Antifungal activity of histatin-5 against non-albicans Candida species

H. Nikawa, C. Jin, H. Fukushima, S. Makihira, T. Hamada

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Fungicidal effects of histatin-5 against 26 oral isolates belonging to 5 non-albicans Candida species were examined. Fifty μM of histatin-5 killed more than 95% of Candida tropicalis and Candida guilliermondii isolates and more than 90% of Candida parapsilosis and Candida krusei. However, Candida glabrata was less sensitive to the peptide (mean 62.9%). Our results, taken together, demonstrated that histatin-5 possessed the fungicidal activity against Candida species other than C. glabrata.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalOral Microbiology and Immunology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)


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