Special Issue "Fungi-Host Interaction in Mucosal/Host Surfaces"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: Candida; mucosal immunity; innate immunity; microbiome; antimicrobial resistance
Fungal diseases are a growing health problem worldwide, with unacceptable high morbidity and mortality rates, especially in immunocompromised hosts. Among these infections, diseases related to body surfaces such as the skin, oral cavity, and the genitourinary tract cause significant decreases in patient wellbeing and, under certain environmental conditions, may lead to life-threatening systemic conditions. Notably, many fungal pathogens are also part of the healthy human microbiota (mycobiota), including genera such as Candida and Malassezia. Thus, studying the interplay between these microbes and their host is essential to understanding the roles of fungal microbes as commensals and to improving treatment and diagnosis when they become pathogenic.
During the last decade, several studies have been carried out applying multi-omics approaches and studying the mycobiota in health and disease, providing outstanding data on fungal and host factors involved in this interaction. These studies have identified several new and previously unexplored areas of host–fungal interactions, including the identification of new pathways and toxins. However, there are still a lot of challenges that need to be addressed in the field. Therefore, for this Special Issue in Pathogens, we invite you to submit your contributions in the form of original research articles, review papers, and short communications about the interactions of fungal microbes with the host in body surfaces.
We look forward to your contributions and thank you very much for your collaboration.Dr. David Moyes
Dr. Aize Pellon
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