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TitleAdhesion of non-Candida albicans Candida spp to urinary epithelial cells
Author(s)Botelho, C. M.
Negri, M.
Silva, Sónia Carina
Henriques, Mariana
Azeredo, Joana
Oliveira, Rosário
Issue date22-Mar-2010
CitationASM CONFERENCE ON CANDIDA AND CANDIDIASIS, 10, Miami, USA, 2010 – “ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis : book of abstracts”. [S.l. : s.n., 2010]. p. 125.
Abstract(s)Non-Candida albicans Candida (NCAC) spp, are nowadays responsible for more than 50% of Candida infections and it has been shown that the most prevalent NCAC spp are C.tropicalis, C. parapsilosis and C. glabrata. An important step on NCAC spp infection is their ability to adhere to the host tissues. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of C.tropicalis, C. parapsilosis and C. glabrata to adhere to a urinary epithelial cell line (TCC-SUP). The ability of C.tropicalis ATCC 750, C. parapsilosis ATCC 2201, C. glabrata ATCC 2001 and C. albicans SC5413 to adhere to TCC-SUP cells was evaluated after 2 and 24h. For that, yeast cells (1x107 cell/ml) were incubated with a confluent layer of epithelial cells at 37 ºC and 5 % of CO2. The number of yeast cells adhered to the epithelial cells was determined using an adaptation of the Crystal Violet (CV) staining method. Additionally, the epithelial cell activity was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2- (4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium (MTS) viability assay. After 24h of incubation the number of yeasts adhered to epithelial cells was higher than after 2h, unexpectedly except for C. glabrata. Nevertheless, after 24 h, C. glabrata extent of adhesion was still higher than C. tropicalis and C. parapsilosis. This particular behavior of C. glabrata was also observed after 2 h of adhesion, showing a higher number of adhered cells in comparison with the other NCAC spp, which behaved very similarly. The trend observed by CV staining does not seem to be reflected on the metabolic activity of the epithelial cells.The main conclusion of the present work is that NCAC spp are biofilm producers on silicone, and that the adhesion and biofilm formation ability appear to be species and strain dependent.
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