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Eukaryot Cell. 2008 Mar;7(3):546-9. Epub 2007 Dec 21.

Regulation of Cryptococcus neoformans capsule size is mediated at the polymer level.

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Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

The fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans regulates its polysaccharide capsule depending on environmental stimuli. To investigate whether capsule polymers change under different growth conditions, we analyzed shed capsules at physiological concentrations without physical perturbation. Our results indicate that regulation of capsule size is mediated at the level of individual polysaccharide molecules.

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18156288
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PMC2268517
DOI:
10.1128/EC.00437-07
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