Ultrastructural localization of anionic sites on the surface of yeast, hyphal and germ-tube forming cells of Candida albicans.

@article{Horisberger1988UltrastructuralLO,
  title={Ultrastructural localization of anionic sites on the surface of yeast, hyphal and germ-tube forming cells of Candida albicans.},
  author={Michel Andr{\'e} Horisberger and M F Clerc},
  journal={European journal of cell biology},
  year={1988},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          444-52
        }
}
The cell wall of Candida albicans contains chitin, beta-glucans and phosphorylated mannoproteins, and possesses a fuzzy coat which is thought to play a role in pathogenicity, phagocytosis, and adherence of this dimorphic yeast. Using scanning electron microscopy and the gold method, mannoproteins were detected on the whole surface of blastoconidia including the bud scars, but chitin was absent even after alpha-mannosidase treatment of the cells. The presence of surface beta-(1----6)glucan (but… CONTINUE READING