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Characterization of the antifungal functions of a WGA-Fc (IgG2a) fusion protein binding to cell wall chitin oligomers.
Sci Rep 2017 Sep 22;7(1):12187. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Instituto Biomédico, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


The environmental yeast Cryptococcus liquefaciens produces capsular and secreted polysaccharides with similar pathogenic properties to those of C. neoformans.
Sci Rep 2017 Apr 25;7:46768. Epub 2017 Apr 25.
Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Green production of microalgae-based silver chloride nanoparticles with antimicrobial activity against pathogenic bacteria.
Enzyme Microb Technol 2017 Feb 29;97:114-121. Epub 2016 Oct 29.
Laboratory of Microscopy Applied to Life Science - Lamav, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology - Inmetro, Duque de Caxias, RJ 25250-020, Brazil; National Institute of Science and Technology for Structural Biology and Bioimaging, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21949-900, Brazil; Post-graduation Program on Translational Biomedicine - Biotrans, Duque de Caxias, RJ 25071-202, Brazil. Electronic address:

Comprehensive analysis of the cellulolytic system reveals its potential for deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass in a novel Streptomyces sp.
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2017 Jan 4;101(1):301-319. Epub 2016 Oct 4.
Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.


Cryptococcus neoformans capsular polysaccharides form branched and complex filamentous networks viewed by high-resolution microscopy.
J Struct Biol 2016 Jan 30;193(1):75-82. Epub 2015 Nov 30.
Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro), Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Electronic address:



The vacuolar-sorting protein Snf7 is required for export of virulence determinants in members of the Cryptococcus neoformans complex.
Sci Rep 2014 Sep 2;4:6198. Epub 2014 Sep 2.
1] Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941-902, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [2] Fundação Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz, Centro de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico em Saúde (CDTS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Role of the Apt1 protein in polysaccharide secretion by Cryptococcus neoformans.
Eukaryot Cell 2014 Jun 13;13(6):715-26. Epub 2013 Dec 13.
Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Centro de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico em Saúde (CDTS), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A role for LHC1 in higher order structure and complement binding of the Cryptococcus neoformans capsule.
PLoS Pathog 2014 May 1;10(5):e1004037. Epub 2014 May 1.
Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America; Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.


Biosynthesis and functions of a melanoid pigment produced by species of the sporothrix complex in the presence of L-tyrosine.
Appl Environ Microbiol 2012 Dec 5;78(24):8623-30. Epub 2012 Oct 5.
Laboratório de Micologia, Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Using solid-state NMR to monitor the molecular consequences of Cryptococcus neoformans melanization with different catecholamine precursors.
Biochemistry 2012 Aug 25;51(31):6080-8. Epub 2012 Jul 25.
Department of Chemistry, City College of New York, Graduate Center and Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies, City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA.

Agglutination of Histoplasma capsulatum by IgG monoclonal antibodies against Hsp60 impacts macrophage effector functions.
Infect Immun 2011 Feb 6;79(2):918-27. Epub 2010 Dec 6.
Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases), Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, USA.

Biogenesis of extracellular vesicles in yeast: Many questions with few answers.
Commun Integr Biol 2010 Nov 1;3(6):533-5. Epub 2010 Nov 1.
Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Bioquímica Microbiana; Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes; Rio de Janeiro; Brazil.

Characterization of yeast extracellular vesicles: evidence for the participation of different pathways of cellular traffic in vesicle biogenesis.
PLoS One 2010 Jun 14;5(6):e11113. Epub 2010 Jun 14.
Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Bioquímica Microbiana, Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Cryptococcus neoformans cryoultramicrotomy and vesicle fractionation reveals an intimate association between membrane lipids and glucuronoxylomannan.
Fungal Genet Biol 2009 Dec 10;46(12):956-63. Epub 2009 Sep 10.
Laboratorio de Estudos Integrados em Bioquimica Microbiana, Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Goes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941590, Brazil.

Role for chitin and chitooligomers in the capsular architecture of Cryptococcus neoformans.
Eukaryot Cell 2009 Oct 17;8(10):1543-53. Epub 2009 Jul 17.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Microbiologia, Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Cidade Universitária CCS, Bloco I, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941-902, Brazil.

Structural and functional properties of the Trichosporon asahii glucuronoxylomannan.
Fungal Genet Biol 2009 Jun-Jul;46(6-7):496-505. Epub 2009 Mar 12.
Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Bioquímica Microbiana, Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitária CCS, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil.

Capsule enlargement in Cryptococcus neoformans confers resistance to oxidative stress suggesting a mechanism for intracellular survival.
Cell Microbiol 2008 Oct 28;10(10):2043-57. Epub 2008 Jun 28.
Servicio de Micología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Carretera Majadahonda-Pozuelo, Km 2, Majadahonda, 28220, Madrid, Spain.

Self-aggregation of Cryptococcus neoformans capsular glucuronoxylomannan is dependent on divalent cations.
Eukaryot Cell 2007 Aug 15;6(8):1400-10. Epub 2007 Jun 15.
Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Bioquímica Microbiana, Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941-590, Brazil.

Vesicular polysaccharide export in Cryptococcus neoformans is a eukaryotic solution to the problem of fungal trans-cell wall transport.
Eukaryot Cell 2007 Jan 17;6(1):48-59. Epub 2006 Nov 17.
Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Bioquímica Microbiana, Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941590, Brazil.



Isolation of aerobic cultivable cellulolytic bacteria from different regions of the gastrointestinal tract of giant land snail Achatina fulica.
Front Microbiol 2015 20;6:860. Epub 2015 Aug 20.
Diretoria de Metrologia Aplicada às Ciências da Vida, Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Phosphorus-rich structures and capsular architecture in Cryptococcus neoformans.
Future Microbiol 2017 03 20;12:227-238. Epub 2017 Feb 20.
Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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