Antifungal immunotherapy a reality check by Mawieh Hamad

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Published by Nova Science Publisher"s in Hauppauge, N.Y .

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementauthors, Mawieh Hamad, Khaled Abu-Elteen
ContributionsAbu-Elteen, Khaled
LC ClassificationsRC117 .H356 2010
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Open LibraryOL24422644M
ISBN 109781617289767
LC Control Number2010028487

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developments in antifungal immunotherapy in the context of difficulties hindering its progress. It is hoped that, by realistically discussing where things stand right now, future work may proceed in a more guided and fruitful manner. Key words: Adjuvants, antibodies, antifungal.

In this chapter, we have reviewed the last 5 years’ developments made in combinational antifungal therapy with special emphasize on biofilm related infections and have presented a reappraisal of the current practices associated with immunotherapy to treat fungal infections and future challenges.

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albicans cells, reducing 28% CFU (colony forming unit), while mice treated 2 h after infection were not protected [ ]. Therefore, antifungal immunotherapy continues to be attractive as an adjunct to the currently available antifungal chemotherapy options for a number of reasons, including the fact that existing antifungal drugs, albeit largely effective, are not without limitations, and that morbidity and mortality associated with invasive mycoses are still.

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delicate balance between restoration of antifungal resistance and induction of pathology. Interferon γ has been carefully studied as an antifungal adjuvant immunotherapy. Interferon γ can be used as.

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Patients in whom immunotherapy is being considered must be critically evaluated to identify the underlying immune defects, including treatment-induced immunosuppression. Antifungal immunotherapy is appealing; however, before routine clinical use is recommended, well-designed prospective comparative clinical trials are urgently needed.

Immune therapy involving allergens from pollen, dust mite, or fungal (mold) allergens is oftentimes helpful in reducing symptoms from allergic conditions such as asthma, rhinitis, or skin eczema. For many years, allergy shots have been give under the skin (subcutaneous or SCIT).

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The problems posed by fungal infections are compounded by the availability of only a few antifungal drugs that are relatively ineffective in patients with impaired immunity.

In fact, many types of fungal infections in patients with impaired immune function cannot be eradicated with antifungal therapy.

In addition, the setting of adoptive antifungal immunotherapy has to be comparable, in particular regarding the generation of anti-Aspergillus T cells (e.g., the use of antigen(s) for stimulation, the number of anti-Aspergillus T cells given and the time point of the adoptive immunotherapy).

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Keywords:candida albicans, candidiasis, antifungal chemotherapy, fungal cell wall, secreted virulence factors, immune response, drug targets, antifungal immunotherapy.

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Thus, antifungal immunotherapy now includes age-old interventions such as granulocyte and immunoglobulin transfusions, as well as promising experimental techniques such as antifungal vaccines and adoptive immunotherapy.

To realize the potential of these rapidly evolving technologies, transition from the bench to clinical-phase studies must. Antifungal agents have immunomodulatory effects that may be clinically relevant and exploitable for immunotherapeutic strategies. Citation: Segal B, Romani L.

Immunotherapy, p A discussion of antifungal mAbs is incomplete without consideration of antibody functional efficacy and structure–function relationships. mAb-based studies revealed that the same B-cell may produce antibodies to the same antigen, but with disparate epitope specificity and drastically different protective efficacy (Mukherjee et al., ).

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