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 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
  10. 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

Research Grants

  1. MECHANISM-BASED DRUG SELECTION AND DESIGN: NUCLEOTIDE SA
    Buddy Ullman; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. David J Bzik; Fiscal Year: 2014
  3. Parasite/Host Interactions and the Neurobiology of Fear
    Robert Sapolsky; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. Murine models to test parasite products as cures for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Linda S Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
  5. HOST FACTORS MEDIATE INVASION BY CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI
    LINDA MANSFIELD; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications183 found, 100 shown here

  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 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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 ..
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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%)...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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 ..
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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.
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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.
  31. 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%...
  32. 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...
  33. 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 ..
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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, ..
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi Underlying disease stress augments plasma and tissue adrenomedullin (AM) responses to endotoxin: colocalized increases in AM and inducible nitric oxide synthase within pancreatic islets
    T H Elsasser
    U S Department of Argiculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
    Endocrinology 140:5402-11. 1999
    ..endotoxin challenge [lipopolysaccharide (LPS)] alone or additive to a chronic subclinical parasitic infection (Sarcocystis cruzi; LPS + PI) in calves was used as a model to investigate and define a dynamic axis coordinated between ..
  48. ncbi Is there more than one species in the genus Toxoplasma??
    A M Johnson
    Molecular Parasitology Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Tokai J Exp Clin Med 23:383-9. 1998
    ..studies on taxa in genera closely related to Toxoplasma such as Neospora, Hammondia, Frenkelia, Isospora and Sarcocystis, have convincingly showed the need for a reclassification of many of the species in these genera...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi A microneme protein from Eimeria tenella with homology to the Apple domains of coagulation factor XI and plasma pre-kallikrein
    P J Brown
    Division of Molecular Biology, Institute for Animal Health, Compton, UK
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 107:91-102. 2000
    ..A-domain sequences were also found in microneme proteins from Sarcocystis muris and Toxoplasma gondii and in a protein of unknown localisation from Eimeria acervulina...
  51. ncbi Sarcocystis stenodactylicolubris n. sp., a new sarcosporidian coccidium with a snake-gecko heteroxenous life cycle
    D Modry
    Department of Parasitology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Parasite 7:201-7. 2000
    Oocysts/sporocysts of Sarcocystis sp. measuring 9.7 (9-10) x 7.6 (7-8) microns were found in the intestinal contents of the Dahl's whip snake Coluber najadum...
  52. ncbi In vitro quantitative analysis of (3)H-uracil incorporation by Sarcocytis neurona to determine efficacy of anti-protozoal agents
    A E Marsh
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:241-9. 2001
    Parasite-specific incorporation of (3)H-uracil was used to assess the replication of Sarcocystis neurona, a protozoal parasite associated with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Anti-protozoal drugs, pyrimethamine (0.01, 0.1 and 1...
  53. ncbi Migration and development of Sarcocystis neurona in tissues of interferon gamma knockout mice fed sporocysts from a naturally infected opossum
    J P Dubey
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Building 1001, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Vet Parasitol 95:341-51. 2001
    Migration and development of Sarcocystis neurona was studied in 50 gamma interferon knockout mice fed graded doses of S. neurona sporocysts from the intestine of a naturally infected opossum...
  54. ncbi Isolates of Sarcocystis falcatula-like organisms from South American opossums Didelphis marsupialis and Didelphis albiventris from São Paulo, 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 Parasitol 87:1449-53. 2001
    Isolates of Sarcocystis falcatula-like organisms from South American opossums were characterized based on biological and morphological criteria...
  55. ncbi Effect of progressive cachectic parasitism and growth hormone treatment on hepatic 5'-deiodinase activity in calves
    Stanislaw Kahl
    Growth Biology Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Building 200, Room 211E, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Domest Anim Endocrinol 22:211-21. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of protozoan parasitic infection (Sarcocystis cruzi) on hepatic 5'D (type I) activity and plasma concentrations of T(3) and T(4) in placebo- or bovine GH (..
