Sarcocystis

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  1. ncbi Phylogenetic relationships between Sarcocystis species from reindeer and other Sarcocystidae deduced from ssu rRNA gene sequences
    Stina S Dahlgren
    Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Section of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Oslo, Norway
    Vet Parasitol 151:27-35. 2008
  2. ncbi Protozoan infections (Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Sarcocystis spp.) in sheep and goats: recent advances
    D Buxton
    Division of Virology, Moredun Research Institute, International Research Centre, Scotland, UK
    Vet Res 29:289-310. 1998
  3. ncbi The prevalence of intestinal parasites in dogs from Prague, rural areas, and shelters of the Czech Republic
    S Dubná
    Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Kamycka 957, 165 21 Prague 6, Suchdol, Czech Republic
    Vet Parasitol 145:120-8. 2007
  4. doi Emerging food-borne parasites
    P Dorny
    Department of Animal Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 163:196-206. 2009
  5. ncbi Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and Sarcocystis canis-like infections in marine mammals
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 116:275-96. 2003
  6. doi Prevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Sarcocystis neurona, Besnoitia darlingi, and Neospora caninum in North American opossums, Didelphis virginiana, from southern Louisiana
    Alice E Houk
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0342, USA
    J Parasitol 96:1119-22. 2010
  7. ncbi Blood clotting disorders during experimental sarcocystiosis in calves
    A Daugschies
    Institut für Parasitologie, Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 28:1187-94. 1998
  8. ncbi The potential usefulness of the modified Kato thick smear technique in the detection of intestinal sarcocystosis during field surveys
    Anchalee Tungtrongchitr
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Pranok Road, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 38:232-8. 2007
  9. ncbi Six new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from endangered Phelsuma spp. geckoes (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius
    Peter Daszak
    Wildlife Trust, 460 West 34th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 56:233-41. 2009
  10. ncbi Evaluation of commercial enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and immunofluorescent antibody (FA) test kits for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts of species other than Cryptosporidium parvum
    T K Graczyk
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 54:274-9. 1996

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  1. ncbi Phylogenetic relationships between Sarcocystis species from reindeer and other Sarcocystidae deduced from ssu rRNA gene sequences
    Stina S Dahlgren
    Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Section of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Oslo, Norway
    Vet Parasitol 151:27-35. 2008
    Six Sarcocystis species from reindeer (S. grueneri, S. rangi, S. tarandivulpes, S. hardangeri, S. rangiferi and S. tarandi) have previously been genetically characterised...
  2. ncbi Protozoan infections (Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Sarcocystis spp.) in sheep and goats: recent advances
    D Buxton
    Division of Virology, Moredun Research Institute, International Research Centre, Scotland, UK
    Vet Res 29:289-310. 1998
    ..b>Sarcocystis, which exists as numerous species, undergoes a coccidian-like life cycle with each having a distinctive ..
  3. ncbi The prevalence of intestinal parasites in dogs from Prague, rural areas, and shelters of the Czech Republic
    S Dubná
    Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Kamycka 957, 165 21 Prague 6, Suchdol, Czech Republic
    Vet Parasitol 145:120-8. 2007
    ..1.1%), Taenia-type (1.0%), Giardia spp. (0.1%), Toxascaris sp. (0.9%), Dipylidium sp. (0.7%), Sarcocystis spp. (0.6%), Capillaria spp. (0.6%), Neospora/Hammondia spp. (0.5%), Ancylostoma sp. (0.4%), Uncinaria sp. (0...
  4. doi Emerging food-borne parasites
    P Dorny
    Department of Animal Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 163:196-206. 2009
    ..However, it is often not very sensitive, frequently not practised, and not done for T. gondii and Sarcocystis spp...
  5. ncbi Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and Sarcocystis canis-like infections in marine mammals
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 116:275-96. 2003
    Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and S. canis are related protozoans that can cause mortality in many species of domestic and wild animals. Recently, T. gondii and S...
  6. doi Prevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, Toxoplasma gondii, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Sarcocystis neurona, Besnoitia darlingi, and Neospora caninum in North American opossums, Didelphis virginiana, from southern Louisiana
    Alice E Houk
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0342, USA
    J Parasitol 96:1119-22. 2010
    ..Toxoplasma gondii, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi) and protozoans of veterinary importance ( Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and Besnoitia darlingi) in a population of North American opossums ( Didelphis virginiana) from ..
  7. ncbi Blood clotting disorders during experimental sarcocystiosis in calves
    A Daugschies
    Institut für Parasitologie, Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 28:1187-94. 1998
    The effects of experimental infection of calves with Sarcocystis cruzi on the blood coagulation cascade were investigated. Calves were inoculated orally with 1 x 10(5) sporocysts (group S1, n = 6) or with 5 x 10(5) sporocysts of S...
  8. ncbi The potential usefulness of the modified Kato thick smear technique in the detection of intestinal sarcocystosis during field surveys
    Anchalee Tungtrongchitr
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Pranok Road, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 38:232-8. 2007
    ..The prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini (14.8%), hookworm (10.2%), Sarcocystis spp (4.6%), Taenia spp (2.9%), Strongyloides stercoralis (2.1%), Giardia lamblia (1.2%), Echinostoma spp (0...
