Melanisation of Cryptococcus neoformans in human brain tissue

J. D. Nosanchuk, A. L. Rosas, S. C. Lee, A. Casadevall

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Abstract

Melanin-specific reagents revealed melanin in cryptococcal cell walls from human brain tissue, and fungal-cell melanin 'ghosts' were recovered from infected tissue. The results indicate that Cryptococcus neoformans melanises during human infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2049-2050
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume355
Issue number9220
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2000

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  • Medicine(all)

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