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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938005/recombinant-vaccines-of-a-cd4-t-cell-epitope-promote-efficient-control-of-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-burden-by-restraining-primary-organ-infection
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Rodrigo Assunção Holanda, Julián Esteban Muñoz, Lucas Santos Dias, Leandro Buffoni Roque Silva, Julliana Ribeiro Alves Santos, Sthefany Pagliari, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Tatiane Alves Paixão, Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, Daniel Assis Santos, Oscar Bruña-Romero
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is an infectious disease endemic to South America, caused by the thermally dimorphic fungi Paracoccidioides. Currently, there is no effective human vaccine that can be used in prophylactic or therapeutic regimes. We tested the hypothesis that the immunogenicity of the immunodominant CD4+ T-cell epitope (P10) of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis gp43 antigen might be significantly enhanced by using a hepatitis B virus-derived particle (VLP) as an antigen carrier. This chimera was administered to mice as a (His)6-purified protein (rPbT) or a replication-deficient human type 5 adenoviral vector (rAdPbT) in an immunoprophylaxis assay...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923004/regulatory-networks-underlying-mycorrhizal-development-delineated-by-genome-wide-expression-profiling-and-functional-analysis-of-the-transcription-factor-repertoire-of-the-plant-symbiotic-fungus-laccaria-bicolor
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Y Daguerre, E Levati, J Ruytinx, E Tisserant, E Morin, A Kohler, B Montanini, S Ottonello, A Brun, C Veneault-Fourrey, F Martin
BACKGROUND: Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi develop a mutualistic symbiotic interaction with the roots of their host plants. During this process, they undergo a series of developmental transitions from the running hyphae in the rhizosphere to the coenocytic hyphae forming finger-like structures within the root apoplastic space. These transitions, which involve profound, symbiosis-associated metabolic changes, also entail a substantial transcriptome reprogramming with coordinated waves of differentially expressed genes...
September 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895153/characterization-of-an-antimicrobial-and-phytotoxic-ribonuclease-secreted-by-the-fungal-wheat-pathogen-zymoseptoria-tritici
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Graeme J Kettles, Carlos Bayon, Caroline A Sparks, Gail Canning, Kostya Kanyuka, Jason J Rudd
The fungus Zymoseptoria tritici is the causal agent of Septoria Tritici Blotch (STB) disease of wheat leaves. Zymoseptoria tritici secretes many functionally uncharacterized effector proteins during infection. Here, we characterized a secreted ribonuclease (Zt6) with an unusual biphasic expression pattern. Transient expression systems were used to characterize Zt6, and mutants thereof, in both host and non-host plants. Cell-free protein expression systems monitored the impact of Zt6 protein on functional ribosomes, and in vitro assays of cells treated with recombinant Zt6 determined toxicity against bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi...
September 12, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890400/deglycosylating-enzymes-acting-on-n-glycans-in-fungi-insights-from-a-genome-survey
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Georgios Tzelepis, Magnus Karlsson, Tadashi Suzuki
BACKGROUND: N-Glycosylation, one of the most prominent post-translational modifications of proteins, is found in all domains of life, i.e. eukaryotes, bacteria and archaea, and has been shown to play a crucial role in modulating the physicochemical/physiological properties of carrier proteins. Deglycosylating enzymes that act on N-glycans are widely used in analyzing the structures/functions of N-glycans. Fungi are known to produce various deglycosylating enzymes, some of which are fungi-specific...
September 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876174/the-bacterial-effector-avrpto-targets-the-regulatory-co-receptor-sobir1-and-suppresses-defence-signalling-mediated-by-the-receptor-like-protein-cf-4
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Jinbin Wu, Aranka van der Burgh, Guozhi Bi, Lisha Zhang, James Robert Alfano, Gregory Martin, Matthieu Haj Joosten
Receptor-like proteins (RLPs) and receptor-like kinases (RLKs) are cell surface receptors that are essential for detecting invading pathogens and subsequent activation of plant defence responses. RLPs lack a cytoplasmic kinase domain to trigger downstream signalling leading to host resistance. The RLK SOBIR1 constitutively interacts with the tomato RLP Cf-4, thereby providing Cf-4 with a kinase domain. SOBIR1 is required for Cf-4-mediated resistance to strains of the fungal tomato pathogen Cladosporium fulvum that secrete the effector Avr4...
