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Oral candida

Tonya L Ward, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Tim Heisel, Gabriel Al-Ghalith, Dan Knights, Cheryl A Gale
With the advent of next-generation sequencing and microbial community characterization, we are beginning to understand the key factors that shape early-life microbial colonization and associated health outcomes. Studies characterizing infant microbial colonization have focused mostly on bacteria in the microbiome and have largely neglected fungi (the mycobiome), despite their relevance to mucosal infections in healthy infants. In this pilot study, we characterized the skin, oral, and anal mycobiomes of infants over the first month of life ( n = 17) and the anal and vaginal mycobiomes of mothers ( n = 16) by internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) amplicon sequencing...
May 2018: MSystems
Rajendra H Patil, Firoz A Kalam Khan, Kaivalya Jadhav, Manoj Damale, Siddique Akber Ansari, Hamad M Alkahtani, Azmat Ali Khan, Shantanu D Shinde, Rajesh Patil, Jaiprakash N Sangshetti
We report the synthesis of some new piperazine-sulphonamide linked Schiff bases as fungal biofilm inhibitors with antibacterial and antifungal potential. The biofilm inhibition result of Candida albicans proposed that the compounds 6b (IC50  = 32.1 μM) and 6j (IC50  = 31.4 μM) showed higher inhibitory activity than the standard fluconazole (IC50  = 40 μM). Compound 6d (MIC = 26.1 μg/mL) with a chloro group at the para position was found to be the most active antibacterial agent of the series against Bacillus subtilis when compared with the standard ciprofloxacin (MIC = 50 μg/mL)...
March 15, 2018: Archiv der Pharmazie
Elerson Gaetti-Jardim, Ellen Cristina Gaetti Jardim, Christiane Marie Schweitzer, Júlio Cesar Leite da Silva, Murilo Moura Oliveira, Danilo Chizzolini Masocatto, Cauê Monteiro Dos Santos
OBJECTIVE: This case-control study aimed to evaluate the effects of conventional radiotherapy (RT) on the prevalence and populations of oral microorganisms in head and neck cancer patients who did not receive adequate preventive dental care. It was hypothesized that side effects of radiotherapy could be associated with radiation dose, microbiological aspects, and socioeconomic conditions of the patients. DESIGN: Twenty-eight dentate patients with head and neck cancer submitted to RT were included in the study...
January 8, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Jonatas Rafael de Oliveira, Kely Karina Belato, Felipe Eduardo de Oliveira, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Samira Esteves Afonso Camargo, Luciane Dias de Oliveira
This study evaluated the in vitro antibiofilm effect of 5 different commercial mouthwashes (Cepacol Traditional, Colgate Plax Fresh Mint, Listerine Cool Mint, Oral-B Complete, and Sensodyne) on Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus mutans, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The cytotoxic effect of the mouthwashes on gingival fibroblasts was also analyzed. A colorimetric assay with 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) was used to investigate the viability of biofilms after 48 hours and gingival fibroblasts after 24 hours...
March 2018: General Dentistry
Zhenmin Liu, Xiangzhi Yong, Lanlan Jiang, Linlin Zhang, Xuefang Lin, Wei Liu, Yuanyuan Peng, Renchuan Tao
OBJECTIVES: To observe relationships between oral Candida status and salivary human beta defensin-2 and -3 (hBD-2 and hBD-3) levels in HIV/AIDS patients of Guangxi, China during the first year of antiretroviral therapy (ART) dynamically, and to understand the influence of ART on oral Candida status and salivary hBDs expressions. METHODS: A prospective self-controlled study was carried to observe the dynamic changes of CD4+ T cell counts, oral Candida carriages and salivary hBD-2,3 expressions in HIV/AIDS patients during the first year of ART...
March 2, 2018: Oral Diseases
Daniel Brustolin Ludwig, Luciana Erzinger Alves de Camargo, Najeh Maissar Khalil, Marcos Ereno Auler, Rubiana Mara Mainardes
Amphotericin B (AmB) is one of the most used drugs for the treatment of systemic fungal infections; however, the treatment causes several toxic manifestations, including nephrotoxicity and hemolytic anemia. Chitosan-coated poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles containing AmB were developed with the aim to decrease AmB toxicity and propose the oral route for AmB delivery. In this work, the antifungal efficacy of chitosan-coated PLGA nanoparticles containing AmB was evaluated in 20 strains of fungus isolates from patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis (01 Candida glabrata and 03 Candida albicans), bloodstream infections (04 C...
