Estrogen effects on Candida albicans: a potential virulence-regulating mechanism.

@article{Zhang2000EstrogenEO,
  title={Estrogen effects on Candida albicans: a potential virulence-regulating mechanism.},
  author={Xing-quan Zhang and Michael Essmann and Edward T. Burt and Bryan Larsen},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={181 4},
  pages={
          1441-6
        }
}
Three Candida albicans strains were tested in the presence of 17-beta-estradiol (10-6 M and 10-9 M) for increased growth and for enhanced survival during incubation at nonpermissive temperatures. All 3 test organisms showed increased growth in the presence of estradiol compared with estrogen-free controls. Likewise, all 3 strains, when treated with estradiol, survived incubation at 48 degrees C better than did controls. Cytoplasmic extracts were probed with an anti-hsp90 antibody, and results… Expand
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