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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2002 Aug;5(4):359-65.

Interactions of fungi with phagocytes.

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The Department of Microbiology and the Immunology Training Program, Boston University School of Medicine, Room X626, 650 Albany Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA.


Recent advances have broadened our knowledge of the unique role that dendritic cells, macrophages and neutrophils play in protecting the host against fungal infections and the mechanisms by which fungal pathogens attempt to subvert phagocytic defenses. In this article, the interplay between phagocytes and fungi is reviewed.

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