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Reference: Weissman Z, et al. (2008) An endocytic mechanism for haemoglobin-iron acquisition in Candida albicans. Mol Microbiol 69(1):201-17

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The fungal pathogen Candida albicans is able to utilize haemin and haemoglobin as iron sources. Haem-iron utilization is facilitated by Rbt5, an extracellular, GPI-anchored, haemin- and haemoglobin-binding protein. Here, we show that Rbt5 and its close homolog Rbt51 are short-lived plasma membrane proteins, degradation of which depends on vacuolar activity. Rbt5 facilitates the rapid endocytosis of haemoglobin into the C. albicans vacuole. We relied on recapitulation of the Rbt51-dependent haem-iron utilization in S. cerevisiae to identify mutants defective in haemoglobin utilization. Homologs of representative mutants in S. cerevisiae were deleted in C. albicans and tested for haemoglobin iron utilization and haemoglobin uptake. These mutants define a novel endocytosis-mediated haemoglobin utilization mechanism that depends on acidification of the lumen of the late secretory pathway, on a Type I myosin, and on the activity of the ESCRT pathway.

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Weissman Z, Shemer R, Conibear E, Kornitzer D
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