C. albicans Mucin Msb2
Why is it important?
This paper quantitates for the first time the interaction of Msb2, a secretory protein of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans, with a human antimicrobial peptide (AMP). The measurements were done by a novel method, microscale thermophoresis (MST) and show high affinity of binding, which explains the phenomenon that Msb2 protects microorganisms against AMPs, specifically against the reserve antibiotic daptomycin.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Marc Swidergall