Adherence of Candida albicans to Cultured Keratinocytes

Ryoji Tsuboi, Yu Ping Ran, Kusmarinah Bramono, Hideoki Ogawa

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The role of antigen 6 in the adherence process of Candida albicans serotype A to cultured keratinocytes was examined with a scanning electron microscope. The number of adhered organisms was significantly lower for the antigen 6-deficient mutant strain than that for the antigen 6-positive parent strain. Fibrilor strand-like structures bridging the organisms and the keratinocytes were found to develop during the later stages of the adherence. The keratinocyte growth was suppressed by co-culture with C. albicans, but was stimulated by the addition of diluted culture Filtrate from C. albicans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalNippon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Candida albicans
  • adhesion
  • antigen 6
  • keratinocyte


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