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Parasitol Int. 2006;55 Suppl:S81-5. Epub 2005 Dec 15.

Mitochondrial DNA diagnosis for taeniasis and cysticercosis.

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  • 1Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan. hyamasak@asahikawa-med.ac.jp

Abstract

Molecular diagnosis for taeniasis and cysticercosis in humans on the basis of mitochondrial DNA analysis was reviewed. Development and application of three different methods, including restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis, base excision sequence scanning thymine-base analysis and multiplex PCR, were described. Moreover, molecular diagnosis of cysticerci found in specimens submitted for histopathology and the molecular detection of taeniasis using copro-DNA were discussed.

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