UNIT 19.6 Animal Models for Candidiasis

  1. Luigina Romani

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im1906s30

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Romani, L. 2001. Animal Models for Candidiasis. Current Protocols in Immunology. 30:19.6:19.6.1–19.6.16.

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  1. University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: APR 1999

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As little is known about the yeast/host interaction in Candida species other than C. albicans, this unit details the materials and experimental procedures required for development of experimental C.albicans infections, such as GI and disseminated infections in infant Swiss White mice and in adult immunocompromised BALB/c mice, primary acute disseminated infection in BALB/c and DBA/2 mice, and vaginal infection in CBA/J mice and in Wistar rats. Detailed materials and methods for C. albicans growth and detection are also described.