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Based on the sequence information of Delta12-fatty acid desaturase genes (from Mucor circinelloides, Mortierella alpina, Mucor rouxii and Aspergillus nidulans), which were involved in the conversion from C18:1 to C18:2, a cDNA sequence putatively encoding a Delta12-fatty acid desaturase was isolated from Rhizopus arrhizus using the combination of reverse(More)
A cDNA sequence putatively encoding a Delta(6)-fatty acid desaturase was isolated from Rhizopus arrhizus using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and rapid amplification of cDNA ends methods. Sequence analysis indicated that this cDNA sequence had an open reading frame of 1377 bp encoding 458 amino acids of 52 kDa. The deduced amino acid(More)
Ferric reductase catalyzes the reduction of ferric iron into ferrous iron and plays an essential role in high-affinity iron acquisition. In this study, we found that the cfl1Δ/Δ (orf19.1263) mutant was not defective in iron acquisition. However, deletion of CFL1 increased cellular iron accumulation by elevating surface ferric reductase activity in Candida(More)
A cDNA sequence putatively encoding a omega(3)-fatty acid desaturase gene was isolated from methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris GS115. The deduced amino acid sequence of this cloned cDNA showed high identity to known fungal omega(3)-fatty acid desaturases. Functional identification of this gene heterologously in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain INVScl(More)
In the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans, environmental pH has profound effects on morphogenesis and response to extracellular pH is clearly relevant to the pathogenicity of this fungus. Yeast cells have evolved a complex network of mechanisms in response to the environmental pH and they often require the integration of the Rim101 and calcineurin/Crz1(More)
A cDNA sequence was cloned from the filamentous fungus Thamnidium elegans As3.2806 using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends method (RACE). Sequence analysis indicated that this cDNA sequence has an open reading frame of 1,380 bp, which encodes a 52.4 kDa peptide of 459 amino acids. The designated(More)
ω3-fatty acid desaturase and Δ12-fatty acid desaturase of Pichia pastoris with distinguishable regioselectivity and high degree of sequence similarity were chosen for regioselectivity research. Chimeras were constructed in which Histidine-rich boxes 1, 2 and the carboxyl terminal region of ω3-fatty acid desaturase were replaced with corresponding region of(More)
Numerous trehalose synthases (TreS) from thermophilic microorganisms have extra C-terminal domains. To determine the function of the N- and C-terminal domains of TreS from the thermophilic bacterium Meiothermus ruber CBS-01, the two domains were expressed. From the findings, the N-terminal domain from M. ruber was not active when compared with that from(More)
A thermostable trehalose synthase (TreS) gene from Meiothermus ruber CBS-01 was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli. The purified recombinant TreS could utilize maltose to produce trehalose, and showed an optimum pH and temperature of 6.5 and 50°C, respectively. Kinetic analysis showed that the enzyme had a twofold higher catalytic efficiency (k(More)
UNLABELLED The ability of iron acquisition in Candida albicans has an effect on its growth and pathogenesis. Ferric reductases are important components of high affinity iron acquisition system in C. albicans. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to elucidate the function of FRP1 (Ferric reductase protein). METHODS FRP1 gene expression was detected under(More)