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Steroid-binding receptors in fungi: implication for systemic mycoses

By Mostafa chadeganipour and Rasoul Mohammadi

Abstract

It has been shown that some of the mycotic infections especially systemic mycoses show increased male susceptibility and some steroids have been known to influence the immune response. Researchers found that some fungi including yeasts use "message molecules" including hormones to elicit certain responses, especially in the sexual cycle, but until recently no evidence was available to link specific hormonal evidence to this pronounced sex ratio. More evidence needed to demonstrate that a steroid (s) might in some manner influence the pathogenicity of the fungus in vivo. Therefore, the aim of this review paper is to shed some light on this subject along with effort to make mycologists more aware of this research as a stimulus for the explore of new ideas and design further research in this area of medical mycology

Topics: Steroid-binding receptors, Systemic mycoses, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
Publisher: Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:07c31bb5e76545af87fc4a2c0d396506
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