Experimental medical mycological research in Latin America - a 2000-2009 overview

Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Caracas, Venezuela.
Revista iberoamericana de micología 12/2010; 28(1):1-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.riam.2010.11.004
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Se presenta una revisión de lasmásimportantes líneas de investigación en micología médica experimental en América Latina desde el inicio del siglo XXI (búsqueda bibliográfica desde enero de 2000 a diciembre de 2009). Usando las bases de datos PubMed y LILACS, los autores hemos escogido publicaciones en hongos patógenos de importancia clínica que, de acuerdo a nuestra opinión, son las más relevantes por su novedad, interés e impacto internacional, basadas en investigaciones realizadas totalmente en la región latinoamericana o como parte de esfuerzos colaborativos con laboratorios de otras partes del mundo.
De esta forma, discutimos las siguientes áreas: 1) identificación molecular de patógenos fúngicos; 2) epidemiología clínica y molecular de hongos patógenos prevalentes en la región; 3) biología celular; 4) transcriptoma, genoma, taxonomía y filogenia moleculares; 5) inmunología; 6) vacunas; 7) antifúngicos nuevos o experimentales.

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