hymenolepis diminuta

Summary

Summary: A species of tapeworm (TAPEWORMS) infecting RATS and MICE but rarely causing disease in humans. Its life cycle involves RODENTS as the definitive host and BEETLES as the intermediate host.

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  1. Fan P, Chung W, Ito A. Immunization of rodents against Hymenolepis infections using non-viable homologous oncospheres. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2004;20:575-9 pubmed
    ..Hatched oncospheres were prepared from eggs of Hymenolepis diminuta, Hymenolepis nana, and Hymenolepis microstoma and kept at -70 degrees C for more than 1 month...
  2. Hunter M, Wang A, Hirota C, McKay D. Neutralizing anti-IL-10 antibody blocks the protective effect of tapeworm infection in a murine model of chemically induced colitis. J Immunol. 2005;174:7368-75 pubmed
    ..In this study the ability of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, to modulate dinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (DNBS)-induced colitis in mice is assessed...
  3. Abu Madi M, Behnke J, Mikhail M, Lewis J, Al Kaabi M. Parasite populations in the brown rat Rattus norvegicus from Doha, Qatar between years: the effect of host age, sex and density. J Helminthol. 2005;79:105-11 pubmed
    ..Only two parasites were identified, with overall prevalences of 35.8% and 41.3% for the cestode Hymenolepis diminuta and the flea Xenopsylla astia respectively. The prevalence of H...
  4. Persaud R, Wang A, Reardon C, McKay D. Characterization of the immuno-regulatory response to the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta in the non-permissive mouse host. Int J Parasitol. 2007;37:393-403 pubmed
    b>Hymenolepis diminuta is spontaneously expelled from mice; concomitant with worm expulsion was protection against colitis induced by dinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (DNBS)...
  5. Hunter M, Wang A, McKay D. Helminth infection enhances disease in a murine TH2 model of colitis. Gastroenterology. 2007;132:1320-30 pubmed
    ..Here the ability of the rat tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta to affect the course of oxazolone-induced colitis (a TH2 model) was assessed.
  6. Wang A, Fernando M, Leung G, Phan V, Smyth D, McKay D. Exacerbation of oxazolone colitis by infection with the helminth Hymenolepis diminuta: involvement of IL-5 and eosinophils. Am J Pathol. 2010;177:2850-9 pubmed publisher
    ..ameliorates colitis; however, oxazolone-induced colitis is exaggerated in mice infected with the tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta. We tested the hypothesis that the IL-5 response to helminth infection enhances the severity of oxazolone-..
  7. Shostak A. Effect of age of the intermediate host Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera) on infection by Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda). J Parasitol. 2008;94:152-7 pubmed publisher
    ..cohorts of Tribolium confusum aged 2-78 wk was done to examine effects of host age on exposure to eggs of Hymenolepis diminuta under standardized conditions...
  8. Tua W, Lai S. Induction of cysteine proteinase in the encapsulation of Hymenolepis diminuta eggs in the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. J Invertebr Pathol. 2006;92:73-8 pubmed
    ..In the present study, the cockroach, Periplaneta americana was able to encapsulate Hymenolepis diminuta eggs within 24 h after injection. Proteolytic activity of egg capsules was determined by gelatin zymography...
  9. Tangpu V, Temjenmongla -, Yadav A. Anticestodal property of Strobilanthes discolor: an experimental study in Hymenolepis diminuta--rat model. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;105:459-63 pubmed
    ..communication the anticestodal efficacy of Strobilanthes discolor leaf extract was investigated using Hymenolepis diminuta-rat experimental model...

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  1. Vokřál I, Jirásko R, Jedličková V, Bártíková H, Skalova L, Lamka J, et al. The inability of tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta and fluke Dicrocoelium dendriticum to metabolize praziquantel. Vet Parasitol. 2012;185:168-74 pubmed publisher
    ..anthelmintic praziquantel (PZQ) formed by the lancet fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) and the rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) and (2) to compare PZQ metabolites in helminths with PZQ biotransformation in rat as host species...
