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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303575/isoform-localization-of-dectin-1-regulates-the-signaling-quality-of-anti-fungal-immunity
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Mike Fischer, Jörg P Müller, Bärbel Spies-Weisshart, Christine Gräfe, Oliver Kurzai, Kerstin Hünniger, Andreas Hochhaus, Sebastian Scholl, Ulf Schnetzke
Dectin-1 is recognized as a major receptor for fungal ß-glucans and contributes to anti-fungal immunity. Human monocyte populations express Dectin-1 isoforms A and B, which differ by the presence of a stalk region and its N-linked glycosylation site. Here, we analyzed the expression of both isoforms in human monocyte-derived cells. The cellular localization on cell lines stably expressing either Dectin-1 isoform A or B was studied by flow cytometry and confocal laser scanning microscopy. Intracellular protein signaling and cytokine production was analyzed by immunoblotting and cytometric bead arrays, respectively...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301519/lignin-degrading-peroxidases-in-white-rot-fungus-trametes-hirsuta-072-absolute-expression-quantification-of-full-multigene-family
#2
Daria V Vasina, Konstantin V Moiseenko, Tatiana V Fedorova, Tatiana V Tyazhelova
Ligninolytic heme peroxidases comprise an extensive family of enzymes, which production is characteristic for white-rot Basidiomycota. The majority of fungal heme peroxidases are encoded by multigene families that differentially express closely related proteins. Currently, there were very few attempts to characterize the complete multigene family of heme peroxidases in a single fungus. Here we are focusing on identification and characterization of peroxidase genes, which are transcribed and secreted by basidiomycete Trametes hirsuta 072, an efficient lignin degrader...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282450/secretory-proteins-are-delivered-to-the-septin-organized-penetration-interface-during-root-infection-by-verticillium-dahliae
#3
Ting-Ting Zhou, Yun-Long Zhao, Hui-Shan Guo
Successful infection of the host requires secretion of effector proteins to evade or suppress plant immunity. Secretion of effectors in root-infecting fungal pathogens, however, remains unexplored. We previously reported that Verticillium dahliae, a root-infecting phytopathogenic fungus, develops a penetration peg from a hyphopodium to infect cotton roots. In this study, we report that a septin ring, requiring VdSep5, partitions the hyphopodium and the invasive hypha and form the specialized fungus-host interface...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281888/medium-ph-in-submerged-cultivation-modulates-differences-in-the-intracellular-protein-profile-of-fusarium-oxysporum-urm-7401
#4
Nathália Gonsales da Rosa-Garzon, Hélen Julie Laure, Cristina Maria de Souza-Motta, José César Rosa, Hamilton Cabral
Fusarium oxysporum is a filamentous fungus that damages a wide range of plants and thus causes severe crop losses. In fungal pathogens, the genes and proteins involved in virulence are known to be controlled by environmental pH. Here, we report the influence of culture-medium pH (5, 6, 7, and 8) on the production of degradative enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of F. oxysporum URM 7401 and on the 2D-electrophoresis profile of intracellular proteins in this fungus. F. oxysporum URM 7401 was grown in acidic, neutral, and alkaline culture media in a submerged bioprocess...