  9. ncbi Six new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from endangered Phelsuma spp. geckoes (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of the Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius
    Peter Daszak
    Wildlife Trust, 460 West 34th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 56:233-41. 2009
    ..cepediana. These oocysts or sporocysts are significantly larger than the Cryptosporidium species so far described from reptiles, and likely represent excretion of spuriously ingested sporocysts of a Sarcocystis or Adelina coccidian.
  10. ncbi Evaluation of commercial enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and immunofluorescent antibody (FA) test kits for detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts of species other than Cryptosporidium parvum
    T K Graczyk
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 54:274-9. 1996
    ..was no cross-reactivity of EIA with ova of eight medically important helminths, three Eimeria species oocysts, Sarcocystis cruzi sporocysts, and two Candida sp. isolates. All nine snake oocyst isolates (C...
  11. ncbi [Current prevalence of toxocariasis and other intestinal parasitoses among dogs in Bratislava]
    A Totkova
    Parazitologický ustav LF UK Bratislava
    Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol 55:17-22. 2006
    ..Giardia was the significantly most frequent genus among intestinal protozoans while Isospora, Sarcocystis and Cryptosporidium were considerably less common...
  12. ncbi Parasites in cross-bred pigs in the Upper East region of Ghana
    A Permin
    Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Vet Parasitol 87:63-71. 1999
    ..7% of the animals. Small pieces of the diaphragm were examined for the presence of Sarcocystis spp.. The prevalence was 28.3%, but no larvae of Trichinella spp. were found...
  13. ncbi Prevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis neurona, and Toxoplasma gondii in wild horses from central Wyoming
    J P Dubey
    Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Building 1001, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 89:716-20. 2003
    b>Sarcocystis neurona, Neospora caninum, N. hughesi, and Toxoplasma gondii are 4 related coccidians considered to be associated with encephalomyelitis in horses. The source of infection for N...
  14. ncbi [Formation and diversity of parasitophorous vacuoles in parasitic protozoa. The Coccidia (Sporozoa, Apicomplexa)]
    T V Beier
    Institute of Cytology RAS, 194064, St Petersburg
    Tsitologiia 45:339-56. 2003
    ..For Toxoplasma gondii and other cyst-forming coccidia (Isospora, Sarcocystis), a definite correlation has been noticed between the extent of rhoptry and dense granule secrets released by a ..
  15. doi Brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) harbor Sarcocystis neurona and act as intermediate hosts
    L S Mansfield
    Departments of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Vet Parasitol 153:24-43. 2008
    We tested the hypothesis that brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) harbor Sarcocystis neurona, the agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), and act as intermediate hosts for this parasite...
  16. doi Prevalence of dog intestinal parasites and risk perception of zoonotic infection by dog owners in São Paulo State, Brazil
    S Katagiri
    Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade Estadual Paulista UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
    Zoonoses Public Health 55:406-13. 2008
    ..7%), Trichuris vulpis (7.1%), Dipylidium caninum (2.4%), Isospora (3.5%), Cryptosporidium (3.1%) and Sarcocystis (2.7%). Stray dogs were found more likely to be poliparasitized (P<0...
  17. doi Prevalence of endoparasites in household cat (Felis catus) populations from Transylvania (Romania) and association with risk factors
    Viorica Mircean
    University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases Department, 3 5 Mănăştur Street, Cod 400372, Cluj Napoca, Romania
    Vet Parasitol 171:163-6. 2010
    ..3.4%), Capillaria aerophila (3.1%), Taenia taeniaeformis (2.7%), T. gondii/H. hammondi (1.2%), Sarcocystis spp. (1%), Giardia duodenalis (0.7%) and Dypillidium caninum (0.2%)...
  18. doi Identification of Tritrichomonas foetus and Giardia spp. infection in pedigree show cats in New Zealand
    D D Kingsbury
    Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
    N Z Vet J 58:6-10. 2010
    ..To establish the presence of Tritrichomonas foetus, to investigate the prevalence of co-infection with Giardia spp., and determine risk factors for T. foetus infection in pedigree show cats in New Zealand...
  19. ncbi Prevalence of Sarcocystis species sporocysts in Northern Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    Hany M Elsheikha
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Parasitol Res 93:427-31. 2004
    ..region, United States, during a period extending from 1996 to 2002 were sampled for the presence of Sarcocystis spp sporocysts...
  20. ncbi [Intestinal parasites in dogs and cats with gastrointestinal symptoms in Santiago, Chile]
    Javier Lopez
    Clínica Veterinaria Alcántara, La Florida, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 134:193-200. 2006
    ..There is an increasing importance of pet-transmitted infections, some of those are considered emerging infections...
  21. ncbi Evolutionary relationships among cyst-forming coccidia Sarcocystis spp. (Alveolata: Apicomplexa: Coccidea) in endemic African tree vipers and perspective for evolution of heteroxenous life cycle
    Jan R Slapeta
    Department of Parasitology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 27:464-75. 2003
    Cyst-forming coccidia of the genus Sarcocystis (Alveolata: Apicomplexa: Coccidea) parasitize vertebrates worldwide...
  22. ncbi Does human proximity affect antibody prevalence in marine-foraging river otters (Lontra canadensis)?
