Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 282–288
Candidiasis is the most common opportunistic yeast infection, with Candida albicans as a paramount causative species. (1,3)-β-D-glucan is one of the three main targets of clinically available antifungal agents used to treat Candida infections. It is one of the most abundant fungal cell wall components. Echinocandins represent the newest class of antifungals affecting cell wall biosynthesis through non-competitive inhibition of (1,3)-β-D-glucan synthase. Therefore, treatment with
Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 463–470
. The result thereof are frequent infections of the female vagina: bacterial vaginosis (BV) and vaginal candidiasis.
Mycobiome of the female vagina
The term mycobiome is defined as the sum of genomes and genes belonging to the fungi which inhabit a specific biological niches. The female genital tract, and in particular the vagina, is a specific microenvironment for fungi, to which considerable attention has been paid in the last few years. Molecular technique – NGS sequencing (Next Generation
Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 3, 227–236