Journal of Research in Medical Sciences

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Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-

Comparison of proteinase activity, hemolysin production, and adherence ability of Candida albicans isolates obtained from gastroesophageal lesions and urinary tract infections


Forough Rezvani1, Mehrnoush Maheronnaghsh1, Rasoul Mohammadi2 
1 Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine; Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rasoul Mohammadi
Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

Background: Adhesion of Candida to host cell receptors, hemolysin production, and proteinase activity are assumed as principal virulence factors and infection establishment. These virulence factors are essential for colonization, biofilm formation, and attack on the host cells. Materials and Methods: A total of 97 Candida albicans isolates obtained from gastroesophageal lesions and urinary tract infections were included in the study. Adhesion assay, proteinase activity, and hemolysin production were measured. Statistical analysis was performed using the independent t-test and Chi-square test to compare quantitative and qualitative data between the two groups. Results: The adherence ability to the buccal epithelial cells was the same in the two groups. Proteinase activity was seen in all clinical isolates. Hemolytic activities were not statistically significant in the two groups. Conclusion: Our results recommend that the pathogenicity of C. albicans in the mucous membranes cannot be connected to the infected site.


How to cite this article:
Rezvani F, Maheronnaghsh M, Mohammadi R. Comparison of proteinase activity, hemolysin production, and adherence ability of Candida albicans isolates obtained from gastroesophageal lesions and urinary tract infections.J Res Med Sci 2022;27:58-58


How to cite this URL:
Rezvani F, Maheronnaghsh M, Mohammadi R. Comparison of proteinase activity, hemolysin production, and adherence ability of Candida albicans isolates obtained from gastroesophageal lesions and urinary tract infections. J Res Med Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];27:58-58
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