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Regulation of fungal secondary metabolism
  • A. Brakhage
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • 2013
Fungi produce a multitude of low-molecular-mass compounds known as secondary metabolites, which have roles in a range of cellular processes such as transcription, development and intercellularExpand
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Interaction of HapX with the CCAAT‐binding complex—a novel mechanism of gene regulation by iron
Iron homeostasis requires subtle control systems, as iron is both essential and toxic. In Aspergillus nidulans, iron represses iron acquisition via the GATA factor SreA, and induces iron‐dependentExpand
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Intimate bacterial–fungal interaction triggers biosynthesis of archetypal polyketides in Aspergillus nidulans
Fungi produce numerous low molecular weight molecules endowed with a multitude of biological activities. However, mining the full-genome sequences of fungi indicates that their potential to produceExpand
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Biosynthesis of fungal melanins and their importance for human pathogenic fungi.
For more than 40 years fungi have been known to produce pigments known as melanins. Predominantly these have been dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA)-melanin and dihydroxynaphthalene (DHN)-melanin. TheExpand
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Surface hydrophobin prevents immune recognition of airborne fungal spores
The air we breathe is filled with thousands of fungal spores (conidia) per cubic metre, which in certain composting environments can easily exceed 109 per cubic metre. They originate from more than aExpand
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The akuBKU80 Mutant Deficient for Nonhomologous End Joining Is a Powerful Tool for Analyzing Pathogenicity in Aspergillus fumigatus
ABSTRACT To increase the frequency of homologous recombination, we inactivated the KU80 homologue in Aspergillus fumigatus (named akuBKU80). Homologous integration reached about 80% for bothExpand
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HapX-Mediated Adaption to Iron Starvation Is Crucial for Virulence of Aspergillus fumigatus
Iron is essential for a wide range of cellular processes. Here we show that the bZIP-type regulator HapX is indispensable for the transcriptional remodeling required for adaption to iron starvationExpand
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Comparative genomics of MAP kinase and calcium-calcineurin signalling components in plant and human pathogenic fungi.
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades and the calcium-calcineurin pathway control fundamental aspects of fungal growth, development and reproduction. Core elements of these signallingExpand
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Minimum Information about a Biosynthetic Gene cluster.
A wide variety of enzymatic pathways that produce specialized metabolites in bacteria, fungi and plants are known to be encoded in biosynthetic gene clusters. Information about these clusters,Expand
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Production of Extracellular Traps against Aspergillus fumigatus In Vitro and in Infected Lung Tissue Is Dependent on Invading Neutrophils and Influenced by Hydrophobin RodA
Aspergillus fumigatus is the most important airborne fungal pathogen causing life-threatening infections in immunocompromised patients. Macrophages and neutrophils are known to kill conidia, whereasExpand
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