ISHAM NEWS! (13-11-2012)

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Last October, 2012 a new mycetoma center was opened at Gezira State University, Sudan. Aims of the institute are the management, training and research in diagnosis, treatment and control of mycetoma at the national, regional and international levels. Information can be found on page 3 of the BNNIC Newsletter here.

The 8th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics will take place in Scheveningen / The Hague, The Netherlands, October 2 – 4, 2013. The emphasis of the meeting will continue to be on novel technology and its consequences for (new) clinical molecular diagnostics. The format of the meetings will also be maintained: general, introductory lectures by internationally renowned experts in combination with free presentations in dedicated workshops. Poster session and industrial exhibits will be an integrated part of the meeting. In conjunction with the meeting a number of business meetings of the participating society and sponsors will be organised. For information and registration, click here.
The second “International Course of Taxonomy on Opportunistic Filamentous Fungi” will be held in Valdivia, Chile, January 21- 25, 2013. The course has a panel of international speakers and will be taught in Spanish. Information and program can be found here.

The “Laboratory Diagnostics in Medical Mycology: Advanced Course” will be held in Braga, Portugal 14-17 January, 2013. Current identification methods for the fungi are often based on morphology. The development of PCR and mass spectrometric and FTIR techniques, may contributed to improved diagnoses for clinical strains. A program and further info can be found here.

The new ISHAM journal Medical Mycology Case Reports has now over 25 papers available online which are helping to shape the journal into a valuable collection of fungal cases with clinically important information for healthcare professionals, researchers and the wider public. The journal is open access and can be viewed from the ISHAM website. ISHAM members are invited to submit their interesting cases to this nice and very useful journal.

The ISHAM Working Group Nomenclature of Clinical Fungi will organize a meeting entitled ‘A showcase of nomenclatural stability after 1F=1N’, during the CBS Spring Symposium on 11 April, 2012, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For program and information, click here. Please note that this is part on a week of consecutive symposia in Amsterdam and Utrecht, for which registration is necessary.

The Turkish Society for Medical Mycology is organizing “The First National Symposium of Medical Mycology: Conventional and Novel Diagnostic Methods”. This meeting will take place in Izmir, Turkey, on 26-27 April, 2013. The scientific program of the symposium can be found here. This is the website of the Turkish Society of Medical Mycology here.

The program of the scientific meeting of the Netherlands Society for Medical Mycology, with a focus on fungal epidemics, is now available here. The meeting is held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 13 December 2012.

The ISHAM journal Medical Mycology, volume 50, issues 7 and 8 have now been published and are freely available in your member area. For your convenience we list the contents below.

Protothecosis: report of a case with 20-year follow-up, and review of previously published cases
John R. Todd, John W. King, Arnold Oberle, Tadahiko Matsumoto, Yoshinobu Odaka, Marjorie Fowler, R. Scott Pore, Tracy Allan Shahan, Lijia Yin, Irwan D. Sanusi
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 673–689.
Kerion celsi due to Arthroderma incurvatum infection in a Sri Lankan child: species identification and analysis of area-dependent genetic polymorphism
Mari T. Iwasawa, Yaei Togawa, Fumi Akita, Naotomo Kambe, Hiroyuki Matsue, Takashi Yaguchi, Kazuko Nishimura
Combinatorial stresses kill pathogenic Candida species
Despoina Kaloriti, Anna Tillmann, Emily Cook, Mette Jacobsen, Tao You, Megan Lenardon, Lauren Ames, Mauricio Barahona, Komelapriya Chandrasekaran, George Coghill, Daniel Goodman, Neil A. R. Gow, Celso Grebogi, Hsueh-Lui Ho, Piers Ingram, Andrew McDonagh, Alessandro P. S. de Moura, Wei Pang, Melanie Puttnam, Elahe Radmaneshfar, Maria Carmen Romano, Daniel Silk, Jaroslav Stark, Michael Stumpf, Marco Thiel, Thomas Thorne, Jane Usher, Zhikang Yin, Ken Haynes, Alistair J. P. Brown
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 699–709.

