Study of Candida albicans strains isolated from women with various forms of vaginal candidiasis
Adhesive activity of Candida albicans towards vaginal epitheliocytes is hormone-dependent. Two types of C. albicans adhesins sensitive to polyphenyloxidase and asparaginase were detected. Laser irradiation nonspecifically modulated both adhesin types. Population relationships between fungi and lactobacilli in patients with vaginal candidal infection and in C. albicans carriers were studied. Genodiagnostic method for identification of C. albicans and morphogenesis-associated genes of these yeast-like fungi was approved.