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T helper cell type 1 (Th1) cell-mediated immunity plays a critical role in protection against the opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. Virulence of the fungus is closely associated with its(More)
The ability of Candida albicans to convert from the yeast (Y) form to mycelial forms through germ tube (GT) formation is considered a key feature of the transition of the organism from commensalism(More)
The only available vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) is Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) whose efficacy in preventing pulmonary tuberculosis is however controversial. Here, we show that BCG infection(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Type-specific antibodies against M protein are critical for human protection as they enhance phagocytosis and are protective. An ideal vaccine for the protection against(More)