• species
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the Acanthamoeba species are ubiquitous microscopic organisms found in lake water and soil. (coopervision.com)
  • In this study, four carbonyl thiourea derivatives were synthesized and characterized, and then further tested for their anti-amoebic properties on two potential pathogenic species of Acanthamoeba , namely A. castellanii (CCAP 1501/2A) and A. polyphaga (CCAP 1501/3A). (mdpi.com)
  • The results indicate that these newly-synthesized thiourea derivatives are active against both Acanthamoeba species. (mdpi.com)
  • The Acanthamoeba species which have been reported to cause Acanthamoeba keratitis are A. castellanii , A. polyphaga , A. hatchetti , A. culbertsoni , A. rhysodes , A. griffini , A. quina , and A. lugdunensis [ 4 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Parasites
  • During the current funding period, we have characterized a major virulence protein of Acanthamoeba, the mannose-binding protein (MBP) that mediates the adhesion of parasites to host cells. (grantome.com)
  • organisms
  • We are hopeful that the proposed studies will help develop novel, rationally designed strategies to manage and protect against: (i) AK in the short run, and (ii) keratitis produced by other organisms in the long run. (grantome.com)
  • characteristics
  • Specifically, we have cloned and characterized the Acanthamoeba MBP and have shown that it is a transmembrane protein with characteristics of a typical cell surface receptor. (grantome.com)
  • risk
  • On May 25, 2007, the CDC issued a health advisory due to increased risk of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) associated with use of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose eye solution. (wikipedia.org)
  • present
  • If Acanthamoeba are present, they will reproduce readily and become visible on the plate under 10-20X objective on an inverted microscope. (wikipedia.org)
  • The present study uses, for the first time, CTC stain analyzed by flow cytometry to establish Acanthamoeba viability demonstrating its usefulness and complementarity with the traditional stain, Trypan Blue. (biomedcentral.com)