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The ARG5,6 gene from the dimorphic fungus Candida albicans was cloned by functional complementation of the arginine auxotrophy present in strain EL2 (Arg-) using a gene library constructed in the double autonomously replicating sequence vector pRM1. Sequence analysis revealed a putative 857 amino acid polypeptide (95 kDa) which showed high homology (63%(More)
The cell wall proteins of Candida albicans play a key role in morphogenesis and pathogenesis and might be potential target sites for new specific antifungal drugs. However, these proteins are difficult to analyze because of their high heterogeneity, interconnections with wall polysaccharides (mannan, glucan, and chitin), low abundance, low solubility, and(More)
Many proteins are transported to the cell surface of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans to be either integrated into the cell-wall structure or exported to the external medium. Secretion of many of these proteins through the classical endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi pathway is driven by a canonical N-terminal signal peptide. However, several surface(More)
Using a hierarchical approach, 620 non-essential single-gene yeast deletants generated by EUROFAN I were systematically screened for cell-wall-related phenotypes. By analyzing for altered sensitivity to the presence of Calcofluor white or SDS in the growth medium, altered sensitivity to sonication, or abnormal morphology, 145 (23%) mutants showing at least(More)
Pst1p was previously identified as a protein secreted by yeast regenerating protoplasts, which suggests a role in cell wall construction. ECM33 encodes a protein homologous to Pst1p, and both of them display typical features of GPI-anchored proteins and a characteristic receptor L-domain. Pst1p and Ecm33p are both localized to the cell surface, Pst1p being(More)
The commensal fungus Candida albicans secretes a considerable number of proteins and, as in different fungal pathogens, extracellular vesicles (EVs) have also been observed. Our report contains the first proteomic analysis of EVs in C. albicans and a comparative proteomic study of the soluble secreted proteins. With this purpose, cell-free culture(More)
Ecm33p is a widely distributed fungal protein with functional relevance, clearly demonstrated by ecm33Delta mutant phenotypes, mainly related to the cell wall. Homology searches with Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes identified Candida albicans Ecm33p, as well as the two other proteins of its family: Pst1p and the product of YCL048w. C. albicans Ecm33p is a(More)
In response to different stimuli, macrophages can differentiate into either a pro-inflammatory subtype (M1, classically activated macrophages) or acquire an anti-inflammatory phenotype (M2, alternatively activated macrophages). Candida albicans is the most important opportunistic fungus in nosocomial infections, and it is contended by neutrophils and(More)
In an effort to bring novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers or even potential targets for vaccine design for systemic candidiasis (SC) into the open, a systematic proteomic approach coupled with bioinformatic analysis was used to decode the serological response to Candida wall immunome in SC patients. Serum levels of IgG antibodies against Candida(More)
Protoplasts of Saccharomyces cerevisiae incubated in regenerating conditions secrete cell wall components in order to allow the biosynthesis of this structure. During the first hours of incubation, many of these are not retained in the forming cell wall but remain in the medium. We have developed a method for collecting the secreted proteins and have(More)