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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943366/gentamicin-synergizes-with-azoles-against-resistant-candida-albicans
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Mengjiao Lu, Cuixiang Yu, Xueyan Cui, Jinyi Shi, Lei Yuan, Shujuan Sun
Candida species are the primary opportunistic pathogens of nosocomial fungal infections, causing both superficial and life-threatening systemic infections. Combination therapy for fungal infections has attracted considerable attention, especially for those caused by drug-resistant fungi. Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, has a weak antifungal activity against Fusarium. The aim of this study was to investigate the interactions of gentamicin with azoles against the Candida species and the underlying mechanism...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939900/fluoxetine-and-thioridazine-inhibit-efflux-and-attenuate-crystalline-biofilm-formation-by-proteus-mirabilis
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Jonathan Nzakizwanayo, Paola Scavone, Shirin Jamshidi, Joseph A Hawthorne, Harriet Pelling, Cinzia Dedi, Jonathan P Salvage, Charlotte K Hind, Fergus M Guppy, Lara M Barnes, Bhavik A Patel, Khondaker M Rahman, Mark J Sutton, Brian V Jones
Proteus mirabilis forms extensive crystalline biofilms on indwelling urethral catheters that block urine flow and lead to serious clinical complications. The Bcr/CflA efflux system has previously been identified as important for development of P. mirabilis crystalline biofilms, highlighting the potential for efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs) to control catheter blockage. Here we evaluate the potential for drugs already used in human medicine (fluoxetine and thioridazine) to act as EPIs in P. mirabilis, and control crystalline biofilm formation...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916560/cmeabc-multidrug-efflux-pump-contributes-to-antibiotic-resistance-and-promotes-campylobacter-jejuni-survival-and-multiplication-in-acanthamoeba-polyphaga
#3
Ana Vieira, Amritha Ramesh, Alan M Seddon, Andrey V Karlyshev
Campylobacter jejuni is a foodborne pathogen recognized as the leading cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis. The wide use of antibiotics in medicine and in animal husbandry has led to an increased incidence of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter In addition to a role in multidrug resistance, the Campylobacter CmeABC RND-type efflux pump, which is associated with multidrug resistance (MDR), may also be involved in virulence. As a vehicle of pathogenic microorganisms, the protozoan Acanthamoeba is a good model for the investigation of bacterial survival in the environment and molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity...
September 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893777/modulation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-response-to-antimicrobials-by-the-candida-albicans-quorum-sensing-molecule-farnesol
#4
Eric F Kong, Christina Tsui, Sona Kucharíková, Patrick Van Dijck, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk
In microbial biofilms, microorganisms utilize secreted signaling chemical molecules to coordinate their collective behavior. Farnesol is a quorum-sensing molecule secreted by the fungal species Candida albicans, shown to play a central physiological role during fungal biofilm growth. Our pervious in vitro and in vivo studies characterized an intricate interaction between C. albicans and the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, as these species co-exist in biofilm. In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of farnesol on S...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890187/kinetic-analysis-of-the-inhibition-of-the-drug-efflux-protein-acrb-using-surface-plasmon-resonance
#5
Rumana Mowla, Yinhu Wang, Shutao Ma, Henrietta Venter
Multidrug efflux protein complexes such as AcrAB-TolC from Escherichia coli are paramount in multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria and are also implicated in other processes such as virulence and biofilm formation. Hence efflux pump inhibition, as a means to reverse antimicrobial resistance in clinically relevant pathogens, has gained increased momentum over the past two decades. Significant advances in the structural and functional analysis of AcrB have informed the selection of efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs)...
