This study investigated whether subcutaneous vaccination of mice with ribosomes from Candida albicans strain CBS 562 would also provide protection against infections by other isolates of Candida. Experiments with a total of 628 mice demonstrated that vaccination induced significant protection against heterologous C. albicans (serotypes A and B) and C. tropicalis isolates in terms of their 30 day survival rates. In all instances, however, protection was lower than that obtained against the homologous strain. In addition, a significant decrease in fungal colonization of the kidneys was found in immunized animals as compared to the non immunized controls. Cell-mediated immune responses against cytoplasmic extracts of the various fungi, as detected in vivo by the foot pad swelling test and in vitro by the lymphocyte transformation assay, were induced by the C. albicans ribosomal vaccination. The results show it is possible to induce cross protection to various Candida species by immunization with C. albicans ribosomes.
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 1985|