  56. ncbi Characterization of monoclonal antibodies developed against Sarcocystis neurona
    A E Marsh
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Connaway Hall, 1600 East Rollins Dr, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
    Parasitol Res 88:501-6. 2002
    ..In specific regions of the United States approximately 50% of the horse population is seropositive to Sarcocystis neurona. However, not all seropositive horses develop clinical signs...
  57. 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...
  58. ncbi Protective immune response to experimental infection with Sarcocystis neurona in 57BL/6 mice
    Sharon G Witonsky
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0442, USA
    J Parasitol 89:924-31. 2003
    Immunocompetent C57BL/6 mice were infected with Sarcocystis neurona merozoites to assess the protective immune response to active infection. Using a direct agglutination test, all infected mice seroconverted to S...
  59. ncbi Sarcocystis spp. in birds of the order Anseriformes
    Liuda Kutkiene
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University, Akademijos 2, 2600, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Parasitol Res 92:171-2. 2004
    Having studied 342 birds of 20 species of the order Anseriformes, we found Sarcocystis cysts in 100 individuals (29.2+/-2.5%) belonging to 15 species. One macrocyst and four microcysts types have been determined...
  60. pmc Sarcocystosis of chital-dhole: conditions for evolutionary stability of a predator parasite mutualism
    Maithili M Jog
    Department of Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Karve Road, Pune 411 004, India
    BMC Ecol 5:3. 2005
    ..chital (Axix axis) as a prey species, dhole or Indian wild-dog (Cuon alpinus) as the predator and a protozoan (Sarcocystis axicuonis) as the parasite...
  61. ncbi Naturally occurring Sarcocystis neurona-like infection in a dog with myositis
    Kapil Vashisht
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 2001 S Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    Vet Parasitol 133:19-25. 2005
    Tissue stages similar to those of Sarcocystis neurona, the causative agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, were identified in skeletal muscles of a dog...
  62. 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...
  63. ncbi Persistence of serum antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona in horses moved from North America to India
    Christopher M Brown
    Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
    J Vet Intern Med 20:994-7. 2006
    The study reported here was undertaken to assess the presence of antibodies to Sarcocystis neurona in the serum of horses of North American origin that had been relocated for 1 year or more to India (ie, outside of the known endemic ..
  64. ncbi Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis neurona, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi in three species of lemurs from St. Catherines Island, GA, USA
    Michael J Yabsley
    D B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Vet Parasitol 144:28-32. 2007
    In the current study, we determined the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis neurona, and Encephalitozoon cuniculi in three species of lemurs from St. Catherines Island, Georgia...
  65. ncbi Strains of Sarcocystis neurona exhibit differences in their surface antigens, including the absence of the major surface antigen SnSAG1
    Daniel K Howe
    Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546 0099, USA
    Int J Parasitol 38:623-31. 2008
    A gene family of surface antigens is expressed by merozoites of Sarcocystis neurona, the primary cause of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)...
  66. doi Quantitative trait loci for white blood cell numbers in swine
    G Reiner
    Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Giessen, D 35392 Giessen, Germany
    Anim Genet 39:163-8. 2008
    ..in 139 F(2) pigs from a Meishan/Pietrain family, before and after challenge with the protozoan pathogen Sarcocystis miescheriana for genome-wide quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis...
  67. ncbi [Experimental infection of Sarcocystis suihominis in pig and human volunteer in Guangxi]
    Jin Hui Li
    Guangxi Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanning 530028, China
    Zhongguo Ji Sheng Chong Xue Yu Ji Sheng Chong Bing Za Zhi 25:466-8. 2007
    To confirm existence of Sarcocystis suihominis and possible transmission cycle between human and pigs.
