Detection of Sap2 in the secretome of Candida albicans cell wall and secretory mutants
Doctoral thesis, Master thesis
sekretom; Candida albicans; LS-MS; secretome; MS analýza; MS analysis; LC-MS; Sap2
Candidate: Nikola Kollárová Title of diploma thesis: Detection of Sap2 in the secretome of Candida albicans cell wall and secretory mutants Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Department of Biological and Medicinal Sciences Complutense University of Madrid, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Microbiology II Study program: Pharmacy Backgound: The aim of this diploma thesis was to search for C. albicans proteins involved in the secretion of the secreted aspartyl proteinase 2 enzyme (Sap2) evaluating the ability to degrade BSA (bovine serum albumin) as a source of nitrogen in several cell wall and secretory mutants of C. albicans. The work was carried out at the Department of Microbiology II, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid. Methods: The supernatant samples of several Candida albicans mutants were tested by SDS-PAGE electrophoresis and stained. Bands corresponding to BSA were observed and compared to controls. The other method was counted with 96-well plate. Results: The correlation between optical density and degradation of BSA was observed. Some mutants with disability to degrade BSA were found in a pilot screening of the ability to degrade BSA using 96-well plate method. That fact was confirmed by SDS-PAGE electrophoresis. C. albicans mutants showing...