Immunosensing during colonization by Candida albicans: does it take a village to colonize the intestine?

Abstract

Candida albicans, an opportunistic fungal pathogen and a component of the normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract, is a frequent colonizer of humans. Is C. albicans capable of sensing the immune status of its host, a process we term immunosensing, and, if so, how? C. albicans causes serious disease only in immunocompromised hosts and therefore the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2011.01.009

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