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Phospholipids Trigger Cryptococcus neoformans Capsular Enlargement during Interactions with Amoebae and Macrophages

  • Cara J. Chrisman ,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

    These authors contributed equally to this work and share first authorship.

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  • Patricia Albuquerque ,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

    These authors contributed equally to this work and share first authorship.

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  • Allan J. Guimaraes,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Edward Nieves,

    Affiliations: Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Arturo Casadevall mail

    Arturo.casadevall@einstein.yu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: May 26, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002047

About the Authors

Cara J. Chrisman, Patricia Albuquerque, Allan J. Guimaraes, Arturo Casadevall
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Edward Nieves
Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Edward Nieves
Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Arturo Casadevall
Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Arturo.casadevall@einstein.yu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CJC PA AJG AC. Performed the experiments: CJC PA AJG EN. Analyzed the data: CJC PA AJG EN AC. Wrote the paper: CJC PA AJG AC.