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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725148/isolation-biological-evaluation-and-validated-hptlc-quantification-of-the-marker-constituent-of-the-edible-saudi-plant-sisymbrium-irio-l
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Shaza M Al-Massarani, Ali A El Gamal, Perwez Alam, Ebtesam S Al-Sheddi, Mai M Al-Oqail, Nida N Farshori
Phytochemical investigation and chromatographic purification of the n-hexane fraction of the aerial parts of the edible Saudi plant Sisymbrium irio led to the isolation of β-sitosterol (1), stigmasterol (2) and β-sitosterol-β-d-glucoside (3). The cytotoxic effects of the n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions were tested against three cancer cell lines viz., MCF-7, HCT-116 and HepG2, using the crystal violet staining (CVS) method, while the antibacterial activity against a number of pathogenic bacterial strains, was also estimated using the broth microdilution assay...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725142/rhanterium-epapposum-oliv-essential-oil-chemical-composition-and-antimicrobial-insect-repellent-and-anticholinesterase-activities
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Betul Demirci, Hasan Soliman Yusufoglu, Nurhayat Tabanca, Halide Edip Temel, Ulrich R Bernier, Natasha M Agramonte, Saleh Ibrahim Alqasoumi, Adnan Jathlan Al-Rehaily, Kemal Husnu Can Başer, Fatih Demirci
The essential oil (EO) of the aerial parts of Rhanterium epapposum Oliv. (Asteraceae), was obtained by hydrodistillation. The oil was subsequently analyzed by both GC-FID and GC-MS, simultaneously. Forty-five components representing 99.2% of the oil composition were identified. The most abundant compounds were camphene (38.5%), myrcene (17.5%), limonene (10.1%) and α-pinene (8.7%). Referring to the ethnobotanical utilization, an insecticidal assay was performed, where the oil repelled the yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti L...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719324/susceptibility-of-clinical-isolates-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-to-a-lipid-a-biosynthesis-inhibitor
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Sineenart Sengyee, Natnaree Saiprom, Suporn Paksanont, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Narisara Chantratita
Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis, a serious infection associated with high mortality and relapse. Current antimicrobial therapy using ceftazidime (CAZ) is often ineffective. Inhibitors of LpxC, the enzyme responsible for lipid A biosynthesis, have potential antimicrobial activity against several Gram-negative bacteria in vivo, but their activity against B. pseudomallei is unclear. Herein, we investigated the susceptibility of B. pseudomallei clinical isolates to LpxC-4, an LpxC inhibitor, and LpxC-4 in combination with CAZ...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708293/investigation-on-the-antimicrobial-activities-of-gingers-etlingera-coccinea-blume-s-sakai-nagam-and-etlingera-sessilanthera-r-m-sm-endemic-to-borneo
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Delhousie Daniel-Jambun, Jacky Dwiyanto, Yau Yan Lim, Joash Ban Lee Tan, Azira Muhamad, Sau Wai Yap, Sui Mae Lee
AIMS: To investigate the antimicrobial properties of E. coccinea and E. sessilanthera and to isolate and identify the antimicrobial compounds. METHODS AND RESULTS: Extracts were obtained via sequential solvent extraction method using hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water. Antimicrobial activity testing was done using broth microdilution assay against 17 strains of bacteria. The leaf hexane extract of E. coccinea and rhizome hexane extract of E...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704964/myrcia-splendens-sw-dc-syn-m-fallax-rich-dc-myrtaceae-essential-oil-from-amazonian-ecuador-a-chemical-characterization-and-bioactivity-profile
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Laura Scalvenzi, Alessandro Grandini, Antonella Spagnoletti, Massimo Tacchini, David Neill, José Luis Ballesteros, Gianni Sacchetti, Alessandra Guerrini
In this study, we performed the chemical characterization of Myrcia splendens (Sw.) DC. (Myrtaceae) essential oil from Amazonian Ecuador and the assessment of its bioactivity in terms of cytotoxic, antibacterial, and antioxidant activity as starting point for possible applicative uses. M. splendens essential oil, obtained by hydro-distillation, was analyzed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID): the major components were found to be trans-nerolidol (67...
