Organ-dependent variation of capsule thickness in Cryptococcus neoformans during experimental murine infection

Johanna Rivera, Marta Feldmesser, Michael Cammer, Arturo Casadevall

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In studies of murine infection, the capsule thickness of Cryptococcus neoformans varied depending on the organ. The relative order of thickness was as follows: lung > brain > in vitro isolates. The differences in capsule thickness suggest that there are organ-related differences in the expression of genes responsible for capsule thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5027-5030
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Immunity
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 14 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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