Cryptococcus neoformans: in vivo protection of mice by pretreatment with pyran copolymer

Synthetic polyanions have been shown to alter host resistance to infection. The anticryptococcal effect of pyran copolymer was assessed in vivo and in vitro. Pretreatment with pyran copolymer significantly extended mean survival in mice lethally infected with Cryptococcus neoformans when compared to untreated animals (p < 0.01). The anticryptococcal effect… (More)