September 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885721/targeting-intracellular-staphylococcus-aureus-to-lower-recurrence-of-orthopaedic-infection
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Devendra H Dusane, Douglas Kyrouac, Iris Petersen, Luke Bushrow, Jason H Calhoun, Jeffrey F Granger, Laura S Phieffer, Paul Stoodley
Staphylococcus aureus is often found in orthopaedic infections and may be protected from commonly prescribed antibiotics by forming biofilms or growing intracellularly within osteoblasts. To investigate the effect of non-antibiotic compounds in conjunction with antibiotics to clear intracellular and biofilm forming S. aureus causing osteomyelitis. SAOS-2 osteoblast-like cell lines were infected with S. aureus BB1279. Antibiotics (vancomycin, VAN; and dicloxacillin, DICLOX), bacterial efflux pump inhibitors (piperine, PIP; carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone, CCCP) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-2) were evaluated individually and in combination to kill intracellular bacteria...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870262/virulence-factors-antifungal-susceptibility-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-azole-resistance-among-candida-parapsilosis-complex-isolates-recovered-from-clinical-specimens
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Sourour Neji, Ines Hadrich, Houaida Trabelsi, Salma Abbes, Fatma Cheikhrouhou, Hayet Sellami, Fattouma Makni, Ali Ayadi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the biofilm formation, the extracellular enzymatic activities of 182 clinical isolates of the Candida parapsilosis complex. METHODS: Molecular identification of the C. parapsilosis species complex was performed using PCR RFLP of SADH gene and PCR sequencing of ITS region. The susceptibility of ours isolates to antifungal agents and molecular mechanisms underlying azole resistance were evaluated. RESULTS: 63...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866739/effect-of-sodium-chloride-on-surface-associated-motility-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-the-role-of-aders-two-component-system
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P Malaka De Silva, Ayush Kumar
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important bacterial pathogen whose resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern worldwide. Among a wide array of resistance mechanisms displayed by A. baumannii, energy-dependent efflux of antibiotics by proteins belonging the resistance-nodulation-division family serves as an important one. AdeABC pump has been shown to be active in various clinical isolates. Regulation of this pump is controlled by the AdeRS two-component system. In this study, we show that the AdeRS system, in addition to modulating A...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854668/current-and-future-therapies-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Wynne D Smith, Emmanuelle Bardin, Loren Cameron, Claire L Edmondson, Katie V Farrant, Isaac Martin, Ronan A Murphy, Odel Soren, Andrew R Turnbull, Natasha Wierre-Gore, Eric W Alton, Jacob G Bundy, Andrew Bush, Gary J Connett, Saul N Faust, Alain Filloux, Paul S Freemont, Andrew L Jones, Zoltan Takats, Jeremy S Webb, Huw D Williams, Jane C Davies
Pseudomonas aeruginosa opportunistically infects the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis and causes significant morbidity and mortality. Initial infection can often be eradicated though requires prompt detection and adequate treatment. Intermittent and then chronic infection occurs in the majority of patients. Better detection of P. aeruginosa infection using biomarkers may enable more successful eradication before chronic infection is established. In chronic infection P. aeruginosa adapts to avoid immune clearance and resist antibiotics via efflux pumps, β-lactamase expression, reduced porins and switching to a biofilm lifestyle...
August 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852815/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-major-facilitator-superfamily-transporters
#10
REVIEW
Ping Li, Yinzhong Gu, Jiang Li, Longxiang Xie, Xue Li, Jianping Xie
The cell membrane or biofilm serve as permeable barrier for xenobiotics to maintain the homeostasis of cells or bacterial community. Transport systems are essential for the uptake of nutrients and substances necessary for biofilm formation, efflux of deleterious compounds, as well as communication between cells and environment. Major facilitator superfamily (MFS) represents the largest secondary transporter family and is responsible for the transport of a broad spectrum of substrates with diverse physiochemical properties by utilizing the energy stored in electrochemical gradient across the membrane...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770446/biofilm-formation-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-in-dispersed-cells-versus-planktonic-cells-from-clinical-industry-and-environmental-origins
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Mercedes Berlanga, Laura Gomez-Perez, Ricardo Guerrero
We examined the cell-surface physicochemical properties, the biofilm formation capability and the antibiotic susceptibility in dispersed cells (from an artificial biofilm of alginate beads) and compared with their planktonic (free-swimming) counterparts. The strains used were from different origins, such as clinical (Acinetobacter baumannii AB4), cosmetic industry (Klebsiella oxytoca EU213, Pseudomonas aeruginosa EU190), and environmental (Halomonas venusta MAT28). In general, dispersed cells adhered better to surfaces (measured as the "biofilm index") and had a greater hydrophobicity [measured as the microbial affinity to solvents (MATS)] than planktonic cells...
August 2, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731269/biofilm-formation-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-urinary-strains
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C Vuotto, F Longo, C Pascolini, G Donelli, M P Balice, M F Libori, V Tiracchia, A Salvia, P E Varaldo
AIMS: Multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has become a relevant healthcare-associated pathogen. Capsule, type 1 and 3 fimbriae (mrkA gene), type 2 quorum-sensing system (luxS), synthesis of D-galactan I (wbbM), LPS transport (wzm) and poly-beta-1,6-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (pgaA) seem involved in K. pneumoniae biofilm. Nonenzymatic antibiotic resistance is related to nonexpression or mutation of porins (OmpK35 and OmpK36), and efflux pump (acrB) overexpression. The aim of this study was to analyse some virulence factors of K...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710521/efflux-drug-transporters-at-the-forefront-of-antimicrobial-resistance
#13
REVIEW
Tahmina Rahman, Benjamin Yarnall, Declan A Doyle
Bacterial antibiotic resistance is rapidly becoming a major world health consideration. To combat antibiotics, microorganisms employ their pre-existing defence mechanisms that existed long before man's discovery of antibiotics. Bacteria utilise levels of protection that range from gene upregulation, mutations, adaptive resistance, and production of resistant phenotypes (persisters) to communal behaviour, as in swarming and the ultimate defence of a biofilm. A major part of all of these responses involves the use of antibiotic efflux transporters...
