A compound prevents the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus

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A compound prevents the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus

Post by whbio » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:23 pm

Aspergillus fumigatus is a species of fungus that causes a range of diseases in human beings, especially in those with an immunodeficiency. It is one of the most prevalent of the airborne fungi. Now, a study reports that a compound can prevent the growth of Aspergillus fumigatus by targeting a specific enzyme that helps the fungus survive iron-deficient conditions, such as the human body. The fungal enzyme, termed Flavin-Dependent Monooxygenase Siderophore A (SidA), plays a vital role in the production of siderophores, molecules that obtain iron from human proteins. More details, please refer to http://about.cusabio.com/c-19811.html

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