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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229118/petechial-purpuric-and-ecchymotic-presentation-of-cutaneous-cryptococcus-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Christie D Kimball, Allison Cruse, Lauren Craig, Joy King, Stephen Helms, Julie Wyatt, Jeremy Jackson, Robert Brodell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228066/dynamic-protein-s-palmitoylation-mediates-parasite-life-cycle-progression-and-diverse-mechanisms-of-virulence
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Robert W B Brown, Aabha I Sharma, David M Engman
Eukaryotic parasites possess complex life cycles and utilize an assortment of molecular mechanisms to overcome physical barriers, suppress and/or bypass the host immune response, including invading host cells where they can replicate in a protected intracellular niche. Protein S-palmitoylation is a dynamic post-translational modification in which the fatty acid palmitate is covalently linked to cysteine residues on proteins by the enzyme palmitoyl acyltransferase (PAT) and can be removed by lysosomal palmitoyl-protein thioesterase (PPT) or cytosolic acyl-protein thioesterase (APT)...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224768/comparison-of-the-bruker-biotyper-and-vitek-ms-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-systems-using-a-formic-acid-extraction-method-to-identify-common-and-uncommon-yeast-isolates
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Hyun Seung Lee, Jong Hee Shin, Min Ji Choi, Eun Jeong Won, Seung Jung Kee, Soo Hyun Kim, Myung Geun Shin, Soon Pal Suh
BACKGROUND: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) allows rapid and accurate identification of clinical yeast isolates. In-tube formic acid/acetonitrile (FA/ACN) extraction is recommended prior to the analysis with MALDI Biotyper, but the direct on-plate FA extraction is simpler. We compared the Biotyper with the VITEK MS for the identification of various clinically relevant yeast species, focusing on the use of the FA extraction method...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223388/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antifungal-profile-of-a-novel-and-long-acting-inhaled-azole-pc945-on-aspergillus-fumigatus-infection
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Thomas Colley, Alexandre Alanio, Steven L Kelly, Gurpreet Sehra, Yasuo Kizawa, Andrew G S Warrilow, Josie E Parker, Diane E Kelly, Genki Kimura, Lauren Anderson-Dring, Takahiro Nakaoki, Mihiro Sunose, Stuart Onions, Damien Crepin, Franz Lagasse, Matthew Crittall, Jonathan Shannon, Michael Cooke, Stéphane Bretagne, John King-Underwood, John Murray, Kazuhiro Ito, Pete Strong, Garth Rapeport
The profile of PC945, a novel triazole antifungal, designed for administration via inhalation, has been assessed in a range of in vitro and in vivo studies. PC945 was characterized as a potent, tight-binding inhibitor of Aspergillus fumigatus sterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51A and CYP51B) activity (IC50, 0.23 μM and 0.22 μM, respectively), with characteristic type II azole binding spectra. Against 96 clinically isolated A. fumigatus strains, the MIC values of PC945 ranged from 0.032∼>8 μg/ml, whilst those of voriconazole ranged from 0...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217776/iron-acquisition-in-fungal-pathogens-of-humans
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Gaurav Bairwa, Won Hee Jung, James W Kronstad
The devastating infections that fungal pathogens cause in humans are underappreciated relative to viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases. In recent years, the contributions to virulence of reductive iron uptake, siderophore-mediated uptake and heme acquisition have been identified in the best studied and most life-threatening fungal pathogens: Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Aspergillus fumigatus. In particular, exciting new work illustrates the importance of iron acquisition from heme and hemoglobin in the virulence of pathogenic yeasts...
February 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217436/the-first-report-of-onychomycosis-caused-by-cryptococcus-friedmannii-naganishia-friedmannii-a-basidiomycetous-yeast
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Masoome Ekhtiari, Shirin Farahyar, Mehraban Falahati, Elham Razmjou, Mahtab Ashrafi-Khozani, Zeinab Ghasemi, Ziba Abbasi-Nejat
Yeasts are common etiologic agents of onychomycosis. This study reported a case of onychomycosis due to Cryptococcus friedmannii (Naganishia friedmannii). This yeast was isolated of the right great toenail of 57-year-old man. Microscopic examination of nail scrapings showed budding cells with thin capsule. Sequence analyzes of the internal transcribed spacer regions was closely related to Cryptococcus friedmannii. The results of susceptibility testing showed the Cryptococcus friedmannii to be sensitive to fluconazole, itraconazole and amphotericin B...