Experimental murine model of disseminated infection by Saksenaea vasiformis: successful treatment with posaconazole
Valentina Salas, F. Javier Pastor, Enrique Calvo, Deanna Sutton, Dea García-Hermoso, Emilio Mayayo, Françoise Dromer, Anette Fothergill, Eduardo Alvarez, Josep Guarro
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 710–715.

β(1,3)-glucan synthase complex from Alternaria infectoria, a rare dematiaceous human pathogen
Jorge Anjos, Chantal Fernandes, Branca M. A. Silva, Célia Quintas, Alexandra Abrunheiro, Neil A. R. Gow, Teresa Gonçalves
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 716–725.
Inhibitory effect of PGE2 on the killing of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis by human monocytes can be reversed by cellular activation with cytokines
Ana Paula Bordon-Graciani, Luciane Alarcão Dias-Melicio, Michele Janegitz Acorci-Valério, João Pessoa Araujo Jr, Ângela Maria Victoriano de Campos Soares
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 726–734.
Borelli's lactritmel agar induces conidiation in rare-macroconidia producing dermatophytic fungi
Macit İlkit, Ramazan Gümral, Aylin Döğen
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 735–739.

Invasive Mycoleptodiscus fungal cellulitis and myositis
Sophia Koo, Deanna A. Sutton, Wendy W. Yeh, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Lynne Sigler, Judy F. Shearer, Deborah E. Hofstra, Brian L. Wickes, Francisco M. Marty
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 740–745.

First case of breakthrough pneumonia due to Aspergillus nomius in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia
Morena Caira, Brunella Posteraro, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Elena de Carolis, Giuseppe Leone, Livio Pagano
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 746–750.

Cryptococcal osteomyelitis of the scapula and rib in an immunocompetent patient
Yi Zhang, Yong-Sheng Yu, Zheng-Hao Tang, Guo-Qing Zang
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 751–755.

