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Figure 8: Growth of CSC-pretreated C. albicans following contact with gingival fibroblasts. C. albicans was incubated for 24 h in the presence of CSC and then used to infect gingival fibroblast cultures for 24 or 48 h at 37°C. The cultures were performed in a transwell culture system allowing for indirect contact between C. albicans and the fibroblasts. C. albicans cells were then collected and subjected to an MTT colorimetric assay ().