The expansion of the antifungal armamentarium and the implementation of imaging techniques and new nonculture-based fungal diagnostics (NCBFDs) have improved the survival of patients with invasive aspergillosis (IA). However, mortality rates still remain high, possibly influenced by several pitfalls, affecting NCBFDs and reducing the window of opportunity for earlier treatment. A large body of in vitro and in vivo studies has demonstrated that several fungal proteic components are strongly immunogenic, and both the adaptive immunity and the innate branch are heavily involved in the recognition and clearance of fungal pathogens, resulting, on occasion, in a useful tool for the treatment of IA. By evaluating these studies, this review considers the possibility of exploiting either components of the innate or adaptive immunity to support the rapid and early diagnosis of IA. Copyright © 2009 by Current Medicine Group LLC.

Diagnosis of aspergillosis: Role of proteomics / Potenza, Leonardo; Barozzi, Patrizia; Vallerini, Daniela; Zanetti, Eleonora; Torelli, Giuseppe; Luppi, Mario. - In: CURRENT FUNGAL INFECTION REPORTS. - ISSN 1936-3761. - 3:4(2009), pp. 216-222. [10.1007/s12281-009-0030-x]

Diagnosis of aspergillosis: Role of proteomics

POTENZA, Leonardo;BAROZZI, Patrizia;VALLERINI, Daniela;ZANETTI, Eleonora;TORELLI, Giuseppe;LUPPI, Mario
2009

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The expansion of the antifungal armamentarium and the implementation of imaging techniques and new nonculture-based fungal diagnostics (NCBFDs) have improved the survival of patients with invasive aspergillosis (IA). However, mortality rates still remain high, possibly influenced by several pitfalls, affecting NCBFDs and reducing the window of opportunity for earlier treatment. A large body of in vitro and in vivo studies has demonstrated that several fungal proteic components are strongly immunogenic, and both the adaptive immunity and the innate branch are heavily involved in the recognition and clearance of fungal pathogens, resulting, on occasion, in a useful tool for the treatment of IA. By evaluating these studies, this review considers the possibility of exploiting either components of the innate or adaptive immunity to support the rapid and early diagnosis of IA. Copyright © 2009 by Current Medicine Group LLC.
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Diagnosis of aspergillosis: Role of proteomics / Potenza, Leonardo; Barozzi, Patrizia; Vallerini, Daniela; Zanetti, Eleonora; Torelli, Giuseppe; Luppi, Mario. - In: CURRENT FUNGAL INFECTION REPORTS. - ISSN 1936-3761. - 3:4(2009), pp. 216-222. [10.1007/s12281-009-0030-x]
Potenza, Leonardo; Barozzi, Patrizia; Vallerini, Daniela; Zanetti, Eleonora; Torelli, Giuseppe; Luppi, Mario
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