Conjunctiva Contains Factor Inhibiting Growth of Candida albicans

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Science  11 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3650, pp. 1479-1480
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3650.1479


Intact conjunctiva and conjunctival extracts have a strong inhibitory effect upon Candida albicans. The fungistatic effect is not attributable to antimetabolic action and is not caused by lysozyme or tears, neither of which inhibit growth and viability of Candida albicans.