  68. pmc Sarcocystis and its complications in camels (Camelus dromedarius) of eastern provinces of Iran
    Akbar Valinezhad
    Razi Serum and Vaccine Research Institute, Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi, Eastern Iran
    Korean J Parasitol 46:229-34. 2008
    The prevalence of Sarcocystis spp. was investigated by gross and histopathological examinations in 250 camels (Camelus dromedarius) slaughtered from 2002 to 2005 in the Mashhad Slaughterhouse, eastern Iran...
  69. pmc Prey choice and habitat use drive sea otter pathogen exposure in a resource-limited coastal system
    Christine K Johnson
    Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:2242-7. 2009
    ..sea otters and evaluated infection with 2 disease-causing protozoal pathogens, Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona, to reveal risks that increased the likelihood of pathogen exposure...
  70. 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)...
  71. doi Survey of Sarcocystis infection in slaughtered cattle in Kerman, Iran
    Saeid R Nourollahi Fard
    Department of Parasitology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
    Trop Anim Health Prod 41:1633-6. 2009
    The parasite of genus Sarcocystis is one of the most commonly found parasite in domestic animals worldwide. Some species of Sarcocystis cause important economic loss when causing clinical and sub clinical disease...
  72. doi First identification of Sarcocystis tenella (Railliet, 1886) Moulé, 1886 (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) by PCR in naturally infected sheep from Brazil
    Rodrigo Costa da Silva
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene and Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Sao Paulo State University, 18618 000 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
    Vet Parasitol 165:332-6. 2009
    b>Sarcocystis tenella is a dog-sheep protozoan parasite, causing a widespread enzootic muscle parasitosis and neurological disease mainly in lambs. This parasite is pathogenic to sheep and important to the economical production of sheep...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi The effects of pyrantel tartrate on Sarcocystis neurona merozoite viability
    E A Kruttlin
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, D201 Veterinary Medicine Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Vet Ther 2:268-76. 2001
    b>Sarcocystis neurona is the etiologic agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, a neurologic disease of horses. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that pyrantel tartrate can kill S...
  75. doi Muscular sarcocystosis in wild carnivores in Honshu, Japan
    Masahito Kubo
    Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University, Gifu, 501 1193, Japan
    Parasitol Res 106:213-9. 2009
    A total of 65 free-living carnivores collected on Honshu Island, Japan were examined for muscular Sarcocystis species infections...
  76. doi Prevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, Leishmania infantum, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Sarcocystis neurona, and Neospora caninum in Capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, from São Paulo State, Brazil
    Samantha Valadas
    Departamento de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva e Saude Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Parasitol 96:521-4. 2010
    ..Brazil, were examined for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, Leishmania infantum, Encephalitozoon cuniculi, Sarcocystis neurona, and Neospora caninum using an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test...
  77. 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.
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi Diseases and parasites in wolves of the Riding Mountain National Park region, Manitoba, Canada
    Astrid V Stronen
    Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada
    J Wildl Dis 47:222-7. 2011
    ..2.2%), and Moniezia sp. (0.5%). In addition, we found Demodex sp. (0.2%) and the protozoal cysts/oocysts of Sarcocystis sp. (37.3%), Cryptosporidium sp. (1.2%), coccidia (Isospora sp. or Eimeria sp.) (1.7%), and Giardia sp. (29.5%)...
  80. doi An intronic polymorphism in the porcine IRF7 gene is associated with better health and immunity of the host during Sarcocystis infection, and affects interferon signalling
    A J Brock
    The Roslin Institute and Royal School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Roslin Biocentre, Midlothian, UK
    Anim Genet 42:386-94. 2011
    ..We found that during Sarcocystis miescheriana infection, the G allele was associated with high lymphocyte levels (P < 0...
