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Effect of lactoferrin and iron on the growth of human pathogenic Candida species.

Authors
  • Al-Sheikh, Hashem
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
91–94
Identifiers
PMID: 19579926
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Effect of lactoferrin and iron have been studied on the multiplication and pseudohyphae production by three pathogenic Candida species viz., C. albicans, C. krusei and C. tropicalis. Results showed that lactoferrin showed significant antifungal effect on the three species tested, while the addition of iron enhance the multiplication of Candida species.

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