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E-GEOD-61518 - A functional portrait of Med7 and the Mediator complex in Candida albicans [ChIP-chip]
Released on 18 September 2014, last updated on 19 September 2014
In this study, we have investigated Mediator function in the human fungal pathogen C. albicans. An initial screening of conditionally regulated Mediator subunits showed that the Med7 of C. albicans was not essential, in contrast to the situation noted for Saccharomyces cerevisiae. While loss of CaMed7 did not lead to loss of viability under normal growth conditions, it dramatically influenced the pathogen’s ability to grow in different carbon sources, to form hyphae and biofilms, and to colonize the gastrointestinal tracts of mice. We used location profiling to determine Mediator binding under yeast and hyphal morphologies characterized by different transcription profiles. We observed a core set of specific and common genes bound by Med7 under both conditions; this specific core set is expanded considerably during hyphal growth, supporting the idea that Mediator binding correlates with changes in transcriptional activity and that this binding is condition specific. Med7 bound not only in the promoter regions of active genes but also of inactive genes and within coding regions and at the 3’ ends of genes. By combining genome-wide location profiling, expression analyses and phenotyping, we have identified different Med7 regulons including genes related to glycolysis and the Filamentous Growth Regulator family. We performed genome-wide occupancy experiments (YPD, 30oC and YPD, 37oC) with Med7p to determine its binding sites.
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Faiza Tebbji <email@example.com>, Adnane Sellam, André Nantel, Carol A Kumamoto, Julien R Albert, Kearney T Gunsalus, Malcolm Whiteway, Yaolin Chen