March 1, 2018: Mycopathologia
Mihai Mareș, Valentina Ruxandra Moroti-Constantinescu, David W Denning
OBJECTIVE: To estimate for the first time the burden of fungal infections in Romania. METHODS: Data derived from the World Health Organization (WHO), National Institute of Statistics, Romanian public health agencies and non-profit health organizations, and published annual reports on local epidemiology were used in the present study. When no data were available, specific at-risk populations were used to calculate frequencies of serious fungal diseases, using previously published epidemiological parameters...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
Thomas Thurnheer, Georgios N Belibasakis
OBJECTIVE: Fluoride is widely used as an anti-caries agent, e.g. in toothpastes and mouth rinses. However, the nature of the anti-caries action is not entirely clear. Mechanisms suspected to explain the cariostatic effect include inhibitory effects on acid formation by bacteria, inhibition of extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) production, inhibition of enamel demineralization and enhancement of remineralizaton or combination thereof. The aim of this study was to examine with the supragingival Zurich in vitro biofilm model the effect of fluoride in NaF formulation, on the microbiota and on demineralization...
February 20, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Michiyo Kobayashi-Sakamoto, Riyoko Tamai, Emiko Isogai, Yusuke Kiyoura
Normally, Candida albicans is a commensal microbe that resides in the human oral cavity, gut and vagina. However, the fungus can cause mucosal and systemic infections in immunocompromised individuals. The mechanism by which local mucosal infections progress to systemic candidiasis is poorly understood. Here, a murine model of gastrointestinal (GI) candidiasis was developed by inoculation of the oral cavity, followed by treatment with tetracycline (TC) and prednisolone (PSL). Temporal progression from a local infection of the oral cavity to a systemic infection was then monitored...
February 22, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Elusa Scheibler, Renata Medina da Silva, Carlos Eduardo Leite, Maria Martha Campos, Maria Antonia Figueiredo, Fernanda Gonçalves Salum, Karen Cherubini
OBJECTIVE: Nystatin and chlorhexidine are extensively used in oral medicine; however, there is some controversy about the possibility of these drugs showing antagonism. To clarify this issue, this study investigated the efficacy and stability of nystatin and chlorhexidine in combination. DESIGN: An in vitro study was conducted to analyze the effect of nystatin and chlorhexidine combined on Candida albicans ATCC 18804, using the drugs mixed as a single formulation and as independent formulations used sequentially with different time intervals between them...
February 15, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
F Aragón, M A Zea-Sevilla, J Montero, P Sancho, R Corral, C Tejedor, B Frades-Payo, V Paredes-Gallardo, A Albaladejo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this case-control study was to carry out an oral health assessment on a group of Alzheimer's patients and to establish a hypothesis regarding the implication of the characteristics of the disease and the treatment of oral health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 Alzheimer's patients, residents at the Alzheimer Center Reina Sofia Foundation (Madrid, Spain) and at the Alzheimer State Reference Center (Salamanca, Spain), and 36 controls (companions/acquaintances), were studied by oral examination and saliva sampling...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Ewa Jabłońska-Stencel, Wojciech Pakieła, Anna Mertas, Elżbieta Bobela, Jacek Kasperski, Grzegorz Chladek
Colonization of silicone-based soft lining materials by pathogenic yeast-type fungi is a common problem associated with the use of dentures. In this study, silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphate (SSHZP) was introduced into polydimethylsiloxane-based material as an antimicrobial filler at concentrations of 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14% ( w / w ). The in vitro antimicrobial efficacy was investigated. Candida albicans was used as a characteristic representative of pathogenic oral microflora. Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were used as the typical Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains, respectively...
February 22, 2018: Materials
Rogatien Charlet, Youri Pruvost, Gael Tumba, Fabian Istel, Daniel Poulain, Karl Kuchler, Boualem Sendid, Samir Jawhara
The gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota acts a natural barrier to the proliferation of opportunistic pathogens. Candida glabrata is an opportunistic yeast pathogen that has adapted to colonize all segments of the human GI tract. We observed an increase in Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, and Bacteroides vulgatus populations, and a decrease in Lactobacillus johnsonii, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, and Bifidobacterium animalis in mice with DSS-induced colitis. This reduction was more pronounced for L. johnsonii during C...
