C-type lectin receptors in antifungal immunity.

  title={C-type lectin receptors in antifungal immunity.},
  author={Janet A Willment and Gordon D Brown},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={16 1},
Fungal infections represent a significant health burden, especially in immunocompromised individuals, yet many of the underlying immunological mechanisms involved in the recognition and control of these pathogens are unclear. The identification of the Toll-like receptors (TLRs) has shed new insights on innate microbial recognition and the initiation of immune responses; however, recent evidence indicates that the 'non-TLR' receptors also have a significant role in these processes, particularly… CONTINUE READING

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