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LC-MS/MS-Based Fungicide Accumulation Assay to Demonstrate Efflux Activity in the Wheat Pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici

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Abstract

Increased drug efflux compromises the efficacy of a large panel of treatments in the clinic against cancer or bacterial, fungal, and viral diseases, and in agriculture due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogenic fungi. Until recently, to demonstrate increased drug efflux, the use of labeled drugs or fluorescent dyes was necessary. With the increasing sensitivity of detection devices, direct assessment of drug efflux has become realistic. Here, we describe a medium-throughput method to assess the intracellular drug concentration in the plant pathogenic fungus Zymoseptoria tritici cultivated in the presence of a sublethal fungicide concentration. As a model fungicide, we used the succinate-dehydrogenase inhibitor boscalid. The boscalid concentration was assessed in the different culture fractions using mass spectrometry linked to liquid chromatography (LC-MS/MS). The ratio between the intracellular and total boscalid amount was used as an inversed proxy for the efflux activity. Using isogenic mutant strains known for their differential efflux capacities, we validated the negative correlation between the intracellular boscalid concentration and efflux activity. In addition, intra-cellular fungicide accumulation explains the susceptibility of the tested strains to boscalid. This assay may be useful in lead development when a new molecule displays good inhibitory activity against its isolated target protein but fails to control the target organism.

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hal-03741294 , version 1 (01-08-2022)

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Guillaume Fouché, Dominique Rosati, Catherine Venet, Hervé Josserand, Marie-Pascale Latorse, et al.. LC-MS/MS-Based Fungicide Accumulation Assay to Demonstrate Efflux Activity in the Wheat Pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. Microorganisms, 2022, 10 (8), pp.1494. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms10081494⟩. ⟨hal-03741294⟩
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