Cation Transporters of Candida albicans-New Targets to Fight Candidiasis?

Biomolecules. 2021 Apr 16;11(4):584. doi: 10.3390/biom11040584.


Candidiasis is the wide-spread fungal infection caused by numerous strains of yeast, with the prevalence of Candida albicans. The current treatment of candidiasis is becoming rather ineffective and costly owing to the emergence of resistant strains; hence, the exploration of new possible drug targets is necessary. The most promising route is the development of novel antibiotics targeting this pathogen. In this review, we summarize such candidates found in C. albicans and those involved in the transport of (metal) cations, as the latter are essential for numerous processes within the cell; hence, disruption of their fluxes can be fatal for C. albicans.

PMID:33923411 | PMC:PMC8073359 | DOI:10.3390/biom11040584