Journal article

Protein markers for Candida albicans EVs include claudin-like Sur7 family proteins.

Charlotte S Dawson, Donovan Garcia-Ceron, Harinda Rajapaksha, Pierre Faou, Mark R Bleackley, Marilyn A Anderson

J Extracell Vesicles | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Fungal extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been implicated in host-pathogen and pathogen-pathogen communication in some fungal diseases. In depth research into fungal EVs has been hindered by the lack of specific protein markers such as those found in mammalian EVs that have enabled sophisticated isolation and analysis techniques. Despite their role in fungal EV biogenesis, ESCRT proteins such as Vps23 (Tsg101) and Bro1 (ALIX) are not present as fungal EV cargo. Furthermore, tetraspanin homologs are yet to be identified in many fungi including the model yeast S. cerevisiae. Objective: We performed de novo identification of EV protein markers for the major human fungal pathogen Cand..

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