ISHAM NEWS! (02-06-2010)

Dear , as a regular subscriber to ISHAM News you certainly are well aware of the advantages of ISHAM membership. Active mycologists will earn their membership fee back very quickly, see the list of ISHAM goodies here. Nevertheless we cannot find your name of our member list. You can correct this situation by clicking here and follow the instructions; it´s really easy. Without membership your subscription to ISHAM News will expire very soon.

Our educational tool Case of the Month has been renovated. Guess the identity of this fungus donated by Daniel Elad, and find the solution in the Forum in your member area.

Our Gallery of Mycological Heroes has also been renovated with some new portaits of people that have brought medical mycology forward. Further donations of obituaries are appreciated, please send your material to

Additional information is available on 10th National Congress of the Italian Society of Mycologists, 23-25 September, 2010 in Milano, Italy, see here. An ECMM Workshop held back-to-back with the National Congress of the Italian Federation of Mycopathology (FIMUA).

The next international CBS Course Medical Mycology will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 7-17 March, 2011. Full information on the course can be found here. Timely registration is recommended.

A first textbook on Malassezia has just been published by Boekhout et al., encouraged by the ISHAM Malassezia working group collaborations. Information can be found here.

Young ISHAM is alive and kicking, now with new local ambassadors in many countries. Take a look at their activities here.

The latest issue of Medical Mycology (Vol. 48 No. 4) has been published and is freely available in your member area. For your convenience, we list the contents below:

Pages 561-569: Genotype and mating type distribution within clinical Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii isolates from patients with cryptococcal meningitis in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Authors: Delio José Mora, André Luiz Pedrosa, Virmondes Rodrigues, Claudia Maria Leite Maffei, Luciana Trilles, MáRcia Dos Santos Lazéra, Mario León Silva-Vergara
Pages 570-579: Cryptococcal meningitis in non-HIV-infected patients in a Chinese tertiary care hospital, 1997–2007
Authors: Li-Ping Zhu, Ji-Qin Wu, Bin Xu, Xue-Ting Ou, Qiang-Qiang Zhang, Xin-Hua Weng
Pages 580-588: Surfactant protein D binding to Aspergillus fumigatus hyphae is calcineurin-sensitive
Authors: Scarlett Geunes-Boyer, Joseph Heitman, Jo Rae Wright, William J. Steinbach
Pages 589-597: Role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 (GSK-3) in innate immune response of human immature dendritic cells to Aspergillus fumigatus
Authors: Katrin Spinnler, Markus Mezger, Michael Steffens, Helga Sennefelder, Oliver Kurzai, Hermann Einsele, Juergen Loeffler
Pages 598-605: Proteomic analysis of proteins released from growth-arrested Candida albicans following exposure to caspofungin
Authors: Judy Kelly, Kevin Kavanagh
Pages 606-612: Anti-Candida-biofilm activity of micafungin is attenuated by voriconazole but restored by pharmacological inhibition of Hsp90-related stress responses
Authors: Yukihiro Kaneko, Hideaki Ohno, Hidesuke Fukazawa, Yuko Murakami, Yoshifumi Imamura, Shigeru Kohno, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki
Pages 613-621: Inhibition of ergosterol synthesis by novel antifungal compounds targeting C-14 reductase
Authors: Masato Hata, Yoshikazu Ishii, Eri Watanabe, Kouichi Uoto, Shozo Kobayashi, Ken-Ichi Yoshida, Tsuyoshi Otani, Akikazu Ando
Pages 622-628: Indoor wet cells harbour melanized agents of cutaneous infection
Authors: X. Lian, G. S. de Hoog
Pages 629-634: Successful mating of Trichophyton rubrum with Arthroderma simii
Authors: Kazushi Anzawa, Masako Kawasaki, Takashi Mochizuki, Hiroshi Ishizaki
Pages 635-638: Disseminated pseudallescheriosis in a dog
Authors: D. Elad, S. Perl, G. Yamin, S. Blum, D. David
Pages 639-642: Eumycetoma caused by Madurella mycetomatis in a mare
Authors: Daniel Elad, Shlomo Blum, Amos Kol, Nir Ederi, Dan David
Pages 643-646: A case of cutaneous protothecosis successfully treated with local thermal therapy as an adjunct to itraconazole therapy in an immunocompromised host
Authors: Nanako Yamada, Yuichi Yoshida, Tokuya Ohsawa, Masakazu Takahara, Shinichi Morino, Osamu Yamamoto
Pages 647-652: Unilateral ureteral obstruction caused by Aspergillus, subgenus Nidulantes in a patient on steroid therapy: a case report and review of the literature
Authors: Young Kyung Yoon, Eun Hae Kang, Kwang Ho In, Min Ja Kim
Pages 653-655: Isolation of Trichophyton rubrum var. raubitschekii from a dog
Authors: Rui Kano, Masahiko Nagata, Takayuki Suzuki, Shinichi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kamata, Atsuhiko Hasegawa
Pages 656-660: A new species, Aspergillus persii, as an agent of onychomycosis
Authors: Mirca Zotti, Marco Machetti, Maddalena Perotti, Gianfranco Barabino, Agostino Persi
Pages 661-664: False-positive Aspergillus real-time PCR assay due to a nutritional supplement in a bone marrow transplant recipient with GVH disease
Authors: L. Millon, F. Grenouillet, J. Crouzet, F. Larosa, S. Loewert, A. P. Bellanger, E. Deconinck, F. Legrand
Pages 665-668: Nourseothricin acetyltransferase: a new dominant selectable marker for the dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Authors: Mohamed Mahdi Alshahnl, Koichi Makimura, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Kosuke Takatori, Takuo Sawada
Pages 669-674: Multicenter surveillance of species distribution  and antifungal susceptibilities of Candida bloodstream isolates in South Korea
Authors: Sook-In Jung, Jong Hee Shin, Jae-Hoon Song, Kyong Ran Peck, Kyungwon Lee, Mi-Na Kim, Hyun Ha Chang, Chi Sook Moon
Pages 675-678: Isolation of Cryptococcus gattii molecular type VGIII, from Corymbia ficifolia detritus in Colombia
Authors: P. Escandón, A. Sánchez, C. Firacative, E. Castañeda


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