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Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes store cholesteryl esters in lipid droplets after cholesterol endocytosis.

Mol Biochem Parasitol 2018 Sep 19;224:6-16. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Laboratory of Celullar Ultrastructure Hertha Meyer, Biophysics Institute Carlos Chagas Filho, National Institute of Science and Technology in Structural Biology and Bioimaging, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; National Center for Biological Structure and Bioimaging-CENABIO, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Electronic address:

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September 2018

Analysis of Yeast Extracellular Vesicles.

Methods Mol Biol 2016 ;1459:175-90

Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

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January 2018

The hidden pathogenic potential of environmental fungi.

Future Microbiol 2017 12 23;12:1533-1540. Epub 2017 Nov 23.

Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

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December 2017

Geometrical Distribution of Mediates Flower-Like Biofilm Development.

Front Microbiol 2017 19;8:2534. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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December 2017

Biofilm Formation by Species: A Comparative Study.

Front Microbiol 2017 18;8:1568. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

Laboratório de Química Biológica de Microrganismos, Departamento de Microbiologia Geral, Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Goes, Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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August 2017

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.

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April 2017

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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March 2017

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:

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February 2017

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.

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January 2017

Networks of fibers and factors: regulation of capsule formation in Cryptococcus neoformans.

F1000Res 2016 22;5. Epub 2016 Jul 22.

Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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August 2016

Rheological properties of cells measured by optical tweezers.

BMC Biophys 2016 22;9. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

LPO-COPEA, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-902 Brazil.

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June 2016

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:

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January 2016

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.

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September 2015

The Cryptococcus neoformans capsule: lessons from the use of optical tweezers and other biophysical tools.

Front Microbiol 2015 24;6:640. Epub 2015 Jun 24.

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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July 2015

Cryptococcus neoformans glucuronoxylomannan fractions of different molecular masses are functionally distinct.

Future Microbiol 2014 ;9(2):147-61

Centro de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico em Saúde, CTDS-Fiocruz. Avenida Brasil 4036, Prédio da Expansão, 8o andar, Sala 814, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21040-361, Brazil.

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November 2014

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.

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September 2014

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

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June 2014

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.

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May 2014

Pyomelanin production: a rare phenotype in Acinetobacter baumannii.

J Med Microbiol 2014 Jan 22;63(Pt 1):152-4. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

Departamento de Microbiologia Médica, Instituto de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-902, Brazil.

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January 2014

Methamphetamine alters blood brain barrier protein expression in mice, facilitating central nervous system infection by neurotropic Cryptococcus neoformans.

J Infect Dis 2013 Aug 26;208(4):699-704. Epub 2013 Mar 26.

Public Health Research Institute, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, USA.

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August 2013

Antibody binding to Cryptococcus neoformans impairs budding by altering capsular mechanical properties.

J Immunol 2013 Jan 10;190(1):317-23. Epub 2012 Dec 10.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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January 2013

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.

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December 2012

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.

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August 2012

Biophysical methods for the study of microbial surfaces.

Front Microbiol 2011 10;2:207. Epub 2011 Oct 10.

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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November 2011

Effects of microplusin, a copper-chelating antimicrobial peptide, against Cryptococcus neoformans.

FEMS Microbiol Lett 2011 Nov 12;324(1):64-72. Epub 2011 Sep 12.

Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

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November 2011

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.

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February 2011

Evidence for branching in cryptococcal capsular polysaccharides and consequences on its biological activity.

Mol Microbiol 2011 Feb 5;79(4):1101-17. Epub 2011 Jan 5.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, USA.

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February 2011

Melanin-covered nanoparticles for protection of bone marrow during radiation therapy of cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010 Dec 24;78(5):1494-502. Epub 2010 Apr 24.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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December 2010

Bacillus anthracis produces membrane-derived vesicles containing biologically active toxins.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010 Nov 18;107(44):19002-7. Epub 2010 Oct 18.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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November 2010

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.

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November 2010

Galactoxylomannans from Cryptococcus neoformans varieties neoformans and grubii are structurally and antigenically variable.

Eukaryot Cell 2010 Jul 8;9(7):1018-28. Epub 2010 Jan 8.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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July 2010

Cryptococcus neoformans responds to mannitol by increasing capsule size in vitro and in vivo.