March 10, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276124/two-eisosome-proteins-play-opposite-roles-in-autophagic-control-and-sustain-cell-integrity-function-and-pathogenicity-in-beauveria-bassiana
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Long-Bin Zhang, Li Tang, Sheng-Hua Ying, Ming-Guang Feng
Pil1A and Pil1B are two core eisosome proteins that are homologous to yeast Pil1/Lsp1 or filamentous fungal Pil1A/Pil1B but have been unexplored in entomopathogenic fungi. Here we examined subcellular localization and functions of Pil1A and Pil1B in Beauveria bassiana, a fungal insect pathogen. Either localization or co-localization experiments of the two proteins demonstrated that Pil1A and Pil1B were simultaneously localized at the periphery of hyphal cells for formation of stable, punctuate spots in B. bassiana...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267415/botrytis-small-rna-bc-sir37-suppresses-plant-defense-genes-by-cross-kingdom-rnai
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Ming Wang, Arne Weiberg, Exequiel Dellota, Daniel Yamane, Hailing Jin
Pathogens secrete effector proteins to suppress host immune responses. Recently, we showed that an aggressive plant fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea can also deliver small RNA effectors into host cells to suppress host immunity. B. cinerea sRNAs (Bc-sRNAs) translocate into host plants and hijack the plant RNAi machinery to induce cross-kingdom RNAi of host immune responsive genes. Here, we functionally characterized another Bc-sRNA effector Bc-siR37 that is predicted to target at least 15 Arabidopsis genes, including WRKY transcription factors, receptor-like kinases, and cell wall-modifying enzymes...
March 7, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264048/macrophage-inducible-c-type-lectin-mincle-recognizes-glycosylated-surface-s-layer-of-the-periodontal-pathogen-tannerella-forsythia
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Sreedevi Chinthamani, Rajendra P Settem, Kiyonobu Honma, Jason G Kay, Ashu Sharma
The oral pathogen Tannerella forsythia is implicated in the development of periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease that leads to the destruction of the gum and tooth supporting tissues, often leading to tooth loss. T. forsythia is a unique Gram-negative organism endowed with an elaborate protein O-glycosylation system that allows the bacterium to express a glycosylated surface (S)-layer comprising two high molecular weight glycoproteins modified with O-linked oligosaccharides. The T. forsythia S-layer has been implicated in the modulation of cytokine responses of antigen presenting cells, such as macrophages, that play a significant role during inflammation associated with periodontitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258766/an-account-of-fungal-14-3-3-proteins
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Ravinder Kumar
14-3-3s are a group of relatively low molecular weight, acidic, dimeric, protein(s) conserved from single-celled yeast to multicellular vertebrates including humans. Despite lacking catalytic activity, these proteins have been shown to be involved in multiple cellular processes. Apart from their role in normal cellular physiology, recently these proteins have been implicated in various medical consequences. In this present review, fungal 14-3-3 protein localization, interactions, transcription, regulation, their role in the diverse cellular process including DNA duplication, cell cycle, protein trafficking or secretion, apoptosis, autophagy, cell viability under stress, gene expression, spindle positioning, role in carbon metabolism have been discussed...
February 24, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257033/lactoferrin-balancing-ups-and-downs-of-inflammation-due-to-microbial-infections
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REVIEW
Maria Elisa Drago-Serrano, Rafael Campos-Rodríguez, Julio César Carrero, Mireya de la Garza
Lactoferrin (Lf) is a glycoprotein of the primary innate immune-defense system of mammals present in milk and other mucosal secretions. This protein of the transferrin family has broad antimicrobial properties by depriving pathogens from iron, or disrupting their plasma membranes through its highly cationic charge. Noteworthy, Lf also exhibits immunomodulatory activities performing up- and down-regulation of innate and adaptive immune cells, contributing to the homeostasis in mucosal surfaces exposed to myriad of microbial agents, such as the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228551/cysteine-residues-in-a-yeast-viral-a-b-toxin-crucially-control-host-cell-killing-via-ph-triggered-disulfide-rearrangements
