Carbon Metabolism in Pathogenic Yeasts (Especially Candida): The Role of Cell Wall Metabolism in Virulence



Fungal pathogens are found in the natural environment and associated with living organisms including humans. The major life-threatening human fungal pathogens are Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, and Candida species (spp.). Among Candida spp., C. albicans is the most prevalent human pathogen responsible for a range of infections that differ in their severity according to the host’s immune status.


Fungal Cell Wall Cell Wall Protein Cell Wall Biosynthesis Cell Wall Integrity Alternative Carbon Source 
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