July 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699881/chemical-composition-and-cytotoxicity-of-extracts-of-marjoram-and-rosemary-and-their-activity-against-sporothrix-brasiliensis
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Stefanie Bressan Waller, Isabel Martins Madrid, Jéssica Fernanda Hoffmann, Tony Picoli, Marlete Brum Cleff, Fábio Clasen Chaves, Renata Osório de Faria, Mário Carlos Araújo Meireles, João Roberto Braga de Mello
PURPOSE: Motivated by increasing reports of antifungal resistance in human and animal sporotrichosis, this study evaluated the chemical composition, cytotoxicity and anti-Sporothrix brasiliensis activity of extracts of marjoram (Origanum majorana) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). METHODOLOGY: Ten (INF10) and 60 min (INF60) infusions, a decoction and a hydroalcoholic extract (HAE, 70 %) were prepared from both plants (10 % w/v). The extract composition was analysed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and the cytotoxicity was evaluated using a colorimetric assay in canine and feline kidney cells...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698522/design-synthesis-and-biological-activity-of-new-triazole-and-nitro-triazole-derivatives-as-antifungal-agents
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Hossein Sadeghpour, Soghra Khabnadideh, Kamiar Zomorodian, Keyvan Pakshir, Khadijeh Hoseinpour, Nabiollah Javid, Ehsan Faghih-Mirzaei, Zahra Rezaei
In this study two series of fluconazole derivatives bearing nitrotriazole (series A) or piperazine ethanol (series B) side chain were designed and synthesized and then docked in the active site of lanosterol 14α-demethylase enzyme (1EA1) using the Autodock 4.2 program (The scripps research institute, La Jolla, CA, USA). The structures of synthesized compound were confirmed by various methods including elemental and spectral (NMR, CHN, and Mass) analyses. Then antifungal activities of the synthesized compound were tested against several natural and clinical strains of fungi using a broth microdilution assay against several standard and clinical fungi...
July 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698467/effect-of-soy-isoflavones-on-growth-of-representative-bacterial-species-from-the-human-gut
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Lucía Vázquez, Ana Belén Flórez, Lucía Guadamuro, Baltasar Mayo
The present work aimed to assess the susceptibility of dominant and representative bacterial populations from the human gut to isoflavones and their metabolites. To do so, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of isoflavone glycosides, isoflavone aglycones, and equol to 37 bacterial strains was determined by broth microdilution. Additionally, for 10 representative strains, growth curves, growth rate (μ), and optical density (OD600 nm) of the cultures at 24 h were also determined. MICs of daidzin, genistin, daidzein, and genistein were >2048 μg mL(-1) for all strains assayed, while that of equol ranged from 16 μg mL(-1) for Bifidobacterium animalis subsp...
July 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694822/chemical-composition-and-cytotoxic-and-antibacterial-activities-of-the-essential-oil-of-aloysia-citriodora-palau-grown-in-morocco
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Moulay Ali Oukerrou, Mounir Tilaoui, Hassan Ait Mouse, Inass Leouifoudi, Abdeslam Jaafari, Abdelmajid Zyad
The aim of this work is to investigate the in vitro cytotoxic and antibacterial effects of the essential oils of Aloysia citriodora Palau, harvested in different regions of Morocco. The chemical profile was established using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. The cytotoxic activity against P815, MCF7, and VERO cell lines as well as the normal human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was evaluated using the MTT assay. Standard, ATCC, strains of bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) were cultivated in Muller Hinton media...
2017: Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683217/combination-of-antimicrobials-and-essential-oils-as-an-alternative-for-the-control-of-salmonella-enterica-multiresistant-strains-related-to-foodborne-disease
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Ana Lucía Solarte, Rafael Jesús Astorga, Fabiana Aguiar, Ángela Galán-Relaño, Alfonso Maldonado, Belén Huerta
Due to the increase in bacterial resistance to antimicrobials (AMBs) commonly used in veterinary and human medicine, the new strategies for controlling zoonoses focus on the study of natural products with demonstrated AMB activity, such as essential oils (EOs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro effect of the combination of enrofloxacin (ENR), ceftiofur (CEF), and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) with cinnamon, clove, oregano, and red thyme EOs against multiple drug-resistant strains of Salmonella enterica...
