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Cryptococcus neoformans Glucuronoxylomannan and Sterylglucoside Are Required for Host Protection in an Animal Vaccination Model.

Colombo AC, Rella A, Normile T, Joffe LS, Tavares PM, de S Araújo GR, Frases S, Orner EP, Farnoud AM, Fries BC, Sheridan B, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML, Del Poeta M.

MBio. 2019 Apr 2;10(2). pii: e02909-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02909-18.


Surface properties, adhesion and biofilm formation on different surfaces by Scedosporium spp. and Lomentospora prolificans.

Mello TP, Oliveira SSC, Frasés S, Branquinha MH, Santos ALS.

Biofouling. 2018 Oct 24:1-15. doi: 10.1080/08927014.2018.1503652. [Epub ahead of print]


Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes store cholesteryl esters in lipid droplets after cholesterol endocytosis.

Pereira MG, Visbal G, Costa TFR, Frases S, de Souza W, Atella G, Cunha-E-Silva N.

Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2018 Sep;224:6-16. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2018.07.004. Epub 2018 Jul 19.


A Predicted Mannoprotein Participates in Cryptococcus gattii Capsular Structure.

Reuwsaat JCV, Motta H, Garcia AWA, Vasconcelos CB, Marques BM, Oliveira NK, Rodrigues J, Ferrareze PAG, Frases S, Lopes W, Barcellos VA, Squizani ED, Horta JA, Schrank A, Rodrigues ML, Staats CC, Vainstein MH, Kmetzsch L.

mSphere. 2018 Apr 25;3(2). pii: e00023-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00023-18. Print 2018 Apr 25.


Erratum for Mor et al., "Identification of a New Class of Antifungals Targeting the Synthesis of Fungal Sphingolipids".

Mor V, Rella A, Farnoud AM, Singh A, Munshi M, Bryan A, Naseem S, Konopka JB, Ojima I, Bullesbach E, Ashbaugh A, Linke MJ, Cushion M, Collins M, Ananthula HK, Sallans L, Desai PB, Wiederhold NP, Fothergill AW, Kirkpatrick WR, Patterson T, Wong LH, Sinha S, Giaever G, Nislow C, Flaherty P, Pan X, Cesar GV, de Melo Tavares P, Frases S, Miranda K, Rodrigues ML, Luberto C, Nimrichter L, Del Poeta M.

MBio. 2018 Mar 13;9(2). pii: e00188-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00188-18. No abstract available.


Genotypic and Phenotypic Diversity of Cryptococcus gattii VGII Clinical Isolates and Its Impact on Virulence.

Barcellos VA, Martins LMS, Fontes ACL, Reuwsaat JCV, Squizani ED, de Sousa Araújo GR, Frases S, Staats CC, Schrank A, Kmetzsch L, Vainstein MH.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Feb 6;9:132. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00132. eCollection 2018.


Geometrical Distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans Mediates Flower-Like Biofilm Development.

Lopes W, Vainstein MH, De Sousa Araujo GR, Frases S, Staats CC, de Almeida RMC, Schrank A, Kmetzsch L, Vainstein MH.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Dec 19;8:2534. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02534. eCollection 2017.


The hidden pathogenic potential of environmental fungi.

de S Araújo GR, Souza W, Frases S.

Future Microbiol. 2017 Dec;12:1533-1540. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2017-0124. Epub 2017 Nov 23. Review.


Characterization of the antifungal functions of a WGA-Fc (IgG2a) fusion protein binding to cell wall chitin oligomers.

Liedke SC, Miranda DZ, Gomes KX, Gonçalves JLS, Frases S, Nosanchuk JD, Rodrigues ML, Nimrichter L, Peralta JM, Guimarães AJ.

Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 22;7(1):12187. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12540-y.


Biofilm Formation by Pseudallescheria/Scedosporium Species: A Comparative Study.

Rollin-Pinheiro R, de Meirelles JV, Vila TVM, Fonseca BB, Alves V, Frases S, Rozental S, Barreto-Bergter E.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Aug 18;8:1568. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01568. eCollection 2017.


Atorvastatin as a promising anticryptococcal agent.

Ribeiro NQ, Costa MC, Magalhães TFF, Carneiro HCS, Oliveira LV, Fontes ACL, Santos JRA, Ferreira GF, Araujo GRS, Alves V, Frases S, Paixão TA, de Resende Stoianoff MA, Santos DA.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Jun;49(6):695-702. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.04.005. Epub 2017 Apr 24.


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

Araújo GRS, Freitas GJC, Fonseca FL, Leite PEC, Rocha GM, de Souza W, Santos DA, Frases S.

Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 25;7:46768. doi: 10.1038/srep46768.


