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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 13 (2005), Issue 3, Pages 171-177

Surface Modifying Substances that Reduce Apparent Yeast Cell Hydrophobicity

1Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, USA
2University Research, Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312-4198, USA

Received 28 June 2004; Accepted 10 November 2004

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Conclusions. Several commercially available compounds were able to block binding of styrene microspheres to yeast. Some of the binding activity appeared to be attributable to mannose-containing surface components. These findings have implications for formulating therapeutic products that might block yeast binding to tissues.