    Joseph K Gaydos
    University of California, Davis, Wildlife Health Center, Orcas Island Office, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, 1016 Deer Harbor Road, Eastsound, Washington 98245, USA
    J Wildl Dis 43:116-23. 2007
    ..None of the 15 tested animals from Alaska were positive. Antibodies to Neospora caninum (n=40), Sarcocystis neurona (n=40), Brucella abortus (n=55), avian influenza (n=40), canine distemper virus (n=55), phocine ..
  23. doi A novel Sarcocystis-associated encephalitis and myositis in racing pigeons
    P Olias
    Department of Veterinary Pathology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Robert von Ostertag Strasse 15, Berlin, Germany
    Avian Pathol 38:121-8. 2009
    ..domestica) have previously been attributed to infection with Sarcocystis falcatula, which is shed in the faeces of the opossum (Didelphis virginiana)...
  24. ncbi Taxonomic position of the human intestinal protozoan parasite Isospora belli as based on ribosomal RNA sequences
    C Franzen
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Cologne, Germany
    Parasitol Res 86:669-76. 2000
    ..clade, representing a sister clade of that containing the Isospora species, contains members of the genus Sarcocystis. The third one consists of members of the family Eimeriidae, including Eimeria and Cyclospora species...
  25. ncbi Phylogenetic analysis of coccidia based on 18S rDNA sequence comparison indicates that Isospora is most closely related to Toxoplasma and Neospora
    R A Carreno
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 45:184-8. 1998
    ..Isospora felis, Isospora ohioensis and Isospora suis, and a Sarcocystis sp...
  26. ncbi Prevalence of and risk factors associated with the presence of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts in opossum (Didelphis virginiana) from Michigan: a retrospective study
    Hany M Elsheikha
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Vet Parasitol 125:277-86. 2004
    From April 1996 to December 2002 the prevalence of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts in North American opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in Southern Michigan was estimated. Sporocysts of S...
  27. doi Seroprevalence of Neospora caninum, Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis sp. in llamas (Lama glama) from Jujuy, Argentina
    G More
    Inmunoparasitology and Parasitology Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
    Vet Parasitol 155:158-60. 2008
    ..glama) are South American camelids described as intermediate hosts of Neospora caninum, Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis aucheniae...
  28. ncbi Clinical Sarcocystis neurona, Sarcocystis canis, Toxoplasma gondii, and Neospora caninum infections in dogs
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 137:36-49. 2006
    b>Sarcocystis neurona, Sarcocystis canis, Toxoplasma gondii, and Neospora caninum are related apicomplexans that can cause systemic illness in many species of animals, including dogs...
  29. ncbi Effect of daily administration of pyrantel tartrate in preventing infection in horses experimentally challenged with Sarcocystis neurona
    Mary G Rossano
    Population Medicine Center, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Am J Vet Res 66:846-52. 2005
    To determine whether daily administration of pyrantel tartrate can prevent infection in horses experimentally challenged with Sarcocystis neurona.
  30. ncbi Protozoal meningoencephalitis in sea otters (Enhydra lutris): a histopathological and immunohistochemical study of naturally occurring cases
    N J Thomas
    Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI, USA
    J Comp Pathol 137:102-21. 2007
    ..the actively multiplicative life stages of the organisms (tachyzoites for Toxoplasma gondii and merozoites for Sarcocystis neurona) and immunohistochemical labelling were used to identify infection with S. neurona (n=22, 56.4%), T...
  31. ncbi Prevalence of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts in opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from rural Mississippi
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Building 1040, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:283-93. 2001
    b>Sarcocystis species sporocysts were found in intestinal scrapings from 24 of 72 opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from rural Mississippi. The number of sporocysts in each opossum varied from a few ( < 100000) to 187 million...
  32. ncbi Pathogenesis of Sarcocystis falcatula (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) in the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). III. Pathologic and quantitative parasitologic analysis of extrapulmonary disease
    J H Smith
    Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Texas A and M University, College Station 77843 1114
    J Parasitol 75:270-87. 1989
    Forty-four budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) were administered sporocysts of Sarcocystis falcatula orally and were examined at necropsy intervals from less than 12 hr to 168 days...
  33. doi Intestinal parasites of dogs on the Galapagos Islands
    E N Gingrich
    Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Fort Collins, CO, USA
    Vet Parasitol 169:404-7. 2010
    ..5%) were most commonly detected, followed by Giardia spp. (5.2%), Isospora canis (4.1%), Sarcocystis canis (3.1%), and Cryptosporidium spp. (1%). Adequate DNA for sequencing was available for one Giardia spp...
  34. doi Development of a biomolecular assay for postmortem diagnosis of Taenia saginata Cysticercosis
    Francesco Chiesa
    Department of Animal Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Turin, da Vinci 44, Grugliasco TO, Italy
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:1171-5. 2010
    ..because of death and degeneration of cysts, or because taeniid larvae and other tissue parasites, such as Sarcocystis spp., may cause similar macroscopic morphological lesions...
  35. ncbi Sarcocystis lindsayi n. sp. (Protozoa: Sarcocystidae) from the South American opossum, Didelphis albiventris from Brazil
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Parasite Biology, Epidemiology and Systematics Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 48:595-603. 2001
    A new species, Sarcocystis lindsayi n. sp., is proposed for a parasite resembling Sarcocystis falcatula...
