Candida morphogenesis and host-pathogen interactions

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2004 Aug;7(4):350-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2004.06.005.


The human fungal pathogen Candida albicans has many morphological forms. Recent advances in genomics and cell biology are providing an improved understanding of the molecular regulation of cell shape, and providing insights into the relationships between morphogenesis and virulence. This understanding may improve our ability to develop strategies to combat Candida infections.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Candida albicans / genetics
  • Candida albicans / growth & development*
  • Candida albicans / pathogenicity*
  • Candidiasis / microbiology
  • Female
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics
  • Fungal Proteins / metabolism*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal*
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Morphogenesis
  • Signal Transduction*
  • Virulence


  • Fungal Proteins