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Two isolates of Candida glabrata from the same stool sample from a bone marrow transplant recipient treated with fluconazole, and designated 1084-L for large colonies on yeast extract-peptone-dextrose-agar and 1084-S for small colonies, were analysed. In-vitro susceptibility tests with a commercially available disk diffusion procedure showed that isolate(More)
Autoantibodies directed against cellular constituents rarely react with antigens localized in the Golgi apparatus and little information is available regarding these particular antibodies. Although thousands of samples have been examined for autoantibodies in our laboratory on a routine basis, only three human sera with anti-Golgi antibodies could be(More)
It has been shown previously that human rho degrees cells, deprived of mitochondrial DNA and consequently of functional oxidative phosphorylation, maintain a mitochondrial membrane potential, which is necessary for their growth. The goal of our study was to determine the precise origin of this membrane potential in three rho degrees cell lines originating(More)
We report on a 60-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and a total (95%) C1r and a partial (36%) C1s deficiency. The patient complained about cutaneous lesions on forearms and legs without other systemic involvement. Elevated anti-nuclear, anti-native DNA and anti-SSA antibodies were present. The finding of persistently depressed levels of(More)
Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common agent of invasive aspergillosis, a feared complication in severely immunocompromised patients. Despite the recent commercialisation of new antifungal drugs, the prognosis for this infection remains uncertain. Thus, there is a real need to discover new targets for therapy. Particular attention has been paid to the(More)
The three adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT1 to ANT3) isoforms, differentially expressed in human cells, play a crucial role in cell bioenergetics by catalyzing ADP and ATP exchange across the mitochondrial inner membrane. In contrast to differentiated tissue cells, transformed cells, and their rho(0) derivatives, i.e. cells deprived of mitochondrial(More)
Azole resistance has been insufficiently investigated in the yeast Candida tropicalis. Here we determined the molecular mechanisms responsible for azole resistance in a clinical isolate of this pathogenic yeast. Antifungal susceptibility testing performed by a disk diffusion method showed resistance or markedly decreased susceptibility to azoles, which was(More)
Adhesion of Aspergillus fumigatus, the causative agent of human aspergillosis, to the extracellular matrix protein laminin has been previously demonstrated. This study investigated the expression of laminin receptors during swelling of conidia, a step leading to germination and subsequent colonization of tissues. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the(More)
We previously showed that resistant colonies of Candida glabrata inside the azole inhibition zones had respiratory deficiency due to mutations in mitochondrial DNA. Here, we analyzed the mechanisms of azole resistance in petite mutants of C. glabrata obtained by exposure to fluconazole or induced by ethidium bromide. The respiratory deficiency of these(More)
Systemic and immune manifestations have been reported in patients with MDS. The correlation between immunological abnormalities and prognosis in myelodysplastic syndrome patients remains controversial. Most of the authors agree that the median survival in myelodysplastic syndrome is not related to the presence of systemic and immune manifestations, but only(More)