Predicting fatal fungal infections
A major cause of fungal meningitis is cryptococcus
neoformans , a yeast-like fungus commonly found in...ppings. Virtually everyone has been infected with cryptococcus
neoformans , but a healthy immune system keeps the...
The risk of developing fungal meningitis from cryptococcus
neoformans rises dramatically when people have we...
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...mson and colleagues, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has identified autophagy as a new virulence-associated trait and survival mechanism for cryptococcus
neoformans a fungal pathogen that commonly infects immunocompromised individuals, such as those with HIV.
In the study, a mutant form of C. neofor...
Notch-ing glucose into place
...n the membrane and fails to become activated. Similarities between rumi and some sugar-modifying enzymes involved in a particular process in the yeast cryptococcus
neoformans prompted Bellen to ask if loss of rumi affects the manner in which glucose molecules are added to the Notch protein.
He and his colleag...
Einstein scientists treat cancer as an infectious disease -- with promising results
...nfection-related diseases. In a series of animal studies beginning in 2001, she successfully used radioimmunotherapy against the major fungal pathogen cryptococcus
neoformans and against a streptococcal bacterium responsible for pneumonia. Last year, she and her colleagues showed that radioimmunotherapy could hel...
Researchers Develop Basis For Experimental Melanoma Treatment
... biology of the skin pigment melanin to better understand why its synthesis plays a role in the process whereby certain yeast-like fungi, specifically cryptococcus
neoformans, cause disease in some people. C. Neoformans can cause cryptococcosis, a potentially fatal fungal infection that can lead to inflammation o...
Sex Played A Vital Role For Evolution Of Infectious Diseases
...ersity Medical Center have reported//. The fungus, cryptococcus
gattii, is normally restricted to the tropics and ...nd porpoises.
The potentially life-threatening cryptococcus
neoformans invades the central nervous system to c...
It is suspected that the infectious propagules of cryptococcus
are airborne spores, Heitman said. Such spores are...
Cryptococcus in Medical Technology
Cryptococcus in Medical Products
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Description:... Latex agglutination slide test for the qualitative or quantitative determination of cryptococcus
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Cryptococcus in Biological News
Scientists discover how deadly fungus protects itself
...ournal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ), may help scientists develop new therapies or vaccines against infections caused by cryptococcus
neoformans . These fungal infections occur most commonly in those with compromised immune systems ─ especially AIDS patients and transplant pati...
Gamma interferon could aid fight against fungal infections
...s completely from infected tissues but it has great potential to add to conventional therapy.
When gamma interferon was given to mice infected with cryptococcus
along with amphotericin B, a standard antifungal treatment, the rate of cure was significantly higher than using one therapy alone. We need to look at...
New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis
...sults, the authors propose a modification in the therapeutic treatment of individuals suffering from cryptococcosis.
Caused by a microscopic fungus, cryptococcus
neoformans, cryptococcosis affects immunosuppressed individuals, most of whom are infected by HIV, but who also suffer from other immunological disord...
Stopping plants from getting sick
...usands of genes on my desktop computer."
Kronstad is now using his NSERC-funded research as a foundation to fight an outbreak of the yeast fungus cryptococcus
on Vancouver Island, applying his research on plants to help investigate how this yeast causes pneumonia, meningitis and other illnesses in humans and...
Same-sex mating by fungi spawned infection outbreak, evidence suggests
...iversity Medical Center have reported. The fungus, cryptococcus
gattii, is normally restricted to the tropics and ...y related to the more widespread infectious yeast, cryptococcus
neoformans. The potentially life-threatening C. ne..."It is suspected that the infectious propagules of cryptococcus
are airborne spores," Heitman said. "Such spores a...
Program finds lost genes in nematode genome
Brent has brought his bioinformatics skills to many genomes, including those of mammals, other nematode species and most recently the fungus cryptococcus
neoformans. Brent's approach to gene prediction stands traditional genome annotation on its head because it starts with a computer analysis of the gen...
Same-Sex Mating Discovered in a Toxic Fungus
...5, issue of Nature, the researchers reported that, in the infectious fungus cryptococcus
neoformans, members of the same "sex" can mate and produce offspring. Infec... usually exist in an approximately one-to-one sex ratio," Lin said. "Yet in cryptococcus
neoformans, one mating type predominates, leaving them with apparently few ...
Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests
...arks infection, the researchers said.
The discovery in the human pathogen cryptococcus
neoformans further suggests that light therapy, in combination with anti-fu...possible for certain fungal sinus infections, he added.
The finding that cryptococcus
shares its light-sensing mechanism with other distantly related fungi also ...
Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections
genomes of two closely related strains of cryptococcus
fungus whose importance as a human p...ungal
pathogenesis. Since the 1980s, the number of cryptococcus
has increased sharply ?mainly among peo...me rearrangements
often observed between different cryptococcus
TIGR's Fraser says the...
Cryptococcus in Biological Dictionary
...ore 1984, A2 mating type had only been detected in Mexico, the possible ... Impact of Mating Type , Serotype, and Ploidy on the Virulence of cryptococcus
neoformans. ... Identification of Mating Type Genes in the Bipolar Basidiomycetous Yeast ... ( mating type ) amongst a worldwide collection o...