  81. doi Didelphis aurita (Marsupialia: Didelphidae): a new host for Sarcocystis lindsayi (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae)
    Cristiane da Silva Stabenow
    Instituto Federal Fluminense, Agroindústria Produção Animal, Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, 28360 000 PA, Brazil
    J Parasitol 98:1262-5. 2012
    ..aurita , were captured in the city of Seropédica, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and examined for species of Sarcocystis. Sporocysts were observed in the mucosal scrapings of the small intestine from 3 opossums...
  82. doi Detection of antibodies against Brucella abortus, Leptospira spp., and Apicomplexa protozoa in water buffaloes in the Northeast of Argentina
    José L Konrad
    Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Trop Anim Health Prod 45:1751-6. 2013
    ..Neospora caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, and Sarcocystis spp. in 500 water buffalo cows from five ranches (100 animals each) in the NEA. Serum samples were tested for B...
  83. doi Glomerulopathy in a patient with sarcocystis infestation
    Jayalakshmi P Balakrishna
    Department of General Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 56:285-7. 2013
    To date, sarcocystis has been considered an asymptomatic infection in humans. Even though cases with glomerulonephritis have been reported in animals with sarcocystis, there have been no reports of a similar occurrence in humans...
  84. ncbi Enteric protozoan parasites in stray cats in Kuwait with special references to toxoplasmosis and risk factors affecting its occurrence
    Nadra Elwgoud M I Abdou
    Veterinary Laboratories, Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources, Kuwait
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 43:303-14. 2013
    ..1%), followed by T. gondii (2.1%), I. rivolta (1.6), Sarcocystis was only found in one case (0.4%)...
  85. doi Theileria infection in domestic ruminants in northern Ethiopia
    Hagos Gebrekidan
    School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University, PO Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    Vet Parasitol 200:31-8. 2014
    ..4%). None of the animals were positive for Babesia spp.; however, Sarcocystis capracanis and S. tenella were detected in one goat and a sheep, respectively...
  86. doi Gastrointestinal parasites of free-living Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in the Northern Red Sea, Egypt
    S Kleinertz
    Institute of Parasitology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Rudolf Buchheim Str 2, 35392, Giessen, Germany
    Parasitol Res 113:1405-15. 2014
    ..In detail, the study indicates stages of ten protozoan species (Giardia spp., Sarcocystis spp., Isospora (like) spp., Cystoisospora (like) spp., Ciliata indet. I and II, Holotricha indet...
  87. doi Endoparasites of the fallow deer (Dama dama) of the Antheringer Au in Salzburg, Austria
    Steffen Rehbein
    Merial GmbH, Kathrinenhof Research Center, Walchenseestr 8 12, 83101, Rohrdorf, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 126:S37-41. 2014
    ..Infections with sarcocysts (Sarcocystis spp...
  88. doi Sarcocystis sinensis is the most prevalent thick-walled Sarcocystis species in beef on sale for consumers in Germany
    G More
    Laboratorio de Inmunoparasitologia, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Calle 60 y 118, 1900, La Plata, Argentina
    Parasitol Res 113:2223-30. 2014
    Bovines are intermediate hosts of Sarcocystis cruzi, Sarcocystis hirsuta, and Sarcocystis hominis, which use canids, felids, or primates as definitive hosts, respectively...
  89. ncbi Molecular identification of Sarcocystis hominis in native cattle of central Iran: a case report
    B Hajimohammadi
    Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Faculty of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
    Trop Biomed 31:183-6. 2014
    b>Sarcocystis spp. are two-host protozoan parasites belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa...
  90. doi The parasitic fauna of the European bison (Bison bonasus) (Linnaeus, 1758) and their impact on the conservation. Part 1. The summarising list of parasites noted
    Grzegorz Karbowiak
    W Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51 55, 00 818, Warsaw, Poland
    Acta Parasitol 59:363-71. 2014
    ..These are 22 species of protozoa (Trypanosoma wrublewskii, T. theileri, Giardia sp., Sarcocystis cruzi, S. hirsuta, S. hominis, S. fusiformis, Neospora caninum, Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium sp...
