Metalloprotease genes of Trichophyton mentagrophytes are important for pathogenicity.

Abstract

Metalloproteases (Mep) of the M36 family are important virulence factors for the host invasion by the dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Dermatophytes secrete keratinase to degrade human and animal keratin and invade the skin. In previous studies, primers designed from the MEP gene sequences of Aspergillus fumigatus and A. oryzae were used to amplify… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/13693786.2013.811552

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