  2. Mercer Haines N, Fioravanti C. Hymenolepis diminuta: mitochondrial transhydrogenase as an additional site for anaerobic phosphorylation. Exp Parasitol. 2008;119:24-9 pubmed publisher
    Employing adult Hymenolepis diminuta SMP and exogenous pyridine nucleotide-generating systems, reduced pyridine nucleotide-dependent net 32P incorporation into ATP was examined...
  3. McKay D, Wallace J. Acetic acid induced ulceration in rats is not affected by infection with Hymenolepis diminuta. J Parasitol. 2009;95:481-2 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we assessed whether rats infected with the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta were protected from gastric ulceration induced by the serosal application of acetic acid...
  4. Wang A, McKay D. Immune modulation by a high molecular weight fraction from the rat tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta. Parasitology. 2005;130:575-85 pubmed
    ..We assessed the ability of a whole-worm extract of Hymenolepis diminuta to modulate immune cell activation...
  5. Johnston M, Wang A, Catarino M, Ball L, Phan V, MacDonald J, et al. Extracts of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, suppress macrophage activation in vitro and alleviate chemically induced colitis in mice. Infect Immun. 2010;78:1364-75 pubmed publisher
    ..We assessed the ability of a phosphate-buffered saline-soluble extract of adult Hymenolepis diminuta to suppress macrophage (human THP-1 cell line, murine peritoneal macrophages) activity in vitro and the ..
  6. Kundu S, Roy S, Lyndem L. Cassia alata L: potential role as anthelmintic agent against Hymenolepis diminuta. Parasitol Res. 2012;111:1187-92 pubmed publisher
    The efficacy of Cassia alata against cestode Hymenolepis diminuta was evaluated in our study. Worms were maintained between rat model and beetle. Air-dried leaves of C. alata were subjected to ethanol extraction...
  7. McKay D. The immune response to and immunomodulation by Hymenolepis diminuta. Parasitology. 2010;137:385-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Investigations in the 1970s-1980s on the fate of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, in rats and mice and the systemic and local responses evoked following infection have contributed directly ..
  8. Lopes F, Reyes J, Wang A, Leung G, McKay D. Enteric epithelial cells support growth of Hymenolepis diminuta in vitro and trigger TH2-promoting events in a species-specific manner. Int J Parasitol. 2015;45:691-6 pubmed publisher
    Knowledge of the gut epithelium in modulating immune responses to cestode parasites is scant. Hymenolepis diminuta causes no damage to its rodent host and is expelled from mice...
  9. d Ovidio D, Noviello E, Pepe P, Del Prete L, Cringoli G, Rinaldi L. Survey of Hymenolepis spp. in pet rodents in Italy. Parasitol Res. 2015;114:4381-4 pubmed publisher
    ..2 % (1/24) hamsters (P. campbelli) (EPG = 86.0). In addition, Hymenolepis diminuta eggs were found in 2 out of 172 (1.2 %; 95 % confidence interval = 0.2-4...
  10. Shostak A, Walsh J, Wong Y. Shape variation of cysticercoids of Hymenolepis diminuta (Cyclophyllidea) from fed, partially fed, and fasted Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera). J Parasitol. 2006;92:756-63 pubmed
    Quantitative studies of a crowding effect on cysticercoids of Hymenolepis diminuta in the intermediate host are few and limited in scope...
  11. Onufriev M, Gulyaeva N, Terenina N, Tolstenkov O, Gustafsson M. The effect of a nitric oxide donor on the synthesis of cGMP in Hymenolepis diminuta: a radiometric study. Parasitol Res. 2005;95:22-4 pubmed
    The formation of cGMP in homogenates of the adult rat-tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta was followed with a radiometric assay during 3 h after stimulation with the nitric oxide donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and in the presence of ..
