Improved assay for surface hydrophobic avidity of Candida albicans cells.


Journal Article

A simple method that distinguishes among hydrophobic avidity levels of highly hydrophobic isolates of the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans is described. This method involves mixing polystyrene microspheres at different concentrations with a constant concentration of yeast cells and plotting the data in accordance with the Langmuir isotherm equation. A 10-fold difference between the C. albicans isolates with the lowest and highest avidity (KH) values was found. This method may also demonstrate that surface hydrophobic sites with different avidities are present within a yeast cell population.

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Cited Authors

  • Hazen, KC; LeMelle, WG

Published Date

  • June 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1974 - 1976

PubMed ID

  • 2200343

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2200343

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0099-2240


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States