8th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SCHISTOSOMIASIS

Vol. 97(Suppl. I) October 2002

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

Foreword
- Eridan M Coutinho


EPIDEMIOLOGY

Schistosomiasis Mansoni in Areas of Low Transmission. Epidemiological Characterization of Venezuelan Foci
- B Alarcón de Noya, R Ruiz, C Colmenares, S Losada, IM Cesari, J Toro, O Noya

Experimental Evidence and Ecological Perspectives for the Adaptation of Schistosoma mansoni Sambon, 1907 (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) to a Wild Host, the Water-rat, Nectomys squamipes Brants, 1827 (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae)
- Paulo Sérgio D'Andrea, Fabiano Araujo Fernandes, Rui Cerqueira, Luis Rey

Schistosomiasis Mansoni in Bananal (State of São Paulo, Brazil). IV. Study on the Public Awareness of its Risks in the Palha District
- Rubens Antonio da Silva, Maria Esther de Carvalho, Fabiana Zacharias, Valquíria R de Lima, Horacio MS Teles

Schistosomiasis Mansoni in Bananal (State of São Paulo, Brazil). III. Seroepidemiological Studies in the Palha District
- Fabiana Zacharias, Maria Esther de Carvalho, Cybele Gargioni, Horacio M Santana Teles, Cláudio S Ferreira, Valquíria R de Lima

 

INTERMEDIATE HOST

Sequencing of Simple Sequence Repeat Anchored Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplification Products of Biomphalaria glabrata
- Roberta L Caldeira, Omar S Carvalho, Regina CG Lage, Paula Cristina M Cardoso, Guilherme C Oliveira

First Report on the Presence of Biomphalaria straminea in the Municipality of Jaboticatubas, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Cristiano Lara Massara, Omar dos Santos Carvalho, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Liana Konovaloff Jannotti-Passos, Virgínia Torres Schall

Identification of Snails within the Bulinus africanus Group from East Africa by Multiplex SNaPshotä Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms within the Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit I
- JR Stothard, J Llewellyn-Hughes, CE Griffin, SJ Hubbard, TK Kristensen, D Rollinson

Schistosomiasis Mansoni in Bananal (State of São Paulo, Brazil). II. Intermediate Hosts
- Horacio Manuel Santana Teles, Cláudio Santos Ferreira, Maria Esther de Carvalho, Valquíria Rosa de Lima, Fabiana Zacharias

Freshwater Snails and Schistosomiasis Mansoni in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: III - Baixadas Mesoregion
- Silvana C Thiengo, Monica A Fernandez, M Fernanda Boaventura, Marcos G Magalhães, Sonia B Santos

Polymerase Chain Reaction and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism of Cytocrome Oxidase Subunit I Used for Differentiation of Brazilian Biomphalaria Species Intermediate Host of Schistosoma mansoni
- Teofânia HDA Vidigal, Lângia C Montresor, Andrew JG Simpson, Omar S Carvalho

Genetic Markers between Biomphalaria glabrata Snails Susceptible and Resistant to Schistosoma mansoni Infection
- RGM Spada, D da Silva, A-Z Abdel-Hamid, SS Sobral-Hamaguchi, NRB Zuim, EM Zanotti-Magalhães, LA Magalhães, JT Ribeiro-Paes

Susceptibility of Biomphalaria straminea (Dunker, 1848) from Serra da Mesa Dam, Goiás, Brazil to Infection with Three Strains of Schistosoma mansoni Sambon, 1907
- Monica Ammon Fernandez, Silvana Carvalho Thiengo (Short Communication)

 

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION

Clustering of Schistosoma mansoni mRNA Sequences and Analysis of the Most Transcribed Genes: Implications in Metabolism and Biology of Different Developmental Stages
- Francisco Prosdocimi, Alessandra C Faria-Campos, Fabiano C Peixoto, Sérgio DJ Pena, José M Ortega, Glória R Franco

Characterization of New Schistosoma mansoni Microsatellite Loci in Sequences Obtained from Public DNA Databases and Microsatellite Enriched Genomic Libraries
- NB Rodrigues, PT LoVerde, AJ Romanha, G Oliveira

Cloning and Molecular Characterization of the Schistosoma mansoni Genes RbAp48 and Histone H4
-Patrícia P Souza, Débora N Santos, Sérgio D J Pena, Glória R Franco

Cis-acting Elements, CArG-, E-, CCAAT- and TATA-boxes May Be Involved in Sexually Regulated Gene Transcription in Schistosoma mansoni
- SU Busek, M Fantappie, LC Malaquias, RA Wilson, R Corrêa-Oliveira, GC Oliveira

Partial Molecular Characterization of Sm8, a Tegumental Antigen of Schistosoma mansoni
- Frederico GC Abath, Edeneide M Xavier, Sílvia ML Montenegro, Roberto P Werkhauser (Short Communication)

