Characterization of a novel separase-interacting protein and candidate new securin, Eip1p, in the fungal pathogen Candida albicans

  title={Characterization of a novel separase-interacting protein and candidate new securin, Eip1p, in the fungal pathogen Candida albicans},
  author={Samantha Sparapani and Catherine L. Bachewich},
  journal={Molecular Biology of the Cell},
  pages={2469 - 2489}
Proper chromosome segregation is crucial for maintaining genomic stability and dependent on separase, a conserved and essential cohesin protease. Securins are key regulators of separases, but remain elusive in many organisms due to sequence divergence. Here, we demonstrate that the separase homologue Esp1p in the ascomycete Candida albicans, an important pathogen of humans, is essential for chromosome segregation. However, C. albicans lacks a sequence homologue of securins found in model… 


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