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Mixed biofilms formed by C. albicans and non-albicans species: a study of microbial interactions

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Oral Research, January 2016
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Title
Mixed biofilms formed by C. albicans and non-albicans species: a study of microbial interactions
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Brazilian Oral Research, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/1807-3107bor-2016.vol30.0023
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Jéssica Diane dos SANTOS, Elisabete PIVA, Simone Furgeri Godinho VILELA, Antonio Olavo Cardoso JORGE, Juliana Campos JUNQUEIRA

Abstract

Most Candida infections are related to microbial biofilms often formed by the association of different species. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interactions between Candida albicans and non-albicans species in biofilms formed in vitro. The non-albicans species studied were:Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata andCandida krusei. Single and mixed biofilms (formed by clinical isolates of C. albicans and non-albicans species) were developed from standardized suspensions of each strain (107 cells/mL), on flat-bottom 96-well microtiter plates for 48 hour. These biofilms were analyzed by counting colony-forming units (CFU/mL) in Candida HiChrome agar and by determining cell viability, using the XTT 2,3-bis (2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulphophenyl)-5-[(phenylamino) carbonyl]-2H-tetrazolium hydroxide colorimetric assay. The results for both the CFU/mL count and the XTT colorimetric assay showed that all the species studied were capable of forming high levels of in vitro biofilm. The number of CFU/mL and the metabolic activity of C. albicans were reduced in mixed biofilms with non-albicans species, as compared with a singleC. albicans biofilm. Among the species tested, C. krusei exerted the highest inhibitory action against C. albicans. In conclusion, C. albicans established antagonistic interactions with non-albicans Candida species in mixed biofilms.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 19%
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Researcher 4 7%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 12 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Chemistry 3 5%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 14 24%

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#12,103,765
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#96
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#173,250
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#2
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