A Multiplex-PCR Approach to Identification of the Brazilian Intermediate Hosts of Schistosoma mansoni
- THDA Vidigal, KG Magalhães, JC Kissinger, RL Caldeira, AJG Simpson, OS Carvalho (Short Communication)


IMMUNOLOGY

Antigenic Community between Schistosoma mansoni and Biomphalaria glabrata: on the Search of Candidate Antigens for Vaccines
- N Chacón, S Losada, B Noya, B Alarcón de Noya, O Noya

Protective Immunity of Single and Multi-antigen DNA Vaccines against Schistosomiasis
- E Nascimento, IC Leão, VRA Pereira, YM Gomes, P Chikhlikar, T August, E Marques, N Lucena-Silva

Antibody Isotype Responses to Egg Antigens in Human Chronic Schistosomiasis Mansoni Before and After Treatment
- Yara M Gomes, Valéria RA Pereira, Mineo Nakazawa, Ulisses Montarroyos, Wayner V Souza, Frederico GC Abath (Short Communication)

Studies on the Production and Regulation of Interleukin, IL-13, IL-4 and Interferon-g in Human Schistosomiasis Mansoni
- Clarice N Lins de Morais, Joelma Rodrigues de Souza, Wlademir Gomes de Melo, Marcílio L Aroucha , Ana Lúcia C Domingues, Thomas Wynn, Frederico Guilherme Coutinho Abath, Silvia ML Montenegro (Short Communication)

Characterization of Sm14 Related Components in Different Helminths by Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate-Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis and Western Blotting Analysis
- Nilton Thaumaturgo, Mônica Magno Vilar, Ricardo Edelenyi, Miriam Tendler (Short Communication)

 

EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY

Intestinal Fibrovascular Nodules Caused by Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Calomys callosus Rengger, 1830 (Rodentia: Cricetidae): a Model of Concomitant Fibrosis and Angiogenesis
- Jane A Lenzi, Ester M Mota, Marcelo Pelajo-Machado, Leandro S Vale, Bruno S Vale, Zilton A Andrade, Henrique L Lenzi

Natural Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Nectomys squamipes: Histopathological and Morphometric Analysis in Comparison to Experimentally Infected N. squamipes and C3H/He mice
- Michele Costa-Silva, Rosângela Rodrigues-Silva, Maarten Hulstijn, Renata Heisler Neves, Mônica de Souza Panasco, Henrique Leonel Lenzi, José Roberto Machado-Silva

Parasitological Characteristics of Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Swiss Mice with Underlying Malnutrition
- Carla Simões, Renata Heisler Neves, Lucas de Andrade Barros, Patrícia Dias Brito, Cristiane Oliveira Cravo, Egberto Gaspar de Moura, José Roberto Machado-Silva

 

CLINICAL AND SURGICAL STUDIES

Ultrasound Monitoring of Structural Urinary Tract Disease in Schistosoma haematobium Infection
- Charles H King

Schistosomiasis Mansoni in Low Transmission Areas. Abdominal Ultrasound
- R Ruiz, P Candia, M Garassini, C Tombazzi, G Certad, AC Bruces, O Noya, B Alarcón de Noya

Retinal Fluorescein Contrast Arrival Time of Young Patients with the Hepatosplenic Form of the Schistosomiasis Mansoni
- Ana Catarina Delgado de Souza, Carlos Teixeira Brandt, Liana Ventura, Fernando Oréfice

Surgical Indication in Schistosomiasis Mansoni Portal Hypertension - Follow-up from 1985 to 2001
- Maria José Conceição, Carlos Alberto Argento, Orlando Marques Vieira, Cristina Maeda Takiya, Vera Lúcia A Chagas (Short Communication)

 

DIAGNOSIS

Laboratory Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis in Areas of Low Transmission. A Review of a Line of Research
- O Noya, B Alarcón de Noya, S Losada, C Colmenares, C Guzmán, MA Lorenzo, H Bermúdez

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis of Schistosoma Infection: the Detection of Parasite DNA
-Ana Rabello, Luís André Pontes, Emmanuel Dias-Neto (Short Communication)


TREATMENT

The Effect of Treatment on the Age-antibody Relationship in Children Infected with Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium
- Francisca Mutapi, Takafira Mduluza, Patricia D Ndhlovu


CONTROL

Schistosomiasis Mansoni in Bananal (State of São Paulo, Brazil). I. Efficiency of Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures
- Horacio Manuel Santana Teles, Maria Esther de Carvalho, Cláudio Santos Ferreira, Fabiana Zacharias, Valquíria Rosa de Lima, Maria Lucia Condino Fadel

Achievements of Schistosomiasis Control in China
-Hongchang Yuan, Qingwu Jiang, Genming Zhao, Na He

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