Intracellular and extracellular growth of Aspergillus fumigatus.


Aspergillus fumigatus is a filamentous fungus that can cause a life-threatening systemic mycosis in immunocompromised patients. We have studied the growth of A. fumigatus inside cultured cells, and the extracellular growth requirements (in serum). We measured the uptake of bound conidia by the cultured human type II pneumocyte cell line (A549) and a mouse… (More)


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