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Lovastatin possesses a fungistatic effect against Candida albicans, but does not trigger apoptosis in this opportunistic human pathogen.
FEMS Yeast Res ; 6(8): 1140-8, 2006 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-17156011
ABSTRACT
Lovastatin inhibited the growth of Candida albicans in a fungistatic way. Although it triggers apoptosis in a great variety of eukaryotic cells, including many tumour cell lines, lovastatin failed to provoke apoptotic events in this human pathogen. The fungistatic behaviour of this statin might arise from its negative influence on membrane fluidity. Because yeast-->pseudomycelium and hyphae morphogenetic transitions took place under exposure to lovastatin morphogenetic switch and apoptotic cell death must be regulated independently in C. albicans.
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Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Candida albicans / Lovastatina / Apoptose / Antifúngicos Limite: Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: FEMS Yeast Res Assunto da revista: Microbiologia Ano de publicação: 2006 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Hungria