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The structural unit of melanin in the cell wall of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Camacho E, Vij R, Chrissian C, Prados-Rosales R, Gil D, O'Meally RN, Cordero RJB, Cole RN, McCaffery JM, Stark RE, Casadevall A.

J Biol Chem. 2019 May 22. pii: jbc.RA119.008684. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.008684. [Epub ahead of print]


The Buoyancy of Cryptococcus neoformans Is Affected by Capsule Size.

Vij R, Cordero RJB, Casadevall A.

mSphere. 2018 Nov 7;3(6). pii: e00534-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00534-18.


The Capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans Modulates Phagosomal pH through Its Acid-Base Properties.

De Leon-Rodriguez CM, Fu MS, Çorbali MO, Cordero RJB, Casadevall A.

mSphere. 2018 Oct 24;3(5). pii: e00437-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00437-18.


Impact of Yeast Pigmentation on Heat Capture and Latitudinal Distribution.

Cordero RJB, Robert V, Cardinali G, Arinze ES, Thon SM, Casadevall A.

Curr Biol. 2018 Aug 20;28(16):2657-2664.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.034. Epub 2018 Aug 2.


Cell-wall dyes interfere with Cryptococcus neoformans melanin deposition.

Perez-Dulzaides R, Camacho E, Cordero RJB, Casadevall A.

Microbiology. 2018 Aug;164(8):1012-1022. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000682. Epub 2018 Jun 25.


Titan cells formation in Cryptococcus neoformans is finely tuned by environmental conditions and modulated by positive and negative genetic regulators.

Hommel B, Mukaremera L, Cordero RJB, Coelho C, Desjardins CA, Sturny-Leclère A, Janbon G, Perfect JR, Fraser JA, Casadevall A, Cuomo CA, Dromer F, Nielsen K, Alanio A.

PLoS Pathog. 2018 May 18;14(5):e1006982. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006982. eCollection 2018 May.


The capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Casadevall A, Coelho C, Cordero RJB, Dragotakes Q, Jung E, Vij R, Wear MP.

Virulence. 2018 Aug 1:1-10. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2018.1431087. [Epub ahead of print]


N-acetylglucosamine affects Cryptococcus neoformans cell-wall composition and melanin architecture.

Camacho E, Chrissian C, Cordero RJB, Liporagi-Lopes L, Stark RE, Casadevall A.

Microbiology. 2017 Nov;163(11):1540-1556. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000552. Epub 2017 Oct 18.


Microbial melanins for radioprotection and bioremediation.

Cordero RJB, Vij R, Casadevall A.

Microb Biotechnol. 2017 Sep;10(5):1186-1190. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.12807. Epub 2017 Aug 14.


Melanin for space travel radioprotection.

Cordero RJB.

Environ Microbiol. 2017 Jul;19(7):2529-2532. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13753. Epub 2017 May 29. No abstract available.


Melanin, Radiation, and Energy Transduction in Fungi.

Casadevall A, Cordero RJB, Bryan R, Nosanchuk J, Dadachova E.

Microbiol Spectr. 2017 Mar;5(2). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.FUNK-0037-2016. Review.


A Monoclonal Antibody to Cryptococcus neoformans Glucuronoxylomannan Manifests Hydrolytic Activity for Both Peptides and Polysaccharides.

Bowen A, Wear MP, Cordero RJ, Oscarson S, Casadevall A.

J Biol Chem. 2017 Jan 13;292(2):417-434. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.767582. Epub 2016 Nov 21.


The benefits of scientific mobility and international collaboration.

Rodrigues ML, Nimrichter L, Cordero RJB.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2016 Nov 1;363(21). pii: fnw247. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnw247.


Life Science's Average Publishable Unit (APU) Has Increased over the Past Two Decades.

Cordero RJ, de León-Rodriguez CM, Alvarado-Torres JK, Rodriguez AR, Casadevall A.

PLoS One. 2016 Jun 16;11(6):e0156983. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156983. eCollection 2016.


Enhanced virulence of Histoplasma capsulatum through transfer and surface incorporation of glycans from Cryptococcus neoformans during co-infection.

Cordero RJ, Liedke SC, de S Araújo GR, Martinez LR, Nimrichter L, Frases S, Peralta JM, Casadevall A, Rodrigues ML, Nosanchuk JD, Guimaraes AJ.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 24;6:21765. doi: 10.1038/srep21765.


Capsule growth in Cryptococcus neoformans is coordinated with cell cycle progression.

