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© 2004

Human Fungal Pathogens

  • Judith E. Domer
  • George S. Kobayashi
Book

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Ecologic and Environmental Relationships Defined by Molecular Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Emmanuelle Bart-Delabesse, Jean-Paul Latgé
      Pages 25-36
  3. Molecular Pathogenesis of Fungal Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Beatriz L. Gómez, A. Porta, Bruno Maresca
      Pages 113-132
    3. Veronica M. Hearn, Eliana Barreto-Bergter
      Pages 133-150
    4. Joy Sturtevant, Ronald L. Cihlar
      Pages 151-166
  4. Interactions of Fungi with the Immune System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Thomas R. Kozel
      Pages 193-205
    3. Viswanath P. Kurup, Taruna Madan, Usha P. Sarma
      Pages 225-241
    4. D. Mitchell Magee, Rebecca A. Cox
      Pages 243-257
    5. Luiz R. Travassos, Carlos P. Taborda, Leo K. Iwai, Ed Cio Cunha-Neto, Rosana Puccia
      Pages 279-296
  5. Current Status of Antifungals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. M. N. Neely, D. J. Sheehan, M. A. Ghannoum
      Pages 299-318
    3. Theodore C. White, Jobeth Harry, Brian G. Oliver
      Pages 319-337
    4. J. P. Adler-Moore, R. T. Proffitt
      Pages 339-362
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-376

About this book

Introduction

Provided here are both reviews and recent results of studies with medically important fungi. Throughout the volume, outstanding mycologists treat the ecological role of pathogenic fungi, how they cause disease, their interactions with the immune system, and their responses to antifungal agents. Most of the presented results are based on molecular biological approaches: areas where classical and descriptive methods are applied are also included.

 

Keywords

Antigen Immune System Immunity epidemiology fungal infections fungi genes glycoprotein host response infections molecular epidemiology protein proteins vaccine virulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith E. Domer
    • 1
  • George S. Kobayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Cratis D. Williams Graduate SchoolAppalachian State UniversityBooneUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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Reviews

From the reviews:

"Given the increasing interest in medically important fungi, this volume fills a gap in addressing the molecular basis of the interaction between human pathogenic fungi and their hosts. An impressive list of international authors have written chapters which include detailed coverage of the wide range of molecular techniques used to study epidemiology, pathogenesis and human/pathogen interactions.  ... This volume should be an essential acquisition for mycologists and institutions working on medically important fungi ..." (Microbiology today)
"... has an illustrious line up of authors and the reviews are very well written and match the high standard set by their predecessors. ... the series as a whole remains very highly recommended for all institutions where fungal research is carried out or where a series of well informed reference books are required for advanced undergraduate students or postgraduates working in mycology." (Mycopathologia)

"This volume fills a gap in addressing the molecular basis of the interaction between human pathogenic fungi and their hosts. An impressive list of international authors have written chapters which include detailed coverage of the wide range of molecular techniques used to study epidemiology, pathogenesis and human/pathogen interactions. … Each topic is supported with a full, comprehensive and invaluable bibliography. This volume should be an essential acquisition for mycologists and institutions working on medically important fungi … ." (Alistair R. McCracken, Microbiology Today, Vol. 31, May, 2004)