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Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing the adhesins Als5p or Als1p adhere to immobilized peptides and proteins that possess appropriate sequences of amino acids in addition to a sterically accessible peptide backbone. In an attempt to further define the nature of these targets, we surveyed the ability of yeast cells to adhere to 90- micro(More)
Adherence of Candida albicans to host tissues is a necessary step for maintenance of its commensal status and is likely a necessary step in the pathogenesis of candidiasis. The extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins are some of the host tissue and plasma proteins to which C. albicans adheres through adhesins located on the fungal cell surface. To isolate genes(More)
Candida albicans maintains both commensal and pathogenic states in humans. Both states are dependent on cell surface-expressed adhesins, including those of the Als family. Heterologous expression of Als5p at the surface of Saccharomyces cerevisiae results in Als5p-mediated adhesion to various ligands, followed by formation of multicellular aggregates.(More)
Thyroid hormone receptors can act through response elements (TREs) having a wide variation of sequence. We screened for transcription factors that bind the rat (r) glycoprotein hormone alpha-subunit TRE (alpha-sub), and isolated a cDNA, termed zinc finger homeodomain enhancer-binding protein (Zfhep), which encodes two separate zinc finger domains (ZD1 and(More)
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