Carbohydrate profiling of fungal cell wall surface glycoconjugates of Aspergillus species in brain and lung tissues using lectin histochemistry
André F. G. Leal, Nadja E. P. Lopes, Arthur T. R. Clark, Nicodemos T. de Pontes Filho, Eduardo I. C. Beltrão, Rejane P. Neves
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 756–759.
Discrimination of Trichophyton tonsurans and Trichophyton equinum by PCR-RFLP and by β-tubulin and Translation Elongation Factor 1-α sequencing
Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Koichi Makimura, G. Sybren De Hoog, Mohammad Reza Shidfar, Kazuo Satoh, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Hossein Mirhendi
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 760–764.
Isolation and molecular characterization of Candida africana from Jos, Nigeria
Nnaemeka Emmanuel Nnadi, Grace Mebi Ayanbimpe, Fabio Scordino, Mark Ojogba Okolo, Ifeoma Bessy Enweani, Giuseppe Criseo, Orazio Romeo
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 765–767.
Morphological heterogeneity of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis: relevance of the Rho-like GTPase PbCDC42
João F. Menino, Nuno S. Osório, Mark H. J. Sturme, Diana Barros, Ana G. Gomes-Alves, Agostinho J. Almeida, Paula Ludovico, Patricio Costa, Gustavo H. Goldman, Fernando Rodrigues
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 768–774.
Evaluation of multiplexed PCR and liquid-phase array for identification of respiratory fungal pathogens
Daelynn R. Buelow, Zhengming Gu, Thomas J. Walsh, Randall T. Hayden
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 775–780.
Molecular characterization and antifungal susceptibility of the Candida parapsilosis species complex of clinical isolates from Monterrey, Mexico
Rogelio de J. Treviño-Rangel, Elvira Garza-González, J. Gerardo González, Virgilio Bocanegra-García, Jorge M. Llaca, Gloria M. González
Medical Mycology Oct 2012, Vol. 50, No. 7: 781–784.
Human genetic susceptibility to Candida infections
Theo S. Plantinga, Melissa D. Johnson, William K. Scott, Leo A.B. Joosten, Jos W. M. van der Meer, John R. Perfect, Bart Jan Kullberg, Mihai G. Netea
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 785–794.
In vitro evaluation of Malassezia pachydermatis susceptibility to azole compounds using E-test and CLSI microdilution methods
Claudia Cafarchia, Luciana A. Figueredo, Roberta Iatta, Valeriana Colao, Maria T. Montagna, Domenico Otranto
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 795–801.
Increased hydrophobicity in Malassezia species correlates with increased proinflammatory cytokine expression in human keratinocytes
Narifumi Akaza, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Shiori Takeoka, Hiroshi Mizutani, Satoru Nakata, Kayoko Matsunaga
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 802–810.
Bronchoalveolar lavage galactomannan for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Koichi Izumikawa, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Tomo Mihara, Takahiro Takazono, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Shintaro Kurihara, Shigeki Nakamura, Yoshifumi Imamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Tomoya Nishino, Misuzu Tsukamoto, Hiroshi Kakeya, Katsunori Yanagihara, Mariko Mine, Akira Yasuoka, Takayoshi Tashiro, Shigeru Kohno
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 811–817.
Vaccination with mannan protects mice against systemic aspergillosis
Min Liu, Eva Machová, Zuzana Neščáková, Izabela Medovarská, Karl V. Clemons, Marife Martinez, Vicky Chen, Slavomir Bystrický, David A. Stevens
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 818–828.
Amphotericin B in vitro resistance is associated with fatal Aspergillus flavus infection
Inès Hadrich, Fattouma Makni, Sourour Neji, Fatma Cheikhrouhou, Hatem Bellaaj, Moez Elloumi, Ali Ayadi, Stéphane Ranque
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 829–834.
Comprehensive transcription analysis of human pathogenic fungus Penicillium marneffei in mycelial and yeast cells
Xinyu Lin, Yuping Ran, Lantu Gou, Fei He, Ruifeng Zhang, Peng Wang, Yaling Dai
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 835–842.
Activity of compounds isolated from Baccharis dracunculifolia D.C. (Asteraceae) against Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Susana Johann, Flávia Beraldo Oliveira, Ezequias P. Siqueira, Patricia S. Cisalpino, Carlos A. Rosa, Tânia M. A. Alves, Carlos L. Zani, Betania B. Cota
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 843–851.
Hortaea werneckii isolated from silicone scuba diving equipment in Spain
F. Javier Cabañes, M. Rosa Bragulat, Gemma Castellá
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 852–857.
Cell preparation method with trypsin digestion for counting of colony forming units in Candida albicans-infected mucosal tissues
Kazumi Hayama, Naho Maruyama, Shigeru Abe
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 858–862.
Candida albicans adhesion to human epithelial cells and polystyrene and formation of biofilm is reduced by sub-inhibitory Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil
Aurelia N. Sudjana, Christine F. Carson, Kerry C. Carson, Thomas V. Riley, Katherine A. Hammer
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 863–870.
The taxonomic status of Trichophyton quinckeanum and T. interdigitale revisited: a multigene phylogenetic approach
Hugues Beguin, Nancy Pyck, Marijke Hendrickx, Chantal Planard, Dirk Stubbe, Monique Detandt
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 871–882.
Ochroconis gallopava infection in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease: case report and review of the literature
Zina Meriden, Kieren A. Marr, Howard M. Lederman, Peter B. Illei, Kathryn Villa, Stefan Riedel, Karen C. Carroll, Sean X. Zhang
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 883–889.
A rare case of allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis caused by Alternaria alternata
Anuradha Chowdhary, Kshitij Agarwal, H. S. Randhawa, Shallu Kathuria, S. N. Gaur, Mohammad J. Najafzadeh, P. Roy, Naveen Arora, Geetika Khanna, Jacques F. Meis
Medical Mycology Nov 2012, Vol. 50, No. 8: 890–896.

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