July 6, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674060/in-vitro-susceptibility-of-the-relapsing-fever-spirochete-borrelia-miyamotoi-to-antimicrobial-agents
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Joris Koetsveld, Ronald O P Draga, Alex Wagemakers, Annemijn Manger, Anneke Oei, Caroline E Visser, Joppe W Hovius
Hard tick-borne relapsing fever (HTBRF) is an emerging infectious disease throughout the temperate zone caused by the relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi Antibiotic treatment of HTBRF is empirically based on the treatment of Lyme borreliosis, however antibiotic susceptibility of B. miyamotoi has not been studied to date. Thus, we set out to determine the in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of B. miyamotoiA microdilution method with 96-well microtiter plates was used to determine antibiotic susceptibility of two B...
July 3, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669767/bactericidal-activity-of-cyclotides-where-phosphatidylethanolamine-lipid-selectivity-determines-antimicrobial-spectra
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Adam A Strömstedt, Sungkyu Park, Robert Burman, Ulf Göransson
Cyclotides are a family of plant peptides characterized by a cystine knot embedded in a macrocyclic backbone. They bind to and disrupt phospholipid membranes, which explain their lytic activity on cells. In this study, we expose the full antibacterial potency of cyclotides by avoiding its inhibition by rich growth media assay conditions. For that purpose a two-step microdilution assay protocol was developed, using non-growing conditions during initial peptide incubation. A diverse set of cyclotides was tested for antibacterial and antifungal activity, and the results show that most cyclotides are active under these conditions, especially against Gram-negative bacteria...
June 29, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663797/identification-of-tigecycline-and-vancomycin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-among-patients-with-urinary-tract-infection-in-iran
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M Yousefi, F Fallah, M Arshadi, M R Pourmand, A Hashemi, G Pourmand
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the major causes of hospital- and community-acquired infections worldwide. Although S. aureus rarely accounts for urinary tract infections (UTI), untreated UTI can lead to several complications. For decades vancomycin has been used for the treatment of MRSA infections. This study was performed to assess the in vitro activity of vancomycin, tigecycline, linezolid and quinupristin/dalfopristin against MRSA isolates from UTI patients. Thirty MRSA strains from 54 S...
September 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659880/alkyl-protocatechuate-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-systems-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-and-paracoccidioides-lutzii-in-vitro
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Kaila P Medina-Alarcón, Junya L Singulani, Aline R Voltan, Janaina C O Sardi, Maicon S Petrônio, Mariana B Santos, Carlos R Polaquini, Luis O Regasini, Vanderlan S Bolzani, Dulce H S da Silva, Marlus Chorilli, Maria J S Mendes-Giannini, Ana M Fusco-Almeida
Dodecyl protocatechuate (dodecyl) is a derivative of protocatechuic acid (3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid) that possesses anti-oxidant and antifungal properties. Nanostructured lipid systems (NLS) can potentiate the action of many antifungal agents, reducing the required dose and side effects by improving their activity. This work aimed to evaluate dodecyl protocatechuate loaded into a NLS (NLS+dodecyl) as a strategy for the treatment of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii in vitro. Antifungal activity against P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650129/in-vitro-efficacy-and-in-silico-analysis-of-cefixime-ofloxacin-combination-for-salmonella-typhi-from-bloodstream-infection
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Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Thirumal Kumar D, Iftikhar Aslam Tayubi, Baby Abirami S, Priyanka Babu, Elakkiya Munusamy, Bhuvaneswari Thukkaram, Raji Ravi, George Priya Doss C, Balaji Veeraraghavan
AIMS: Recently, the cefixime-ofloxacin combination is approved by drug controller general of India (DCGI) to treat typhoid fever. We sought to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of cefixime-ofloxacin combination against S. Typhi. METHODS AND RESULTS: 283 non-duplicate S. Typhi isolates collected during 2012 to 2014 were included in this study. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of cefixime and ofloxacin was determined by using broth microdilution method. Combinational testing was performed by using checkerboard assay...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648496/fruits-as-the-vehicle-of-drug-resistant-pathogenic-yeasts
