piroplasmia

Summary

Summary: A subclass of heteroxenous parasitic protozoa usually transmitted by ticks. Its organisms are rod-shaped or amoeboid with conoid, oocysts, spores, and pseudocysts absent. Locomotion is by body flexion, gliding, or, in sexual stages, by large axopodium-like organelles.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Identification of Babesia species infecting dogs using reverse line blot hybridization for six canine piroplasms, and evaluation of co-infection by other vector-borne pathogens
    Yael Yisaschar-Mekuzas
    School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    Vet Parasitol 191:367-73. 2013
  2. pmc A 37-kilodalton glycoprotein of Babesia divergens is a major component of a protective fraction containing low-molecular-mass culture-derived exoantigens
    B Carcy
    Laboratoire de Biologie Parasitaire et Chimiothérapie, URA CNRS 114, Museum national d histoire naturelle, Paris, France
    Infect Immun 63:811-7. 1995
  3. ncbi Hemorrhagic disease in dogs infected with an unclassified intraendothelial piroplasm in southern Brazil
    Alexandre Paulino Loretti
    Section of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS, CEP 91540 000, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Vet Parasitol 134:193-213. 2005
  4. ncbi Identification of the piroplasms isolated from horses with clinical piroplasmosis in Poland
    Łukasz Adaszek
    Department of Epizootiology and Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences, 30 Gleboka Street, 20 612 Lublin, Poland
    Wiad Parazytol 57:21-6. 2011

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Publications4

  1. ncbi Identification of Babesia species infecting dogs using reverse line blot hybridization for six canine piroplasms, and evaluation of co-infection by other vector-borne pathogens
    Yael Yisaschar-Mekuzas
    School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    Vet Parasitol 191:367-73. 2013
    ..The RLB detection limit for Babesia was 50-fold lower than that of PCR. This study presents a RLB to simultaneously detect and separate the major vector-borne dog pathogens in southern Europe and the Middle East...
  2. pmc A 37-kilodalton glycoprotein of Babesia divergens is a major component of a protective fraction containing low-molecular-mass culture-derived exoantigens
    B Carcy
    Laboratoire de Biologie Parasitaire et Chimiothérapie, URA CNRS 114, Museum national d histoire naturelle, Paris, France
    Infect Immun 63:811-7. 1995
    ..In the in vitro supernatant, the glycoprotein Bd37 was found in a nonpalmitoylated form, indicating excretion and/or release of the glycoprotein from the merozoite...
  3. ncbi Hemorrhagic disease in dogs infected with an unclassified intraendothelial piroplasm in southern Brazil
    Alexandre Paulino Loretti
    Section of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS, CEP 91540 000, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Vet Parasitol 134:193-213. 2005
    ..This piroplasm seems to be different from Babesia since it has an intraendothelial stage. Molecular phylogenetic analysis is necessary to better characterize this parasite and clarify its taxonomic status...
  4. ncbi Identification of the piroplasms isolated from horses with clinical piroplasmosis in Poland
    Łukasz Adaszek
    Department of Epizootiology and Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences, 30 Gleboka Street, 20 612 Lublin, Poland
    Wiad Parazytol 57:21-6. 2011
    ..6-97.5% similarity with the sequence of the fragment of 18S RNA Babesia equi, gene number DQ287951 in the GenBank. The treatment utilizing the subcutaneous application of the imidocarb resulted in gradual recovery of the diseased animals...