Isolation and characterisation of an anticryptococcal protein in human cerebrospinal fluid.

An earlier study reported that human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has fungistatic activity for Cryptococcus neoformans. The present study reports that molecular sieve fractionation of concentrated CSF yielded three protein peaks, one of which (p2) had anticryptococcal activity. On a DEAE-Sephacel anion-exchange column the active molecular sieve peak (p2) gave… (More)