Past decade systemic mycoses caused by opportunistic human fungal pathogens, including Candida, Aspergillus, and Cryptococcus, have been a growing problem for both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. Particularly, Cryptococcus neoformans has recently emerged as a major fungal pathogen, which can cause fungal pneumonia and meningitis that are lethal if not timely medicated. However, treatment for cryptococcosis has been difficult due to a lack of proper anti-cryptococcal drugs with fungicidal activity and less toxicity. In this review we introduced novel therapeutic methods for treating cryptococcosis by exploring pathogenomic signaling networks of C. neoformans with genome-wide transcriptome approaches as well as diverse molecular/genetic tools.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Mar|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology