Metals in Fungal Virulence.

Gerwien F, Skrahina V, Kasper L, Hube B, Brunke S (2018) Metals in Fungal Virulence. FEMS Microbiol Rev 42(1), PubMed

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Franziska Gerwien Volha Skrahina


Intracellular survival of Candida glabrata in phagocytes

The role of micronutrients during fungal infections


Metals are essential for life, and they play a central role in the struggle between infecting microbes and their hosts. In fact, an important aspect of microbial pathogenesis is the 'nutritional immunity', in which metals are actively restricted (or, in an extended definition of the term, locally enriched) by the host to hinder microbial growth and virulence.


doi: 10.1093/femsre/fux050 PMID: 29069482

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