1H, 13C and 15N resonance assignments of the RodA hydrophobin from the opportunistic pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.


Pille A1, Kwan AH, Cheung I, Hampsey M, Aimanianda V, Delepierre M, Latgé JP, Sunde M, Guijarro JI.
Biomol NMR Assign. 2014 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print]


Hydrophobins are fungal proteins characterised by their amphipathic properties and an idiosyncratic pattern of eight cysteine residues involved in four disulphide bridges. The soluble form of these proteins spontaneously self-assembles at hydrophobic/hydrophilic interfaces to form an amphipathic monolayer. The RodA hydrophobin of the opportunistic pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus forms an amyloid layer with a rodlet morphology that covers the surface of fungal spores. This rodlet layer bestows hydrophobicity to the spores facilitating their dispersal in the air and rendering the conidia inert relative to the human immune system. As a first step in the analysis of the solution structure and self-association of RodA, we report the 1H, 13C and 15N resonance assignments of the soluble monomeric form of RodA.