Eliana Barreto Bergter

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As a result of fundamental changes in the International Code of Nomenclature on the use of separate names for sexual and asexual stages of fungi, generic names of many groups should be reconsidered. Members of the ECMM/ISHAM working group on Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium infections herein advocate a novel nomenclature for genera and species in(More)
A comparative study of glycolipid and protein composition inTrypanosoma cruzi and non-pathogenic trypanosomatids was carried out using Triton X-114 extraction. Protein profiles were analysed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS-PAGE), and glycolipids were detected using high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC).(More)
Ceramide monohexosides from Aspergillus fumigatus 2140 and 2109 strains and Aspergillus versicolor 550 strain, obtained by silica gel 60, and Iatrobeads chromatography were analysed using high-resolution 1D-, 2D-1H-NMR and 13C-NMR spectroscopy and fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry (FAB-MS). The ceramide monohexoside fraction (CMH) from A. fumigatus(More)
The reactivities of sera from patients with Chagas disease or from T. cruzi-immunized rabbits with two different lipid preparations of T. cruzi were assessed using epimastigote antigens. Serum reactivities were determined using a quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Antigen 1 represents the lower phase obtained from crude lipid extract(More)
Glycosphingolipids were extracted from hyphae of Fusarium solani and from an unnamed Fusarium species, and were purified by silica and Iatrobead column chromatography. Their structures were determined by compositional analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry of the(More)
Psd1 is a plant defensin that has antifungal activity against several pathogenic and nonpathogenic fungi. Previous analysis of Psd1 chemical shift perturbations by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy demonstrated that this defensin interacts with phospholipids and the sphingolipid glucosylceramide isolated from Fusarium solani (GlcCer(Fusarium(More)
A study was made of polysaccharides and glycosphingolipids isolated from Aspergillus fumigatus grown in media supplemented with human serum from healthy donors. Fractionation of Cetavlon-precipitated polysaccharides on Sephacryl S-400 gave rise to an excluded fraction (Fraction I) with molecular weight of >400 kDa and an included peak (Fraction II) with an(More)
Using Triton X-114, glycolipids and proteins were extracted from heart muscle cells (HMC) infected with Trypanosoma cruzi clone Dm28c and from uninfected HMC, and analysed by SDS-PAGE and high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC). Two major differences were observed: (a) two proteins with a molecular mass of 92 kDa and 69 kDa were present in the(More)
The cell surfaces of five enteropathogenic Escherichia coli serotypes (O111:H2; O111:H12; O125:H9; O119:H6; O26:H11) were assayed by chemical methods, lectin agglutination tests and spectroscopy associated to transmission electron microscopy. Results of lectin agglutination assays showed that all strains reacted with mannosebinding lectins. Strains(More)
A novel phospholipid has been purified from strain Dm 28c of Trypanosoma cruzi, and characterized by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as a plasmenylethanolamine with a hexadec-l-enyl group in the sn-1 position and an approximately equimolar mixture of octadecenoate and octadecadienoate esterified to the(More)
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