Stepping Up to the Plate(let) against Candida albicans Article (Web of Science)


  • Candida albicans is a pervasive commensal fungus that is the most common pathogen responsible for invasive fungal infection (IFI). With incidence of IFI on the rise due to increasing susceptible populations, it is imperative that we investigate how Candida albicans interacts with blood components. When stimulating either human or mouse whole blood with thrombin, we saw a significant decrease in C. albicans survival. We then repeated Candida killing assays with thrombin-stimulated or unstimulated washed platelets and saw a similar decrease in CFU.


publication date

  • 2020

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  • 88


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