  36. ncbi Parasite biodiversity in Rattus spp caught in wet markets
    Florencia G Claveria
    Biology Department, College of Science, De La Salle University Manila, Taft Avenue, Manila 1000, Philippines
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 36:146-8. 2005
    ..strobilocercus larvae and Capillaria hepatica in liver; Trichosomoides crassicauda of the urinary bladder; Sarcocystis sp of muscle tissue; and two different species of stronglyloid-looking intestinal nematodes...
  37. ncbi Gastrointestinal parasites of stray cats in Kashan, Iran
    A Mohsen
    Department of Medical Parasitology, Kashan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Kashan Iran
    Trop Biomed 26:16-22. 2009
    ..1% and Joyeuxiella echinorhyncoides 85%; Sporozoea: Isospora rivolta 5.3%, Isospora felis 5.3%, Sarcocystis spp 8%, Blastocystis spp 16.8% and Zoomastigophorea: Giardia felis 0.9% and Trichomonas spp 1.8%...
  38. ncbi The 2000 canine distemper epidemic in Caspian seals (Phoca caspica): pathology and analysis of contributory factors
    T Kuiken
    Department of Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 1738, Rotterdam, 3000 DR, The Netherlands
    Vet Pathol 43:321-38. 2006
    ..Several infectious and parasitic organisms, including poxvirus, Atopobacter phocae, Eimeria- and Sarcocystis-like organisms, and Halarachne sp. were identified in Caspian seals for the first time.
  39. ncbi Prevalence of antibodies to Neospora caninum and Sarcocystis neurona in sera of domestic cats from Brazil
    J P Dubey
    Parasite Biology, Epidemiology and Systematics Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Building 1001, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 88:1251-2. 2002
    ..Department of Agriculture, Building 1001, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350 Antibodies to Neospora caninum and Sarcocystis neurona were determined in serum samples of 502 domestic cats from Brazil using direct agglutination tests with ..
  40. ncbi Comparison of Sarcocystis neurona isolates derived from horse neural tissue
    L S Mansfield
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:167-78. 2001
    b>Sarcocystis neurona is a protozoan parasite that can cause neurological deficits in infected horses. The route of transmission is by fecal-oral transfer of sporocysts from opossums...
  41. ncbi Assessment of Sarcocystis neurona sporocyst viability and differentiation between viable and nonviable sporocysts using propidium iodide stain
    Hany M Elsheikha
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Parasitol 90:872-5. 2004
    b>Sarcocystis neurona has become recognized as the major causative agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in the Americas. At least 3 pathogenic species of Sarcocystis, including S. neurona, can be isolated from opossums...
  42. ncbi Coccidian parasites (Apicomplexa) from snakes in the southcentral and southwestern United States: new host and geographic records
    C T McAllister
    Renal Metabolic Lab, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75216
    J Parasitol 81:63-8. 1995
    ..Most terrestrial snakes were infected by species of Caryospora and Sarcocystis that are either facultatively or obligatorily heteroxenous...
  43. ncbi Survey of the large-animal diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine regarding knowledge and clinical use of polymerase chain reaction: implications for veterinary education
    Nicola Pusterla
    Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Vet Med Educ 33:605-11. 2006
    ..Streptococcus equi, Lawsonia intracellularis, Neorickettsia risticii, equine herpesvirus 1/4, Rhodococcus equi, Sarcocystis neurona, and equine influenza virus...
  44. doi Prevalence and risk factors associated with Sarcocystis neurona infections in opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from central California
    Daniel Rejmanek
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Vet Parasitol 166:8-14. 2009
    b>Sarcocystis neurona, a protozoal parasite shed by opossums (Didelphis virginiana), has been shown to cause significant morbidity and mortality in horses, sea otters, and other marine mammals...
  45. ncbi Epidemiology and control prospects of foodborne parasitic zoonoses in the European Union
    E Pozio
    Community Reference Laboratory for Parasites, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Parassitologia 50:17-24. 2008
    ..the consumption of raw infected food such as muscle tissues of different animal species (Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis hominis, Sarcocystis suishominis, Diphyllobotrium latum, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata, Opisthorchis felineus, ..
  46. ncbi Unusual biphasic disease in domestic pigeons (Columba livia f. domestica) following experimental infection with Sarcocystis calchasi
    P Olias
    Department of Veterinary Pathology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Robert von Ostertag Strasse 15, 14163 Berlin, Germany
    Avian Dis 54:1032-7. 2010
    A novel Sarcocystis species has recently been reported in the domestic pigeon (Columba livia f. domestica) as intermediate host, causing severe central nervous signs similar to Paramyxovirus-1 or Salmonella Typhimurium var. cop...
  47. ncbi Sarcocystis neurona infections in sea otter (Enhydra lutris): evidence for natural infections with sarcocysts and transmission of infection to opossums (Didelphis virginiana)
    J R Dubey
    Parasite Biology, Epidemiology and Systematics Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 87:1387-93. 2001
    Although Sarcocystis neurona has been identified in an array of terrestrial vertebrates, recent recognition of its capacity to infect marine mammals was unexpected...
  48. ncbi Comparison of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and indirect fluorescent antibody test for the detection of IgG antibodies to Sarcocystis muris
    A M Tenter
    , , Federal Republic of Germany
    Zentralbl Bakteriol Mikrobiol Hyg A 267:259-71. 1987
    b>Sarcocystis muris cystozoites were separated from host tissue after mechanical mincing and homogenization by discontinuous density gradient centrifugation using Percoll...
  49. ncbi Characterization of an unidentified Sarcocystis falcatula-like parasite from the South American opossum, Didelphis albiventris from Brazil
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Livestock and Poultry Sciences Institute, Parasite Biology and Epidemiology Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705 2350, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 47:538-44. 2000
    An unidentified isolate of a Sarcocystis falcatula-like parasite was obtained from the lungs of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) fed sporocysts from a naturally-infected South American opossum, Didelphis albiventris from Brazil...
  50. ncbi A review of Sarcocystis neurona and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:89-131. 2001
    ..The protozoan most commonly associated with EPM is Sarcocystis neurona. The complete life cycle of S...
  51. pmc Sarcocystis neurona merozoites express a family of immunogenic surface antigens that are orthologues of the Toxoplasma gondii surface antigens (SAGs) and SAG-related sequences
    Daniel K Howe
    Department of Veterinary Science, 108 Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546 0099, USA
    Infect Immun 73:1023-33. 2005
    b>Sarcocystis neurona is a member of the Apicomplexa that causes myelitis and encephalitis in horses but normally cycles between the opossum and small mammals. Analysis of an S...
  52. ncbi Chronic polymyositis associated with disseminated Sarcocystosis in a captive-born rhesus macaque
    A S Gozalo
    Comparative Medicine Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Vet Pathol 44:695-9. 2007
    ..Sarcocysts had prominent villus-like projections with the morphology of a type 11 sarcocyst wall similar to Sarcocystis neurona but possessing many more villus microtubules than is reported for S. neurona...
  53. ncbi Viability of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts and dose titration in gamma-interferon knockout mice
    M A Cheadle
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610 0880, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:223-31. 2001
    Gamma-interferon knockout mice have become the model animal used for studies on Sarcocystis neurona. In order to determine the viability of S...
  54. doi Different Sarcocystis spp. are present in bovine eosinophilic myositis
    Lieve Vangeel
    Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 197:543-8. 2013
    It has been suggested that Sarcocystis species are associated with bovine eosinophilic myositis (BEM). To date, parasite identification in this myopathy has been based on morphological techniques...
  55. ncbi Phylogenetic congruence of Sarcocystis neurona Dubey et al., 1991 (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) in the United States based on sequence analysis and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)
    Hany M Elsheikha
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Syst Parasitol 61:191-202. 2005
    ..present study were to assess the genetic diversity, phylogeny and phylogeographical relationships of available Sarcocystis neurona isolates from different localities in the United States...
  56. ncbi The identification of a sequence related to apicomplexan enolase from Sarcocystis neurona
    A P Wilson
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Parasitol Res 94:354-60. 2004
    Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurological disease caused by Sarcocystis neurona, an apicomplexan parasite. S. neurona is also associated with EPM-like diseases in marine and small mammals...
  57. ncbi Seroprevalence of Neospora, Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona antibodies in horses from Jeju island, South Korea
    G D Gupta
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Connaway Hall, 1600 East Rollins Dr, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Vet Parasitol 106:193-201. 2002
    ..gondii equid (pony) were used. In addition, all samples were tested for antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona by immunoblot analysis. A total of 191 serum samples from clinically normal horses were evaluated...
  58. ncbi Experimental inoculation of domestic cats (Felis domesticus) with Sarcocystis neurona or S. neurona-like merozoites
    M Butcher
    College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Vet Parasitol 107:1-14. 2002
    b>Sarcocystis neurona is the parasite most commonly associated with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Recently, cats (Felis domesticus) have been demonstrated to be an experimental intermediate host in the life cycle of S. neurona...
  59. ncbi Prevalence and site specificity of Sarcocystis greineri sarcocysts in Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in Florida
    K L Baird
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610 0880, USA
    J Parasitol 88:624-5. 2002
    Sarcocysts of Sarcocystis greineri in the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) were observed for documenting sarcocyst prevalence, seasonal prevalence, and muscle specificity...
  60. ncbi Experimental induction of equine protozoan myeloencephalitis (EPM) in the horse: effect of Sarcocystis neurona sporocyst inoculation dose on the development of clinical neurologic disease
    C D Sofaly
    Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 1092, USA
    J Parasitol 88:1164-70. 2002
    The effect of inoculation dose of Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts on the development of clinical neurologic disease in horses was investigated...
  61. ncbi Molecular characterisation of a major 29 kDa surface antigen of Sarcocystis neurona
    Siobhan P Ellison
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Florida, P O Box 110880, Gainesville, FL 32611 0880, USA
    Int J Parasitol 32:217-25. 2002
    A gene encoding a major 29 kDa surface antigen from Sarcocystis neurona, the primary causative agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), was cloned, sequenced, and expressed as a recombinant protein...
  62. ncbi A herd-level analysis of risk factors for antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona in Michigan equids
    M G Rossano
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Population Medicine Center, A 109 Veterinary Medical Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1314, USA
    Prev Vet Med 57:7-13. 2003
    ..disease of horses and ponies caused by infection of the central nervous system with the protozoan parasite Sarcocystis neurona. A herd-level analysis of a cross-sectional study of serum antibodies to S...