#10
Yutaka Suzuki, Sara L Schwartz, Nina C Mueller, Manfred J Schmitt
K28 is a viral A/B protein toxin that intoxicates yeast and fungal cells by endocytosis and retrograde transport to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). While toxin translocation into the cytosol occurs on the oxidized α/β heterodimer, the precise mechanism of how the toxin crosses the ER membrane is unknown. Here we identified pH-triggered toxin-intrinsic thiol rearrangements that crucially control toxin conformation and host cell killing. In the natural habitat and low pH environment of toxin-secreting killer yeasts, K28 is structurally stable and biologically active as disulfide-bonded heterodimer while it forms inactive disulfide-bonded oligomers at neutral pH that are caused by activation and thiol deprotonation of β-subunit cysteines...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223991/the-comparison-of-expressed-candidate-secreted-proteins-from-two-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-unravels-common-and-specific-molecular-tools-to-invade-different-host-plants
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Laurent Kamel, Nianwu Tang, Mathilde Malbreil, Hélène San Clemente, Morgane Le Marquer, Christophe Roux, Nicolas Frei Dit Frey
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), belonging to the fungal phylum Glomeromycota, form mutualistic symbioses with roots of almost 80% of land plants. The release of genomic data from the ubiquitous AMF Rhizophagus irregularis revealed that this species possesses a large set of putative secreted proteins (RiSPs) that could be of major importance for establishing the symbiosis. In the present study, we aimed to identify SPs involved in the establishment of AM symbiosis based on comparative gene expression analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217138/using-population-and-comparative-genomics-to-understand-the-genetic-basis-of-effector-driven-fungal-pathogen-evolution
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REVIEW
Clémence Plissonneau, Juliana Benevenuto, Norfarhan Mohd-Assaad, Simone Fouché, Fanny E Hartmann, Daniel Croll
Epidemics caused by fungal plant pathogens pose a major threat to agro-ecosystems and impact global food security. High-throughput sequencing enabled major advances in understanding how pathogens cause disease on crops. Hundreds of fungal genomes are now available and analyzing these genomes highlighted the key role of effector genes in disease. Effectors are small secreted proteins that enhance infection by manipulating host metabolism. Fungal genomes carry 100s of putative effector genes, but the lack of homology among effector genes, even for closely related species, challenges evolutionary and functional analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192532/role-of-arf-gtpases-in-fungal-morphogenesis-and-virulence
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Hayet Labbaoui, Stéphanie Bogliolo, Vikram Ghugtyal, Norma V Solis, Scott G Filler, Robert A Arkowitz, Martine Bassilana
Virulence of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans depends on the switch from budding to filamentous growth, which requires sustained membrane traffic and polarized growth. In many organisms, small GTPases of the Arf (ADP-ribosylation factor) family regulate membrane/protein trafficking, yet little is known about their role in fungal filamentous growth. To investigate these GTPases in C. albicans, we generated loss of function mutants in all 3 Arf proteins, Arf1-Arf3, and 2 Arf-like proteins, Arl1 and Arl3...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168773/characterization-of-an-entomopathogenic-fungi-target-integument-protein-bombyx-mori-single-domain-von-willebrand-factor-type-c-in-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
#14
F Han, A Lu, Y Yuan, W Huang, B T Beerntsen, J Huang, E Ling
The insect cuticle works as the first line of defence to protect insects from pathogenic infections and water evaporation. However, the old cuticle must be shed in order to enter the next developmental stage. During each ecdysis, moulting fluids are produced and secreted into the area among the old and new cuticles. In a previous study, the protein Bombyx mori single domain von Willebrand factor type C (BmSVWC; BGIBMGA011399) was identified in the moulting fluids of Bo. mori and demonstrated to regulate ecdysis...
