Molecular targets for new antifungal drugs
Fungal infections in man and animals have a significant impact on health. However, there are only a few antifungal agents available for treatment of invasive mycoses. Further understanding of fungal molecular pathogenesis in collaboration with biochemistry and molecular modeling strategies should be able to develop new selective fungicidal agents. An example of this approach is Cryptococcus neoformans, which is reviewed in this discussion, as a model system for identification of antifungal molecular targets. Key words: antifungals, fungi, treatment, cryptococcosis, molecular biology, targets.
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