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Research Article

Environmental Dimensionality Controls the Interaction of Phagocytes with the Pathogenic Fungi Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans

  • Judith Behnsen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Judith Behnsen, Priyanka Narang

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Applied Microbiology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Priyanka Narang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Judith Behnsen, Priyanka Narang

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Mike Hasenberg,

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Frank Gunzer,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, The German University of Cairo, New Cairo City, Egypt

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  • Ursula Bilitewski,

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Nina Klippel,

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Manfred Rohde,

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Matthias Brock,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Applied Microbiology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Axel A Brakhage,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Applied Microbiology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany

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  • Matthias Gunzer mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mgunzer@helmholtz-hzi.de

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Published: February 02, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0030013

About the Authors

Judith Behnsen, Matthias Brock, Axel A Brakhage
Department of Molecular and Applied Microbiology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany
Priyanka Narang, Mike Hasenberg, Ursula Bilitewski, Nina Klippel, Manfred Rohde, Matthias Gunzer
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
Frank Gunzer
Department of Physics, The German University of Cairo, New Cairo City, Egypt

Corresponding Author

Email: mgunzer@helmholtz-hzi.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JB, PN, MH, NK, MR, and MB performed research. FG and UB provided vital new reagents and tools. AAB and MG designed the research, analyzed data, and wrote the paper.