Carbon metabolism in pathogenic yeasts (Especially Candida): The role of cell wall metabolism in virulence

Keunsook K. Lee, Carol A. Munro*

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Abstract

Fungal pathogens are found in the natural environment and associated with living organisms including humans. The major life-threatening human fungal pathogens are Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, and Candida species (spp.). Among Candida spp., C. albicans is the most prevalent human pathogen responsible for a range of infections that differ in their severity according to the host's immune status.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Mechanisms in Yeast Carbon Metabolism
EditorsJure Piskur, Concetta Compagno
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages141-167
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783642550133
ISBN (Print)3642550126, 9783642550126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Lee, K. K., & Munro, C. A. (2014). Carbon metabolism in pathogenic yeasts (Especially Candida): The role of cell wall metabolism in virulence. In J. Piskur, & C. Compagno (Eds.), Molecular Mechanisms in Yeast Carbon Metabolism (pp. 141-167). [7] Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55013-3_7