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Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase And Cell Dimorphism In Candida Albicans Cells Exposed To Methanol And Different Temperatures.

P. Romandini, C. Bonotto, G. Bertoloni, M. Beltramini, B. Salvato
Published 1994 · Biology, Medicine

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The combined effects of methanol and different temperatures on Candida albicans were studied. Growth curve, cell morphology, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase activity levels have been determined. Cell growth in each medium was comparable to 28 degrees C and 37 degrees C. The growth rate was not affected by methanol, in the presence of glucose, while it was much lower in the absence of sugar. Cell dimorphism appeared after thermic stress and it was also dependent on the medium composition. In all media, both SOD and catalase levels were much higher at 37 degrees C. The presence of methanol per se did not affect the enzymatic levels, while the absence of glucose gave higher SOD levels.
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