Melanin and virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans

Arturo Casadevall, Angel L. Rosas, Joshua D. Nosanchuk

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Abstract

Melanin synthesis has been associated with virulence for the human pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Recent evidence indicates that C. neoformans cells synthesize melanin during infection and that this pigment protects the fungus against immune defense mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Cryptococcus neoformans
Melanins
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Melanin and virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans. / Casadevall, Arturo; Rosas, Angel L.; Nosanchuk, Joshua D.

In: Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2000, p. 354-358.

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Casadevall, Arturo ; Rosas, Angel L. ; Nosanchuk, Joshua D. / Melanin and virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans. In: Current Opinion in Microbiology. 2000 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 354-358.
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