Genetic variability of the serine-rich gene of Entamoeba histolytica in clinical isolates from Turkey


Tanyuksel M., ULUKANLIGİL M., Yılmaz H., Guclu Z., Araz R. E. , Mert G., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.38, no.3, pp.239-244, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-244

Abstract

Aim: The spectrum of clinical intestinal disease due to Entamoeba histolytica infection ranges from an asymptomatic carrier state to fulminant colitis with m array of manifestations. The extent of strain diversity for E. histolytica and the extent to which strains differ in virulence are not clearly known. in this study, we aimed to investigate the genetic diversity of E. histolytica isolates from Turkey.