Normal Human Gingival Epithelial Cells Sense C. parapsilosis by Toll-Like Receptors and Module Its Pathogenesis through Antimicrobial Peptides and Proinflammatory Cytokines
Blastospore-to-hyphal transition of C. parapsilosis. Following culture at different temperatures and neutral pH with or without proteins (serum), the percentage of C. parapsilosis germ tubes was determined by dividing the number of hyphae over the total number of cells (blastospore and hyphae) in each culture condition. The mean relative values for six separate experiments are shown. C. albicans was used as a reference strain to C. parapsilosis.