Edwin D Cummings

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The yeast Candida albicans is an opportunistic human fungal pathogen and the cause of superficial and systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. The classes of antifungal agents most commonly used to treat Candida infections are the azoles, polyenes, and echinocandins. In the present study, we identified changes in C. albicans protein abundance(More)
The protein complement of whole cell extract of the bacterium Francisella tularensis tularensis was analyzed using two-dimensional electrophoresis with preparative isoelectric focusing in the first dimension. The format allows the quantification of relative protein abundance by linear densitometry and extends the potential dynamic range of protein detection(More)
Azole resistance in Candida albicans is frequently caused by the overexpression of multi-drug efflux pump genes MDR1, CDR1, and CDR2 due to gain-of-function mutations in the zinc cluster transcription factors Mrr1p and Tac1p. In this study, we performed a comparative proteomic analysis to identify proteins whose expression level is influenced by these(More)
Processing multiple protein samples from polyacrylamide at significant sensitivity represents a major chokepoint for raising the success rate in high-volume protein identification projects. A multiwell filterplate method for processing proteins in polyacrylamide was optimized for sensitivity using a protein standard. The results demonstrate this process to(More)
The gain-of-function mutation G648D in UPC2 causes ERG11 up-regulation and increased fluconazole resistance in Candida albicans. In this study, we performed 2-DE and PMF to identify proteomic alterations in an ERG11-overexpressing fluconazole-resistant C. albicans clinical isolate compared with its fluconazole-susceptible parent strain. We identified 23(More)
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