In vitro adhesion of Candida species to denture base materials

He, X. Y., Meurman, J. H., Kari, K., Rautemaa, R. and Samaranayake, L. P. (2006) In vitro adhesion of Candida species to denture base materials. Mycoses, 49 2: 80-84. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0507.2006.01189.x

Author He, X. Y.
Meurman, J. H.
Kari, K.
Rautemaa, R.
Samaranayake, L. P.
Title In vitro adhesion of Candida species to denture base materials
Formatted title
In vitro adhesion of Candida species to denture base materials
Journal name Mycoses   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0933-7407
Publication date 2006-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2006.01189.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 49
Issue 2
Start page 80
End page 84
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Adhesion of Candida species to prosthetic acrylic resins is an essential first step in the pathogenesis of denture stomatitis. Data on the relative adhesion of pathogenic non-albicans Candida species to different denture base materials are sparse. The purpose of the present study was to investigate in vitro adhesion of C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. krusei and C. dubliniensis to four different denture base materials. Specimens of both heat-cured resins (Vertex™ Rapid Simplified and ProBase™ Hot) and cold-cured resins (Paladur® A and Paladur® B) were prepared using a novel method and the adhesion of four strains each of the foregoing Candida species evaluated microscopically using a soft imaging system. There was a significant difference in yeast adherence between Vertex and the other resins. Only C. glabrata attached to Vertex, while all the remainder of the tested species adhered to all other resins tested except ProBase, which resisted C. krusei adhesion. There was a significant difference in candidal adhesion between cold-cured and heat-cured resins for three Candida species (C. albicans, P = 0.039; C. glabrata, P = 0.002 and C. krusei, P = 0.000). The type of denture base material and whether they are heat-cured or cold-cured play an important role in modifying candidal adhesion.
Keyword Candida albicans
Candida dubliniensis
Candida glabrata
Candida krusei
Cold-cured acrylic resins
Heat-cured acrylic resins
Prosthetic material
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Dentistry Publications
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