  12. Pipiková J, Papajová I, Soltys J, Schusterová I. Occurrence of the most common helminth infections among children in the Eastern Slovak Republic. Public Health. 2017;150:71-76 pubmed publisher
    ..32%). This was followed by Trichuris trichiura (3.76%), Hymenolepis nana (0.94%) and Hymenolepis diminuta (0.23%)...
  13. Ohno T, Kai T, Miyasaka Y, Maruyama H, Ishih A, Kino H. Intestinal immunity suppresses carrying capacity of rats for the model tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta. Parasitol Int. 2018;67:357-361 pubmed publisher
    b>Hymenolepis diminuta is a parasitic tapeworm of the rat small intestine and is recognized as a useful model for the analysis of cestode-host interactions...
  14. Stradowski M. [The structure of low-abundance and crowded infrapopulations of the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta inbred line--WMS IL1]. Wiad Parazytol. 2001;47:127-35 pubmed
    ..The results point to the lack of any rapid rejection of tapeworms of the kind characterized in many other studies on H. diminuta. ..
  15. Franssen F, Swart A, Van Knapen F, van der Giessen J. Helminth parasites in black rats (Rattus rattus) and brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) from different environments in the Netherlands. Infect Ecol Epidemiol. 2016;6:31413 pubmed publisher
    ..three cestode species (Hymenolepis diminuta, H...
  16. Czeczot H, Skrzycki M, Majewska Wierzbicka M, Podsiad M, Salamatin R, Grytner Ziecina B. The antioxidant defence mechanisms of parasite and host after chronic Hymenolepis diminuta infestation of the rat. Pol J Vet Sci. 2013;16:121-3 pubmed
    The aim of the present study was to determine antioxidant defence mechanisms in the rat and Hymenolepis diminuta after long-term infestation...
  17. Sharma S, Lyngdoh D, Roy B, Tandon V. Differential diagnosis and molecular characterization of Hymenolepis nana and Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea: Hymenolepididae) based on nuclear rDNA ITS2 gene marker. Parasitol Res. 2016;115:4293-4298 pubmed
    ..The results showed distinct restriction patterns for both Hymenolepis nana and Hymenolepis diminuta when digested with either of the enzymes RsaI, HaeIII or HhaI...
  18. Nkouawa A, Haukisalmi V, Li T, Nakao M, Lavikainen A, Chen X, et al. Cryptic diversity in hymenolepidid tapeworms infecting humans. Parasitol Int. 2016;65:83-6 pubmed publisher
    ..DNA and mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 showed that the human isolate is distinct from Hymenolepis diminuta and Hymenolepis nana, the common parasites causing human hymenolepiasis...
  19. Zhong D, Pai A, Wang M, Keech N, Yan G. Fine-scale analysis of parasite resistance genes in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Genetics. 2013;195:253-61 pubmed publisher
    ..We previously mapped quantitative trait loci (QTL) for susceptibility to rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) infection in Tribolium castaneum using dominant AFLP markers; however, the resistance genes were not ..
  20. Tripodi M, Hancke D, Suárez O. Analysis of lead pollution levels within an urban ecosystem using the cestode Hymenolepis diminuta and its rat hosts as bioindicators. J Helminthol. 2017;:1-5 pubmed publisher
    The overall goal of this study was to use the Rattus spp./Hymenolepis diminuta model to assess environmental lead pollution in different landscape units of an urban ecosystem...
  21. Yang D, Zhao W, Zhang Y, Liu A. Prevalence of Hymenolepis nana and H. diminuta from Brown Rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Heilongjiang Province, China. Korean J Parasitol. 2017;55:351-355 pubmed publisher
    i>Hymenolepis nana and Hymenolepis diminuta are globally widespread zoonotic cestodes. Rodents are the main reservoir host of these cestodes...
