Profiles of a pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica-like variant with variations in the nucleotide sequence of the small subunit ribosomal RNA isolated from a primate (De Brazza's guenon)

Jun Suzuki, Seiki Kobayashi, Rie Murata, Yoshitoki Yanagawa, Tsutomu Takeuchi

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Abstract

A pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica-like variant (JSK2004) with genetic variations and a novel isoenzyme pattern was isolated from a De Brazza's guenon. A homology of 99.1% was found between the clones of E. histolytica (HM-1;TMSS) and JSK2004 in the 1,893 nucleotide bases of the small subunit rRNA (SSU-rRNA) gene. The DNA of the pathogenic amoeba species was also extracted from two sterile liver abscesses during the autopsies of an Abyssinian colobus and a Geoffroy's spider monkey occurring in the same institution in which JSK2004 was isolated, and the homology of the nucleotide sequences in the SSU-rRNA gene of the DNAs was identical to that of JSK2004.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 1

Keywords

  • De Brazza's guenon
  • Entamoeba histolytica-like variant
  • Pathogenic isolate
  • Primate
  • SSU-rRNA gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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