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The iC3b receptor of Candida albicans and its roles in pathogenesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19388174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On the basis of biochemical and immunologic studies, a receptor for iC3b with some activities reminiscent of the integrins CD11b and CD11c was defined on the cell wall of clinical and laboratory isolates of Candida albicans. The INT1 gene encodes a protein of 1659 amino acids; the Int1 protein participates in adhesion to epithelial cells in vitro and in vivo. Int1 is essential for hyphal morphogenesis and virulence in a murine model. Recent evidence points to the amino terminus of Int1 as the source of a peptide, Pep263, with superantigen-like activities.
Margaret K Hostetter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vaccine     Volume:  26 Suppl 8     ISSN:  0264-410X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vaccine     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-23     Completed Date:  2009-05-05     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406899     Medline TA:  Vaccine     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  I108-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Candida albicans / pathogenicity*
Cell Adhesion Molecules / chemistry,  genetics,  physiology*
Cloning, Molecular
Fungal Proteins / chemistry,  genetics,  physiology*
Heparin / pharmacology
Receptors, Complement 3b / physiology*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cell Adhesion Molecules; 0/Fungal Proteins; 0/Receptors, Complement 3b; 0/alphaINT1 protein, Candida albicans; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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