Gibt es pathogenitatsfaktoren bei Pilzen?

Translated title of the contribution: Are there pathogenicity factors in fungi?

J. Morschhäuser, G. Köhler, J. Hacker

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Since many years so-called pathogenicity or virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria have been studied intensively. Whereas these factors are produced especially by obligate but also facultative pathogenic bacteria, their presence and function in pathogenic fungi is still a matter of debate. In this minireview we summarize some data about possible pathogenicity factors of Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans. The production of adhesins, proteases and capsules contributes to the virulence of these fungi. As fungal infections usually affect immunocompromised patients, the immune status of the host plays a decisive role in addition to the virulence factors produced by fungi.

Translated title of the contributionAre there pathogenicity factors in fungi?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalMycoses, Supplement
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996


  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Candida albicans
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • fungal infections
  • gene regulation
  • pathogenicity factors


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