  22. Graepel R, Leung G, Wang A, Villemaire M, Jirik F, Sharkey K, et al. Murine autoimmune arthritis is exaggerated by infection with the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta. Int J Parasitol. 2013;43:593-601 pubmed publisher
    ..We have shown that infection with the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, confers a protective effect on FCA-induced joint inflammation...
  23. Jankovska I, Sloup V, Szakova J, Langrova I, Sloup S. How the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta affects zinc and cadmium accumulation in a host fed a hyperaccumulating plant (Arabidopsis halleri). Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016;23:19126-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Groups TC and TP were infected with the rat tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta. Groups C and TC were fed a standard rodent mixture (ST-1) and received 10...
  24. Ribas A, Jollivet C, Morand S, Thongmalayvong B, Somphavong S, Siew C, et al. Intestinal Parasitic Infections and Environmental Water Contamination in a Rural Village of Northern Lao PDR. Korean J Parasitol. 2017;55:523-532 pubmed publisher
    ..Eight helminth taxa were identified in fecal samples, i.e., 2 tapeworm species (Taenia sp. and Hymenolepis diminuta), 1 trematode (Opisthorchis sp...
  25. Sulima A, Bien J, Savijoki K, Näreaho A, Sałamatin R, Conn D, et al. Identification of immunogenic proteins of the cysticercoid of Hymenolepis diminuta. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:577 pubmed publisher
    ..A non-taeniid, Hymenolepis diminuta, represents one of the most important model species in cestode biology and exhibits an exceptional ..
  26. Kosik Bogacka D, Baranowska Bosiacka I, Kolasa Wołosiuk A, Lanocha Arendarczyk N, Gutowska I, Korbecki J, et al. The inflammatory effect of infection with Hymenolepis diminuta via the increased expression and activity of COX-1 and COX-2 in the rat jejunum and colon. Exp Parasitol. 2016;169:69-76 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to determine whether Hymenolepis diminuta may affect the expression and activity of cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), resulting in the altered levels of their main products - prostaglandins (..
  27. Wiwanitkit V. Overview of hymenolepis diminuta infection among Thai patients. MedGenMed. 2004;6:7 pubmed
    b>Hymenolepis diminuta infection is a very rare cestode infection. Until present, fewer than 500 cases have been observed worldwide.
  28. Patamia I, Cappello E, Castellano Chiodo D, Greco F, Nigro L, Cacopardo B. A human case of Hymenolepis diminuta in a child from eastern Sicily. Korean J Parasitol. 2010;48:167-9 pubmed publisher
    We report a case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a 2-year-old child living in a suburban area of Catania, Italy...
  29. Zang P, Yao R, Zhou B. [Heavy infection of Hymenolepis diminuta in an infant]. Zhongguo Ji Sheng Chong Xue Yu Ji Sheng Chong Bing Za Zhi. 2006;24:318 pubmed
  30. Fioravanti C, Vandock K. Transhydrogenase and the anaerobic mitochondrial metabolism of adult Hymenolepis diminuta. Parasitology. 2010;137:395-410 pubmed publisher
    The adult cestode, Hymenolepis diminuta, is essentially anaerobic energetically. Carbohydrate dissimilation results in acetate, lactate and succinate accumulation with succinate being the major end product...
  31. Shea J. The effect of Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda) cysticercoids on the weight change, frass production, and food intake of the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera). Parasitol Res. 2005;98:1-4 pubmed
    ..To study this, I used a beetle (Tenebrio molitor)-tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) system. Infected and uninfected male and female beetles were individually housed in vials with food...
  32. Kosik Bogacka D, Wojtkowiak Giera A, Kolasa A, Czernomysy Furowicz D, Lanocha N, Wandurska Nowak E, et al. Hymenolepis diminuta: analysis of the expression of Toll-like receptor genes (TLR2 and TLR4) in the small and large intestines of rats. Part II. Exp Parasitol. 2013;135:437-45 pubmed publisher
    ..changes in the expression of TLR2 and TLR4 and the number of anaerobic intestinal commensal bacteria in Hymenolepis diminuta infected rats...
  33. Watwe S, Dardi C. Hymenolepis diminuta in a child from rural area. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2008;51:149-50 pubmed
    We report a rare case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a 12-year-old girl from a rural area of Devghar.
  34. Shea J. Lack of preference for infective faeces in Hymenolepis diminuta-infected beetles (Tenebrio molitor). J Helminthol. 2007;81:293-9 pubmed
    ..The beetle, Tenebrio molitor, is infected with the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta when it ingests rat faeces containing tapeworm eggs, which upon hatching undergo five morphologically ..
  35. Hancke D, Suárez O. Infection levels of the cestode Hymenolepis diminuta in rat populations from Buenos Aires, Argentina. J Helminthol. 2016;90:199-205 pubmed publisher
    ..factors such as season, landscape unit, rat sex and rat body length, affecting the abundance of the cestode Hymenolepis diminuta, a parasite of synanthropic rats, within an urban environment...
  36. Zhong D, Wang M, Pai A, Yan G. Transcription profiling of immune genes during parasite infection in susceptible and resistant strains of the flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum). Exp Parasitol. 2013;134:61-7 pubmed publisher
    The flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, is an intermediate host for the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta and has become an important genetic model to explore immune responses to parasite infection in insect hosts...
  37. Sapaat A, Satrija F, Mahsol H, Ahmad A. Anthelmintic activity of papaya seeds on Hymenolepis diminuta infections in rats. Trop Biomed. 2012;29:508-12 pubmed
    The purpose of this study is to see the anthelmintic activity potential of papaya seeds against Hymenolepis diminuta in rats...
  38. Deori K, Yadav A. Anthelmintic effects of Oroxylum indicum stem bark extract on juvenile and adult stages of Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda), an in vitro and in vivo study. Parasitol Res. 2016;115:1275-85 pubmed publisher
    ..This study investigated the anthelmintic efficacy of methanolic bark extract of O. indicum on Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda), using both in vitro and in vivo methods...
  39. Demuth J, Naidu A, Mydlarz L. Sex, war, and disease: the role of parasite infection on weapon development and mating success in a horned beetle (Gnatocerus cornutus). PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e28690 pubmed publisher
    ..The sum of our morphological, competition, and immunological data indicate that during a life history stage where no new resources are acquired, males allocate their finite resources in a way that increases future mating potential...
  40. Beyhan Y, Gurler A, Bolukbas C, Acici M, Umur S. [Helminths of some laboratory animals detected by necropsy and fecal examination]. Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2010;34:98-101 pubmed
    ..6%; Syphacia obvelata, 46.4%; and Hymenolepis diminuta 17.9% in mice. The prevalence in rats was H. Diminuta, 62.5%; S. muris, 25%; Hymenolepis nana, 6...
  41. Yadav A, Tangpu V. Anthelmintic activity of ripe fruit extract of Solanum myriacanthum Dunal (Solanaceae) against experimentally induced Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda) infections in rats. Parasitol Res. 2012;110:1047-53 pubmed publisher
    ..This study evaluates the anthelmintic activity of its ripe fruit extract using experimental Hymenolepis diminuta (a zoonotic tapeworm) infections in albino rats...
  42. Hoque T, Bhogal M, Boghal M, Webb R. Validation of internal controls for gene expression analysis in the intestine of rats infected with Hymenolepis diminuta. Parasitol Int. 2007;56:325-9 pubmed
    The non-invasive parasitic cestode Hymenolepis diminuta induces hypertrophy, hyperplasia and other changes in cell activity in the intestine of rats which are indicated in the expression of mRNA...
  43. Merwad A, Mitchell S, Zajac A, Flick G, Lindsay D. Effects of high pressure processing on hatching of eggs of the zoonotic rat tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta. Vet Parasitol. 2011;176:185-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study examined the efficacy of HPP on the viability of Hymenolepis diminuta eggs. Efficacy of HPP treatment was measured using an egg hatch assay in two experiments...
  44. Ponton F, Lalubin F, Fromont C, Wilson K, Behm C, Simpson S. Hosts use altered macronutrient intake to circumvent parasite-induced reduction in fecundity. Int J Parasitol. 2011;41:43-50 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we showed that beetles infected by cysticercoids of the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta increased their total food intake and, more particularly, their carbohydrate consumption compared with ..
  45. Zimmerman N, Brownfield M, DeVente J, Bass P, Oaks J. cGMP secreted from the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta is a signal molecule to the host intestine. J Parasitol. 2008;94:771-9 pubmed publisher
    ..cGMP), a well-known intracellular second messenger, is released to the intestinal lumen by the tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay analysis of tapeworm conditioned media shows that cGMP is released at a ..
  46. Hitchen S, Shostak A, Belosevic M. Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda) induces changes in expression of select genes of Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera). Parasitol Res. 2009;105:875-9 pubmed publisher
    The flour beetle Tribolium confusum is a common experimental intermediate host for the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta, but while many aspects of their host-parasite interactions have been determined to have genetic basis, the genes ..
  47. Wegener Parfrey L, Jirku M, Sima R, Jalovecká M, Sak B, Grigore K, et al. A benign helminth alters the host immune system and the gut microbiota in a rat model system. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182205 pubmed publisher
    ..We tested the impact of a benign tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, in a rat model system. We find that H...
  48. Stradowski M. [Influence of the selection of maternal Hymenolepis diminuta WMS il1 on the variability of descended tapeworms]. Wiad Parazytol. 2002;48:79-85 pubmed
    A continuation of a single-individual culture of Hymenolepis diminuta WMS ill from generations 37 to 66 revealed a very high infective ability of cysticercoids which is reflected in the percentage of tapeworms detected in relation to the ..
  49. Massoud A, Shazly A, Shahat S, Morsy T. Mirazid in treatment of human hymenolepiasis. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2007;37:863-76 pubmed
    ..2% for H. nana one week post-treatment, and 100% for H. diminuta one week post-treatment, up to six weeks follow-up for all treated patients. Two unresponded H. nana patients were cured by another Mirazid course...
  50. Panti May J, DE Andrade R, Gurubel González Y, Palomo Arjona E, Sodá Tamayo L, Meza Sulú J, et al. A survey of zoonotic pathogens carried by house mouse and black rat populations in Yucatan, Mexico. Epidemiol Infect. 2017;145:2287-2295 pubmed publisher
    ..urban neighbourhoods and a rural village in Yucatan, Mexico, and subsequently tested for Trypanosoma cruzi, Hymenolepis diminuta and Leptospira interrogans. Using the polymerase chain reaction we detected T...
  51. Williamson L, McKENNEY E, Holzknecht Z, Belliveau C, Rawls J, Poulton S, et al. Got worms? Perinatal exposure to helminths prevents persistent immune sensitization and cognitive dysfunction induced by early-life infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2016;51:14-28 pubmed publisher
  52. Yadav A, Tangpu V. Anticestodal activity of Adhatoda vasica extract against Hymenolepis diminuta infections in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008;119:322-4 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study the anticestodal efficacy of Adhatoda vasica leaf extract was evaluated using Hymenolepis diminuta-rat experimental model.
  53. Bikopoulos G, Hoque T, Webb R. Infection with the cestode Hymenolepis diminuta induces changes in acetylcholine metabolism and muscarinic receptor mRNA expression in the rat jejunum. Parasitol Res. 2006;99:231-7 pubmed
    ..into smooth muscle/myenteric plexus (SM/MP) preparations from the jejunum of rats infected with five Hymenolepis diminuta for 30 days compared to uninfected rats was significantly increased, as was choline acetyltransferase ..
