Surface phosphatase in Rhinocladiella aquaspersa: biochemical properties and its involvement with adhesion.

@article{Kneipp2012SurfacePI,
  title={Surface phosphatase in Rhinocladiella aquaspersa: biochemical properties and its involvement with adhesion.},
  author={Lucimar Ferreira Kneipp and Andressa S Magalh{\~a}es and Erika A Abi-Chacra and Lucieri Oleg{\'a}rio Pereira Souza and Celuta Sales Alviano and Andr{\'e} L. S. Santos and Jos{\'e} Roberto Meyer-Fernandes},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={570-8}
}
Rhinocladiella aquaspersa is an etiologic agent of chromoblastomycosis, a subcutaneous chronic infectious disease. In the present work, we found that the three morphological forms of this fungus (conidia, mycelia and sclerotic bodies) expressed different levels of ecto-phosphatase activity. Our results demonstrated that surface conidial enzyme is an acid phosphatase, inhibited by sodium salts of molybdate, orthovanadate and fluoride and that the inhibition caused by orthovanadate and molybdate… CONTINUE READING