Special Issue "New Perspectives for Candidiasis 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1748
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; bacterial infections; Candida spp.; biofilms; drug discovery; photodynamic therapy; drug delivery systems; probiotics and postbiotics
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Special Issue in Journal of Fungi: New Perspectives for Candidiasis
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Newer Therapies for Bacterial and Fungal Infections
Candidiasis is a common fungal infection that results from an imbalance between the host immune system and virulence mechanisms of Candida species. Several virulence factors of Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida species have been unveiled and widely studied, such as adhesin expression, morphological switching from yeast to filamentous forms, enzyme secretion, and biofilm formation. Despite great advances in medical research, the morbidity and mortality rates associated with Candida infections are still high. Currently, the biggest challenge in treating candidiasis is the emergence of antifungal drug resistance. The isolation of Candida auris strains resistant to all antifungal classes is shifting Candida infections from multidrug to pandrug resistance status. In this Special Issue, we expect to gather several studies with a focus on the pathogenicity of Candida spp. and resistance mechanisms, as well as new horizons for candidiasis treatment involving recently synthesized antifungal compounds; drug repurposing; combination therapies; biomaterials for drug delivery, antibodies, and vaccination; photodynamic therapy; probiotics; and natural antifungal products.
Dr. Juliana Campos Junqueira
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- Candida spp.
- antifungal resistance
- antifungal drugs
- combination therapies
- delivery systems