Hide, Keep Quiet, and Keep Low: Properties That Make Aspergillus fumigatus a Successful Lung Pathogen

@inproceedings{Escobar2016HideKQ,
  title={Hide, Keep Quiet, and Keep Low: Properties That Make Aspergillus fumigatus a Successful Lung Pathogen},
  author={Natalia Escobar and Soledad R. Ordo{\~n}ez and Han A. B. W{\"o}sten and P A Haas and Hans de Cock and Henk P Haagsman},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2016}
}
Representatives of the genus Aspergillus are opportunistic fungal pathogens. Their conidia can reach the alveoli by inhalation and can give rise to infections in immunocompromised individuals. Aspergillus fumigatus is the causal agent of invasive aspergillosis in nearly 90% of the cases. It is not yet well-established what makes this fungus more pathogenic than other aspergilli such as A. niger. Here, we show that A. fumigatus and A. niger conidia adhere with similar efficiency to lung… CONTINUE READING
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