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Surface Modifying Substances that Reduce Apparent Yeast Cell Hydrophobicity

Author(s): Lisa Colling | Michael Essmann | Cara Hollmer | Bryan Larsen

Journal: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology
ISSN 1064-7449

Volume: 13;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 171;
Date: 2005;
Original page

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.
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