Surface architecture of Histoplasma capsulatum

Allan J. Guimarães, Mariana D. de Cerqueira, Joshua D. Nosanchuk

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Abstract

The dimorphic fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum is the most frequent cause of clinically significant fungal pneumonia in humans. H. capsulatum virulence is achieved, in part, through diverse and dynamic alterations to the fungal cell surface. Surface components associated with H. capsulatum pathogenicity include carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and melanins. Here, we describe the various structures comprising the cell surface of H. capsulatum that have been associated with virulence and discuss their involvement in the pathobiology of disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberArticle 225
JournalFrontiers in Microbiology
Volume2
Issue numberNOV
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Histoplasma
Virulence
Melanins
Pneumonia
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Proteins

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cell wall
  • Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Proteins
  • Surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Surface architecture of Histoplasma capsulatum. / Guimarães, Allan J.; de Cerqueira, Mariana D.; Nosanchuk, Joshua D.

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol. 2, No. NOV, Article 225, 2011.

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Guimarães, Allan J. ; de Cerqueira, Mariana D. ; Nosanchuk, Joshua D. / Surface architecture of Histoplasma capsulatum. In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 2011 ; Vol. 2, No. NOV.
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