Dissociation of a hydrophobic surface from phagocytosis of encapsulated and non-encapsulated cryptococcus neoformans.

@article{Kozel1983DissociationOA,
  title={Dissociation of a hydrophobic surface from phagocytosis of encapsulated and non-encapsulated cryptococcus neoformans.},
  author={Thomas R. Kozel},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1983},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={1214-9}
}
Cryptococcus neoformans is surrounded by a capsular polysaccharide that inhibits phagocytosis of the yeast by macrophages. This capsular polysaccharide also confers several physicochemical properties to the cell surface, including a negative surface charge and a hydrophilic surface. The present study was designed to determine whether a hydrophobic surface was necessary or sufficient for phagocytosis of C. neoformans cells. The hydrophobic nature of the cell surface was measured by hydrophobic… CONTINUE READING

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