Fungalbionics: A New Concept of the Etiology of Gout, Hyperuricemia and their Related Diseases

  • A. V. Costantini
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 253A)


Fungalbionics implicates fungi/fungal metabolites as the cause of gout, hyperuricemia and their related diseases. These diseases are characterized by the presence of two distinctively different findings (detailed in Tables 1 and 2):
  1. 1.

    Fungal-derived metabolites in extra-cellular compartments,

  2. 2.

    Fungal structure/host immunoresponsive-type tissue lesions.



Uric Acid Oxalic Acid Familial Mediterranean Fever Serum Uric Acid Calcium Oxalate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Costantini
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California School of Medicine San FranciscoCaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.European Multicenter Fungalbionic Research ProjectFreiburgWest Germany

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