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Beta-glucan carbohydrates in the cell wall ๐Ÿ” / ๐Ÿ“บ / ๐ŸŒณ / ๐Ÿ“–
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submitted by โˆ—prostar(22)

I just wanted to add that N- glycosidases involved in capsule synthesis - is for Cryptococcus neoformans.

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Caspofungin inhibits cell wall synthesis in fungi by inhibiting synthesis of beta-glucans (FA2020 p200).

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waitingonprometric  For sketchy pharm people, this is the picture of Dorothy's farm. Capsofungin is an echinocandin drug; therefore, the ECHINO-canadian in the CAP-sofungin is standing next to the hay truck with the carbohydrate design (beta-glucan cell wall). +1
vivarin  Does anyone know what choice D "N-glycosidases involved in capsule synthesis" is supposed to be? +2
henry  N-glycosidases are ribosome-inactivating proteins, which include shiga and shiga-like toxins. Apparently on pubmed are also some ribosome-inactivating proteins for fungi โ€“ but luckily we do not need to know them. +

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