FACTORS LEADING TO OVERT MONILIAL DISEASE.
Rept. for 1 Feb 62-31 Jan 68,
LONG ISLAND JEWISH HOSPITAL NEW HYDE PARK N Y
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The work carried out on Candida albicans has shown that the mouse virulent strains possess toxic properties which may be ascribed in part to lipid constituents on the outermost cell wall of the variants. Differences between serologically distinct varieties can be ascribed to differences in the lipid constituents rather than the differences in aminoacid or carbohydrate moieties. While the toxic properties of these organisms cannot be designated as endotoxin, the biological manifestation of the toxic attributes of the cell walls of Candida albicans appear to resemble those induced by the cellular antigens of the gram negative members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Author
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