  63. ncbi Sequence comparison of Sarcocystis neurona surface antigen from multiple isolates
    C Hyun
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Connaway Hall 1600, East Rollins Drive, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Vet Parasitol 112:11-20. 2003
    b>Sarcocystis neurona is responsible for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) and is phylogenetically closely related to Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora spp...
  64. ncbi Characterization of Sarcocystis species in domestic animals using a PCR-RFLP analysis of variation in the 18S rRNA gene: a cost-effective and simple technique for routine species identification
    Zhao Qing Yang
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Parasitology Department, Kunming Medical College, Biology Department, Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan, China
    Exp Parasitol 102:212-7. 2002
    ..were used to investigate nuclotide sequence variation in the 18S rRNA DNA of 88 individuals from ten Sarcocystis taxa collected as cysts from their intermediate hosts, swine, cattle and water buffalo...
  65. doi Prevalence and identity of Sarcocystis spp. in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in Spain: a morphological study
    A Pérez-Creo
    Department of Animal Pathology INVESAGA Group, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela, 27002 Lugo, Spain
    Res Vet Sci 95:1036-40. 2013
    ..capreolus) hunted in Galicia (Northwestern Spain) were examined, by the compression method, for the presence of Sarcocystis spp. infection...
  66. doi Identification of Sarcocystis capracanis in cerebrospinal fluid from sheep with neurological disease
    P Formisano
    Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies and the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG, United Kingdom
    Vet Parasitol 193:252-5. 2013
    ..Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identified the merozoites as Sarcocystis capracanis, a common protozoal pathogen of goats...
  67. pmc Modulation of the host Th1 immune response in pigeon protozoal encephalitis caused by Sarcocystis calchasi
    Philipp Olias
    Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Robert von Ostertag Str, 15, Berlin 14163, Germany
    Vet Res 44:10. 2013
    ..domestica) reported in Germany and the United States. It is caused by the apicomplexan parasite Sarcocystis calchasi which is transmitted by Accipter hawks...
  68. ncbi Temporal association between land-based runoff events and California sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) protozoal mortalities
    Karen Shapiro
    Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Wildl Dis 48:394-404. 2012
    Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona have caused significant morbidity and mortality in threatened Southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) along the central California coast...
  69. doi Infections with Sarcocystis wenzeli are prevalent in the chickens of Yunnan Province, China, but not in the flocks of domesticated pigeons or ducks
    Xinwen Chen
    Department of Biology, Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan 650091, PR China
    Exp Parasitol 131:31-4. 2012
    The distribution and prevalence of infections with species of Sarcocystis in domestic fowl in Asia are poorly known...
  70. doi Completion of the life cycle of Sarcocystis zuoi , a parasite from the Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus
    Jun Jie Hu
    School of Biological Sciences, Yunnan University, Kunming, People s Republic of China 650091
    J Parasitol 98:550-3. 2012
    Transmission experiments were performed to elucidate the life cycle of Sarcocystis zuoi found in Norway rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) in China...
  71. ncbi An epidemiological study of gastrointestinal parasites of dogs from Southern Greater Buenos Aires (Argentina): age, gender, breed, mixed infections, and seasonal and spatial patterns
    María F Fontanarrosa
    Laboratorio DIAP Diagnóstico en Animales Pequeños, Inca 109 B1836BBC, Llavallol, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Vet Parasitol 136:283-95. 2006
    ..Ancylostoma caninum (13%), Isospora ohioensis complex (12%), Toxocara canis (11%), Trichuris vulpis (10%), Sarcocystis sp...
  72. ncbi Determination of the activity of ponazuril against Sarcocystis neurona in cell cultures
    D S Lindsay
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, 24061 0342, USA
    Vet Parasitol 92:165-9. 2000
    The present study examined the efficacy of ponazuril in inhibiting merozoite production of Sarcocystis neurona in cell cultures. Ponazuril inhibited merozoite production by more that 90% in cultures of S. neurona treated with 1...
  73. ncbi Diclazuril preventive therapy of gamma interferon knockout mice fed Sarcocystis neurona sporocysts
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, MD 20705 2305, USA
    Vet Parasitol 94:257-64. 2001
    ..knockout (KO) mice (n=74) were fed a lethal dose of approximately 1000 sporocysts of the SN15-OP isolate of Sarcocystis neurona...
  74. doi Prevalence, biology, and distribution pattern of Sarcocystis infection in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Iran
    Ahmad Oryan
    Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
    Trop Anim Health Prod 42:1513-8. 2010
    This study was conducted to determine the prevalence, distribution pattern, and the Sarcocystis species involved in slaughtered water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in the Khuzestan, Iran by macroscopic and histological examination...
  75. doi Morphologic and molecular characterization of the sarcocysts of Sarcocystis rileyi (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) from the mallard duck ( Anas platyrhynchos )
    J P Dubey
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Building 1001, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    J Parasitol 96:765-70. 2010
    ..status remains uncertain because ducks serve as intermediate hosts for several such parasites in the genus Sarcocystis ...
  76. ncbi Characterization of a Sarcocystis neurona isolate from a Missouri horse with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
    A E Marsh
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Connaway Hall, 1600 East Rollins Dr, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:143-54. 2001
    Little information is available about antigenic variation of Sarcocystis neurona isolated from horses with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, nor is there much information available on the specific antibody pattern to S...
