Anke Tina Krüger

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Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) attaches a variety of eukaryotic proteins to the outer leaflet of the plasma membrane. In fungi, these proteins may also be transferred to the cell wall, to which they are covalently linked via a remnant of the GPI-anchor. They play crucial physiological roles in cell-cell interactions, adhesion or cell wall biogenesis.(More)
Glycoinositolphosphoceramides (GIPCs) are complex sphingolipids present at the plasma membrane of various eukaryotes with the important exception of mammals. In fungi, these glycosphingolipids commonly contain an α-mannose residue (Man) linked at position 2 of the inositol. However, several pathogenic fungi additionally synthesize zwitterionic GIPCs(More)
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