September 6, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864820/a-prophage-tail-like-protein-is-deployed-by-burkholderia-bacteria-to-feed-on-fungi
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Durga Madhab Swain, Sunil Kumar Yadav, Isha Tyagi, Rahul Kumar, Rajeev Kumar, Srayan Ghosh, Joyati Das, Gopaljee Jha
Some bacteria can feed on fungi, a phenomenon known as mycophagy. Here we show that a prophage tail-like protein (Bg_9562) is essential for mycophagy in Burkholderia gladioli strain NGJ1. The purified protein causes hyphal disintegration and inhibits growth of several fungal species. Disruption of the Bg_9562 gene abolishes mycophagy. Bg_9562 is a potential effector secreted by a type III secretion system (T3SS) and is translocated into fungal mycelia during confrontation. Heterologous expression of Bg_9562 in another bacterial species, Ralstonia solanacearum, confers mycophagous ability in a T3SS-dependent manner...
September 1, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860090/the-secreted-candida-albicans-protein-pra1-disrupts-host-defense-by-broadly-targeting-and-blocking-complement-c3-and-c3-activation-fragments
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Shanshan Luo, Prasad Dasari, Nadine Reiher, Andrea Hartmann, Susanne Jacksch, Elisabeth Wende, Dagmar Barz, Maria Joanna Niemiec, Ilse Jacobsen, Niklas Beyersdorf, Thomas Hünig, Andreas Klos, Christine Skerka, Peter F Zipfel
Candida albicans the most frequently isolated clinical fungal pathogen can cause local as well as systemic and life-threatening infections particularly in immune-compromised individuals. A better and more detailed understanding how C. albicans evades human immune attack is therefore needed for identifying fungal immune-evasive proteins and develop new therapies. Here, we identified Pra1, the pH-regulated C. albicans antigen as a hierarchical complement inhibitor that targets C3, the central human complement component...
August 28, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851275/gapless-genome-assembly-of-colletotrichum-higginsianum-reveals-chromosome-structure-and-association-of-transposable-elements-with-secondary-metabolite-gene-clusters
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Jean-Félix Dallery, Nicolas Lapalu, Antonios Zampounis, Sandrine Pigné, Isabelle Luyten, Joëlle Amselem, Alexander H J Wittenberg, Shiguo Zhou, Marisa V de Queiroz, Guillaume P Robin, Annie Auger, Matthieu Hainaut, Bernard Henrissat, Ki-Tae Kim, Yong-Hwan Lee, Olivier Lespinet, David C Schwartz, Michael R Thon, Richard J O'Connell
BACKGROUND: The ascomycete fungus Colletotrichum higginsianum causes anthracnose disease of brassica crops and the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Previous versions of the genome sequence were highly fragmented, causing errors in the prediction of protein-coding genes and preventing the analysis of repetitive sequences and genome architecture. RESULTS: Here, we re-sequenced the genome using single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology and, in combination with optical map data, this provided a gapless assembly of all twelve chromosomes except for the ribosomal DNA repeat cluster on chromosome 7...
