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Adhesins are important virulence factors used by pathogens during establishment of infection. Therefore, targeting the adhesins in vaccine development can help efficiently combat fungal infections by blocking their function and preventing adherence to host cell (Wizemann et al., 1999).
(Wizemann et al., 1999) Adhesins as targets for vaccine development. Emerg Infect Dis.
(Chaudhuri et al., 2011) FungalRV: adhesin prediction and immunoinformatics portal for human fungal pathogens. BMC Genomics.