Participation of yeast cell surface hydrophobicity in adherence of Candida albicans to human epithelial cells.

@article{Hazen1989ParticipationOY,
  title={Participation of yeast cell surface hydrophobicity in adherence of Candida albicans to human epithelial cells.},
  author={Kevin C. Hazen},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1989},
  volume={57 7},
  pages={1894-900}
}
Recent studies have revealed that hydrophobic cells of the opportunistic pathogenic fungus Candida albicans are more virulent than hydrophilic cells. One critical step in the pathogenic process is adherence to host tissues. Adherence of C. albicans to epithelial tissues is mediated primarily by specific adhesin-receptor interactions, but whether cell surface hydrophobicity (CSH) of the yeast cells may also contribute has not been definitively demonstrated. Nineteen isolates of C. albicans were… CONTINUE READING

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