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  1. Reliability of an ELISA test for diagnosing oestrosis in iberian ibex.

    Journal of Parasitology 100(2):235 (2014) PMID 24299554

    We analyzed the immune humoral response (IgM and IgG) against Oestrus ovis L. excretory/secretory larval antigens in 32 sera taken from Iberian ibex from the Sierra Nevada Natural Space (southern Spain). Three antigens were collected: L1OES (from L1 larvae), L2OES (L2), and L3OES (L3). Necropsy was...
  2. Comparative evaluation of Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma intercalatum, and Schistosoma haematobium alkaline phosphatase antigenicity by th...

    Parasitology Research 113(4):1395 (2014) PMID 24452918

    We comparatively tested n-butanol extracts of adult worm membranes from a Venezuelan (JL) strain of S. mansoni (Ven/AWBE/Sm); a Cameroonian (EDEN) strain of Schistosoma intercalatum (Cam/AWBE/Si) and a Yemeni strain of Schistosoma haematobium (Yem/AWBE/Sh). APIA was evaluated with sera of patients f...
  3. RNAi-mediated silencing of enolase confirms its biological importance in Clonorchis sinensis.

    Parasitology Research 113(4):1451 (2014) PMID 24458653

    We explored the RNA silence effect of the Csenolase-derived RNA interference (RNAi) in C. sinensis. The extramembranous region aa105-226 was selected as the target sequence of RNA silence. Csenolase-derived double strand RNA (dsRNA-Csenolase, 366 bp) was synthetized and delivered into C. sinensis by...
  4. Proliferation and resistance difference of a liver-parasitized myxosporean in two different gynogenetic clones of gibel carp.

    Parasitology Research 113(4):1331 (2014) PMID 24488077

    We utilized the mix-culturing equality to reveal significant difference in disease assistance between two different clones of gibel carp, in which clone D had been cultured for nearly 40 years, whereas clone A(+) was a newly created clone. According to morphological and genetic analysis of isolated...
  5. Predatory activity of the fungus Duddingtonia flagrans in equine strongyle infective larvae on natural pasture in the Southern Region of Bra...

    Parasitology Research 110(2):657 (2012) PMID 21748346

    Biological control is an alternative method to reduce the population of parasites through natural predators. A promising option of biological control in the reduction of infective larvae on pasture is the use of nematophagous fungi. In this study, the efficacy of the nematophagous fungus Duddingtonia...
  6. The study of apoptotic bifunctional effects in relationship between host and parasite in cystic echinococcosis: a new approach to suppressio...

    Parasitology Research 110(5):1979 (2012) PMID 22167369

    Cystic echinococcosis (hydatidosis) is a zoonotic helminthic disease of human and other intermediated hosts wherein infection is caused by the larval stages of tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Growth of the larval stage is formed throughout the internal organs, the liver and lung, c...

    Parasitology Research (2011) PMID 22128850

    Abstract The occurrence of Apicomplexan parasites in Podarcis wall lizards from the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic islands was studied by amplification and sequencing of the 18S rRNA gene. Species from three genera, Hepatozoon, Sarcocystis and Eimeria were detected. The phylogeneti...
  8. Redescription of Corallobothrium solidum (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea) and erection of a new genus, Essexiella, for tapeworms from channel cat...

    Journal of Parasitology 97(6):1142 (2011) PMID 21721903

    The proteocephalidean tapeworm, Corallobothrium solidum, type species of the genus, is redescribed on the basis of the examination of its type specimens and extensive material recently collected from Malapterurus electricus (type host). Some morphological characteristics of taxonomic importance are...
  9. Oocyst ingestion as an important transmission route of Toxoplasma gondii in Brazilian urban children.

    Journal of Parasitology 97(6):1080 (2011) PMID 21740247

    We conducted a serological survey for T. gondii IgG antibodies and associated risk factors in 1,217 children 4-11-yr-old from Salvador, Brazil, using a commercial ELISA kit; antibodies were found in 17.5% of the children. Age (OR  =  2.18; 95% CI: 1.50-3.17) and maternal schooling level (OR  =  0.62...
  10. Scanning electron microscope observations on the monogenean parasite Paraquadriacanthus nasalis from the nasal cavities of the freshwater fi...

    Parasitology Research 110(5):1687 (2012) PMID 22015385

    Surface features of the monogenean Paraquadriacanthus nasalis Ergens, 1988 (quoted by Kritsky, 1990) inhabiting the nasal cavities of the freshwater fish Clarias gariepinus were studied for the first time using scanning electron microscopy. The anterior adhesive areas possess two sli...