  77. ncbi Natural fatal Sarcocystis falcatula infections in free-ranging eagles in North America
    Arno Wunschmann
    Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1333 Gortner Avenue, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 22:282-9. 2010
    ..The protozoal organisms were morphologically compatible with a Sarcocystis sp...
  78. ncbi Utilization of stress in the development of an equine model for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
    W J Saville
    Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:211-22. 2001
    Neurologic disease in horses caused by Sarcocystis neurona is difficult to diagnose, treat, or prevent, due to the lack of knowledge about the pathogenesis of the disease...
  79. ncbi Sporocyst size of isolates of Sarcocystis shed by the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
    M A Cheadle
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610 0880, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:305-11. 2001
    The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is a definitive host for multiple Sarcocystis species including Sarcocystis neurona, one of the causative agents of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), a severe, neuromuscular disease of ..
  80. pmc Binding of a monoclonal antibody to sporozoites of Sarcocystis singaporensis enhances escape from the parasitophorous vacuole, which is necessary for intracellular development
    T Jakel
    Department of Zoology, Division of Parasitology, University of Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
    Infect Immun 69:6475-82. 2001
    Early intracellular development in vitro of the cyst-forming protozoon Sarcocystis singaporensis and the influence of a monoclonal antibody on invasion, intracellular localization, and development of sporozoites were studied...
  81. doi Serologic profiles for Sarcocystis sp. and Neospora caninum and productive performance in naturally infected beef calves
    Gastón Moré
    Inmunoparasitology and Parasitology Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
    Parasitol Res 106:689-93. 2010
    b>Sarcocystis sp. and Neospora caninum infections affect cattle worldwide causing important economic losses. The objective of the present study was to trace serologic profiles for Sarcocystis sp. and N...
  82. pmc Review of zoonotic parasites in medical and veterinary fields in the Republic of Korea
    Heejeong Youn
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    Korean J Parasitol 47:S133-41. 2009
    ..nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba hitolytica, Giardia lamblia, Iodamoeba bütschlii, Pneumocystis carinii, Sarcocystis cruzi, and Toxoplasma gondii. The major zoonotic helminths in Korea include trematodes, cestodes, and nematodes...
  83. doi Life cycle of Sarcocystis camelicanis infecting the camel (Camelus dromedarius) and the dog (Canis familiaris), light and electron microscopic study
    Fathy Abdel-Ghaffar
    Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
    Parasitol Res 106:189-95. 2009
    In the present study, the heteroxeneous life cycle of Sarcocystis sp. infecting camels were studied. A total of 180 slaughtered camels collected from different localities in Egypt were investigated for sarcocysts...
  84. pmc Evidence that antibodies against recombinant SnSAG1 of Sarcocystis neurona merozoites are involved in infection and immunity in equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
    Siobhan Ellison
    Pathogenes Inc, Fairfield, FL 32634, USA
    Can J Vet Res 73:176-83. 2009
    b>Sarcocystis neurona is the principal etiologic agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). An immunodominant protein of S. neurona, SnSAG-1, is expressed by the majority of S...
  85. ncbi Efficacy of ponazuril 15% oral paste as a treatment for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
    M Furr
    Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, PO Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 20177, USA
    Vet Ther 2:215-22. 2001
    ..myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurologic disease of horses most commonly caused by the protozoan parasite Sarcocystis neurona. Until recently the only treatment option was the combination of a sulfonamide with pyrimethamine...
  86. doi First molecular identification of Sarcocystis miescheriana (Protozoa, Apicomplexa) from wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Iran
    Eshrat Beigom Kia
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health and National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Exp Parasitol 127:724-6. 2011
    b>Sarcocystis isolate obtained from the thigh muscle of a wild boar (Sus scrofa), captured from Gilan Province, northern Iran, was subjected to molecular analysis...
  87. ncbi Sarcocystis infections among snakes in Israel
    I Paperna
    Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
    Parassitologia 40:447-56. 1998
    Natural infection with Sarcocystis has been recovered from 11 species of snakes from Israel and the adjacent territories (Cisjordan), infection was most abundant in subadults...
  88. ncbi Immunohistochemical study to demonstrate Sarcocystis neurona in equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
    A N Hamir
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square 19348
    J Vet Diagn Invest 5:418-22. 1993
    ..study was conducted using an avidin-biotin complex (ABC) immunoperoxidase method to demonstrate Sarcocystis neurona in histologically suspect cases of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)...
  89. pmc Serological diagnosis of bovine neosporosis by Neospora caninum monoclonal antibody-based competitive inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
    T V Baszler
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman 99164 7040, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 34:1423-8. 1996
    ..MAb 4A4-2 was unreactive to antigens of two closely related apicomplexan protozoa, Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis cruzi. Binding of MAb 4A4-2 was inhibited by mild periodate treatment of N...
  90. ncbi In vitro cultivation of the vascular phase of Sarcocystis singaporensis
    T Jakel
    Department of Zoology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 44:293-9. 1997
    To establish an in vitro culture system for the precystic phase of Sarcocystis singaporensis, we initially tested various excysting fluids for sporocysts. An excysting fluid containing 2...
