Candida albicans in multispecies oral communities; a keystone commensal?

Marleen M. Janus, Hubertine M.E. Willems, Bastiaan P. Krom

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Abstract

The complexity of the oral cavity, in which many hundreds of microbial species interact represents a challenge for modern microbiologists. What are all these species doing there? And why do we accept so many opportunistic pathogens to be part of our health (commensal) microflora? While the role of bacteria are often being studied, the role of fungi in the interactions within the oral cavity are understudied. This is partly because fungi in the oral cavity are generally considered as pathogens and related to diseases. In this chapter we will explore mechanisms of interaction between bacteria and fungi in the oral cavity that are involved in maintenance of oral health. We will argue that fungi in general and C. albicans specifically, should be regarded a keystone commensal in the oral cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages13-20
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume931
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

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Candida
Fungi
Candida albicans
Mouth
Pathogens
Bacteria
Health
Oral Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Janus, M. M., Willems, H. M. E., & Krom, B. P. (2016). Candida albicans in multispecies oral communities; a keystone commensal? In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (pp. 13-20). [3] (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 931). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/5584_2016_5

Candida albicans in multispecies oral communities; a keystone commensal? / Janus, Marleen M.; Willems, Hubertine M.E.; Krom, Bastiaan P.

Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer New York LLC, 2016. p. 13-20 3 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 931).

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Janus, MM, Willems, HME & Krom, BP 2016, Candida albicans in multispecies oral communities; a keystone commensal? in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology., 3, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 931, Springer New York LLC, pp. 13-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/5584_2016_5
Janus MM, Willems HME, Krom BP. Candida albicans in multispecies oral communities; a keystone commensal? In Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer New York LLC. 2016. p. 13-20. 3. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology). https://doi.org/10.1007/5584_2016_5
Janus, Marleen M. ; Willems, Hubertine M.E. ; Krom, Bastiaan P. / Candida albicans in multispecies oral communities; a keystone commensal?. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer New York LLC, 2016. pp. 13-20 (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology).
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