Special Issue "Host Defense against Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
The fungal kingdom is comprised of a diverse group of organisms that are widely distributed in the environment and in frequent contact with animals and humans. The medically important fungi represent a very small subset of these organisms that have adapted to colonize or infect animal or human hosts. In many but not all cases, deficiencies in the host’s immune defenses are necessary for the development of fungal disease. Research in medical mycology and fungal immunology has markedly expanded in recent decades and has generated tremendous insights into the nature of these host-pathogen interactions and how they impact outcomes of these infections. Pathogenic mechanisms of the organism are balanced by every aspect of host defense including mucosal barriers and mucosal immunty, components and interplay between the innate and adaptive arms of the immune systems, and the influence of the existing microbiota in health and disease. This Special Issue is devoted to original research and expert reviews that broadly address the complex relationships between medically important fungi and their animal or human hosts.
Dr. Joseph M. Bliss
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Fungi is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- immunocompromised host
- innate immunity
- adaptive immunity