Phosphorus-rich structures and capsular architecture in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Ramos CL, Gomes FM, Girard-Dias W, Almeida FP, Albuquerque PC, Kretschmer M, Kronstad JW, Frases S, de Souza W, Rodrigues ML, Miranda K.

Future Microbiol. 2017 Mar;12:227-238. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2017-0060. Epub 2017 Feb 20.


Green production of microalgae-based silver chloride nanoparticles with antimicrobial activity against pathogenic bacteria.

da Silva Ferreira V, ConzFerreira ME, Lima LM, Frasés S, de Souza W, Sant'Anna C.

Enzyme Microb Technol. 2017 Feb;97:114-121. doi: 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2016.10.018. Epub 2016 Oct 29.


Comprehensive analysis of the cellulolytic system reveals its potential for deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass in a novel Streptomyces sp.

Pinheiro GL, de Azevedo-Martins AC, Albano RM, de Souza W, Frases S.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017 Jan;101(1):301-319. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7851-7. Epub 2016 Oct 4.


Analysis of Yeast Extracellular Vesicles.

Rodrigues ML, Oliveira DL, Vargas G, Girard-Dias W, Franzen AJ, Frasés S, Miranda K, Nimrichter L.

Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1459:175-90. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3804-9_12.


Networks of fibers and factors: regulation of capsule formation in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Ding H, Mayer FL, Sánchez-León E, de S Araújo GR, Frases S, Kronstad JW.

F1000Res. 2016 Jul 22;5. pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-1786. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8854.1. eCollection 2016. Review.


Rheological properties of cells measured by optical tweezers.

Ayala YA, Pontes B, Ether DS, Pires LB, Araujo GR, Frases S, Romão LF, Farina M, Moura-Neto V, Viana NB, Nussenzveig HM.

BMC Biophys. 2016 Jun 22;9:5. doi: 10.1186/s13628-016-0031-4. 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.


Cryptococcus neoformans capsular polysaccharides form branched and complex filamentous networks viewed by high-resolution microscopy.

Araújo GR, Fontes GN, Leão D, Rocha GM, Pontes B, Sant'Anna C, de Souza W, Frases S.

J Struct Biol. 2016 Jan;193(1):75-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2015.11.010. Epub 2015 Nov 30.


Isolation of aerobic cultivable cellulolytic bacteria from different regions of the gastrointestinal tract of giant land snail Achatina fulica.

Pinheiro GL, Correa RF, Cunha RS, Cardoso AM, Chaia C, Clementino MM, Garcia ES, de Souza W, Frasés S.

Front Microbiol. 2015 Aug 20;6:860. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00860. eCollection 2015.


The Cryptococcus neoformans capsule: lessons from the use of optical tweezers and other biophysical tools.

Pontes B, Frases S.

Front Microbiol. 2015 Jun 24;6:640. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00640. eCollection 2015. Review.


Identification of a New Class of Antifungals Targeting the Synthesis of Fungal Sphingolipids.

Mor V, Rella A, Farnoud AM, Singh A, Munshi M, Bryan A, Naseem S, Konopka JB, Ojima I, Bullesbach E, Ashbaugh A, Linke MJ, Cushion M, Collins M, Ananthula HK, Sallans L, Desai PB, Wiederhold NP, Fothergill AW, Kirkpatrick WR, Patterson T, Wong LH, Sinha S, Giaever G, Nislow C, Flaherty P, Pan X, Cesar GV, de Melo Tavares P, Frases S, Miranda K, Rodrigues ML, Luberto C, Nimrichter L, Del Poeta M.

MBio. 2015 Jun 23;6(3):e00647. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00647-15. Erratum in: MBio. 2018 Mar 13;9(2):.


Fluconazole alters the polysaccharide capsule of Cryptococcus gattii and leads to distinct behaviors in murine Cryptococcosis.

Santos JR, Holanda RA, Frases S, Bravim M, Araujo Gde S, Santos PC, Costa MC, Ribeiro MJ, Ferreira GF, Baltazar LM, Miranda AS, Oliveira DB, Santos CM, Fontes AC, Gouveia LF, Resende-Stoianoff MA, Abrahão JS, Teixeira AL, Paixão TA, Souza DG, Santos DA.

PLoS One. 2014 Nov 13;9(11):e112669. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112669. eCollection 2014.


Compositional and immunobiological analyses of extracellular vesicles released by Candida albicans.

Vargas G, Rocha JD, Oliveira DL, Albuquerque PC, Frases S, Santos SS, Nosanchuk JD, Gomes AM, Medeiros LC, Miranda K, Sobreira TJ, Nakayasu ES, Arigi EA, Casadevall A, Guimaraes AJ, Rodrigues ML, Freire-de-Lima CG, Almeida IC, Nimrichter L.

