Microstructure of Cell Wall-Associated Melanin in the Human Pathogenic Fungus cryptococcus neoformans

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Eisenman, H.C.; Nosanchuk, J.D.; Webber, J. Beau W.; Emerson, T.A.; Casadevall, A.;
(2005)
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1021/bi047731m
  • Subject: QR | QC
    mesheuropmc: sense organs | integumentary system

Melanin is a virulence factor for many pathogenic fungal species,including Cryptococcus neoformans. Melanin is deposited in the cell wall, and melanin isolated from this fungus retains the shape of the cells, resulting in hollow spheres called ``ghosts''. In this study,... View more
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