How fungi have shaped our understanding of mammalian immunology

Cell Host Microbe. 2010 Jan 21;7(1):9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2009.12.005.


Research into the interaction of fungi with the host has provided significant contributions to mammalian immunology. Here, I briefly review the most notable of these contributions, starting from the time of Metchnikoff, and highlight their impact on our understanding of immunity.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Allergy and Immunology / history*
  • Animals
  • Fungi / immunology*
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions*
  • Humans