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215482/enzymatic-characterization-of-clinical-and-environmental-cryptococcus-neoformans-strains-isolated-in-italy
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Gabriella Pini, Elisabetta Faggi, Enza Campisi
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast causing mainly opportunistic infections. The virulence factors involved in cryptococcosis pathogenesis include the presence and the size of the polysaccharide capsule, the production of melanin by phenoloxidase, the growth at 37°C and the enzyme secretion like proteinase, phospholipase and urease. Many other enzymes are secreted by C. neoformans but their role in the fungus virulence is not yet known. AIMS: In order to investigate this topic, we compared the phospholipase production between strains from patients and from bird droppings, and we examined its relationship to phenoloxidase production...
February 16, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212396/plants-promote-mating-and-dispersal-of-the-human-pathogenic-fungus-cryptococcus
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Deborah J Springer, Rajinikanth Mohan, Joseph Heitman
Infections due to Cryptococcus are a leading cause of fungal infections worldwide and are acquired as a result of environmental exposure to desiccated yeast or spores. The ability of Cryptococcus to grow, mate, and produce infectious propagules in association with plants is important for the maintenance of the genetic diversity and virulence factors important for infection of animals and humans. In the Western United States and Canada, Cryptococcus has been associated with conifers and tree species other than Eucalyptus; however, to date Cryptococcus has only been studied on live Arabidopsis thaliana, Eucalyptus sp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210254/influence-of-oxidative-stress-on-biocontrol-activity-of-cryptococcus-laurentii-against-blue-mold-on-peach-fruit
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Zhanquan Zhang, Jian Chen, Boqiang Li, Chang He, Yong Chen, Shiping Tian
The limitations of chemical fungicides for the control of postharvest diseases have recently become more apparent. The utilization of antagonistic microorganisms is a promising alternative to that of fungicides to control postharvest decay. In previous studies, the antagonistic yeast Cryptococcus laurentii has shown excellent effects of biocontrol and great potential for practical application. Adverse conditions, such as oxidative stress, limit the practical application of antagonistic yeast. In this study, we investigated the oxidative stress tolerance of C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204573/the-southeastern-asian-house-mouse-mus-musculus-castaneus-linn-as-a-new-passenger-host-for-cryptococcus-neoformans-var-grubii-molecular-type-vni
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Karuna Singh, Jyoti Rani, Govind Kumar Rai, Major Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201509/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antifungal-activities-of-t-2307-a-novel-arylamidine-against-cryptococcus-gattii-an-emerging-fungal-pathogen
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Hiroshi Nishikawa, Yoshiko Fukuda, Junichi Mitsuyama, Masato Tashiro, Akitaka Tanaka, Takahiro Takazono, Tomomi Saijo, Kazuko Yamamoto, Shigeki Nakamura, Yoshifumi Imamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Hiroshi Kakeya, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Katsunori Yanagihara, Hiroshi Mukae, Shigeru Kohno, Koichi Izumikawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199329/correction-mlst-based-population-genetic-analysis-in-a-global-context-reveals-clonality-amongst-cryptococcus-neoformans-var-grubii-vni-isolates-from-hiv-patients-in-southeastern-brazil
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(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005223.].
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198004/cutaneous-cryptococcus-albidus-infection
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Alíz Gyimesi, Anna Bátor, Petra Görög, Enikő Telegdy, Éva Szepes, Ágnes Kappéter, Rolland Gyulai, Zsuzsanna Lengyel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197527/laryngeal-cryptococcus-a-rare-cause-of-hoarseness-in-renal-allograft-recipient
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Jashan Sandhu, Jasvinder Singh Sandhu, Harpreet Kaur Puri, Manish Munjal
Cryptococcosis commonly involves central nervous system and lungs in organ transplant recipients. Isolated laryngeal infection is extremely rare. We report a rare case of cryptococcus in a renal allograft recipient that clinically presented with hoarseness of voice and mimicked laryngeal carcinoma on examination.
