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“Background Candida albicans is both a commensal and a pathogenic yeast, which is responsible for severe infections in humans, particularly in immunocompromised persons, such as AIDS and cancer patients, diabetics, newborns and the elderly [1, 2]. Although several anti-Candida agents are currently available, such as amphotericin B, azoles and echinocandins, there is clearly a need for new specific anti-fungal agents and drug-targets . The cell wall of C. albicans is an essential organelle that helps to withstand osmotic pressure and determines the shape of the cell. The cell wall is a plastic and dynamic structure, whose macromolecular composition, molecular organization and thickness can greatly vary depending on environmental conditions. The cell wall construction is also tightly controlled in space and time by many genes . Within a host-parasite relationship, the cell wall of C. albicans lies at the crossroads of pathogenicity and therapeutics.