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Microbes Infect. 2011 Nov;13(12-13):963-76. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2011.06.009. Epub 2011 Jul 14.

Candida albicans interactions with epithelial cells and mucosal immunity.

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Department of Oral Immunology, King's College London Dental Institute, King's College London, London SE1 9RT, United Kingdom. julian.naglik@kcl.ac.uk

Abstract

Candida albicans interactions with epithelial cells are critical for commensal growth, fungal pathogenicity and host defence. This review will outline our current understanding of C. albicans-epithelial interactions and will discuss how this may lead to the induction of a protective mucosal immune response.

PMID:
21801848
PMCID:
PMC3185145
DOI:
10.1016/j.micinf.2011.06.009
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