Host-antibody inductivity of virulent Entamoeba histolytica and non-virulent Entamoeba moshkovskii in a mouse model

Despite similarities in morphology, gene and protein profiles, Entamoeba histolytica and E. moshkovskii show profound differences in pathogenicity. Entamoeba histolytica infection might result in amoebic dysenter...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

Related Links:

A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that led to warnings over the weekend not to drink tap water
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Charlotte Clarkson, 24, a nanny from Edinburgh, was left blind in one eye after a minuscule waterborne parasite called acanthamoeba burrowed into her right cornea, the clear front part of the eye.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
by Pengfei Du, Bikash R. Giri, Juntao Liu, Tianqi Xia, Christoph G. Grevelding, Guofeng Cheng Schistosomes are the causative agent of schistosomiasis, which affects more than 200 million people worldwide. Unlike other trematode parasites, schistosomes (along with the Didymozoidae) have evolved separate sexes. Pairing of males and females is a prerequisite for female sexual development and subsequent egg production. However, the mechanisms underlying these processes remain poorly understood. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been shown to play important roles in many biological processes. In the present study, we character...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Ahead of Print.
Source: Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: As Toxoplasma gondii has more virulent strains in the Southern hemisphere, it is relevant to determine African strain types and the correlation between the infecting strains and the clinical manifestations. PMID: 32976046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2020Source: Trends in GeneticsAuthor(s): Thomas Hollin, Mohit Gupta, Todd Lenz, Karine G. Le Roch
Source: Trends in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
This study was conducted to investigate the antileishmanial effect of different extracts ofPeganum harmala grown in Syria, particularly the methanolic extract of seeds and roots as well as its alkaloid fractions onLeishmania tropica promastigotes growth in vitro. After culturing promastigotes and incubating with extracts for 72  h, the surviving promastigotes were counted. The half maximal (50%) inhibitory concentration (IC50) was determined. The experiments were repeated at least three times. The in vitro experiment has demonstrated a concentration-dependent decrease of parasites number caused by the extracts with an...
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Human African Trypanosomiasis &Heart. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2020 Sep 23;: Authors: Ortiz HIA, Farina JM, Saldarriaga C, Mendoza I, Sosa Liprandi A, Wyss F, Burgos LM, Alexander B, Baranchuk A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Human African Trypanosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease resulting from the infection with the parasite Trypanosoma brucei. Neurological compromise often dominates, and the impact of cardiovascular involvement has not been fully investigated. Recently, publications indicate that cardiovascular compromise is more frequent than previously thought. Early detection of cardiac comp...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2020Source: Molecular and Biochemical ParasitologyAuthor(s): Giordana Lucila, Nowicki Cristina
Source: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2020Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Jeiczon Jaimes-Dueñez, Omar Cantillo-Barraza, Omar Triana-Chávez, Ana Maria Mejia-Jaramillo
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
More News: Genetics | Microbiology | Parasitic Diseases | Parasitology