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Hsiu-Jung Lo, Sheng-Hua Tsai, Wen-Li Chu, Yin-Zhi Chen, Zi-Li Zhou, Hong-Fu Chen, Ching-Fu Lee, Yun-Liang Yang
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the diversity and drug susceptibility of pathogenic yeasts on fruit surfaces. METHOD: Fruits were purchased from supermarkets and washed with buffer. The pellets were re-suspended in medium after centrifugation. The cell suspensions were plated onto CHROMagar Candida medium. Yeasts were identified by ribosomal DNA sequencing and their drug susceptibilities were determined by broth microdilution assay. RESULTS: Of 184 isolates, comprised of 55 species, from 22 different types of fruits, 29 species, including Candida famata, Candida fermentati, Candida guilliermondii, Candida intermedia, Candida krusei, Candida orthopsilosis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida pelliculosa, Candida tropicalis, and others have been reported to cause diseases in humans...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629354/acetone-leaf-extracts-of-some-south-african-trees-with-high-activity-against-escherichia-coli-also-have-good-antimycobacterial-activity-and-selectivity-index
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Ishaku L Elisha, Francien S Botha, Balungile Madikizela, Lyndy J McGaw, Jacobus N Eloff
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is a world-wide problem affecting humans and animals. There is increasing development of resistance of the pathogens to current antimycobacterial agents. Many authors have investigated activities of extracts and isolated compounds from plants. The traditional uses of plants have frequently been the criterion to select plants investigated. In this contribution, we investigate whether plant extracts with very good activity against Escherichia coli may also be active against mycobacteria...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613963/cytotoxic-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-cantharellus-cibarius-fr-cantarellaceae
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Marina Kolundžić, Tatjana Stanojković, Jelena Radović, Ana Tačić, Margarita Dodevska, Marina Milenković, Francesca Sisto, Carla Masia, Giampietro Farronato, Vesna Nikolić, Tatjana Kundaković
Antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of cyclohexane, dichloromethane, methanol, and aqueous extracts of Cantharellus cibarius were tested. Broth microdilution assay was performed against 10 bacterial strains (Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus feacalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella abony), with emphasis on Helicobacter pylori. Methanol extract was the most active against H. pylori strains with minimal inhibitory concentration values between 4 and 32 μg/mL...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611662/an-antifungal-mechanism-of-protolichesterinic-acid-from-the-lichen-usnea-albopunctata-lies-in-the-accumulation-of-intracellular-ros-and-mitochondria-mediated-cell-death-due-to-apoptosis-in-candida-tropicalis
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S N Kumar, C Mohandas
Candida species causes superficial and life-threatening systemic infections and are difficult to treat due to the resistance of these organism to various clinically used drugs. Protolichesterinic acid is a well-known lichen compound. Although the antibacterial activity of protolichesterinic acid has been reported earlier, the antifungal property and its mechanism of action are still largely unidentified. The goal of the present investigation is to explore the anticandidal activity and mechanism of action of protolichesterinic acid, especially against Candida tropicalis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607012/potent-in-vitro-synergism-of-fluconazole-and-osthole-against-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans
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De-Dong Li, Dong Chai, Xiao-Wen Huang, Shao-Xing Guan, Jiang Du, Hao-Yu Zhang, Yan Sun, Yuan-Ying Jiang
Osthole is a natural coumarin that exhibits wide biological and pharmacological activities such as neuroprotective, osteogenic, immunomodulation, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we investigated the antifungal effects of osthole in vitro Checkerboard microdilution assay showed that osthole has significant synergistic effect with fluconazole against fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans Similar results was obtained from growth curve assay. Meanwhile, XTT reduction assay demonstrated the synergism of fluconazole and osthole against C...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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