Table of Contents: May 2014

The earliest events in host defense against Candida species fungal pathogens involve the recruitment of anti-fungal receptors to specialized cellular contact sites. Image bioinformatic approaches permit quantitative dissection of spatiotemporal receptor distributions along this complex interface. Human immature dendritic cells (foreground right) recruit DC-SIGN (green) and CD206 (red) to capture C. albicans yeast (yellow), achieving up to two orders of magnitude enrichment of these receptors at the contact site. See Graus et al.

Image Credit: Matthew S. Graus, Aaron K. Neumann


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