Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Influence Of Substratum Position And Acquired Pellicle On Candida Albicans Biofilm.
Author: Cavalcanti, Indira Moraes Gomes
Silva, Wander José da
Lucena, Silvia Carneiro de
Pousa, Camila Cordeiro
Del Bel Cury, Altair Antoninha
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of the substratum position and the saliva acquired pellicle (AP) on Candida albicans biofilm development. Poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) disks were fabricated and randomly allocated to experimental groups: HNP (disks placed in a horizontal position and uncoated by pellicle), VNP (disks placed in a vertical position and uncoated by pellicle), HCP (disks placed in a horizontal position and coated by pellicle), and VCP (disks placed in a vertical position and coated by pellicle). Disks were placed in a 24-well plate and a suspension of 107 cells/mL of Candida albicans was added to each well for biofilm development. The plates were aerobically incubated at 35°C. The biofilms were evaluated at 1.5 (adhesion time point), 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours. The number of viable cells was quantified in terms of the colony-forming units per milliliter (CFU/mL). Metabolic activity was measured by the XTT assay. The biofilm structure was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. The data were analyzed by three-way ANOVA followed by Tukey's test, with significance set at 5%. The vertical groups showed less biofilm formation and lower metabolic activity than the horizontal groups (p<0.05). Significant differences in cell viability and metabolic activity were observed between the adhesion and other time points (p<0.05), but these variables were not affected by the presence of the pellicle (p>0.05). It can be concluded that the substratum position influenced biofilm development.
Subject: Analysis Of Variance
Candida Albicans
Colony-forming Units Assay
Dental Pellicle
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Random Allocation
Surface Properties
Time Factors
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1806-83242013005000020
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
pmed_23780496.pdf3.69 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.