Evidence for a melanin cell wall component in Pneumocystis carinii

Crystal R. Icenhour, Theodore J. Kottom, Andrew H. Limper

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Fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled monoclonal antibodies specific for fungal melanin were used in this study to visualize melanin-like components of the Pneumocystis carinii cell wall. A colorimetric enzyme assay confirmed these findings. This is the first report of melanin-like pigments in Pneumocystis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5360-5363
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Immunity
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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