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Current Research and New Perspectives in Antifungal Drug Development

  • Iulian Oltu
  • Liliana Cepoi
  • Valeriu Rudic
  • Ludmila Rudi
  • Tatiana Chiriac
  • Ana Valuta
  • Svetlana CodreanuEmail author
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Abstract

In recent times, fungi are becoming more and more active as causal agents of human infections, which is primarily determined by the growing number of people with severe immunosuppression. Thus, the problems of elucidating the mechanisms of action of antifungal preparations, highlighting ways to obtain resistance to their action and research strategies aimed at discovering new compounds with antifungal properties remain the focus of contemporary biomedicine and pharmaceutics. This paper reviews the recent achievements in antifungal drug development and focuses on new natural antifungal remedies with a noticeable effect on pathogens with minimal adverse effects on the host organism.

Keywords

Drug resistance Natural antifungals Oxidative stress Pathogenic fungi Spirulina extracts 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest: Author Iulian Oltu declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Liliana Cepoi declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Valeriu Rudic declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author Ludmila Rudi declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Tatiana Chiriac declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Ana Valuta declares that she has no conflict of interest. Author Svetlana Codreanu declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iulian Oltu
    • 1
  • Liliana Cepoi
    • 2
  • Valeriu Rudic
    • 2
  • Ludmila Rudi
    • 2
  • Tatiana Chiriac
    • 2
  • Ana Valuta
    • 2
  • Svetlana Codreanu
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Hospital of Dermatology and Communicable DiseasesChisinauRepublic of Moldova
  2. 2.Institute of Microbiology and BiotechnologyChisinauRepublic of Moldova

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