First isolation and characterization in humans of Entamoeba histolytica (laboratory-made) zymodeme XX

Simonetta Gatti, Claudia Cevini, Antonella Bruno, Mahdi Ramsan, Leonardo Marchi, Massimo Scaglia

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Abstract

Isoenzyme analysis by starch-gel electrophoresis has proved to be a useful method for the biochemical differentiation of pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica and non-pathogenic E. dispar isolates. Of the 24 known zymodemes, 3 are laboratory-made and have not previously been identified in humans. Parasitology screening was carried out in a psychiatric institution. Two amebic stocks were isolated and characterized that had never previously been found in humans and that have protein patterns identical to that of the laboratory-made zymodeme XX.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-718
Number of pages3
JournalParasitology Research
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Human beings
  • Zymodeme XX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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