The environmental yeast Cryptococcus liquefaciens produces capsular and secreted polysaccharides with similar pathogenic properties to those of C. neoformans

Abstract

Invasive fungal infections, including cryptococcosis, are a growing threat to immunocompromised patients. Although Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii are the main agents of human cryptococcosis, opportunistic infections by environmental species, such as C. liquefaciens, have been observed recently. The main Cryptococcus virulence factor is the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep46768

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@inproceedings{Araujo2017TheEY, title={The environmental yeast Cryptococcus liquefaciens produces capsular and secreted polysaccharides with similar pathogenic properties to those of C. neoformans}, author={G. Araujo and Gustavo Freitas and Fernanda Lopes Fonseca and Paulo Em{\'i}lio Corr{\^e}a Leite and Gustavo Miranda Rocha and Wanderley de Souza and Daniel Santos and Susana Fras{\'e}s}, booktitle={Scientific reports}, year={2017} }