The Paracoccidioides Cell Wall: Past and Present Layers Toward Understanding Interaction with the Host

@inproceedings{Puccia2011ThePC,
  title={The Paracoccidioides Cell Wall: Past and Present Layers Toward Understanding Interaction with the Host},
  author={Rosana Puccia and Milene Carmes Vallejo and Alisson Leonardo Matsuo and Larissa Valle Guilhen Longo},
  booktitle={Front. Microbio.},
  year={2011}
}
The cell wall of pathogenic fungi plays import roles in the interaction with the host, so that its composition and structure may determine the course of infection. Here we present an overview of the current and past knowledge on the cell wall constituents of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii. These are temperature-dependent dimorphic fungi that cause paracoccidioidomycosis, a systemic granulomatous, and debilitating disease. Focus is given on cell wall carbohydrate and protein… CONTINUE READING