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Iran J War Public Health 2022, 14(1): 111-118 Back to browse issues page
Immune Responses in Patient Infected with Entamoeba histolytica and the Antigensity of Cyst in Basrah Province, Iraq
S.A. Nassar1, S.R. Al-Idreesi *2, Gh.Y. Azzal1
1- Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq
2- Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq , suhair.riyadh@gmail.com
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Aims: Amoebiasis was a main parasitic infestation triggered via Entamoeba histolyticawith clinical signs assortments starting moderately to heavy. This study aimed to culture E. histolytica in vitro from the stool samples of humans, and the stage of the cyst was purified.
Materials & Methods: Stool plus blood samples were collected from patients attending Basrah Hospitals. The identification of E. histolytica was done by macroscopic and microscopical examination. The high efficiency was recorded in the culture medium for isolating E. histolytica from the stool samples of humans. The cysts were purified.
Findings: The purity by use of precoll gradient is higher than in the culture medium and the protein of E. histolytica cysts was prepared. The immunogenicity of E. histolytica cysts was considered by using SDS-PAGE and Western blot. Seven proteins had been valued in patient serum as more immunogenic, their molecular weight was (83, 69, 61, 34, 29.1, 18.1, and 11.2kDa). Also, the intensities of IL-4 and IFN-γ were assessed by using ELISA kits in the serum of amoebiasis patients.
Conclusion: This study revealed that the serum level of IL-4 was significantly higher in patients with E. histolytica associated with healthy observation collection, while IFN-γ showed no significant difference.
Keywords: Antigens [MeSH], Cysts [MeSH], Entamoeba histolytica [MeSH], Western Blot [MeSH],
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Epidemiology and Statistics of War/Accident Related Injuries
Received: 2022/03/11 | Accepted: 2022/04/12 | Published: 2022/01/20
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Basrah University, Aljazyr Street, Basrah, Iraq, Postal Code: 42001
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Nassar S, Al-Idreesi S, Azzal G. Immune Responses in Patient Infected with Entamoeba histolytica and the Antigensity of Cyst in Basrah Province, Iraq. Iran J War Public Health. 2022; 14 (1) :111-118
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