  91. doi Surveillance for zoonotic and selected pathogens in harbor seals Phoca vitulina from central California
    Denise J Greig
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 8LB, UK
    Dis Aquat Organ 111:93-106. 2014
    ..Type A influenza was isolated from feces of 1 out of 96 wild-caught seals. Exposure to Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis neurona, and type A influenza was only detected in the wild-caught harbor seals (post-weaning age classes), ..
  92. doi Exposure of free-living jaguars to Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Sarcocystis neurona in the Brazilian Pantanal
    Selma Samiko Miyazaki Onuma
    Estação Ecológica de Taiamã, Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade ICMBio, Caceres, MT, Brasil
    Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 23:547-53. 2014
    Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Sarcocystis neurona are related apicomplexan parasites that cause reproductive and neurological disorders in a wide range of domestic and wild animals...
  93. pmc A novel Sarcocystis neurona genotype XIII is associated with severe encephalitis in an unexpectedly broad range of marine mammals from the northeastern Pacific Ocean
    Lorraine Barbosa
    Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA Molecular Parasitology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, NIAID, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Int J Parasitol 45:595-603. 2015
    b>Sarcocystis neurona is an important cause of protozoal encephalitis among marine mammals in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. To characterise the genetic type of S...
  94. doi Molecular characterization and development of Sarcocystis speeri sarcocysts in gamma interferon gene knockout mice
    J P Dubey
    U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Building 1001, Beltsville, MD 20705 2350, USA
    Parasitology 142:1555-62. 2015
    The North American opossum (Didelphis virginiana) is the definitive host for at least three named species of Sarcocystis: Sarcocystis falcatula, Sarcocystis neurona and Sarcocystis speeri...
  95. doi Sarcocystis masoni, n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae), and redescription of Sarcocystis aucheniae from llama (Lama glama), guanaco (Lama guanicoe) and alpaca (Vicugna pacos)
    Gastón Moré
    Laboratorio de Inmunoparasitologia, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
    Parasitology 143:617-26. 2016
    There is considerable confusion concerning the species of Sarcocystis in South American camelids (SAC). Several species names have been used; however, proper descriptions are lacking...
  96. doi Molecular phylogeny of Toxoplasmatinae: comparison between inferences based on mitochondrial and apicoplast genetic sequences
    Michelle Klein Sercundes
    Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil
    Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 25:82-9. 2016
    ..Laboratory-adapted strains of the closely related parasites Sarcocystis falcatula and Sarcocystis neurona were investigated, along with Neospora caninum, Neospora hughesi, Toxoplasma ..
  97. ncbi Sarcocystis entzerothi n. sp. from the European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
    Petras Prakas
    Nature Research Centre, Institute of Ecology, Akademijos 2, LT 08412, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Parasitol Res 116:271-279. 2017
    In the present study, we describe Sarcocystis entzerothi n. sp. from the European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) based on the microscopical and DNA analysis. By light microscopy (LM), cysts of S...
  98. doi Meningoencephalitis caused by pathogenic Sarcocystis species in a naturally infected sheep in Turkey
    Aylin Alasonyalilar-Demirer
    Aylin A Alasonyalilar Demirer, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Uludag University, Gorukle Campus, 16059 Bursa, Turkey, Email
    Tierarztl Prax Ausg G Grosstiere Nutztiere . 2017
    ..diagnostic methods like immunohistochemistry and polymerase chain reaction provided differentiation of Sarcocystis from T. gondii and N. caninum...
  99. 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...
  100. 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...
  101. 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...

Research Grants6

  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. David J Bzik; Fiscal Year: 2014
    ..GRA proteins are found uniquely in cyst-forming apicomplexans (Toxoplasma, Neospora, Sarcocystis) and represent potential novel drug targets that can be selectively targeted...
  3. 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...
  4. Murine models to test parasite products as cures for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Linda S Mansfield; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..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...
  5. 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. ..