August 29, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846714/genome-sequencing-and-comparative-genomics-reveal-a-repertoire-of-putative-pathogenicity-genes-in-chilli-anthracnose-fungus-colletotrichum-truncatum
#9
Soumya Rao, Madhusudan R Nandineni
Colletotrichum truncatum, a major fungal phytopathogen, causes the anthracnose disease on an economically important spice crop chilli (Capsicum annuum), resulting in huge economic losses in tropical and sub-tropical countries. It follows a subcuticular intramural infection strategy on chilli with a short, asymptomatic, endophytic phase, which contrasts with the intracellular hemibiotrophic lifestyle adopted by most of the Colletotrichum species. However, little is known about the molecular determinants and the mechanism of pathogenicity in this fungus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835670/the-arabidopsis-defensin-gene-atpdf1-1-mediates-defence-against-pectobacterium-carotovorum-subsp-carotovorum-via-an-iron-withholding-defence-system
#10
Pao-Yuan Hsiao, Chiu-Ping Cheng, Kah Wee Koh, Ming-Tsair Chan
Plant defensins (PDFs) are cysteine-rich peptides that have a range of biological functions, including defence against fungal pathogens. However, little is known about their role in defence against bacteria. In this study, we showed that the protein encoded by ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA PLANT DEFENSIN TYPE 1.1 (AtPDF1.1) is a secreted protein that can chelate apoplastic iron. Transcripts of AtPDF1.1 were induced in both systemic non-infected leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana plants and those infected with the necrotrophic bacterium Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827309/withdrawn-identification-of-an-endogenous-redox-partner-for-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenase-based-oxidative-cleavage-of-polysaccharides
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Nidhi Adlakha, Girish H Rajacharya, Rakesh Bhatnagar
This article has been withdrawn by the authors. Figs 4B and 6C were inappropriately presented.
August 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817232/crystal-structure-of-the-melampsora-lini-effector-avrp-reveals-insights-into-a-possible-nuclear-function-and-recognition-by-the-flax-disease-resistance-protein-p
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Xiaoxiao Zhang, Nadya Farah, Laura Rolston, Daniel J Ericsson, Ann-Maree Catanzariti, Maud Bernoux, Thomas Ve, Katerina Bendak, Chunhong Chen, Joel P Mackay, Gregory J Lawrence, Adrienne Hardham, Jeffrey G Ellis, Simon J Williams, Peter N Dodds, David A Jones, Bostjan Kobe
The effector protein AvrP is secreted by the flax rust fungal pathogen (Melampsora lini) and recognized specifically by the flax (Linum usitatissimum) P disease resistance protein, leading to effector-triggered immunity. To investigate the biological function of this effector and mechanisms of specific recognition by the P resistance protein, we determined the crystal structure of AvrP. The structure reveals an elongated zinc-finger-like structure with a novel interleaved zinc-binding topology. The residues responsible for zinc binding are conserved in AvrP effector variants and mutations of these motifs result in loss of P-mediated recognition...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801666/small-secreted-proteins-from-the-necrotrophic-conifer-pathogen-heterobasidion-annosum-s-l-hassps-induce-cell-death-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
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Tommaso Raffaello, Fred O Asiegbu
The basidiomycete Heterobasidion annosum sensu lato (s.l.) is considered to be one of the most destructive conifer pathogens in the temperate forests of the northern hemisphere. H. annosum is characterized by a dual fungal lifestyle. The fungus grows necrotrophically on living plant cells and saprotrophically on dead wood material. In this study, we screened the H. annosum genome for small secreted proteins (HaSSPs) that could potentially be involved in promoting necrotrophic growth during the fungal infection process...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796840/yes-research-matters
#14
Mari L Shinohara
My father was diagnosed with stomach cancer recently. Luckily, it was still at an early stage, and endoscopic surgery successfully took care of it. My father was fortunate; since people with stomach cancer do not show clear symptoms in the early stages, the disease is often not diagnosed until it becomes advanced. In his case, the diagnosis started from a suggestion by his doctor to check whether he had a gastric infection with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial species found in the digestive tract. In Japan, where he lives, a majority of gastric cancer patients (more than 99%) have been infected with H...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796297/transfer-of-tomato-immune-receptor-ve1-confers-ave1-dependent-verticillium-resistance-in-tobacco-and-cotton
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Yin Song, Linlin Liu, Yidong Wang, Dirk-Jan Valkenburg, Xianlong Zhang, Longfu Zhu, Bart P H J Thomma
Verticillium wilts caused by soil-borne fungal species of the Verticillium genus are economically important plant diseases that affect a wide range of host plants, and are notoriously difficult to combat. Perception of pathogen(-induced) ligands by plant immune receptors is a key component of plant innate immunity. In tomato, race-specific resistance to Verticillium wilt is governed by the cell surface-localized immune receptor Ve1 through recognition of the effector protein Ave1 that is secreted by race 1 strains of Verticillium spp...
