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Primary cutaneous cryptococcosis (PCC) has been confirmed as a distinct clinical entity with secondary cutaneous cryptococcosis from systematic infection since 2003. Although it has been confirmed as a distinct clinical entity, little has progressed on PCC in immunocompetent hosts compared to their immunocompromised counterpart. We reviewed the literature(More)
Amphotericin B deoxycholate (AmB), a classic antifungal drug, remains the initial treatment of choice for deep fungal infections, but it is not appropriate for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis due to its inability to pass through the blood-brain barrier (BBB). We examined the efficacy of amphotericin B-polybutylcyanoacrylate nanoparticles (AmB-PBCA-NPs)(More)
Cryptococcus neoformans invades the central nerve system through endocytosis by the vascular endothelia. S100A10 interacts with Ca(2+) channel proteins in the vascular endothelia and regulates the filamentous actin network. We hypothesized that S100A10 was involved in the pathogenesis of cryptococcosis and sought to investigate here the effect on the(More)
Cryptococcus neoformans is a medically important fungus and can infect all the organs of the body. As vascular endothelial cell is an important target for C. neoformans to penetrate any organs, the differential protein expression of human umbilical vascular endothelial cell (HUVEC) after incubating with C. neoformans may be the key to penetration. The(More)
Dysregulated microRNA (miR)-625 expression has been observed in several kinds of cancer. MicroRNAs are important factors in the development and progression of malignant melanoma, though the clinical significance and function of miR-625 in human malignant melanoma remain unclear. Levels of miR-625 expression were therefore determined in 36 pairs of malignant(More)
Due to increasing incidence of invasive fungal infections and severe drug resistance to triazole antifungal agents, a series of novel antifungal triazoles with substituted triazole-piperidine side chains were designed and synthesized. Most of the target compounds showed good inhibitory activity against a variety of clinically important fungal pathogens. In(More)
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