Cell Microbiol. 2015 Mar;17(3):389-407. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12374. Epub 2014 Nov 22.


The vacuolar-sorting protein Snf7 is required for export of virulence determinants in members of the Cryptococcus neoformans complex.

Godinho RM, Crestani J, Kmetzsch L, Araujo Gde S, Frases S, Staats CC, Schrank A, Vainstein MH, Rodrigues ML.

Sci Rep. 2014 Sep 2;4:6198. doi: 10.1038/srep06198.


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.


Cryptococcus neoformans glucuronoxylomannan fractions of different molecular masses are functionally distinct.

Albuquerque PC, Fonseca FL, Dutra FF, Bozza MT, Frases S, Casadevall A, Rodrigues ML.

Future Microbiol. 2014;9(2):147-61. doi: 10.2217/fmb.13.163.


Role of the Apt1 protein in polysaccharide secretion by Cryptococcus neoformans.

Rizzo J, Oliveira DL, Joffe LS, Hu G, Gazos-Lopes F, Fonseca FL, Almeida IC, Frases S, Kronstad JW, Rodrigues ML.

Eukaryot Cell. 2014 Jun;13(6):715-26. doi: 10.1128/EC.00273-13. Epub 2013 Dec 13.


Pyomelanin production: a rare phenotype in Acinetobacter baumannii.

Coelho-Souza T, Martins N, Maia F, Frases S, Bonelli RR, Riley LW, Moreira BM.

J Med Microbiol. 2014 Jan;63(Pt 1):152-4. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.064089-0. Epub 2013 Oct 22. No abstract available.


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.


Binding of the wheat germ lectin to Cryptococcus neoformans chitooligomers affects multiple mechanisms required for fungal pathogenesis.

Fonseca FL, Guimarães AJ, Kmetzsch L, Dutra FF, Silva FD, Taborda CP, Araujo Gde S, Frases S, Staats CC, Bozza MT, Schrank A, Vainstein MH, Nimrichter L, Casadevall A, Rodrigues ML.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2013 Nov;60:64-73. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2013.04.005. Epub 2013 Apr 19.


Methamphetamine alters blood brain barrier protein expression in mice, facilitating central nervous system infection by neurotropic Cryptococcus neoformans.

Eugenin EA, Greco JM, Frases S, Nosanchuk JD, Martinez LR.

J Infect Dis. 2013 Aug 15;208(4):699-704. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit117. Epub 2013 Mar 26.


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.


Biosynthesis and functions of a melanoid pigment produced by species of the sporothrix complex in the presence of L-tyrosine.

Almeida-Paes R, Frases S, Araújo Gde S, de Oliveira MM, Gerfen GJ, Nosanchuk JD, Zancopé-Oliveira RM.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Dec;78(24):8623-30. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02414-12. Epub 2012 Oct 5.


Using solid-state NMR to monitor the molecular consequences of Cryptococcus neoformans melanization with different catecholamine precursors.

Chatterjee S, Prados-Rosales R, Frases S, Itin B, Casadevall A, Stark RE.

Biochemistry. 2012 Aug 7;51(31):6080-8. Epub 2012 Jul 25.


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.


Effects of microplusin, a copper-chelating antimicrobial peptide, against Cryptococcus neoformans.

Silva FD, Rossi DC, Martinez LR, Frases S, Fonseca FL, Campos CB, Rodrigues ML, Nosanchuk JD, Daffre S.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2011 Nov;324(1):64-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02386.x. Epub 2011 Sep 12.


Biophysical methods for the study of microbial surfaces.

Frases S, Viana NB, Casadevall A.

Front Microbiol. 2011 Oct 10;2:207. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00207. eCollection 2011.


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.


Agglutination of Histoplasma capsulatum by IgG monoclonal antibodies against Hsp60 impacts macrophage effector functions.

Guimarães AJ, Frases S, Pontes B, de Cerqueira MD, Rodrigues ML, Viana NB, Nimrichter L, Nosanchuk JD.

Infect Immun. 2011 Feb;79(2):918-27. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00673-10. Epub 2010 Dec 6.


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.


Melanin-covered nanoparticles for protection of bone marrow during radiation therapy of cancer.

Schweitzer AD, Revskaya E, Chu P, Pazo V, Friedman M, Nosanchuk JD, Cahill S, Frases S, Casadevall A, Dadachova E.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Dec 1;78(5):1494-502. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.02.020. Epub 2010 Apr 24.


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.


Cryptococcus neoformans cryoultramicrotomy and vesicle fractionation reveals an intimate association between membrane lipids and glucuronoxylomannan.

Oliveira DL, Nimrichter L, Miranda K, Frases S, Faull KF, Casadevall A, Rodrigues ML.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2009 Dec;46(12):956-63. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2009.09.001. Epub 2009 Sep 10.

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