Portrait of Candida Species Biofilm Regulatory Network Genes.

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Portrait of Candida Species Biofilm Regulatory Network Genes.

Trends Microbiol. 2016 Oct 4;:

Authors: Araújo D, Henriques M, Silva S

Abstract
Most cases of candidiasis have been attributed to Candida albicans, but Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis and Candida tropicalis, designated as non-C. albicans Candida (NCAC), have been identified as frequent human pathogens. Moreover, Candida biofilms are an escalating clinical problem associated with significant rates of mortality. Biofilms have distinct developmental phases, including adhesion/colonisation, maturation and dispersal, controlled by complex regulatory networks. This review discusses recent advances regarding Candida species biofilm regulatory network genes, which are key components for candidiasis.

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