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Germ tube formation changes surface hydrophobicity of Candida cells

Rodrigues, A G; Mårdh, Per-Anders LU ; Pina-Vaz, C; Martinez-de-Oliveira, J and Fonseca, A F (1999) In Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 7(5). p.222-226
Abstract
Hydrophobic interaction is generally considered to play an important role in the adherence of microorganisms to eukaryotic cells and also to certain inert surfaces. Using a microbe adhesion assay to hydrocarbons (n-hexadecane), 68 strains of Candida albicans and 30 non-albicans strains were studied. Influence of source of isolate, age of the culture, and percentage of germ tube formation on adhesion were studied. C. albicans blastoconidia were found to be hydrophilic; conversely, blastoconidia of non-albicans strains were slightly more hydrophobic. Germ tube formation was associated with a significant rise in cell surface hydrophobicity.
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Candida albicans, Candida non-albicans, cell surface hydrophobicity, adhesion, cell adhesion
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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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7
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5
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222 - 226
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Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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  • pmid:10524666
  • scopus:0032833578
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1064-7449
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10.1002/(SICI)1098-0997(1999)7:5<222::AID-IDOG3>3.0.CO;2-L
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English
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  abstract     = {Hydrophobic interaction is generally considered to play an important role in the adherence of microorganisms to eukaryotic cells and also to certain inert surfaces. Using a microbe adhesion assay to hydrocarbons (n-hexadecane), 68 strains of Candida albicans and 30 non-albicans strains were studied. Influence of source of isolate, age of the culture, and percentage of germ tube formation on adhesion were studied. C. albicans blastoconidia were found to be hydrophilic; conversely, blastoconidia of non-albicans strains were slightly more hydrophobic. Germ tube formation was associated with a significant rise in cell surface hydrophobicity.},
  author       = {Rodrigues, A G and Mårdh, Per-Anders and Pina-Vaz, C and Martinez-de-Oliveira, J and Fonseca, A F},
  issn         = {1064-7449},
  keyword      = {Candida albicans,Candida non-albicans,cell surface hydrophobicity,adhesion,cell adhesion},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {222--226},
  publisher    = {Hindawi Publishing Corporation},
  series       = {Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  title        = {Germ tube formation changes surface hydrophobicity of Candida cells},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-0997(1999)7:5<222::AID-IDOG3>3.0.CO;2-L},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {1999},
}