Dong Hoon Shin MD, PhD, MS. Lab of Bioanthropology, Paleopathology and History of Diseases, Department of Anatomy/Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 103 Daehak-ro (Yongon-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, South Korea. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org(DH Shin); TEL: +82-2-740-8203
[Presentation] 24th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists-.
DNA Sequences of CO1 and ITS1 genes obtained from ancient Clonorchis sinensis eggs remained in Joseon Dynasty mummies
Jong Ha Hong1, Chang Seok Oh1,2, Min Seo3,*, Dong Hoon Shin1,2,*
1Laboratory of Bioanthropology, Paleopathology and History of Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 2Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 3Department of Parasitology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea
The parasitological information obtained from archaeological specimens can propose speculation about the parasite-infection patterns that prevailed in ancient societies. In this study, we thus analyzed Clonorchis sinensis (C. sinensis) DNA extracted from the ancient feces or liver of 16th-18th century Korean mummies, especially on Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit 1 (CO1) and internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) genes. The mummies (n=5; Mungyeong, Dalsung, Cheongdo, Hadong1 and Andong) found in the graves of Joseon period (1392-1910 CE) were used in this study. This kind of graves was used mainly by the upper-class people of Joseon period. The samples are ancient feces obtained from mummy intestine (Dalsung, Hadong1 and Andong); or the liver (Mungyeong and Cheongdo). After C. sinensis genes were successfully amplified from two mummies (Mungyeong and Andong), consensus sequences were determined by the alignment of the sequences of cloned PCR products. The obtained CO1 and ITS1 sequences were well matched with those of already reported C. sinensis, but can be clearly differentiated from other species such as Opisthorchis viverrini and Pseudamphistomum truncatum, etc. By the phylogenetic analysis of the ITS1 gene, we tried to see the clustering according to regional differences of the C. sinensis examined. This study shows the genetic characteristics of ancient C. sinensis in Joseon period of Korea by comparison with those of modern C. sinensis sequences worldwide. To improve the knowledge about C. sinensis evolution in much detail, C. sinensis gene sequences must be obtained from the regions of much wider geo-historical scope in forthcoming studies. This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (no. NRF-2016R1A2B4015669). For any queries about this presentation, please contact MS (email@example.com) or DHS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Date: May 23-24, 2019 Venue: Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju Island, South Korea Organizing Committee:Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Myeung Ju Kim (Dankook University) Yuryang Jang (MND Agency for KIA Recovery & Identification) Eun Jin Woo (Sejong University)
Scientific Committee:Soong Deok Lee (Seoul National University) Sunyoung Pak (Seoul National University) Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Hisashi Fujita (Niigata College of Nursing) Shinji Harihara (The University of Tokyo) Toshiyuki Tsurumoto (Nagasaki University) ▶ May 23, 2019
15:30 ~ 17:00 Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum 2019
This forum was held in conjunction with The Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Physical Anthropologists 2019.
Special Issue of Paleoparasitology A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects
Organized by Min Seo, Karl Reinhard, Dong Hoon Shin Using a variety of recently developed research techniques, paleoparasitological research has rapidly developed in recent years, entering a new stage to better understand our ancestors’ parasitic infections across the world. Despite these achievements, there has not much opportunity for archaeoparasitologists to gather and share in-depth opinions. For this reason, the 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA) held in Korea (Aug 19-24, 2018; EXCO) have provided very meaningful opportunities for the researchers concerned. The sessions were organized by archaeoparasitologists under the unified theme of "A global perspective on ancient parasites: Current research projects". In the sessions, many great studies were presented for parastologists, archaeologists, and paleopathologists from South Korea as well as many countr…
A session of “The 3rd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology” Bangkok, Thailand (June 17-21, 2019) Full Program Here
S05 LIFE OF URBAN AND RURAL SOCIETIES IN ANCIENT SOUTHEAST ASIA Conveners: Dong Hoon Shin and Yong Jun Kim
This session aims to bring together researchers from Asia to discuss diverse aspects of Early Asian societies; daily life, health, social institution, ritual landscape and complex relationship between urban and rural societies. The movement of people, goods and resources keep in close connections. It is said that everyone has clear idea on what cities are, but still far unclear how big it should be. Today in Switzerland, urban areas are more than 10,000 inhabitants, while in Iceland, populations of several hundred for urban. Thus this session will touch upon different views on what urban is in Early Asia. Almost all ancient cities had rural origin as gradual evolution process, and then vast non-urban landscape next to them. Comparative ana…