Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 20543062
Eukaryotic Cell 2010 Aug;9(8):1294-8
The beta(1-3)glucanosyltransferase GEL family of Aspergillus fumigatus contains 7 genes, among which only 3 are expressed during mycelial growth. The role of the GEL4 gene was investigated in this study. Like the other Gelps, it encodes a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored protein. In contrast to the other beta(1-3)glucanosyltransferases analyzed to date, it is essential for this fungal species.