alexa Interplay between Candida albicans and the mammalian innate host defense.


Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Author(s): Cheng SC, Joosten LA, Kullberg BJ, Netea MG

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Abstract Candida albicans is both the most common fungal commensal microorganism in healthy individuals and the major fungal pathogen causing high mortality in at-risk populations, especially immunocompromised patients. In this review, we summarize the interplay between the host innate system and C. albicans, ranging from how the host recognizes, responds, and clears C. albicans infection to how C. albicans evades, dampens, and escapes from host innate immunity.
This article was published in Infect Immun and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

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