Characterization of YS-27, an axenic Korean strain of Entamoeba histolytica.

S. J. Park, T. S. Yong, J. K. Chang, K. Im, C. T. Soh

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Characterization of YS-27, an axenic Entamoeba strain, was performed by three different laboratory methods. Zymodeme analysis using starch gel electrophoresis and PCR with species-specific primers showed that YS-27 is a pathogenic Entamoeba which belongs to the group II zymodeme. Pathogenicity of YS-27 was further confirmed by observing the formation of liver abscess in Mongolian gerbils. These results showed that YS-27 is E. hisolytica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalThe Korean journal of parasitology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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