Fungal Physiology and Immunopathogenesis

  • Marcio L. Rodrigues

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 422)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Daniel F. Q. Smith, Arturo Casadevall
    Pages 1-30
  3. Fernanda L. Fonseca, Flavia C. G. Reis, Bianca A. G. Sena, Luísa J. Jozefowicz, Livia Kmetzsch, Marcio L. Rodrigues
    Pages 31-43
  4. Sharon de Toledo Martins, Paulo Szwarc, Samuel Goldenberg, Lysangela Ronalte Alves
    Pages 45-59
  5. Virginia Basso, Christophe d’Enfert, Sadri Znaidi, Sophie Bachellier-Bassi
    Pages 61-99
  6. Rocío García-Rodas, HC de Oliveira, Nuria Trevijano-Contador, Oscar Zaragoza
    Pages 101-120
  7. Jamie Mittal, Maria G. Ponce, Inessa Gendlina, Joshua D. Nosanchuk
    Pages 157-191
  8. Cláudia F. Campos, Frank L. van de Veerdonk, Samuel M. Gonçalves, Cristina Cunha, Mihai G. Netea, Agostinho Carvalho
    Pages 237-263
  9. Mario Kapitan, M. Joanna Niemiec, Alexander Steimle, Julia S. Frick, Ilse D. Jacobsen
    Pages 265-301

About this book


This volume offers an overview of the various aspects involved in the ability of fungi to damage host cells, and discusses cutting-edge approaches to the study of fungal pathogenesis. The first chapter illustrate the key roles of glycans and pigments, the most abundant surface components in fungal cells, in their interactions with host cells. The connections between cellular physiology and fungal pathogenesis are then discussed in the following chapters. Physiology-related processes affecting pathogenesis include fungal secretion, morphological transitions, and response to light.

In turn, the book illustrates mechanisms of damage to host cells using the Histoplasma capsulatum model of infection, and reviews the use of transcriptomic approaches to understand the mechanisms of interaction between fungal cells and host tissues. After a discussion of the immunological mechanisms underlying host susceptibility to fungal infections, the book’s closing contribution reviews the mechanisms of interaction between fungi and other microbes, and the impact of this association on fungal pathogenesis. Given its scope, the book will appeal to scientists in the fields of mycology, microbiology, infectious diseases, biology and medicine.


fungal systems biology fungal infections fungal biofilms cryptococcal pathogenesis candida parapsilosis pathogenesis fungal virulence candida morphology candida pathogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcio L. Rodrigues
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Carlos ChagasFundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)CuritibaBrazil

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