Woman, 68, gets parasitic worms in her EYES 'after bumping into a swarm of flies on a trail run'

The unnamed woman, from Nebraska, had four worms pulled from her eye and official tests found the creatures were a species which has only been recorded as the cause of a human infection once.
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Publication date: April 2020Source: Parasitology International, Volume 75Author(s): Hideyuki Iriko, Tomoko Ishino, Mayumi Tachibana, Ayaka Omoda, Motomi Torii, Takafumi TsuboiAbstractPlasmodium falciparum proteins involved in vascular endothelial cell adherence are transported to the surface of infected erythrocytes. These proteins are exported through parasite-derived membrane structures within the erythrocyte cytoplasm called Maurer's clefts. Skeleton binding protein 1 (SBP1) is localized in the Maurer's clefts and plays an important role in transporting molecules to the surface of infected erythrocytes. Details of the t...
Source: Parasitology International - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Pornanan Kueakhai, Kulathida Chaithirayanon, Athit Chaiwichien, Tepparit Samrit, Supawadee Osotprasit, Phawiya Suksomboon, Wipaphorn Jaikua, Prasert Sobhon, Narin ChangklungmoaAbstractGlutathione peroxidases (GPx), major antioxidant enzymes, secreted by Fasciola spp., are important for the parasite evasion and protection against the host’s immune responses. In the present study, a monoclonal antibody (MoAb) against recombinant F. gigantica glutathione peroxidase (rFgGPx) was produced by hybridoma technique using spleen cells ...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: MicronAuthor(s): Andrezza Raposo Borges de Melo, Taciana Mirely Maciel Higino, Aline Dulce Pitt da Rocha Oliveira, Adriana Fontes, Diego César Nunes da Silva, Maria Carolina Accioly Brelaz de Castro, José Arimatéia Dantas Lopes, Regina Celia Bressan Queiroz de FigueiredoAbstractChagas disease, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is considered a public health problem. The current chemotherapy for this illness causes serious side effects and its use in the chronic phase of the disease is still controversial. In this sense, the investigatio...
Source: Micron - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Robert J. Hardwick, Carolin Vegvari, James E. Truscott, Roy M. AndersonAbstractBuilding on past research, we here develop an analytic framework for describing the dynamics of the transmission of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) parasitic infections near the transmission breakpoint and equilibria of endemic infection and disease extinction, while allowing for perturbations in the infectious reservoir of the parasite within a defined location. This perturbation provides a model for the effect of infected human movement between ...
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
AbstractChagas disease or American trypanosomiasis is a major public health problem in Latin America. Approximately seven million people are currently infected worldwide. Despite the efforts to develop new drugs, only two nitroheterocyclic drugs (nifurtimox and benznidazole) are available for the treatment of Chagas disease, These drugs have been available since the 1970s, and no new drugs have been approved. Due to the lack of alternatives for the treatment of this disease, this review describes recent advances (2013 –2019) concerning nitroheterocyclic compounds with activity againstT. cruzi parasites, as well as ne...
Source: Medicinal Chemistry Research - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
The objective of the present st...
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In conclusion, increased levels of f-CP are shown as a marker of an inflammatory disease of the lower gastrointestinal tract in infected humans. There is continues controversy about the pathogenicity of D. fragilis in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The findings of this study contribute to the ongoing debate about the pathogenicity of D. fragilis. In our study, the potential pathogenicity of D. fragilis is associated with increased f-CP concentrations with parasite detection in the fecal samples and therefore we assume that the parasite is not only a harmless commensal. In summary, higher levels of f-CP found in D. ...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Toxoplasma gondii engenders the common parasitic disease toxoplasmosis in almost all warm-blooded animals. Being a critical secretory protein, ROP18 is a major virulence factor of Toxoplasma. There are no reports about ROP18 detection in human serum samples with different clinical manifestations. New aptamers against ROP18 protein were developed through Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential enrichment (SELEX). An Enzyme-Linked Aptamer Assay (ELAA) platform was developed using SELEX-derived aptamers, namely AP001 and AP002. The ELAA was used to evaluate total antigen from T. gondii RH strain (RH Ag) and recombinant...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
e;lez Pablo Padilla Jaime Esteban This work presents some accurate guidelines for the design of rectifier circuits in radiofrequency (RF) energy harvesting. New light is shed on the design process, paying special attention to the nonlinearity of the circuits and the modeling of the parasitic elements. Two different configurations are tested: a Cockcroft–Walton multiplier and a half-wave rectifier. Several combinations of diodes, capacitors, inductors and loads were studied. Furthermore, the parasitics that are part of the circuits were modeled. Thus, the most harmful parasitics were identified and studied...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antiplasmodial properties against malaria parasite in 15 plants mentioned in Indian traditional medicine texts.MethodsIn vitro antiplasmodial activity of methanolic extracts obtained from Indian traditional medicinal plants was evaluated on Plasmodium falciparum of FCK2 and INDO strains using schizont maturation inhibition assay and parasite lactate dehydrogenase inhibition assay.ResultsMethanolic extracts of Adhatoda zeylanica, Embelia ribes, Piper nigrum and Plumbago zeylanica exhibited more than 50% inhibition in both the stains in schizont maturation inhibition a...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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