Melanin synthesis has been associated with virulence for the human pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Recent evidence indicates that C. neoformans cells synthesize melanin during infection and that this pigment protects the fungus against immune defense mechanisms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Microbiology|
|State||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases