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Anti-Immune Strategies of Pathogenic Fungi
(Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology, 2016-11-15) [Resenha]
Pathogenic fungi have developed many strategies to evade the host immune system. Multiple escape mechanisms appear to function together to inhibit attack by the various stages of both the adaptive and the innate immune ...
Paracoccidioides-host interaction: An overview on recent advances in the paracoccidioidomycosis
(Frontiers in Microbiology, 2015-01-01) [Resenha]
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii are etiologic agents of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), an important endemic mycosis in Latin America. During its evolution, these fungi have developed characteristics and mechanisms ...
Antifungal therapy: New advances in the understanding and treatment of mycosis
(Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017-01-23) [Resenha]
The high rates of morbidity and mortality caused by fungal infections are associated with the current limited antifungal arsenal and the high toxicity of the compounds. Additionally, identifying novel drug targets is ...
Searching new antifungals: The use of in vitro and in vivo methods for evaluation of natural compounds
(Journal of Microbiological Methods, 2016-04-01) [Resenha]
In the last decades, the increased number of immunocompromised patients has led to the emergence of many forms of fungal infections. Furthermore, there are a restricted arsenal of antifungals available and an increase in ...
Applications of invertebrate animal models to dimorphic fungal infections
(Journal of Fungi, 2018-01-01) [Resenha]
Dimorphic fungi can be found in the yeast form during infection and as hyphae in the environment and are responsible for a large number of infections worldwide. Invertebrate animals have been shown to be convenient models ...
Fungal biofilms and polymicrobial diseases
(Journal of Fungi, 2017-06-01) [Resenha]
Biofilm formation is an important virulence factor for pathogenic fungi. Both yeasts and filamentous fungi can adhere to biotic and abiotic surfaces, developing into highly organized communities that are resistant to ...