Phospholipase Activity in Candida Albicans, Candida Spp and Other Yeasts

  • A. Rezusta
  • M. C. Alejandre
  • J. Gill
  • M. C. Rubio
  • M. S. Salvo
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 50)


The ability of Candida albicansto produce cytolytic enzymes such as proteinases 1,2 and phospholipases 3,4 may be associated with the pathogenicity of this fungus 5. The phospholipases secreted by C. albicanscould play a part in the invasion of the host tissues in lesions of candidosis 6 by disrupting the epithelial cell membranes and allowing the hyphal tip to enter the cytoplasm7.


Candida Albicans Sabouraud Dextrose Agar Phospholipase Activity Cytochemical Localization Epithelial Cell Membrane 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rezusta
    • 1
  • M. C. Alejandre
    • 2
  • J. Gill
    • 2
  • M. C. Rubio
    • 2
  • M. S. Salvo
    • 3
  1. 1.Hospital General “San Jorge” HuescaHuescaSpain
  2. 2.Hospital Clinico Universitario ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.MicrobiologiaAmbulatorio General SolchagaPamplonaSpain

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