Special Issue "Human Fungal Pathogens"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015) | Viewed by 7302
Interests: antifungal drug development; human fungal pathogens (Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus); plant fungal and bacterial pathogens (Fusarium and Streptomyces); biological control
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About 1.2 billion people worldwide are estimated to suffer from fungal infections and these infections have significantly increased in recent years due to the emergence of immunocompromised patients, such as those with AIDS and cancer. Among them, Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, and Fusarium are frequently isolated and associated with high mortality if not appropriately treated. However, current antifungal drugs, such as azoles, polyenes, echinocandins, and flucytosine are not sufficient to combat fungal infections. New compounds and novel formulations/combinations of existing antifungal drugs are under development and can potentially reduce fungal infections. In order to develop novel antifungal drugs, studying the basic mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis is pivotal. Therefore, we would like to create a Special Issue on “Human Fungal Pathogens”, focusing on antifungal drug development and microbial pathogenesis. We invite you to submit a research or review article related to these fields of fungal pathogens, and we are looking forward to your key contributions.
Dr. Ying-Lien Chen
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- Antifungal drug development
- Microbial pathogenesis