UNIT 19.6 Animal Models for Candidiasis

  1. Heather R. Conti1,
  2. Anna R. Huppler2,
  3. Natasha Whibley1,
  4. Sarah L. Gaffen1

Published Online: 2 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im1906s105

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Conti, H. R., Huppler, A. R., Whibley, N. and Gaffen, S. L. 2014. Animal Models for Candidiasis. Current Protocols in Immunology. 105:19.6:19.6.1–19.6.17.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  2. 2

    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2014


Multiple forms of candidiasis are clinically important in humans. Established murine models of disseminated, oropharyngeal, vaginal, and cutaneous candidiasis caused by Candida albicans are described in this unit. Detailed materials and methods for C. albicans growth and detection are also described. Curr. Protoc. Immunol. 105:19.6.1-19.6.17. © 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • Candida albicans ;
  • mouse model;
  • fungal infection