Robert C Spear, Paiboon Sithithaworn
Opisthorchis viverrini is a major public health concern in Southeast Asia. Various reports have suggested that this parasite may represent a species complex, with genetic structure in the region perhaps being dictated by geographical factors and different species of intermediate hosts. We used four microsatellite loci to analyze O. viverrini adult worms originating from six species of cyprinid fish in Thailand and Lao PDR. Two distinct O. viverrini populations were observed. In Ban Phai, Thailand, only one subgroup occurred, hosted by two different fish species...
April 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237890/experimental-and-modelling-investigations-of-opisthorchis-viverrini-miracidia-transmission-over-time-and-across-temperatures-implications-for-control
#17
Pierre Echaubard, Tomas León, Kulwadee Suwanatrai, Jukkrid Chaiyos, Christina S Kim, Frank F Mallory, Sasithorn Kaewkes, Robert C Spear, Banchob Sripa
Transmissibility is a significant factor in parasite fitness. The rate and magnitude of parasite transmission affect prevalence and infection intensity in individual hosts and are influenced by environmental factors. In this context, the objectives of this study were: (i) to experimentally assess Opisthorchis viverrini miracidia survival and infectivity over time and across temperatures; and (ii) to combine these experimental results with environmental data to build a key component of a transmission model, identifying seasonal windows of transmission risk in hyper-endemic northeastern Thailand...
April 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237476/effects-of-albendazole-artesunate-praziquantel-and-miltefosine-on-opisthorchis-viverrini-cercariae-and-mature-metacercariae
#18
Phornphitcha Pechdee, Monticha Chaiyasaeng, Chanisala Sereewong, Jukkrid Chaiyos, Apiporn Suwannatrai, Sutee Wongmaneeprateep, Smarn Tesana
OBJECTIVE: To explore larvicidal effects of anthelmintic drugs on Opisthorchis viverrini (O. viverrini) for alternative approach to interrupting its cycle for developing a field-based control program. METHODS: The larvicidal activities of albendazole (Al), artesunate (Ar), praziquantel (Pzq) and miltefosine (Mf) on O. viverrini cercariae and mature metacercariae were investigated. Lethal concentrations (LC50 and LC95) of these drugs were determined. Mature metacercariae previously exposed to various concentrations of the drugs were administered to hamsters...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216369/role-of-socio-cultural-and-economic-factors-in-cyprinid-fish-distribution-networks-and-consumption-in-lawa-lake-region-northeast-thailand-novel-perspectives-on-opisthorchis-viverrini-transmission-dynamics
#19
Christina Sunyoung Kim, John F Smith, Apiporn Suwannatrai, Pierre Echaubard, Bruce Wilcox, Sasithorn Kaewkes, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Banchob Sripa
Opisthorchis viverrini (Ov) is a fish-borne parasite endemic in parts of Lao PDR, Cambodia, southern Vietnam and Northeast Thailand (Isaan) where an estimated 10 million people are infected. Human Ov infection, associated with hepatobiliary complications, including cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), occurs when infected fish are consumed raw or undercooked, a longstanding cultural tradition in the region. This mixed- methods descriptive study was carried out in Isaan villages around Lawa Lake, Khon Kaen Province, known for their Ov endemicity...
June 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198451/elevated-prevalence-of-helicobacter-species-and-virulence-factors-in-opisthorchiasis-and-associated-hepatobiliary-disease
#20
Raksawan Deenonpoe, Eimorn Mairiang, Pisaln Mairiang, Chawalit Pairojkul, Yaovalux Chamgramol, Gabriel Rinaldi, Alex Loukas, Paul J Brindley, Banchob Sripa
Recent reports suggest that Opisthorchis viverrini serves as a reservoir of Helicobacter and implicate Helicobacter in pathogenesis of opisthorchiasis-associated cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Here, 553 age-sex matched cases and controls, 293 and 260 positive and negative for liver fluke O. viverrini eggs, of residents in Northeastern Thailand were investigated for associations among infection with liver fluke, Helicobacter and hepatobiliary fibrosis. The prevalence of H. pylori infection was higher in O. viverrini-infected than uninfected participants...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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