August 10, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775254/adamts-13-regulates-neutrophil-recruitment-in-a-mouse-model-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Astrid Alflen, Steve Prüfer, Katharina Ebner, Sebastian Reuter, Pamela Aranda Lopez, Inge Scharrer, Fumiaki Banno, Michael Stassen, Hansjörg Schild, Kerstin Jurk, Markus Bosmann, Hendrik Beckert, Markus P Radsak
Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is secreted as an acute phase protein during inflammation. ADAMTS-13 regulates the size and prothrombotic activity of VWF by it's specific proteolytic activity. To determine the relevance of this regulatory pathway for the innate inflammatory response by polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN), we employed a mouse model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) where PMN functionality is crucial for fungal clearance and survival. IPA was induced by intratracheal application of Aspergillus fumigatus (A...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755300/in-vivo-gene-expression-profiling-of-the-entomopathogenic-fungus-beauveria-bassiana-elucidates-its-infection-stratagems-in-anopheles-mosquito
#17
Yiling Lai, Huan Chen, Ge Wei, Guandong Wang, Fang Li, Sibao Wang
The use of entomopathogenic fungi to control mosquitoes is a promising tool for reducing vector-borne disease transmission. To better understand infection stratagems of insect pathogenic fungi, we analyzed the global gene expression profiling of Beauveria bassiana at 36, 60, 84 and 108 h after topical infection of Anopheles stephensi adult mosquitoes using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). A total of 5,354 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) are identified over the course of fungal infection. When the fungus grows on the mosquito cuticle, up-regulated DEGs include adhesion-related genes involved in cuticle attachment, Pth11-like GPCRs hypothesized to be involved in host recognition, and extracellular enzymes involved in the degradation and penetration of the mosquito cuticle...
July 27, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738851/expression-and-secretion-of-fungal-endoglucanase-ii-and-chimeric-cellobiohydrolase-i-in-the-oleaginous-yeast-lipomyces-starkeyi
#18
Qi Xu, Eric P Knoshaug, Wei Wang, Markus Alahuhta, John O Baker, Shihui Yang, Todd Vander Wall, Stephen R Decker, Michael E Himmel, Min Zhang, Hui Wei
BACKGROUND: Lipomyces starkeyi is one of the leading lipid-producing microorganisms reported to date; its genetic transformation was only recently reported. Our aim is to engineer L. starkeyi to serve in consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) to produce lipid or fatty acid-related biofuels directly from abundant and low-cost lignocellulosic substrates. RESULTS: To evaluate L. starkeyi in this role, we first conducted a genome analysis, which revealed the absence of key endo- and exocellulases in this yeast, prompting us to select and screen four signal peptides for their suitability for the overexpression and secretion of cellulase genes...
July 24, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725901/zinc-binding-sites-in-pra1-a-zincophore-from-candida-albicans
#19
Dorota Łoboda, Magdalena Rowińska-Żyrek
The aim of this work is to understand the interactions of Zn(ii) with Pra1, a zincophore from Candida albicans, one of the most common causes of serious fungal infections in humans. Pra1 is a 299 amino acid protein, secreted from the fungus to specifically bind Zn(ii) and deliver it to a transmembrane zinc transporter, Zrt1. We take the first step towards understanding the bioinorganic chemistry of this process, by pointing out the Zn(ii) binding sites in Pra1 and understanding the thermodynamics of such interactions...
July 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717232/the-epichlo%C3%A3-festucae-antifungal-protein-has-activity-against-the-plant-pathogen-sclerotinia-homoeocarpa-the-causal-agent-of-dollar-spot-disease
#20
Zipeng Tian, Ruying Wang, Karen V Ambrose, Bruce B Clarke, Faith C Belanger
Epichloë spp. are naturally occurring fungal endophytic symbionts of many cool-season grasses. Infection by the fungal endophytes often confers biotic and abiotic stress tolerance to their hosts. Endophyte-mediated disease resistance is well-established in the fine fescue grass Festuca rubra subsp. rubra (strong creeping red fescue) infected with E. festucae. Resistance to fungal pathogens is not an established effect of endophyte infection of other grass species, and may therefore be unique to the fine fescues...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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