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Ammonium transceptors: Novel regulators of fungal development

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Bert van den Berg, Siobhan Lister, Dr Julian Rutherford



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Transceptors are nutrient transporters that act as receptors to regulate downstream signalling pathways. Ammonium transceptors regulate fungal morphology in response to limiting levels of ammonium, which is utilised as a nitrogen source. Few studies have addressed to what extent ammonium transceptors are conserved in pathogenic fungi. Plant and animal fungal pathogens undergo a variety of developmental transitions during infection and work on some plant fungal pathogens establishes the importance of ammonium transporters during host infection [1, 2]. More widespread studies are needed to determine if ammonium transceptors have a general role in regulating the virulence of fungal pathogens.

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Author(s): van den Berg B, Lister S, Rutherford JC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: PLoS Pathogens

Year: 2019

Volume: 15

Issue: 11

Online publication date: 07/11/2019

Acceptance date: 25/09/2019

Date deposited: 12/11/2019

ISSN (print): 1553-7366

ISSN (electronic): 1553-7374

Publisher: Public Library of Science


DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008059

PubMed id: 31697784


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