Fungal Recognition and Host Defense Mechanisms

I. M. Dambuza, S. M Levitz, M. G. Netea, G. D. Brown

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Fungi have emerged as premier opportunistic microbes of the 21st century, having a considerable impact on human morbidity and mortality. The huge increase in incidence of these diseases is largely due to the HIV pandemic and use of immunosuppressive therapies, underscoring the importance of the immune system in defense against fungi. This article will address how the mammalian immune system recognizes and mounts a defense against medically relevant fungal species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalMicrobiology spectrum
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2017


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