A. Ramón

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The ability to respond to ambient pH is critical to the growth and virulence of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans. This response entails the differential expression of several genes affecting morphogenesis. To investigate the mechanism of pH-dependent gene expression, the C. albicans homolog of pacC, designated PRR2 (for pH response regulator), was(More)
The pH of the environment has been implicated in controlling the yeast-hypha transition and pathogenesis of Candida albicans. Several C. albicans genes, including PHR1 and PHR2, are pH dependent in their expression. To investigate the mechanism of pH-dependent expression, we have cloned and characterized PRR1 (for pH response regulator). PRR1 is homologous(More)
Morphological development of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans is profoundly affected by ambient pH. Acidic pH restricts growth to the yeast form, whereas neutral pH permits development of the filamentous form. Superimposed on the pH restriction is a temperature requirement of approximately 37 degrees C for filamentation. The role of pH in development(More)
Molecular recognition begins when two molecules approach and establish interactions of certain strength. The mechanisms of molecular recognition reactions between biological molecules are not well known, and few systems have been analyzed in detail. We investigate here the reaction between an apoprotein and its physiological cofactor (apoflavodoxin and(More)
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