Cell Microbiol 2010 Jun 11;12(6):740-53. Epub 2010 Jan 11.

Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, USA.

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June 2010

The use of chitosan to damage Cryptococcus neoformans biofilms.

Biomaterials 2010 Feb 9;31(4):669-79. Epub 2009 Oct 9.

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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February 2010

The still obscure attributes of cryptococcal glucuronoxylomannan.

Med Mycol 2009 Dec;47(8):783-8

Laboratório de Estudos Integrados em Bioquímica Microbiana, Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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December 2009

Vesicle-associated melanization in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Microbiology 2009 Dec 3;155(Pt 12):3860-7. Epub 2009 Sep 3.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461, USA.

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December 2009

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.

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December 2009

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.

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October 2009

Lipophilic dye staining of Cryptococcus neoformans extracellular vesicles and capsule.

Eukaryot Cell 2009 Sep 22;8(9):1373-80. Epub 2009 May 22.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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September 2009

Galactoxylomannan-mediated immunological paralysis results from specific B cell depletion in the context of widespread immune system damage.

J Immunol 2009 Sep 14;183(6):3885-94. Epub 2009 Aug 14.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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September 2009

The elastic properties of the Cryptococcus neoformans capsule.

Biophys J 2009 Aug;97(4):937-45

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, New York, USA.

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August 2009

The capsule of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Adv Appl Microbiol 2009 ;68:133-216

Servicio de Micología, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Crta Majadahonda-Pozuelo, Km2, Majadahonda 28220, Madrid, Spain.

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July 2009

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.

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June 2009

Molecular epidemiology of isolates of the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex from Spain.

Rev Iberoam Micol 2009 Jun;26(2):112-7

Laboratorio de Micología, División de Microbiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Alicante, España.

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June 2009

Monoclonal antibodies to heat shock protein 60 alter the pathogenesis of Histoplasma capsulatum.

Infect Immun 2009 Apr 29;77(4):1357-67. Epub 2009 Jan 29.

Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) & Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York 10461, USA.

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April 2009

Growth conditions influence melanization of Brazilian clinical Sporothrix schenckii isolates.

Microbes Infect 2009 Apr 27;11(5):554-62. Epub 2009 Mar 27.

Laboratórios de Micologia, Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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April 2009

Sec6-dependent sorting of fungal extracellular exosomes and laccase of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Mol Microbiol 2009 Mar 5;71(5):1165-76. Epub 2008 Feb 5.

Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

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March 2009

Capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans grows by enlargement of polysaccharide molecules.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2009 Jan 21;106(4):1228-33. Epub 2009 Jan 21.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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January 2009

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.

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October 2008

Following fungal melanin biosynthesis with solid-state NMR: biopolymer molecular structures and possible connections to cell-wall polysaccharides.

Biochemistry 2008 Apr 28;47(16):4701-10. Epub 2008 Mar 28.

Department of Chemistry, College of Staten Island and City College of New York, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY 10031-9101, USA.

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April 2008

Cryptococcus neoformans capsular polysaccharide and exopolysaccharide fractions manifest physical, chemical, and antigenic differences.

Eukaryot Cell 2008 Feb 21;7(2):319-27. Epub 2007 Dec 21.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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February 2008

Growth and pigment production on D-tryptophan medium by Cryptococcus gattii, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Candida albicans.

J Clin Microbiol 2008 Jan 7;46(1):255-64. Epub 2007 Nov 7.

Department of Biology, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA.

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January 2008

Cryptococcus neoformans laccase catalyses melanin synthesis from both D- and L-DOPA.

Microbiology 2007 Dec;153(Pt 12):3954-62

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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December 2007

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.

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August 2007

Cryptococcus neoformans can utilize the bacterial melanin precursor homogentisic acid for fungal melanogenesis.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2007 Jan 10;73(2):615-21. Epub 2006 Nov 10.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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January 2007

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.

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January 2007

Induction by Klebsiella aerogenes of a melanin-like pigment in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2006 Feb;72(2):1542-50

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.

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February 2006

First case of human cryptococcosis due to Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii in Spain.

J Clin Microbiol 2005 Jul;43(7):3548-50

División de Microbiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Sant Joan d'Alacant, 03550 Alicante, Spain.

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July 2005