Exciting developments in the immunology of fungal infections

Cell Host Microbe. 2012 May 17;11(5):422-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2012.04.010.


The last decade has brought significant advances in our understanding of antifungal immunity, which offer hope for the development of novel immunotherapeutics. In this commentary, we provide a snapshot of the protective innate and adaptive components of antifungal immunity and highlight several recent topics of interest, placing in context the three associated reviews in this issue of Cell Host & Microbe.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Candida albicans / immunology*
  • Candidiasis / immunology*
  • Dendritic Cells / immunology*
  • Fungal Vaccines / immunology*
  • Fungi / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy / methods*
  • Mycoses / therapy*
  • Th17 Cells / immunology*


  • Fungal Vaccines