Gene analysis of Cryptosporidium parvum HNJ-1 strain isolated in Japan

Masaaki Satoh, Isao Kimata, Motohiro Iseki, Yutaka Nakai

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We analyzed genetically Cryptosporidium parvum HNJ-1 strain, which is the Japanese reference strain isolated from human in Japan. DNA sequences of genes for thrombospondin-related adhesive protein of Cryptosporidium-1 and Cryptosporidium-2 (TRAP-C1, TRAP-C2), heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), oocyst wall protein (COWP), beta-tubulin, alpha-tubulin, polythreonine-region (Poly-T), elongation factor 1 alpha (EF-1α), and 18S rRNA of this strain were determined. They showed high rate of homology to published sequences of genotype 2 strains, which were considered to be infective to both humans and animals. However, HNJ-1 had synonymous and non-synonymous substitutions in the nucleotide sequence of TRAP-C1 and beta-tubulin among HNJ-1 and published sequences of genotype 2 strains. These results implied that HNJ-1 strain was an unique subpopulation of genotype 2 strain of C. parvum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-457
Number of pages6
JournalParasitology Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases


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