The alpha-specific cell identity factor Sxi1alpha is not required for virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cryptococcus neoformans is a human fungal pathogen that has two mating types (a and alpha). Experiments have shown that in some backgrounds alpha strains are more virulent than a strains. Our studies reveal that the only known alpha-specific factor, SXI1alpha, is not necessary for virulence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hull, CM; Cox, GM; Heitman, J

Published Date

  • June 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 3643 - 3645

PubMed ID

  • 15155676

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC415721

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-9567

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/IAI.72.6.3643-3645.2004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States