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Research Article

Candida albicans Commensalism and Pathogenicity Are Intertwined Traits Directed by a Tightly Knit Transcriptional Regulatory Circuit

  • J. Christian Pérez mail,

    jperez@ucsf.edu or jchris_perez@yahoo.com

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Carol A. Kumamoto,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Alexander D. Johnson

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: March 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001510

About the Authors

J. Christian Pérez, Alexander D. Johnson
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Carol A. Kumamoto
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jperez@ucsf.edu or jchris_perez@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Carried out the animal work in the initial GI tract screen: CAK. Conceived and designed the experiments: JCP CAK ADJ. Performed the experiments: JCP. Analyzed the data: JCP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCP CAK. Wrote the paper: JCP.