García-Rodas R, Cordero RJ, Trevijano-Contador N, Janbon G, Moyrand F, Casadevall A, Zaragoza O.

MBio. 2014 Jun 17;5(3):e00945-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00945-14.


A role for LHC1 in higher order structure and complement binding of the Cryptococcus neoformans capsule.

Park YD, Shin S, Panepinto J, Ramos J, Qiu J, Frases S, Albuquerque P, Cordero RJ, Zhang N, Himmelreich U, Beenhouwer D, Bennett JE, Casadevall A, Williamson PR.

PLoS Pathog. 2014 May 1;10(5):e1004037. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004037. eCollection 2014 May.


Temporal behavior of capsule enlargement by Cryptococcus neoformans.

Cordero RJ, Bergman A, Casadevall A.

Eukaryot Cell. 2013 Oct;12(10):1383-8. doi: 10.1128/EC.00163-13. Epub 2013 Aug 16.


Global structures of IgG isotypes expressing identical variable regions.

Eryilmaz E, Janda A, Kim J, Cordero RJ, Cowburn D, Casadevall A.

Mol Immunol. 2013 Dec;56(4):588-98. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2013.06.006. Epub 2013 Aug 1.


Methamphetamine enhances Cryptococcus neoformans pulmonary infection and dissemination to the brain.

Patel D, Desai GM, Frases S, Cordero RJ, DeLeon-Rodriguez CM, Eugenin EA, Nosanchuk JD, Martinez LR.

MBio. 2013 Jul 30;4(4). pii: e00400-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00400-13.


Alcohol impairs J774.16 macrophage-like cell antimicrobial functions in Acinetobacter baumannii infection.

Asplund MB, Coelho C, Cordero RJ, Martinez LR.

Virulence. 2013 Aug 15;4(6):467-72. doi: 10.4161/viru.25641. Epub 2013 Jul 10.


Allergen1 regulates polysaccharide structure in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Jain N, Cordero RJ, Casadevall A, Fries BC.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 May;88(4):713-27. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12216. Epub 2013 Apr 9.


Antibody binding to Cryptococcus neoformans impairs budding by altering capsular mechanical properties.

Cordero RJ, Pontes B, Frases S, Nakouzi AS, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML, Viana NB, Casadevall A.

J Immunol. 2013 Jan 1;190(1):317-23. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1202324. Epub 2012 Dec 10.


A Paracoccidioides brasiliensis glycan shares serologic and functional properties with cryptococcal glucuronoxylomannan.

Albuquerque PC, Cordero RJ, Fonseca FL, Peres da Silva R, Ramos CL, Miranda KR, Casadevall A, Puccia R, Nosanchuk JD, Nimrichter L, Guimaraes AJ, Rodrigues ML.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2012 Nov;49(11):943-54. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2012.09.002. Epub 2012 Sep 23.


Capsules from pathogenic and non-pathogenic Cryptococcus spp. manifest significant differences in structure and ability to protect against phagocytic cells.

Araujo Gde S, Fonseca FL, Pontes B, Torres A, Cordero RJ, Zancopé-Oliveira RM, Casadevall A, Viana NB, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML, Garcia ES, Souza Wd, Frases S.

PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29561. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029561. Epub 2012 Jan 12.


Blm10 protein promotes proteasomal substrate turnover by an active gating mechanism.

Dange T, Smith D, Noy T, Rommel PC, Jurzitza L, Cordero RJ, Legendre A, Finley D, Goldberg AL, Schmidt M.

J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 16;286(50):42830-9. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.300178. Epub 2011 Oct 24.


Chronological aging is associated with biophysical and chemical changes in the capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Cordero RJ, Pontes B, Guimarães AJ, Martinez LR, Rivera J, Fries BC, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML, Viana NB, Casadevall A.

Infect Immun. 2011 Dec;79(12):4990-5000. doi: 10.1128/IAI.05789-11. Epub 2011 Oct 3.


Sodium butyrate inhibits pathogenic yeast growth and enhances the functions of macrophages.

Nguyen LN, Lopes LC, Cordero RJ, Nosanchuk JD.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Nov;66(11):2573-80. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkr358. Epub 2011 Sep 12.


Fungal polysaccharides: biological activity beyond the usual structural properties.

Rodrigues ML, Nimrichter L, Cordero RJ, Casadevall A.

Front Microbiol. 2011 Aug 15;2:171. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00171. eCollection 2011.


Role for Golgi reassembly and stacking protein (GRASP) in polysaccharide secretion and fungal virulence.

