Characterization of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis PbDfg5p, a cell-wall protein implicated in filamentous growth.

@article{Castro2008CharacterizationOP,
  title={Characterization of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis PbDfg5p, a cell-wall protein implicated in filamentous growth.},
  author={Nadya da Silva Castro and M{\^o}nica Santiago Barbosa and Zilma Alves Maia and S{\^o}nia Nair B{\'a}o and Maria Sueli Soares Felipe and Jaime M. Santana and Maria Jos{\'e} Soares Mendes-Giannini and Maristela Pereira and C{\'e}lia Maria de Almeida Soares},
  journal={Yeast},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          141-54
        }
}
The dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is the causative agent of the most frequent systemic mycosis in Latin America. In humans, infection starts by inhalation of fungal propagules, which reach the pulmonary epithelium and differentiate into the yeast parasitic phase. Here we describe the characterization of a Dfg5p (defective for filamentous growth) homologue of P. brasiliensis, a predictable cell wall protein, first identified in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The protein, the cDNA and… CONTINUE READING
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