Cryptococcus

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Cryptococcus

[‚krip·tə′käk·əs]
(mycology)
A genus of encapsulated pathogenic yeasts in the order Moniliales.
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Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry-based method for discrimination between molecular types of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcusgattii.
A new genus, Filobasidiella, the sexual state of Cryptococcus neoformans B and C serotypes.
Although, our sequence showed only one variable nucleotide, specifically at the position 221, an "A" is attributed to Cryptococcus neoformans, while in all other ITS types of C.
Casadevall, "Physiological differences in Cryptococcus neoformans strains in vitro versus in vivo and their effects on antifungal susceptibility," Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, vol.
Hoepelman, "Influence of different conditions on kinetics oftumor necrosis factor alpha release by peripheral blood mononuclear cells after stimulation with Cryptococcus neoformans: a possible explanation for different results," Clinical Vaccine Immunology, vol.
Cryptococcus neoformans. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics Expert Consult: Chapter 227.
After synthesizing BH derived functionalized imidazoles and triazoles, we then evaluated the antifungal efficacy of all these derivatives on a representative fungal species Cryptococcus neoformans. Initial antifungal activities were carried out using Kirby-Bauer disk method.
Results of PCR testing confirmed Cryptococcus, and the isolate was sequenced and identified as Cryptococcus neoformans.
The India ink and cryptococcal antigen test were positive and the final diagnosis was confirmed by Cryptococcus neoformans culture growth.
These enzymes can result in destabilization and destruction of the membranes and lung surfactant, cell lysis and release of lipid second messengers [18,19] and enhances the adhesion of Cryptococcus neoformans cells to the lung epithelium [20].
Cryptococcus neoformans is considered as the most prevalent zoonotic pathogen in feral pigeon population.