Candida albicans resistence mechanisms, tools for its analysis

Translated title of the contribution: Tools for the analysis of resistance mechanisms of Candida albicans

Gladys Pinilla, Julian Esteban Munoz Henao, Jeannette Navarrete, Liliana Muñoz, Daniela Alejandra Lindarte, Jeimmy Alexandra Molano, Jessica María Montes

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Candida albicans is a commensal yeast that is part of the human microbiota, but that in patients
Immunosuppressed can cause skin, subcutaneous and systemic infections. It has the ability to form
a biofilm, through the production of extracellular polysaccharides that allows it to adhere to practically any type of surface, live in communities and evade the action of the immune system, considerably increasing its resistance to antimicrobial molecules compared to microorganisms in a free or planktonic state. Fluconazole and amphotericin b are the main drugs used against infection caused by this microorganism; however, resistance to these antifungals and other azoles is a problem.
clinically important. This review highlights proteomics as an alternative tool for the analysis of the resistance mechanisms of C. albicans.
Translated title of the contributionTools for the analysis of resistance mechanisms of Candida albicans
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-92
Number of pages6
JournalEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology


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