Kmetzsch L, Joffe LS, Staats CC, de Oliveira DL, Fonseca FL, Cordero RJ, Casadevall A, Nimrichter L, Schrank A, Vainstein MH, Rodrigues ML.

Mol Microbiol. 2011 Jul;81(1):206-18. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07686.x. Epub 2011 May 18.


Histoplasma capsulatum heat-shock 60 orchestrates the adaptation of the fungus to temperature stress.

Guimarães AJ, Nakayasu ES, Sobreira TJ, Cordero RJ, Nimrichter L, Almeida IC, Nosanchuk JD.

PLoS One. 2011 Feb 10;6(2):e14660. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014660.


Biogenesis of extracellular vesicles in yeast: Many questions with few answers.

Oliveira DL, Nakayasu ES, Joffe LS, Guimarães AJ, Sobreira TJ, Nosanchuk JD, Cordero RJ, Frases S, Casadevall A, Almeida IC, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML.

Commun Integr Biol. 2010 Nov;3(6):533-5. doi: 10.4161/cib.3.6.12756. Epub 2010 Nov 1.


Evidence for branching in cryptococcal capsular polysaccharides and consequences on its biological activity.

Cordero RJ, Frases S, Guimaräes AJ, Rivera J, Casadevall A.

Mol Microbiol. 2011 Feb;79(4):1101-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2010.07511.x. Epub 2011 Jan 5.


Bacillus anthracis produces membrane-derived vesicles containing biologically active toxins.

Rivera J, Cordero RJ, Nakouzi AS, Frases S, Nicola A, Casadevall A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Nov 2;107(44):19002-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1008843107. Epub 2010 Oct 18.


Characterization of yeast extracellular vesicles: evidence for the participation of different pathways of cellular traffic in vesicle biogenesis.

Oliveira DL, Nakayasu ES, Joffe LS, Guimarães AJ, Sobreira TJ, Nosanchuk JD, Cordero RJ, Frases S, Casadevall A, Almeida IC, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML.

PLoS One. 2010 Jun 14;5(6):e11113. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011113.


Immunomodulatory effects of serotype B glucuronoxylomannan from Cryptococcus gattii correlate with polysaccharide diameter.

Fonseca FL, Nohara LL, Cordero RJ, Frases S, Casadevall A, Almeida IC, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML.

Infect Immun. 2010 Sep;78(9):3861-70. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00111-10. Epub 2010 Jun 14.


Demonstration of antibiofilm and antifungal efficacy of chitosan against candidal biofilms, using an in vivo central venous catheter model.

Martinez LR, Mihu MR, Tar M, Cordero RJ, Han G, Friedman AJ, Friedman JM, Nosanchuk JD.

J Infect Dis. 2010 May 1;201(9):1436-40. doi: 10.1086/651558.


Cryptococcus neoformans responds to mannitol by increasing capsule size in vitro and in vivo.

Guimarães AJ, Frases S, Cordero RJ, Nimrichter L, Casadevall A, Nosanchuk JD.

Cell Microbiol. 2010 Jun;12(6):740-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-5822.2010.01430.x. Epub 2010 Jan 11.


Galactoxylomannans from Cryptococcus neoformans varieties neoformans and grubii are structurally and antigenically variable.

De Jesus M, Chow SK, Cordero RJ, Frases S, Casadevall A.

Eukaryot Cell. 2010 Jul;9(7):1018-28. doi: 10.1128/EC.00268-09. Epub 2010 Jan 8.


The use of chitosan to damage Cryptococcus neoformans biofilms.

Martinez LR, Mihu MR, Han G, Frases S, Cordero RJ, Casadevall A, Friedman AJ, Friedman JM, Nosanchuk JD.

Biomaterials. 2010 Feb;31(4):669-79. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.09.087. Epub 2009 Oct 9.


Identification of linear epitopes in Bacillus anthracis protective antigen bound by neutralizing antibodies.

Abboud N, De Jesus M, Nakouzi A, Cordero RJ, Pujato M, Fiser A, Rivera J, Casadevall A.

J Biol Chem. 2009 Sep 11;284(37):25077-86. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.022061. Epub 2009 Jul 18.


Role for chitin and chitooligomers in the capsular architecture of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Fonseca FL, Nimrichter L, Cordero RJ, Frases S, Rodrigues J, Goldman DL, Andruszkiewicz R, Milewski S, Travassos LR, Casadevall A, Rodrigues ML.

Eukaryot Cell. 2009 Oct;8(10):1543-53. doi: 10.1128/EC.00142-09. Epub 2009 Jul 17.

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