Role of IFN-gamma in immune responses to Candida albicans infections.

@article{Gozalbo2014RoleOI,
  title={Role of IFN-gamma in immune responses to Candida albicans infections.},
  author={Daniel Gozalbo and Victoria Maneu and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Mal{\'e} Gil},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={1279-90}
}
Candida albicans is the most frequent etiologic agent that causes opportunistic fungal infections called candidiasis, a disease whose systemic manifestation could prove fatal and whose incidence is increasing as a result of an expanding immunocompromised population. Here we review the role of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in host protection against invasive candidiasis. This cytokine plays an essential role in both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune response to candidiasis. We focus on… CONTINUE READING