Signaling through adenylyl cyclase is essential for hyphal growth and virulence in the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans.

The human fungal pathogen Candida albicans switches from a budding yeast form to a polarized hyphal form in response to various external signals. This morphogenetic switching has been implicated in the development of pathogenicity. We have cloned the CaCDC35 gene encoding C. albicans adenylyl cyclase by functional complementation of the conditional growth… CONTINUE READING