Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 6th, 2004
"The Penicillium chrysogenum antifungal protein PAF inhibits the growth of various filamentous fungi," investigators in Austria report.
"In this study, PAF was found to localize to the cytoplasm of sensitive aspergilli by indirect immunofluorescence staining," wrote C. Oberparleiter and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "The internalization process required active metabolism and ATP and was prevented by latrunculin B, suggesting an endocytotic mechanism."
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