Special Issue "Pathogenesis of Candidiasis"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019) | Viewed by 105011
Candida species are opportunistic pathogens capable of causing a variety of infections, ranging from superficial to invasive candidiasis, in an expanding spectrum of immune and medically-compromised patients. Candidiasis now represents the third to fourth most common nosocomial infection worldwide and carries significant mortality rates. Although C. albicans remains the most common etiological agent of candidiasis, species such as C. glabrata and C. parapsilosis (and others) are increasingly isolated, and most recently, the rapid emergence of C. auris has received considerable attention. A number of Candida virulence factors have been described that contribute to the ability of different Candida species to cause infection. This has been an area of active research in the last few decades by many different groups of investigators, who have contributed to our understanding of the pathogenicity mechanisms that Candida uses during infection. A better knowledge of Candida pathogenesis is also likely to lead to the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics that are urgently needed. This Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi will present state-of-the-art reviews and original research articles by leading authors on the topic of “Pathogenesis of Candidiasis”.
Prof. Dr. Jose L. Lopez-Ribot
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- virulence factors
- morphogenetic transitions
- environmental sensing