Special Issue "Fungal Pathogenesis and Immune Defense"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
The continuing AIDS epidemic, increased usage of immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ rejection or to treat autoimmune diseases and the emergence of drug resistant organisms are all factors contributing to increased susceptibility, severity of disease and mortality to fungal pathogens. Consequently, there remains an urgent need to elucidate mechanisms for inducing protective immune responses against fungal pathogens. Overall, disease severity is not solely due to the virulence of the fungal pathogen or some underlying deficiency of the host response. Fortunately, several experimental models of human mycoses have been developed to study the interface between fungal pathogens and the host response such that a more global perspective of fungal pathogenesis may be gained. These studies are needed to facilitate the design of immune therapies, pharmaceuticals and/or vaccines to combat fungal infections.
This Special Issue will feature papers that advance our understanding of fungal pathogenesis and host responses.
Prof. Dr. Floyd L. Wormley Jr.
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fungal pathogenesis,
- host responses
- medical mycology
- host-fungal interactions
- fungal vaccines