Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 6th, 2004
In a recent study from Japan, C. flavescens, "a strain originally identified as C. laurentii, was isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of an AIDS patient, and the soluble capsular polysaccharide of the yeast was investigated."
"Glucuronoxylomannan (GXM) was obtained from C. flavescens under conditions similar to those used to obtain C. neoformans polysaccharide," explained R. Ikeda and coauthors at Meiji Pharmaceutical University. "However, the GXM differed from C. neoformans polysaccharide in the decreased O-acetyl group content."
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