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Löffler, Jürgen; Ebel, Frank (2018): Size matters - how the immune system deals with fungal hyphae. In: Microbes and Infection, Vol. 20, No. 9-10: pp. 521-525
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Fungal hyphae constitute a special challenge for the immune system, since they are too large to be phagocytosed. This review summarizes our current knowledge on those immune cells that are able to attack and eliminate hyphae and we discuss the different means that are employed by these cells in order to kill hyphae.