The pattern of distribution of fibronectin adhesins on yeast and hyphal-form Candida albicanswas studied with gold-labelled fibronectin and transmission electron microscopy. The germ-tube parts of the hyphal-form cells were the major binding sites for gold-labelled fibronectin, and the attached yeast-cell parts and yeast-form cell remained unlabelled. Therefore, the walls of the germ tube parts of hyphal-form cells might be sites of important interactions between C. albicans and host tissues containing fibronectin.
Candida abicans, adhesin, germ tube, fibronectin
VARDAR-ÜNLÜ, Gülhan (1998) "Identification of Fibronectin Adhesins on Candidaalbicans," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 28: No. 5, Article 3. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol28/iss5/3