Special Issue "Sporothrix and Sporotrichosis 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 30633
Interests: fungal cell wall; virulence factors; host–fungus interaction
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Special Issue in Journal of Fungi: Sporothrix and Sporotrichosis 3.0
Sporotrichosis is a deep-seated fungal infection caused by members of the Sporothrix pathogenic clade, a group of species capable of growing on vegetal, animal, and human tissues. Although it has been more than a century since the first report of the disease and its causative agent, sporotrichosis is regarded as a neglected disease, and both the clinical and molecular aspects have received little attention until recently. In the last decade, research on this fungal genus and its caused diseases has gained momentum, and the repositories of scientific literature have witnessed increases in both the number of interested research groups and the variety of subjects being explored. The specialized scientific community has generated enough information that currently allows the “omics” study of these organisms, and the development and application of molecular tools for gene manipulation has started to uncover valuable information about the particular genes and metabolic pathways in Sporothrix biology, and new compounds with antifungal properties against these organisms are continuously sought to provide alternative options to those currently used in treatment. Diagnosis has also experienced significant improvements, and new serological and molecular alternatives are under evaluation. Thus, this Special Issue aims to provide an up-to-date vision of the current knowledge on these organisms and the infections they cause, relevant in the clinical and veterinary fields, and to inspire new research groups to study this fascinating group of fungal species.
Prof. Dr. Hector M. Mora-Montes
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- virulence factors
- host–fungus interaction
- animal disease
- human infection
- antifungal drugs