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Growing apices of Achlya ambisexualis Raper hyphae were examined by electron microscopy using cytochemical techniques. Apical vesicles can be grouped into two major classes based upon size and cytochemical reactions. Vesicles of the most prominent class are about 150 nm in diameter and possess contents which appear fibrous in thin section. This fibrous(More)
As a first step toward identifying novel genes of wall metabolism in filamentous fungi, we have screened a collection of Aspergillus nidulans mutants for strains exhibiting hypersensitivity toward the chitin binding agent Calcofluor White (CFW). This strategy has been used previously to identify cell wall mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We have(More)
The authors evaluated the effect of modified Root orthoses on first metatarsophalangeal joint extension. Motion within the joint was measured dynamically following the insertion of bone markers into the first metatarsal and the hallux. Extension at the joint was greatest when the subjects were barefoot, the mean angle being 62 degrees. Plimsolls restricted(More)
A novel subtilisin-related serine proteinase (ALP2) [EC 3.4.21.48] with a broad range of activity between pH 4.5 and 11.0 was released from a cell wall fraction of Aspergillus fumigatus by an alkaline pH shift. The enzyme which was not detected in the culture supernatant was partially purified by phenylbutylamine agarose chromatography. The N-terminal(More)
In order to identify novel genes affecting cell wall integrity, we have generated mutant strains of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans that show hypersensitivity to the chitin-binding agent Calcofluor White (CFW). Affected loci are designated cal loci. The phenotype of one of these alleles, calI11, also includes shortened hyphal compartments and(More)
The calC2 mutation in Aspergillus nidulans causes hypersensitivity to Calcofluor White, along with other drug sensitivities that indicate a defect in cell wall integrity. We have cloned CalC by complementation, isolating the A. nidulans orthologue of protein kinase C (PkcA). The pkcA allele of the calC2 strain contains a mutation predicted to introduce a(More)
Aspergillus fumigatus is a life-threatening and increasingly frequent pathogen of the immunocompromised. Like other filamentous fungi A. fumigatus grows in a highly polar manner, adding new cell wall to the apical region of hyphae. mAbs were raised against isolated A. fumigatus cell walls. Fifteen antibodies bound reproducibly to isolated cell walls in(More)
A real-time Automated Computerized Rat Eater Meter was developed by modifying commercially available metabolic cages. Food access via a feeding tunnel was monitored by photocells. Food consumption was measured by an electronic scale. The signals thus generated were processed by a computer. This allowed us to continuously measure the spontaneous feeding(More)
Branching and other cell wall softening events in fungi and oomycetes are thought to involve the activity of secreted enzymes, which are packaged in membrane vesicles and delivered to sites of cell expansion, there to work in a carefully regulated manner upon the structure of the wall. Here we demonstrate a latent endo-(1,4)-beta-glucanase activity in a(More)