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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Strains of Sarcocystis neurona exhibit variation in their surface antigens, including the absence of the major surface antigen SnSAG1)

Author
item Howe, Daniel
item Gaji, Rajshehkar
item Marsh, Antoinette
item Patil, Bhagya
item Saville, William
item Lindsay, David
item Dubey, Jitender
item Granstrom, David

Submitted to: International Journal for Parasitology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/1/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2008
Citation: Howe, D.K., Gaji, R.Y., Marsh, A.E., Patil, B.A., Saville, W.J., Lindsay, D.S., Dubey, J.P., Granstrom, D.E. 2008. Strains of Sarcocystis neurona exhibit variation in their surface antigens, including the absence of the major surface antigen SnSAG1. International Journal for Parasitology. 38:623-631.

Interpretive Summary: Sarcocystis species are single celled parasites that cause illness in humans and livestock. Humans can become infected with this parasite by ingesting infected pork and beef. Cattle and pigs can become infected by ingesting food and water contaminated with the resistant parasite stages excreted in feces of infected humans.Many species of Sacrcocystis are pathogenic to animals. Scientists at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and university in Kentucky describe antigens of Sarcocystis neurona useful for diagnosis.The results will be of interest to biologists, parasitologists, public health workers,and veterinarians.

Technical Abstract: Sarcocystis species are single celled parasites that cause illness in humans and livestock. Humans can become infected with this parasite by ingesting infected pork and beef. Cattle and pigs can become infected by ingesting food and water contaminated with the resistant parasite stages excreted in feces of infected humans.Many species of Sacrcocystis are pathogenic to animals. Scientists at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and university in Kentucky describe antigens of Sarcocystis neurona useful for diagnosis.The results will be of interest to biologists, parasitologists, public health workers,and veterinarians.

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