The role of virulence factors in Candida albicans pathogenicity

ABSTRACT: Candida albicans is a classical example of causative agent for opportunistic fungal infection. Normally, it colonizes skin, gastrointestinal tract, genital, and mucosal membranes, but in certain condition it may responsible for diseases. This phenomenon was mainly associated with immunological status of the host. However, there were fndings that showed the possibility of putative virulence factors work on the transition of commensally to pathogenic role of the yeast. In this review, some virulence factors were discussed. Indeed, there were factors that may be considered as putative virulence factors of C. albicans.
Keywords: Candida albicans – opportunistic infection – fungal – pathogenicity – virulence
Author: Tri Wibawa
Journal Code: jpkedokterangg160182

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