Current Topics in Medical Mycology

Current Topics in Medical Mycology

by Michael R. McGinnis

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985)

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This latest volume in the Current Topics in Medical Mycology series brings together internationally recognized researchers to summarize current topics of interest to medical mycologists and other scientists who are working in microbiology and immunology. A blend of contemporary, authoritative reviews and summaries of new advancements and future directions, Volume 3 aims to promote the interdisciplinary use of medically important fungi in pathogenesis, epidemiology, mycotoxins, taxonomy, and other areas where basic, applied, and clinical science are used.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461395492
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Series: Current Topics in Medical Mycology , #1
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 359
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

1 Pathology of the Mycoses in Patients with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).- 2 Composition and Structure of Yeast Cell Walls.- 3 Animal Models for Candidiasis.- 4 Dermatophyte Antigens and Cell-Mediated Immunity in Dermatophytosis.- 5 Natural Cell-Mediated Resistance Against Cryptococcus neoformans: A Possible Role for Natural Killer (NK) Cells.- 6 Biotyping of Medically Important Fungi.- 7 Characterization of Protein and Mannan Polysaccharide Antigens of Yeasts, Moulds, and Actinomycetes.- 8 The Changing Epidemiology and Emerging Patterns of Dermatophyte Species.- 9 Paracoccidioides brasiliensis: Cell Wall Glucans, Pathogenicity, and Dimorphism.- 10 The Role of Zinc in Candida Dimorphism.- 11 Killer Yeasts.- 12 Biochemical Targets for Antifungal Azole Derivatives: Hypothesis on the Mode of Action.

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