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OMICS. 2010 Dec;14(6):665-77. doi: 10.1089/omi.2010.0041. Epub 2010 Aug 20.

Phospholipidome of Candida: each species of Candida has distinctive phospholipid molecular species.

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Membrane Biology Laboratory, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

By employing electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS), the phospholipidomes of eight hemiascomycetous human pathogenic Candida species have been characterized. Over 200 phospholipid molecular species were identified and quantified. There were no large differences among Candida species in phosphoglyceride class composition; however, differences in phosphoglycerides components (i.e., fatty acyl chains) were identified. In contrast, differences in sphingolipid class composition as well as in molecular species were quite evident. The phospholipid compositions of C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis, C. kefyr, C. tropicalis, C. dubliniensis, C. krusei, and C. utilis could be further discriminated by principal component analysis. Notwithstanding that a single strain of each species was analyzed, our data do point to a typical molecular species imprint of Candida strains.

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20726778
DOI:
10.1089/omi.2010.0041
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