February 7, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154008/eng1-and-exg8-are-the-major-%C3%AE-glucanases-secreted-by-the-fungal-pathogen-histoplasma-capsulatum
#15
Andrew L Garfoot, Kacey L Dearing, Andrew D VanSchoiack, Vicki H Wysocki, Chad A Rappleye
Fungal cell walls contain β-glucan polysaccharides which stimulate immune responses when recognized by host immune cells. The fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum minimizes detection of β-glucan by host cells through at least two mechanisms: concealment of β-glucans beneath α-glucans and enzymatic removal of any exposed β-glucan polysaccharides by the secreted glucanase Eng1. Histoplasma yeasts also secrete the putative glucanase Exg8, which may serve a similar role as Eng1 in removing exposed β-glucans from the yeast cell surface...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149293/the-antifungal-activity-of-lactoferrin-and-its-derived-peptides-mechanisms-of-action-and-synergy-with-drugs-against-fungal-pathogens
#16
REVIEW
Kenya E Fernandes, Dee A Carter
Lactoferrin is a multifunctional iron-binding glycoprotein belonging to the transferrin family. It is found abundantly in milk and is present as a major protein in human exocrine secretions where it plays a role in the innate immune response. Various antifungal functions of lactoferrin have been reported including a wide spectrum of activity across yeasts and molds and synergy with other antifungal drugs in combination therapy, and various modes of action have been proposed. Bioactive peptides derived from lactoferrin can also exhibit strong antifungal activity, with some surpassing the potency of the whole protein...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143479/droplet-based-microfluidic-high-throughput-screening-of-heterologous-enzymes-secreted-by-the-yeast-yarrowia-lipolytica
#17
Thomas Beneyton, Stéphane Thomas, Andrew D Griffiths, Jean-Marc Nicaud, Antoine Drevelle, Tristan Rossignol
BACKGROUND: Droplet-based microfluidics is becoming an increasingly attractive alternative to microtiter plate techniques for enzymatic high-throughput screening (HTS), especially for exploring large diversities with lower time and cost footprint. In this case, the assayed enzyme has to be accessible to the substrate within the water-in-oil droplet by being ideally extracellular or displayed at the cell surface. However, most of the enzymes screened to date are expressed within the cytoplasm of Escherichia coli cells, which means that a lysis step must take place inside the droplets for enzyme activity to be assayed...
January 31, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117833/a-fungal-wheat-pathogen-evolved-host-specialization-by-extensive-chromosomal-rearrangements
#18
Fanny E Hartmann, Andrea Sánchez-Vallet, Bruce A McDonald, Daniel Croll
Fungal pathogens can rapidly evolve virulence towards resistant crops in agricultural ecosystems. Gains in virulence are often mediated by the mutation or deletion of a gene encoding a protein recognized by the plant immune system. However, the loci and the mechanisms of genome evolution enabling rapid virulence evolution are poorly understood. We performed genome-wide association mapping on a global collection of 106 strains of Zymoseptoria tritici, the most damaging pathogen of wheat in Europe, to identify polymorphisms linked to virulence on two wheat varieties...
January 24, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117435/movrp1-a-putative-verprolin-protein-is-required-for-asexual-development-and-infection-in-the-rice-blast-fungus-magnaporthe-oryzae
#19
Lin Huang, Shengpei Zhang, Ziyi Yin, Muxing Liu, Bing Li, Haifeng Zhang, Xiaobo Zheng, Ping Wang, Zhengguang Zhang
Endocytosis is a crucial cellular process in eukaryotic cells which involves clathrin and/or adaptor proteins, lipid kinases, phosphatases and the actin cytoskeleton. Verprolin proteins, such as Vrp1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, are conserved family proteins that regulate actin binding and endocytosis. Here, we identified and characterized MoVrp1 as the yeast Vrp1 homolog in Magnaporthe oryzae. Deletion of the MoVRP1 gene resulted in defects in vegetative growth, asexual development, and infection of the host plant...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111348/xenobiotic-transporters-and-kidney-injury
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REVIEW
Blessy George, Dahea You, Melanie S Joy, Lauren M Aleksunes
Renal proximal tubules are targets for toxicity due in part to the expression of transporters that mediate the secretion and reabsorption of xenobiotics. Alterations in transporter expression and/or function can enhance the accumulation of toxicants and sensitize the kidneys to injury. This can be observed when xenobiotic uptake by carrier proteins is increased or efflux of toxicants and their metabolites is reduced. Nephrotoxic chemicals include environmental contaminants (halogenated hydrocarbon solvents, the herbicide paraquat, the fungal toxin ochratoxin, and heavy metals) as well as pharmaceuticals (certain beta-lactam antibiotics, antiviral drugs, and chemotherapeutic drugs)...
January 20, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
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