International Journal of Microbiology

Host-Fungal Interactions: Pathogenicity versus Immunity


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Via San Zeno 37, 56127 Pisa, Italy

2Department of Oral Medicine, Pathology, and Immunology, King's College London Dental Institute, King's College London, London, UK

3Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel


Host-Fungal Interactions: Pathogenicity versus Immunity

Description

Opportunistic fungal infections are caused by a constantly evolving group of pathogens that affect a growing number of vulnerable patients, such as intensive care patients, solid organ transplant recipients, and individuals with acquired immunodeficiency conditions. Knowledge and understanding of the virulence attributes that these opportunistic pathogens use to promote pathogenicity or counteract human immune responses may help provide strategies to prevent and control infection. We are particularly interested in articles addressing the interaction between the fungus and the host cell through in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo studies and how the host protects itself from infection. Furthermore, new insights into the development of novel strategies to control fungal infection are also required, in order to provide alternative tools, especially for the treatment of those fungal species rapidly developing resistance to the commonly administered antifungal drugs.

We invite investigators to submit original and review articles exploring these multifactorial aspects of host-fungal interactions and the newer strategies to control fungal infections. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Host-fungal interactions
  • Fungal virulence factors, biofilm formation, and pathogenesis
  • Fungal communication and virulence
  • Host responses to fungal infection: innate and adaptive immunity
  • Experimental models assessing fungal virulence and survival
  • Antifungal resistance and new strategies to control fungal infections

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijmb/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 562480
  • - Editorial

Host-Fungal Interactions: Pathogenicity versus Immunity

Arianna Tavanti | Julian R. Naglik | Nir Osherov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 583792
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in the Use of Drosophila melanogaster as a Model to Study Immunopathogenesis of Medically Important Filamentous Fungi

Georgios Hamilos | George Samonis | Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 528521
  • - Review Article

Fungal Biofilm Resistance

Gordon Ramage | Ranjith Rajendran | ... | Craig Williams
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 363764
  • - Review Article

Hosting Infection: Experimental Models to Assay Candida Virulence

Donna M. MacCallum
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 920459
  • - Review Article

Chitin, Chitinase Responses, and Invasive Fungal Infections

Karina Vega | Markus Kalkum
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 713687
  • - Review Article

Antifungal Resistance and New Strategies to Control Fungal Infections

Patrick Vandeputte | Selene Ferrari | Alix T. Coste
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 845352
  • - Review Article

Candida Biofilms and the Host: Models and New Concepts for Eradication

Hélène Tournu | Patrick Van Dijck
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 517529
  • - Review Article

Hyphal Growth in Human Fungal Pathogens and Its Role in Virulence

Alexandra Brand
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 349278
  • - Review Article

Invasive Mold Infections: Virulence and Pathogenesis of Mucorales

Giulia Morace | Elisa Borghi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 956794
  • - Review Article

Application of Bioluminescence Imaging for In Vivo Monitoring of Fungal Infections

Matthias Brock
International Journal of Microbiology
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Acceptance to publication32 days
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