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Lipids of Pathogenic Fungi (1996)

1st Edition

By Rajendra Prasad, Mahmoud A. Ghannoum

CRC Press

302 pages

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Increases in various fungal infections due to Candida, Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Histoplasma spp., and Dermatophytes have attracted interest in the biochemistry of the fungal pathogens responsible. This book discusses the importance of lipids in pathogenic fungi and how they are involved in infections that pose serious health problems. The role of lipids in dimorphism, adherence, and virulence of fungi is investigated as is their composition and metabolism. Several chapters are devoted to examinations of specific pathogenic fungi, which will be particularly useful to researchers studying the clinical manifestations of infections caused by these factors. Later chapters present possible antifungal agents and nonconventional agents that target the organisms discussed earlier. Collectively, the contributions to this volume provide an excellent overview of this field. This text is essential for practicing clinicians and for everyone involved in the important task of resolving the problems associated with fungal pathogenicity.

Table of Contents

Selected Human Pathogenic Fungi, H.M. Calvet and M.A. Ghannoum

Fungal Lipids, D.M. Lösel and M. Sancholle

Fungal Sterols, L.W. Parks and W.M. Casey

Lipids of Histoplasma capsulatum, K. Barr

Lipids of Candida albicans, R. Prasad, A. Koul, P.K. Mukherjee, and M.A. Ghannoum

Lipids of Aspergillus, P. Chakrabarti, M. Kundu, and J. Basu

Lipids of Cryptococcus neoformans, A.S. Ibrahim, H. Sanati, and M.A. Ghannoum

Lipids of Dermatophytes, G.K. Khuller and N. Manchanda

Lipids and Lipid-like Compounds of Fusarium, A.H. Merrill, Jr., A.M. Grant, E. Wang, and C.W. Bacon

Lipids and Dimorphism of C. albicans and Sporothrix schenckii, Y. Kitajima and Y. Nozawa

Antifungals, A.S. Ibrahim, R. Prasad, and M.A. Ghannoum

Interaction of the Anti-Candida Amphotericin B (and Other Polyene Antibiotics) with Lipids, J. Bolard and J. Mihaud

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED022090
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology