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Candida albicans Infection of Caenorhabditis elegans Induces Antifungal Immune Defenses

  • Read Pukkila-Worley,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Frederick M. Ausubel equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Frederick M. Ausubel, Eleftherios Mylonakis

    ausubel@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu (FMA); emylonakis@partners.org (EM)

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Eleftherios Mylonakis equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Frederick M. Ausubel, Eleftherios Mylonakis

    ausubel@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu (FMA); emylonakis@partners.org (EM)

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002074

About the Authors

Read Pukkila-Worley, Eleftherios Mylonakis
Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Read Pukkila-Worley, Frederick M. Ausubel
Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Read Pukkila-Worley, Frederick M. Ausubel
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Eleftherios Mylonakis
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

RPW has served as a consultant for Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. EM has received research support from and served on an advisory board for Astellas Pharamceuticals, Inc. The authors report no other potential conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RPW FMA EM. Performed the experiments: RPW. Analyzed the data: RPW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RPW. Wrote the paper: RPW FMA EM.