2017: J Nephropharmacol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194146/modulation-of-replicative-lifespan-in-cryptococcus-neoformans-implications-for-virulence
#15
Tejas Bouklas, Neena Jain, Bettina C Fries
The fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, has been shown to undergo replicative aging. Old cells are characterized by advanced generational age and phenotypic changes that appear to mediate enhanced resistance to host and antifungal-based killing. As a consequence of this age-associated resilience, old cells accumulate during chronic infection. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that shifting the generational age of a pathogenic yeast population would alter its vulnerability to the host and affect its virulence...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188180/a-population-genomics-approach-to-assessing-the-genetic-basis-of-within-host-microevolution-underlying-recurrent-cryptococcal-meningitis-infection
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Johanna Rhodes, Mathew A Beale, Mathieu Vanhove, Joseph N Jarvis, Shichina Kannambath, John A Simpson, Anthea Ryan, Graeme Meintjes, Thomas S Harrison, Matthew C Fisher, Tihana Bicanic
Recurrence of meningitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans after treatment causes substantial mortality in HIV/AIDS patients across sub-Saharan Africa. In order to determine whether recurrence occurred due to relapse of the original infecting isolate or reinfection with a different isolate weeks or months after initial treatment, we used whole-genome sequencing to assess the genetic basis of infection in 17 HIV-infected individuals with recurrent cryptococcal meningitis. Comparisons revealed a clonal relationship for 15 pairs of isolates recovered before and after recurrence showing relapse of the original infection...
February 10, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188169/cerebral-cryptococcoma-mimicking-glioblastoma
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Kimberly B Ulett, James W J Cockburn, Rosalind Jeffree, Marion L Woods
Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii cause invasive fungal disease, with meningitis being the most common manifestation of central nervous system (CNS) disease. Encapsulated cryptococcomas occur rarely, predominantly in immunocompetent hosts, usually related to C. gattii Our patient was an immunocompetent man who presented with headache and a large cystic CNS lesion thought to be glioblastoma. Biopsy of a concomitant lung lesion confirmed cryptococcoma and empiric antifungal therapy was started for presumed CNS cryptococcoma...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177048/use-of-fluorescent-oligonucleotide-probes-for-differentiation-between-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-and-paracoccidioides-lutzii-in-yeast-and-mycelial-phase
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Thales Domingos Arantes, Raquel Cordeiro Theodoro, Marcus de Melo Teixeira, Eduardo Bagagli
BACKGROUND: Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) associated with Tyramide Signal Amplification (TSA) using oligonucleotides labeled with non-radioactive fluorophores is a promising technique for detection and differentiation of fungal species in environmental or clinical samples, being suitable for microorganisms which are difficult or even impossible to culture. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to standardise an in situ hybridisation technique for the differentiation between the pathogenic species Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii, by using species-specific DNA probes targeting the internal transcribed spacer-1 (ITS-1) of the rRNA gene...
February 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173801/cryptococcus-gattii-molecular-type-vgii-infection-associated-with-lung-disease-in-a-goat
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Evelin Catarine da Silva, Juliana Mariotti Guerra, Luciana Neves Torres, Alessandra Maria Dias Lacerda, Raquel Gonçalves Gomes, Danilo Marin Rodrigues, Rodrigo Albergaria Réssio, Priscilla Anne Melville, Camila Cecilia Martin, Fernando José Benesi, Lílian Rose Marques de Sá, Bruno Cogliati
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcus gattii-induced cryptococcosis is an emerging infectious disease of humans and animals with worldwide distribution and public health importance due to its significant morbidity and mortality rate. The present study aimed to report a case of pulmonary infection by C. gattii molecular type VGII in State of São Paulo, Brazil. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old goat showing intermittent dry cough, ruminal tympany, anorexia, fever, tachycardia and tachypnea was presented for necropsy at the Veterinary Hospital of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, São Paulo University, São Paulo, Brazil...
February 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169024/a-sustainable-use-of-ricotta-cheese-whey-for-microbial-biodiesel-production
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Eleonora Carota, Silvia Crognale, Alessandro D'Annibale, Anna Maria Gallo, Silvia Rita Stazi, Maurizio Petruccioli
The increasing demand of plant oils for biodiesel production has highlighted the need for alternative strategies based either on non-food crops or agro-industrial wastes that do not compete with food and feed production. In this context, the combined use of wastewater and oleaginous microorganisms could be a valuable production option. Ricotta cheese whey (RCW), one of the major byproducts of the dairy industry, is produced in very high and steadily increasing amounts and, due to its high organic load, its disposal is cost-prohibitive...
February 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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