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Amino acid metabolism of Malassezia furfur.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7316405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mechanism responsible for the hypopigmentation which follows pityriasis versicolor (P.V.) infection has not yet been satisfactorily explained. This work was done in order to study the effect of Malassezia furfur on the decomposition or the utilization of the amino acid tyrosine in vitro. No effect could be noted, which points to the assumption that the effect of the causative fungus of P.V. on melanogenesis is most probably due to the blocking of melanine synthesis by one of the product of M. furfur metabolism without using tyrosine.
Z El-Gothamy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales de parasitologie humaine et comparée     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0003-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Parasitol Hum Comp     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-02-22     Completed Date:  1982-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376525     Medline TA:  Ann Parasitol Hum Comp     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Culture Media
Malassezia / isolation & purification,  metabolism*
Skin / microbiology
Tinea Versicolor / microbiology*
Tyrosine / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 55520-40-6/Tyrosine

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