Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.

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  • Adherence of Candida albicans to bladder mucosa: development and application of a tissue explant assay MYCOSES Lyman, C. A., Navarro, E., Garrett, K. F., Roberts, D. D., Pizzo, P. A., Walsh, T. J. 1999; 42 (4): 255-259


    In order to study the interactions between Candida species and uroepithelial tissue, a tissue explant assay was developed using bladder mucosa harvested from New Zealand white rabbits. Blastoconidia of Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Candida glabrata attached to the uroepithelial tissue in similar quantities. However, there was significantly more adherence to the uroepithelium by pre-germinated C. albicans compared with C. albicans blastoconidia. Furthermore, the amount of uroepithelial tissue injury was directly related to the length of exposure of the tissue to Candida. Thus, this tissue explant assay may provide a useful method for investigating properties related to fungal adherence to transitional uroepithelium and organism-mediated tissue injury.

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