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Characterizing structural features of cuticle-degrading proteases from fungi by molecular modeling
BackgroundSerine proteases secreted by nematode and insect pathogenic fungi are bio-control agents which have commercial potential for developing into effective bio-pesticides. A thoroughExpand
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Protein dynamics and motions in relation to their functions: several case studies and the underlying mechanisms
Proteins are dynamic entities in cellular solution with functions governed essentially by their dynamic personalities. We review several dynamics studies on serine protease proteinase K and HIV-1Expand
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Effect of Volatile Organic Compounds from Bacteria on Nematodes
The five studied bacterial strains could produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that kill nematodes. Based on their 16S rRNA sequences, these strains were identified as PseudochrobactrumExpand
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Octopamine connects nutrient cues to lipid metabolism upon nutrient deprivation
Octopamine acts as a metabolic sensor that links environmental nutrient signals to energy homeostasis in C. elegans. Starvation is probably the most common stressful situation in nature. InExpand
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Autophagy protects C. elegans against necrosis during Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection
Significance The autophagy machinery functions as an innate immune defense mechanism to eliminate intracellular pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. However, the alternativeExpand
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The APSES family proteins in fungi: Characterizations, evolution and functions.
The APSES protein family belongs to transcriptional factors of the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) class, the originally described members (APSES: Asm1p, Phd1p, Sok2p, Efg1p and StuAp) are used toExpand
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Trapping devices of nematode‐trapping fungi: formation, evolution, and genomic perspectives
  • H. Su, Y. Zhao, +4 authors J. Yang
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
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Nematode‐trapping fungi (NTF) are potential biological control agents against plant‐ and animal‐parasitic nematodes. These fungi produce diverse trapping devices (traps) to capture, kill, and digestExpand
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Pseudomonas toxin pyocyanin triggers autophagy: Implications for pathoadaptive mutations
ABSTRACT Pseudomonas aeruginosa can establish life-long chronic infection in patients with cystic fibrosis by generating genetic loss-of-function mutations, which enhance fitness of the bacterium inExpand
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The Woronin body in the nematophagous fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora is essential for trap formation and efficient pathogenesis.
The Woronin body is a unique organelle in Pezizomycotina species. Following the injury of hyphae, it can quickly seal the septal pores to reduce the loss of cytoplasm and promote hyphal healing. TheExpand
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Evidence for Inbreeding and Genetic Differentiation among Geographic Populations of the Saprophytic Mushroom Trogia venenata from Southwestern China
During the past 40 years, more than 400 Sudden Unexplained Deaths (SUDs) have occurred in Yunnan, southwestern China. Epidemiological and toxicological analyses suggested that a newly discoveredExpand
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