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Susceptibility of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis to erythrosine- and LED-mediated photodynamic therapy
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
  • Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
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  • FAPESP: 09/52048-1
  • FAPESP: 10/08936-7
  • FAPESP: 10/18753-7
  • FAPESP: 09/12005-1
  • FAPESP: 10/01988-1
  • FAPESP: 10/00879-4
The effect of erythrosine- and LED-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) on planktonic cultures and biofilms of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis was evaluated. Planktonic cultures of standardized suspensions (10(6) cells/mL) of C. albicans and C. dubliniensis were treated with erythrosine concentrations of 0.39-200 mu M and LEDs in a 96-well microtiter plate. Biofilms formed by C. albicans and C. dubliniensis in the bottom of a 96-well microtiter plate were treated with 400 mu M erythrosine and LEDs. After PDT, the biofilms were analysed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The antimicrobial effect of PDT against planktonic cultures and biofilms was verified by counting colony-forming units (CFU/mL), and the data were submitted to analysis of variance and the Tukey test (P < 0.05). C. albicans and C. dubliniensis were not detectable after PDT of planktonic cultures with erythrosine concentrations of 3.12 mu M or higher. The CFU/mL values obtained from biofilms were reduced 0.74 log(10) for C. albicans and 0.21 log(10) for C. dubliniensis. SEM revealed a decrease in the quantity of yeasts and hyphae in the biofilm after PDT. In conclusion, C. albicans and C. dubliniensis were susceptible to erythrosine- and LED-mediated PDT, but the biofilms of both Candida species were more resistant than their planktonic counterparts. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Archives of Oral Biology. Oxford: Pergamon-Elsevier B.V. Ltd, v. 56, n. 11, p. 1299-1305, 2011.
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Pergamon-Elsevier B.V. Ltd
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Erythrosine
  • Light-emitting diode
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