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    Candida albicans Agar Invasion Assays
    Authors:  Shamoon Naseem, Lois M. Douglas and James B. Konopka, date: 08/20/2020, view: 642, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The ability of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans to disseminate into tissues is promoted by a switch from budding to invasive hyphal growth. This morphological transition is stimulated by multiple environmental factors that can vary at different sites of infection. To identify genes that promote invasive growth, C. albicans ...
    Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Killing Assay of Candida albicans
    Authors:  Sheng-Yang Wu and Betty A. Wu-Hsieh, date: 08/20/2020, view: 751, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Fungal pathogen Candida albicans is one of the top leading causes of overall healthcare-associated bloodstream infections worldwide. Neutrophil is the major effector cell to clear C. albicans infection. Our study showed that mouse neutrophils utilize two independent mechanisms to kill C. albicans: one is CR3 downstream ...
    Intracellular cAMP Measurements in Candida albicans Biofilms
    Authors:  Liuliu Jiang, Shengyan Chen, Kairui Sun, Peng Zhou and Xin Wei, date: 12/05/2019, view: 1369, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Candida albicans is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. Infection by C. albicans is closely associated with its ability to form a biofilm, closely packed communities of cells attached to the surfaces of human tissues and implanted devices, in or on the host. When tested for susceptibility to antifungals, such as ...
    Model of Chemotherapy-associated Mucositis and Oral Opportunistic Infections
    Authors:  Takanori Sobue, Martinna Bertolini, Angela Thompson and Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou, date: 11/05/2019, view: 1495, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Oral mucositis is a common complication of cancer chemotherapy treatment. Because of the lack of relevant oral mucositis experimental models, it is not clear how chemotherapeutic agents injure the oral mucosa and if commensal microorganisms accelerate tissue damage. We developed an organotypic oral mucosa model that mimics cellular responses ...
    High Resolution Respirometry in Candida albicans
    Authors:  Lucian Duvenage, Carol A. Munro and Campbell W. Gourlay, date: 09/05/2019, view: 1698, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Many Candida species, such as the opportunistic human pathogen Candida albicans, are Crabtree-Negative yeasts and are therefore highly dependent on the energy generated through oxidative phosphorylation. Respiration control is linked to a range of aspects of C. albicans cell physiology that appear to be important for ...
    Visualizing Hypoxia in a Murine Model of Candida albicans Infection Using in vivo Biofluorencence
    Authors:  José Pedro Lopes and Constantin F. Urban, date: 08/05/2019, view: 1757, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Candida albicans is a leading human fungal pathogen that uses several metabolic adaptations to escape immune cells and causes systemic disease. Here, we describe a protocol for measuring one of these adaptations, the ability to thrive in hypoxic niches. Hypoxia was generated after successful subdermal infection with C. albicans ...
    Method for CRISPR/Cas9 Mutagenesis in Candida albicans
    Authors:  Neta Dean and Henry Ng, date: 04/20/2018, view: 6834, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Candida albicans is the most prevalent and important human fungal pathogen. The advent of CRISPR as a means of gene editing has greatly facilitated genetic analysis in C. albicans. Here, we describe a detailed step-by-step procedure to construct and analyze C. albicans deletion mutants. This protocol uses plasmids that ...
    A Flow-assay for Farnesol Removal from Adherent Candida albicans Cultures
    Authors:  Melanie Polke and Ilse D. Jacobsen, date: 10/05/2017, view: 4858, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Here, we describe a protocol for a continuous flow system for C. albicans cultures growing adherent to a plastic surface. The protocol was adapted from a previous method established to simulate blood flow on endothelial cells (Wilson and Hube, 2010). The adapted protocol was used by us for the removal of molecules in C. albicans ...
    Fluorescently Labelled Aerolysin (FLAER) Labelling of Candida albicans Cells
    Authors:  Sneh Lata Singh and Sneha Sudha Komath, date: 06/05/2017, view: 6143, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] In this protocol we describe a nonradiolabelled labelling of GPI anchor in Candida albicans. The method uses a fluorescent probe to bind specifically to GPI anchors so that the level of GPI-anchored proteins at the cell surface can be measured. The labelling does not need permeabilization of cells and can be carried out in vivo.
    In vitro Detection of Neutrophil Traps and Post-attack Cell Wall Changes in Candida Hyphae
    Authors:  Alex Hopke and Robert T. Wheeler, date: 04/05/2017, view: 6118, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] In this protocol we describe how to visualize neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and fungal cell wall changes in the context of the coculture of mouse neutrophils with fungal hyphae of Candida albicans. These protocols are easily adjusted to test a wide array of hypotheses related to the impact of immune cells on fungi and the cell ...



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