Immunoinformatics as a Tool for New Antifungal Vaccines

Immunoinformatics aids in screening for vaccine candidates, which can be experimentally tested for their efficacy. This chapter describes methods to use immunoinformatics to screen fungal vaccines candidates. Surface-localized molecules called adhesins could elicit immune response and serve as efficient vaccine candidates. The screening process is patterned on two steps, namely, a First Layer screen mostly used for value addition and prioritization based on characteristics of known antigens and a Second Layer highly focussed on core immunoinformatics analysis involving the binding and interactions of the molecules of the immune system. Together they offer a comprehensive objective evaluation of vaccine candidates selection in silico for fungal pathogens.

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