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- n. Any fungal infection caused by fungi in the order Mucorales.
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He identified the infection as mucormycosis, caused by fungi frequently found in the soil and decaying vegetation.
She also has had mucormycosis, a fungus that affects diabetics who have ketoacidosis, particularly their eyes and nasal passages.
Interestingly, increased expression of GRP78 was observed on human blood vessel-lining cells cultured in levels of glucose and iron consistent with those seen during DKA and in the tissues that are affected during mucormycosis in mice with DKA, which are susceptible to the infection.
These data provide an explanation as to why patients with DKA are highly susceptible to mucormycosis and have uncovered a potential new approach to treating this life-threatening infection.
TITLE: The endothelial cell receptor GRP78 is required for mucormycosis pathogenesis in diabetic mice
She chose the first major because her mother, Deborah Thompson, had died in 2002 of mucormycosis, an aggressive fungal condition.