Methods for phospholipid extraction in candida albicans: An extraction method with high efficacy

F. Mirbod, S. Mori, Y. Nozawa

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Phospholipid composition of Candida albicans was examined and compared using the three established methods for lipid extraction (Folch, Bligh-Dyer and Angus-Lester methods). The highest yield of total phospholipids was obtained by methanol pre-treatment prior to extraction with Folch solution. The percentage distribution of individual phospholipids showed a much higher level of phosphatidylcholine following extraction by the modified Folch method compared with extraction by the other methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalMedical mycology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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