February 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
Sonoko Tasaki, Tamaki Cho, Jun-Ichi Nagao, Shojiro Ikezaki, Yuka Narita, Ken-Ichi Arita-Morioka, Kanae Yasumatsu, Keita Toyoda, Hiroshi Kojima, Yoshihiko Tanaka
Candida albicans is a human commensal and causes opportunistic infections. Th17 cells provide resistance against mucosal infection with C. albicans; however, the determination of T cell antigens remains little known. Our final goal is to find out the effective T cell antigens of C. albicans responsible for immunotherapy against candidiasis. Here, we prepared some fractions including cytosol, membrane, and cell wall from each yeast and mycelial form-cell. Proteins derived from a membrane fraction of mycelial cells effectively induced differentiation of CD4+ T cells to IL-17A producing Th17 cells...
February 15, 2018: FEMS Yeast Research
D Di Stasio, D Lauritano, G Minervini, R S Paparella, M Petruzzi, A Romano, V Candotto, A Lucchese
Candida albicans is a typical commensal microorganism of the oral cavity that can become virulent in certain conditions and cause denture stomatitis (DS). Many conditions can predispose for DS, including local and systemic alterations. The therapeutical approach to DS is various and both topical and systemic alternatives can be considered. Azoles molecules are the most common used, both topically and systemically, but in recent years various alternatives have been proposed. This review aims to examine the scientific literature to evaluate the effectiveness of conventional therapies and the potential of the new ones...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Daniel J Morse, Melanie J Wilson, Xiaoqing Wei, Michael A O Lewis, David J Bradshaw, Craig Murdoch, David W Williams
PURPOSE: In vitro analyses of virulence, pathogenicity and associated host cell responses are important components in the study of biofilm infections. The Candida-related infection, denture-associated oral candidosis, affects up to 60 % of denture wearers and manifests as inflammation of palatal tissues contacting the denture-fitting surface. Commercially available three-dimensional tissue models can be used to study infection, but their use is limited for many academic research institutions, primarily because of the substantial purchase costs...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Farideh Siavoshi, Marzieh Sahraee, Hoda Ebrahimi, Abdolfatah Sarrafnejad, Parastoo Saniee
BACKGROUND: For controlling Helicobacter pylori infection in humans, its environmental reservoir should be determined. In this study, yeast isolates from an isolated village in Iran were studied for the intracellular occurrence of H. pylori. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, yeasts were isolated from 29 samples, including oral swabs from villagers (n = 7), flowers and fruits (n = 6), honey and honeybees (n = 12) and miscellaneous samples (4). Yeasts were classified into 12 RFLP groups and identified by amplification of 26S rDNA and sequencing...
February 19, 2018: Helicobacter
Gabriela C Alonso, Ana C Pavarina, Tábata V Sousa, Marlise I Klein
Biofilm production contributes to several human diseases, including oral candidiasis. Among the Candida species, Candida albicans is the most prevalent. The expression of virulence genes is implicated in the pathogenic potential of Candida biofilms. However, the evaluation of microbial gene expression from in vivo biofilm samples is not trivial, specifically, assessment via quantitative PCR (qPCR) can be a challenge because of several species present in clinical samples. Hence, the necessity of primers specificity...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
Julie Lamure, Marlène Chevalier, Pascal Rathelot, Françoise Mignolet, Isabelle Precheur
Frail older adults often experience swallowing disorders, prompting nursing staff to crush tablets, open capsules, and mix drugs into their meals or gelled water. However, crushing drugs can lead to pharmacological and gustatory problems. As crushed drugs can stay in prolonged contact with oral microbial biofilm, the current study aimed to investigate their antimicrobial properties. Crushed drugs were diluted in 1 mL of isotonic water and assayed in vitro for: (a) growth inhibition of five bacterial strains and Candida albicans by the diffusion method; (b) inhibition of Streptococcus salivarius and C...
February 13, 2018: Research in Gerontological Nursing
J N Vieira, A M Feijó, M E Bueno, C L Gonçalves, R G Lund, J F Mendes, J P V Villarreal, M M Villela, P S Nascente
The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of Candida species between a non-hospitalized and a hospitalized population. For this purpose, samples of saliva were sampled through sterile swabs, moistened in peptone water and rubbed in the oral cavity of 140 individuals, from which, 70 were hospitalized patients from the Medical Clinic of a Teaching Hospital and the other 70 were non-hospitalized subjects. All saliva samples were plated in Sabouraud Dextrose agar added with Chloramphenicol and incubated at 36 °C for 48 hours...
February 15, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
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