Hou-Wen Jeng

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The focus of this symposium was to present new information on the morphogenesis of Candida albicans, particularly how it relates to signal transduction pathways and other genes involved in the regulation of morphogenesis. In addition, we discuss the role of adherence and colonization of the oral cavity by the organism and discuss the role of mannan as an(More)
Serial dilution and agar overlay techniques were used to compare the cytotoxicity of formocresol, 19% formaldehyde, 35% cresol, and 2.5% glutaraldehyde to human pulp fibroblasts. The maximum nontoxic concentration of each agent was determined to allow quantitative comparisons both of the agents tested and of the techniques used. Formaldehyde was found to be(More)
Salivary components, including the basic proline-rich proteins (bPRP), act as receptors for the adherence of Candida albicans, and this interaction may be important for oral colonization and the development of mucosal Candida infections. Treatment of C. albicans cells with agents affecting either proteinacious or carbohydrate surface macromolecules reduced(More)
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