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Winkelstroter, LK;Dolan, SK;dos Reis, TF;Bom, VLP;de Castro, PA;Hagiwara, D;Alowni, R;Jones, GW;Doyle, S;Brown, NA;Goldman, GH
2015
July
G3 (Bethesda, Md.)
Systematic Global Analysis of Genes Encoding Protein Phosphatases in Aspergillus fumigatus
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OXIDATIVE STRESS-RESPONSE CELL-WALL INTEGRITY TYROSINE PHOSPHATASES INVASIVE ASPERGILLOSIS ASEXUAL DEVELOPMENT PHOSPHORYL TRANSFER BIOFILM FORMATION CANDIDA-ALBICANS FUNCTIONAL ROLES KINASE PATHWAY
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Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungal pathogen that causes several invasive and noninvasive diseases named aspergillosis. This disease is generally regarded as multifactorial, considering that several pathogenicity determinants are present during the establishment of this illness. It is necessary to obtain an increased knowledge of how, and which, A. fumigatus signal transduction pathways are engaged in the regulation of these processes. Protein phosphatases are essential to several signal transduction pathways. We identified 32 phosphatase catalytic subunit-encoding genes in A. fumigatus, of which we were able to construct 24 viable deletion mutants. The role of nine phosphatase mutants in the HOG (high osmolarity glycerol response) pathway was evaluated by measuring phosphorylation of the p38 MAPK (SakA) and expression of osmo-dependent genes. We were also able to identify 11 phosphatases involved in iron assimilation, six that are related to gliotoxin resistance, and three implicated in gliotoxin production. These results present the creation of a fundamental resource for the study of signaling in A. fumigatus and its implications in the regulation of pathogenicity determinants and virulence in this important pathogen.
BETHESDA
2160-1836
10.1534/g3.115.016766
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