The Host’s Reply to Candida Biofilm
AbstractCandida spp. are among the most common nosocomial fungal pathogens and are notorious for their propensity toward biofilm formation. When growing on a medical device or mucosal surface, these organisms reside as communities embedded in a protective matrix, resisting host defenses. The host responds to Candida biofilm by depositing a variety of proteins that become incorporated into the biofilm matrix. Compared to free-floating Candida, leukocytes are less effective against Candida within a biofilm. This review highlights recent advances describing the host’s response to Candida biofilms using ex vivo and in vivo models of mucosal and device-associated biofilm infections. View Full-Text
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Nett, J.E. The Host’s Reply to Candida Biofilm. Pathogens 2016, 5, 33.
Nett JE. The Host’s Reply to Candida Biofilm. Pathogens. 2016; 5(1):33.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nett, Jeniel E. 2016. "The Host’s Reply to Candida Biofilm." Pathogens 5, no. 1: 33.
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