Jessica L Binder

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Vacuolar proton-translocating ATPase (V-ATPase) is a central regulator of cellular pH homeostasis, and inactivation of all V-ATPase function has been shown to prevent infectivity in Candida albicans. V-ATPase subunit a of the Vo domain (Voa) is present as two fungal isoforms: Stv1p (Golgi) and Vph1p (vacuole). To delineate the individual contribution of(More)
The vacuolar membrane ATPase (V-ATPase) is a protein complex that utilizes ATP hydrolysis to drive protons from the cytosol into the vacuolar lumen, acidifying the vacuole and modulating several key cellular response systems in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. To study the contribution of V-ATPase to the biology and virulence attributes of the opportunistic fungal(More)
Candida albicans vacuoles are central to many critical biological processes, including filamentation and in vivo virulence. The V-ATPase proton pump is a multisubunit complex responsible for organellar acidification and is essential for vacuolar biogenesis and function. To study the function of the V₁B subunit of C. albicans V-ATPase, we constructed a(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that hyperphosphorylation and aggregation of microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT or tau) correlates with the development of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related tauopathies. While numerous attempts have been made to model AD-relevant tau pathology in various animal models, there has been very limited(More)
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