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Tulin Askun

Balıkesir University


Juliana Simoni Moraes Tondolo

SOBRESP - Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde


Pathogenicity Diversity Genetic Structure Drug Resistance Diagnosis Targeted Therapy Risk Factors Antifungal Drug Discovery

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Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida spp., mostly Candida albicans. Although, Candida, a yeast, normally exists in human body; on the skin and in the mouth, throat, gut and vagina, it does not normally cause infection. However, sometimes, yeast proliferation occurs, and Candida spp. cause several infections, such as oral infection affecting the mouth and throat, called oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush), as well as vulvovaginal, oesophageal, intestinal and invasive candidiasis. Oesophageal candidiasis is a common infection in HIV/AIDS patients. Besides this, the pathogenesis of candidiasis in humans is not completely understood. Infection caused by Candida spp. presents a serious problem because of its drug resistance. Investigation of new and effective active substances against pathogenic Candida spp. and a better understanding of the role of molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of antifungal resistance will help prevent Candida infection among individuals with immunological deficiency and will make the antifungal therapy much more effective and improved. This book is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest information on Candida spp. and Candidiasis.

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Date completed: October 25th 2019

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Tulin Askun

Balıkesir University

Prof. Dr Tulin Askun is working at Balikesir University, Faculty of Sciences & Arts, Department of Biology as Head of Molecular Biology Department. She received both her master's degree in 1996 and her PhD in 2002 at Balikesir University Faculty of sciences & Arts Department of Biology, TURKEY. In 2012, she received a Project Incentive Award In Basic Sciences from Balikesir University. She is responsible for the implementation of educational programs and scientific researches, providing projects and establishing and maintaining relationships with group members and projects partner thought lecturers opinion leaders and graduate students.

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