The cyst wall carbohydrate composition of Balamuthia mandrillaris

@article{Siddiqui2009TheCW,
  title={The cyst wall carbohydrate composition of Balamuthia mandrillaris},
  author={Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui and Naveed Ahmed Khan and Edward L. Jarroll},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={1439-1443}
}
Balamuthia mandrillaris is an opportunistic cyst-producing amoeba that can cause rare, but fatal, Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis (BAE). Cysts are resistant to harsh environmental conditions and many antimicrobial compounds and thus can contribute to BAE recurrence. However, little is known of cyst wall synthesis, cyst wall composition, or how encystment is… CONTINUE READING