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Immune mechanism in lung prevents fungal infection
Aspergillus fumigatus is a filamentous fungus that can cause fatal infections in people with defective immunity. Healthy individuals have a strong resistance to this fungus, even when exposed to high concentrations of the ...
Contact-dependent immune response by macrophages
Infections caused by Aspergillus fumigatus are a significant cause of death in immune-compromised humans. Alveolar macrophages (AM) comprise an important line of immune defense in the lung and help prevent infections ...