Several recent reports imply the possibility of cariogenicity and periodontal disease linked to denture plaque containing Candida albicans. Adhesion of oral bacteria and Candida species to the extracellular matrix, such as type I collagen, fibronectin and denatured type I collagen, was examined by using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) analysis. The adhesion of C. albicans to intact and denatured type I collagen was significantly greater than those of oral bacteria and other species of Candida. This result suggests that C. albicans possesses the ability to adhere specifically to extracellular matrix, as compared with other Candida species or oral bacteria.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases