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Candida Albicans

Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Rajendra┬áPrasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. R. Prasad
    Pages 1-4
  3. M. G. Shepherd
    Pages 5-19
  4. D. H. Howard, N. Dabrowa, M. L. Zeuthen
    Pages 62-71
  5. R. Sentandreu, J. P. Martinez, M. V. Elorza, S. Mormeneo
    Pages 72-88
  6. A. Cassone, A. Torosantucci
    Pages 89-107
  7. P. Mishra, R. Prasad
    Pages 128-143
  8. M. A. Ghannoum, K. Abu-Elteen
    Pages 144-163
  9. R. T. M. Poulter
    Pages 164-187
  10. H. Vanden Bossche
    Pages 239-257
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-267

About this book

Introduction

Candida, which was discovered more than a century ago as a causative organism of oral thrush, is now thought to potentially infect almost every tissue of the human body. Although we still do not have a safe anti-candida drug, the growing pace of progess of research on Candida albicans holds promise that a breakthrough is imminent. Though many monographs and articles on candida and candidoses have appeared in recent years, they mostly cover the clinical aspects. This particular text, however, explains the more basic features of candida including the molecular genetics, molecular biology and immunology of the cell wall, the molecular basis of morphogenesis and the structure and function of the plasma membrane. The role of anti-candida drugs and their mechanism of action are also discussed.

Keywords

Infektionskrankheit Zellwand biology cell fungi genetics immunology infection infectious disease membrane molecular biology molecular genetics morphogenesis oral thrush tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajendra┬áPrasad
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-75253-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75255-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75253-7
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