Published in AIDS Weekly, November 3rd, 2003
MAPK pathways "transfer environmental signals into intracellular events such as proliferation and differentiation," scientists in Minnesota explained. "Fungi utilize a specific pheromone-induced MAPK pathway to regulate conjugation, formation of an ascus, and entry into meiosis."
"We have previously identified a MAPK, PCM, from the fungal opportunist Pneumocystis, responsible for causing severe pneumonia in patients with AIDS," according to P.K. Vohra and colleagues working at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation. "In order to gain insight...
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