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Monoclonal Antibodies Against Peptidorhamnomannans of Scedosporium apiospermum Enhance the Pathogenicity of the Fungus

  • Livia C. L. Lopes,

    Affiliations: Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Rodrigo Rollin-Pinheiro,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Allan J. Guimarães,

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

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  • Vera C. B. Bittencourt,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Luis R. Martinez,

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

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  • Wade Koba,

    Affiliation: Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Sandra E. Farias,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Fisiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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  • Joshua D. Nosanchuk equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Joshua D. Nosanchuk, Eliana Barreto-Bergter

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

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  • Eliana Barreto-Bergter equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Joshua D. Nosanchuk, Eliana Barreto-Bergter

    eliana.bergter@micro.ufrj.br

    Affiliation: Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Published: October 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000853

About the Authors

Livia C. L. Lopes, Allan J. Guimarães, Luis R. Martinez, Joshua D. Nosanchuk
Departments of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Livia C. L. Lopes, Rodrigo Rollin-Pinheiro, Eliana Barreto-Bergter
Instituto de Microbiologia Professor Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wade Koba
Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Sandra E. Farias
Departamento de Fisiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Vera C. B. Bittencourt
Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: eliana.bergter@micro.ufrj.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LCLL RRP AJG VCBB LRM JDN EBB. Performed the experiments: LCLL. Analyzed the data: LCLL AJG VCBB JDN EBB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LCLL RRP VCBB WK SEF JDN EBB. Wrote the paper: LCLL.