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Melanin and pyomelanin in Aspergillus fumigatus: from its genetics to host interaction
The aim of this review is to present the current knowledge of the genetic basis and metabolic pathways of melanin production, their activation, function, and interaction with the host immune system. Expand
Fumagillin, a Mycotoxin of Aspergillus fumigatus: Biosynthesis, Biological Activities, Detection, and Applications
This work offers a complete review of all the information currently related to the fumagillin mycotoxin secreted by A. fumigatus, important because of its role in the fungal infection process but also because it has many other applications, notably in beekeeping, the treatment of infectious diseases, and in oncology. Expand
Fast SARS-CoV-2 detection protocol based on RNA precipitation and RT-qPCR in nasopharyngeal swab samples
This simple protocol allows SARS-CoV-2 testing independently of commercial kit providers in a time and cost-effective manner and can be readily implemented in research and/or diagnostic laboratories worldwide, provided that patient confidentiality and researcher safety are ensured. Expand
Nitrogen, Iron, and Zinc Acquisition: Key Nutrients to Aspergillus fumigatus Virulence
The sensing, uptake and regulation process of the acquisition of nutrients, the connections between pathways and the virulence-implicated genes are described, and a wide field of knowledge that remains uncertain and might offer new therapeutic and diagnostic targets is described. Expand