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Candida albicans expresses a vast number of hydrolytic enzymes, playing roles in several phases of yeast-host interactions. Here, we identified two novel extracellular peptidase classes in C. albicans. Using gelatin-sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis two gelatinolytic activities were detected at physiological pH: a 60-kDa(More)
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a major etiologic agent of neonatal bacterial infections and is the most common cause of sepsis and pneumonia in newborns. Surface and secreted molecules of GBS are often essential virulence factors which are involved in the adherence of the bacteria to host cells or are required to suppress the defense mechanisms of hosts. We(More)
Pseudallescheria boydii is a filamentous fungus that causes a wide array of infections that can affect practically all the organs of the human body. The treatment of pseudallescheriosis is difficult since P. boydii exhibits intrinsic resistance to the majority of antifungal drugs used in the clinic and the virulence attributes expressed by this fungus are(More)
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