  54. Al Qureishy S. Lead concentrations in some organs of the rat Meriones libycus and its parasite Hymenolepis diminuta from Riyadh City, KSA. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2008;38:351-8 pubmed
    In the present study, the tape worm Hymenolepis diminuta was chosen to estimate lead bioaccumulation in an urban area highly polluted with lead (the industrial area) and another less polluted one (Al-Karj road) at Riyadh City, K.S.A...
  55. Melon A, Wang A, Phan V, McKay D. Infection with Hymenolepis diminuta is more effective than daily corticosteroids in blocking chemically induced colitis in mice. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2010;2010:384523 pubmed publisher
    To compare infection with the tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, with steroid (dexamethasone) administration in the inhibition of dinitrobenzene sulfonic acid- (DNBS-) induced colitis in mice.
  56. Kosik Bogacka D, Baranowska Bosiacka I, Nocen I, Jakubowska K, Chlubek D. Hymenolepis diminuta: Activity of anti-oxidant enzymes in different parts of rat gastrointestinal tract. Exp Parasitol. 2011;128:265-71 pubmed publisher
    ..by measuring levels of lipid peroxidation products in the duodenum, jejunum and colon of rats infected with Hymenolepis diminuta and evaluate the effectiveness of protection against oxidative stress by measuring the glutathione levels ..
  57. Yadav A, Temjenmongla -. In vivo anthelmintic activity of Clerodendrum colebrookianum Walp., a traditionally used taenicidal plant in Northeast India. Parasitol Res. 2012;111:1841-6 pubmed
    ..colebrookianum leaf extract in experimentally induced Hymenolepis diminuta (a zoonotic tapeworm) infections in Wistar rats...
  58. Skrzycki M, Majewska M, Podsiad M, Czeczot H, Salamatin R, Twarowska J, et al. Hymenolepis diminuta: experimental studies on the antioxidant system with short and long term infection periods in the rats. Exp Parasitol. 2011;129:158-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Old organisms also effectively resist oxidative stress due to reduced levels of lipid peroxidation and the high activity of GST, all of which suggest good adaptation to the hostile environment in the host's intestine...
  59. Warr E, Eggleston P, Hurd H. Apoptosis in the fat body tissue of the beetle Tenebrio molitor parasitised by Hymenolepis diminuta. J Insect Physiol. 2004;50:1037-43 pubmed
    ..We are investigating mechanisms underlying this fecundity reduction using the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta infection of Tenebrio molitor beetles...
  60. Ahmad A, Ngui R, Ong J, Sarip F, Ismail W, Omar H, et al. Case Report: A Symptomatic Case of Hymenolepis diminuta Infection in an Urban-Dwelling Adult in Malaysia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;97:163-165 pubmed publisher
    A case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a 43-year-old Malaysian male with persistent abdominal colicky pain is reported. Endoscopy revealed whitish worms in the lumen of the small intestine, which were identified as H...
  61. Park J, Fioravanti C. Catalysis of NADH-->NADP+ transhydrogenation by adult Hymenolepis diminuta mitochondria. Parasitol Res. 2006;98:200-6 pubmed
    b>Hymenolepis diminuta mitochondria catalyze nonenergy-linked and energy-linked NADH-->NADP(+) transhydrogenations, with the latter driven by electron-transport dependent NADH oxidation (electron transport-driven, ETD) or ATP hydrolysis (..
  62. Zhong D, Pai A, Yan G. Costly resistance to parasitism: evidence from simultaneous quantitative trait loci mapping for resistance and fitness in Tribolium castaneum. Genetics. 2005;169:2127-35 pubmed
    ..infection and fitness traits using the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) and the tapeworm parasite (Hymenolepis diminuta) system in two independent segregating populations...
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  64. Kuniy A, Brasileiro M. Occurrence of helminths in bristle-spined porcupine (Chaetomys subspinosus) (Olfers, 1818), Salvador, Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2006;66:379-80 pubmed
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