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Blood-brain barrier invasion by Cryptococcus neoformans is enhanced by functional interactions with plasmin.

Stie J, Fox D.

Microbiology. 2012 Jan;158(Pt 1):240-58. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.051524-0. Epub 2011 Oct 13.


Group B Streptococcus hijacks the host plasminogen system to promote brain endothelial cell invasion.

Magalhães V, Andrade EB, Alves J, Ribeiro A, Kim KS, Lima M, Trieu-Cuot P, Ferreira P.

PLoS One. 2013 May 2;8(5):e63244. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063244. Print 2013.


Cryptococcus neoformans activates RhoGTPase proteins followed by protein kinase C, focal adhesion kinase, and ezrin to promote traversal across the blood-brain barrier.

Kim JC, Crary B, Chang YC, Kwon-Chung KJ, Kim KJ.

J Biol Chem. 2012 Oct 19;287(43):36147-57. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.389676. Epub 2012 Aug 16.


Invasion of the central nervous system by Cryptococcus neoformans requires a secreted fungal metalloprotease.

Vu K, Tham R, Uhrig JP, Thompson GR 3rd, Na Pombejra S, Jamklang M, Bautos JM, Gelli A.

MBio. 2014 Jun 3;5(3):e01101-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01101-14.


Surface-associated plasminogen binding of Cryptococcus neoformans promotes extracellular matrix invasion.

Stie J, Bruni G, Fox D.

PLoS One. 2009 Jun 3;4(6):e5780. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005780.


How Cryptococcus interacts with the blood-brain barrier.

Tseng HK, Huang TY, Wu AY, Chen HH, Liu CP, Jong A.

Future Microbiol. 2015;10(10):1669-82. doi: 10.2217/fmb.15.83. Epub 2015 Oct 6. Review.


Live Imaging of Host-Parasite Interactions in a Zebrafish Infection Model Reveals Cryptococcal Determinants of Virulence and Central Nervous System Invasion.

Tenor JL, Oehlers SH, Yang JL, Tobin DM, Perfect JR.

MBio. 2015 Sep 29;6(5):e01425-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01425-15.


Cryptococcal yeast cells invade the central nervous system via transcellular penetration of the blood-brain barrier.

Chang YC, Stins MF, McCaffery MJ, Miller GF, Pare DR, Dam T, Paul-Satyaseela M, Kim KS, Kwon-Chung KJ.

Infect Immun. 2004 Sep;72(9):4985-95. Erratum in: Infect Immun. 2004 Nov;72(11):6753. Paul-Satyasee, Maneesh [corrected to Paul-Satyaseela, Maneesh].


Complex Roles of Annexin A2 in Host Blood-Brain Barrier Invasion by Cryptococcus neoformans.

Fang W, Fa ZZ, Xie Q, Wang GZ, Yi J, Zhang C, Meng GX, Gu JL, Liao WQ.

CNS Neurosci Ther. 2017 Apr;23(4):291-300. doi: 10.1111/cns.12673. Epub 2017 Jan 28.


Cryptococcus neoformans-derived microvesicles enhance the pathogenesis of fungal brain infection.

Huang SH, Wu CH, Chang YC, Kwon-Chung KJ, Brown RJ, Jong A.

PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48570. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048570. Epub 2012 Nov 7.


Capsule independent uptake of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans into brain microvascular endothelial cells.

Sabiiti W, May RC.

PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35455. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035455. Epub 2012 Apr 17.


Staphylococcus aureus stimulates urokinase-type plasminogen activator expression by bovine mammary cells.

Zavizion B, White JH, Bramley AJ.

J Infect Dis. 1997 Dec;176(6):1637-40.


The Metalloprotease, Mpr1, Engages AnnexinA2 to Promote the Transcytosis of Fungal Cells across the Blood-Brain Barrier.

Na Pombejra S, Salemi M, Phinney BS, Gelli A.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2017 Jun 30;7:296. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00296. eCollection 2017.


Invasion of Cryptococcus neoformans into human brain microvascular endothelial cells requires protein kinase C-alpha activation.

Jong A, Wu CH, Prasadarao NV, Kwon-Chung KJ, Chang YC, Ouyang Y, Shackleford GM, Huang SH.

Cell Microbiol. 2008 Sep;10(9):1854-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-5822.2008.01172.x. Epub 2008 May 16.


Factors required for activation of urease as a virulence determinant in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Singh A, Panting RJ, Varma A, Saijo T, Waldron KJ, Jong A, Ngamskulrungroj P, Chang YC, Rutherford JC, Kwon-Chung KJ.

MBio. 2013 May 7;4(3):e00220-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00220-13.


Binding of Candida albicans enolase to plasmin(ogen) results in enhanced invasion of human brain microvascular endothelial cells.

Jong AY, Chen SH, Stins MF, Kim KS, Tuan TL, Huang SH.

J Med Microbiol. 2003 Aug;52(Pt 8):615-22.


Lipid raft/caveolae signaling is required for Cryptococcus neoformans invasion into human brain microvascular endothelial cells.

Long M, Huang SH, Wu CH, Shackleford GM, Jong A.

J Biomed Sci. 2012 Feb 8;19:19. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-19-19.


Cryptococcus neoformans phospholipase B1 activates host cell Rac1 for traversal across the blood-brain barrier.

Maruvada R, Zhu L, Pearce D, Zheng Y, Perfect J, Kwon-Chung KJ, Kim KS.

Cell Microbiol. 2012 Oct;14(10):1544-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-5822.2012.01819.x. Epub 2012 Jun 26.


Invasion of Cryptococcus neoformans into human brain microvascular endothelial cells is mediated through the lipid rafts-endocytic pathway via the dual specificity tyrosine phosphorylation-regulated kinase 3 (DYRK3).

Huang SH, Long M, Wu CH, Kwon-Chung KJ, Chang YC, Chi F, Lee S, Jong A.

J Biol Chem. 2011 Oct 7;286(40):34761-9. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.219378. Epub 2011 Jun 21.

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