  91. ncbi Isolation in immunodeficient mice of Sarcocystis neurona from opossum (Didelphis virginiana) faeces, and its differentiation from Sarcocystis falcatula
    J P Dubey
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Livestock and Poultry Sciences Institute, BARC, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Int J Parasitol 28:1823-8. 1998
    b>Sarcocystis neurona was isolated in nude mice and gamma-interferon knockout mice fed sporocysts from faeces of naturally infected opossums (Didelphis virginiana). Mice fed sporocysts became lethargic and developed encephalitis...
  92. ncbi Determination of the activity of pyrimethamine, trimethoprim, sulfonamides, and combinations of pyrimethamine and sulfonamides against Sarcocystis neurona in cell cultures
    D S Lindsay
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg 24061 0342, USA
    Vet Parasitol 82:205-10. 1999
    ..syndrome in horses from the Americas and is usually caused by infection with the apicomplexan parasite, Sarcocystis neurona...
  93. pmc Detection of sarcocystic infection in a wild rodent (Apodemus agrarius chejuensis) captured on Jeju island
    Tae Hyoun Kim
    Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    Lab Anim Res 27:357-9. 2011
    b>Sarcocystis spp is a causative agent of sarcocystosis. They have a characteristic life cycle infecting both prey and predator. Sarcocystis can cause myositis, atrophy of the adjacent cells and abortion in cattle...
  94. ncbi Isolation of Sarcocystis falcatula from the South American opossum (Didelphis albiventris) from Argentina
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Livestock and Poultry Sciences Institute, Parasite Biology and Epidemiology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 86:239-44. 1999
    b>Sarcocystis sporocysts from the intestines of four opossums (Didelphis albiventris) from Argentina were identified as Sarcocystis falcatula based on schizogonic stages and pathogenicity to budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)...
  95. doi PAN-modular structure of microneme protein SML-2 from the parasite Sarcocystis muris at 1.95 Å resolution and its complex with 1-thio-β-D-galactose
    Jürgen J Müller
    Kristallographie, Max Delbruck Centrum fur Molekulare Medizin, Robert Rossle Strasse 10, 13125 Berlin, Germany
    Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 67:936-44. 2011
    ..family of galactose-specific lectins that play a role during host-cell invasion by the apicomplexan parasite Sarcocystis muris. The structures of apo SML-2 and the 1-thio-β-D-galactose-SML-2 complex were determined at 1.95 and 2...
  96. doi Intramuscular inoculation of cattle with Sarcocystis antigen results in focal eosinophilic myositis
    L Vangeel
    Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 183:224-30. 2012
    ..The etiology and pathogenesis are unclear, although it has been suggested, that Sarcocystis species are involved...
  97. doi Sarcocystis calchasi-associated neurologic disease in a domestic pigeon in North America
    A Wunschmann
    Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St Paul, USA
    Transbound Emerg Dis 58:526-30. 2011
    ..The cysts had a smooth wall without projections. Size and wall morphology were compatible with Sarcocystis calchasi. Polymerase chain reaction using S...
  98. doi Sarcocystis acanthocolubri sp. n. infecting three lizard species of the genus Acanthodactylus and the problem of host specificity. Light and electron microscopic study
    Kareem Morsy
    Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
    Parasitol Res 110:355-62. 2012
    In the present investigation, macroscopic sarcocysts of Sarcocystis acanthocolubri were observed in muscles of 42 (4.3%) out of 975 Acanthodactylus sp. lizards collected from different geographical areas in Egypt...
  99. pmc Polyparasitism is associated with increased disease severity in Toxoplasma gondii-infected marine sentinel species
    Amanda K Gibson
    Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases NIAID, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1142. 2011
    ..gondii and the related parasite Sarcocystis neurona with protozoal disease in wild marine mammals from the Pacific Northwest...
  100. doi Prevalence to Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis spp. in a reintroduced fisher (Martes pennanti) population in Pennsylvania
    Jeffery L Larkin
    Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 975 Oakland Ave, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705, USA
    J Parasitol 97:425-9. 2011
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii exposure and Sarcocystis spp...
  101. doi Prevalence of Sarcocystis spp. in Argentinean cattle
    G More
    Departamento de Epizootiología y salud pública, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 60 y 118, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
    Vet Parasitol 177:162-5. 2011
    b>Sarcocystis cruzi, S. hirsuta and S. hominis are apicomplexan parasites that affect cattle worldwide with variable prevalence. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of Sarcocystis spp...

Research Grants16

  1. MECHANISM-BASED DRUG SELECTION AND DESIGN: NUCLEOTIDE SA
    Buddy Ullman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..and purine salvage pathways in Toxoplasma gondii and related apicomplexan parasites, including Cryptosporidium, Sarcocystis, and Plasmodium...
  2. Parasite/Host Interactions and the Neurobiology of Fear
    Robert Sapolsky; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Controls will be mocked infected or infected with Sarcocystis neurona, a related protozoa that does not reproduce in a carnivore...
  3. HOST FACTORS MEDIATE INVASION BY CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI
    LINDA MANSFIELD; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..jejuni invasion is facilitated due to a direct effect of some secreted/excreted product of the worms, and 4) Determine what host cell genes are differentially expressed during C. jejuni invasion. ..
  4. Murine models to test parasite products as cures for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    LINDA MANSFIELD; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..she focused on finding naturally occurring animal models for Campylobacter jejuni and Cyst forming coccidia (Sarcocystis neurona, etc.) with the long-term goal to convert these to mouse models...