July 14, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709374/nanoparticles-as-efflux-pump-and-biofilm-inhibitor-to-rejuvenate-bactericidal-effect-of-conventional-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Divya Gupta, Ajeet Singh, Asad U Khan
The universal problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotic reflects a serious threat for physicians to control infections. Evolution in bacteria results in the development of various complex resistance mechanisms to neutralize the bactericidal effect of antibiotics, like drug amelioration, target modification, membrane permeability reduction, and drug extrusion through efflux pumps. Efflux pumps acquire a wide range of substrate specificity and also the tremendous efficacy for drug molecule extrusion outside bacterial cells...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705674/molecular-bases-of-antifungal-resistance-in-filamentous-fungi
#15
Cheshta Sharma, Anuradha Chowdhary
Invasive mould infections due to Aspergillus species, Fusarium spp., Scedosporium spp. and other filamentous fungi remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Antifungal therapy is required for successful patient management; however, limited antifungal drugs and emergence of drug resistance pose a challenge to the clinicians for the effective management of the disease. The evolution of multidrug resistant strains due to selective pressure and the intrinsically resistant pathogenic species are a major concern...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700974/mechanism-of-berberine-mediated-fluconazole-susceptibility-enhancement-in-clinical-fluconazole-resistant-candida-tropicalis-isolates
#16
GaoXiang Shi, Jing Shao, TianMing Wang, DaQiang Wu, ChangZhong Wang
BACKGROUND: Candida tropicalis was one of the most common non-albicans Candida (NACA) species creating relatively high morbidity and mortality. We previously demonstrated that the antifungal effect of BBR in combination with FLC might be attributed to reactive oxygen species production, ergosterol content and efflux pump levels in a clinical C. tropicalis isolate. METHODS: we employed thirteen clinical C. tropicalis isolates as well as four standard reference strains to evaluate the antifungal activity of BBR in combination with FLC under planktonic and biofilm states by analyzing the mRNA expressions of ERG11, CDR1 and MDR1 by qRT-PCR...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646205/comparative-nanouplc-ms-e-analysis-between-magainin-i-susceptible-and-resistant-escherichia-coli-strains
#17
Marlon H Cardoso, Keyla C de Almeida, Elizabete de S Cândido, André M Murad, Simoni C Dias, Octávio L Franco
In recent years the antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been prospected and designed as new alternatives to conventional antibiotics. Indeed, AMPs have presented great potential toward pathogenic bacterial strains by means of complex mechanisms of action. However, reports have increasingly emerged regarding the mechanisms by which bacteria resist AMP administration. In this context, we performed a comparative proteomic study by using the total bacterial lysate of magainin I-susceptible and -resistant E. coli strains...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621579/optimization-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-in-biofilms-by-inhibiting-efflux-pump
#18
Tatiana Maria Starck Fogaça de Aguiar Coletti, Laura Marise de Freitas, Ana Marisa Fusco Almeida, Carla Raquel Fontana
BACKGROUND: One of the main mechanisms of microbial resistance is given by efflux pumps, which reduce the effectiveness of antimicrobials by decreasing their intracellular concentration. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Considering that efflux pump inhibitors are promising adjuvant molecules for antibiotics in infections, in this study, using XTT test and colony forming unit (CFU) counting, we evaluated the association between the pump inhibitor verapamil (VP) and the antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) mediated by methylene blue (MB) in biofilms of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus to optimize the bacterial reduction...
July 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618136/amphiphilic-cargo-loaded-nanocarrier-enhances-antibiotic-uptake-and-perturbs-efflux-effective-synergy-for-mitigation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#19
Durairaj Thiyagarajan, Gopal Das, Aiyagari Ramesh
A pyridinium-amphiphile-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanocarrier (C1-PNC) was developed as an adjuvant in order to break the resistance and restore the susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cells to therapeutic antibiotics. Notably, against a clinical MRSA strain, C1-PNC was found to render 8- and 6-fold decreases in the minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC90 ) of gentamicin and ciprofloxacin, respectively. Mechanistic studies on MRSA planktonic cells revealed that in the case of gentamicin, C1-PNC promotes enhanced cellular uptake of the antibiotic, whereas the propensity of C1-PNC to inhibit efflux pump activity could be leveraged to enhance cellular accumulation of ciprofloxacin, leading to effective killing of MRSA cells...
June 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587519/inactivation-of-a-putative-efflux-pump-lmrb-in-streptococcus-mutans-results-in-altered-biofilm-structure-and-increased-exopolysaccharide-synthesis-implications-for-biofilm-resistance
#20
Jia Liu, Jianying Zhang, Lihong Guo, Wei Zhao, Xiaoli Hu, Xi Wei
Efflux pumps are a mechanism associated with biofilm formation and resistance. There is limited information regarding efflux pumps in Streptococcus mutans, a major pathogen in dental caries. The aim of this study was to investigate potential roles of a putative efflux pump (LmrB) in S. mutans biofilm formation and susceptibility. Upon lmrB inactivation and antimicrobial exposure, the biofilm structure and expression of other efflux pumps were examined using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and qRT-PCR...
June 7, 2017: Biofouling
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