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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932047/a-relationship-between-salivary-flow-rates-and-candida-counts-in-patients-with-xerostomia
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Suchetha Devendrappa Nadig, Deepak Timmasandra Ashwathappa, Muniraju Manjunath, Sowmya Krishna, Araleri Gopalkrishna Annaji, Praveen Kunigal Shivaprakash
CONTEXT: Most of the adult population is colonized by Candida in their oral cavity. The process of colonization depends on several factors, including the interaction between Candida and salivary proteins. Therefore, salivary gland hypofunction may alter the oral microbiota and increase the risk for opportunistic infections, such as candidiasis. Hence, it is necessary to evaluate the relationship between salivary flow rates (SFRs) and Candida colony counts in the saliva of patients with xerostomia...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931063/plant-flavones-enhance-antimicrobial-activity-of-respiratory-epithelial-cell-secretions-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Benjamin M Hariri, Derek B McMahon, Bei Chen, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer, David W Kennedy, Robert J Lee
Flavones are a class of natural plant secondary metabolites that have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. Some flavones also activate the T2R14 bitter taste receptor, which is expressed in motile cilia of the sinonasal epithelium and activates innate immune nitric oxide (NO) production. Flavones may thus be potential therapeutics for respiratory infections. Our objective was to examine the anti-microbial effects of flavones on the common sinonasal pathogens Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, evaluating both planktonic and biofilm growth...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928478/biomimetically-engineered-amphotericin-b-nano-aggregates-circumvent-toxicity-constraints-and-treat-systemic-fungal-infection-in-experimental-animals
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Qamar Zia, Owais Mohammad, Mohd Ahmar Rauf, Wasi Khan, Swaleha Zubair
Biomimetic synthesis of nanoparticles offers a convenient and bio friendly approach to fabricate complex structures with sub-nanometer precision from simple precursor components. In the present study, we have synthesized nanoparticles of Amphotericin B (AmB), a potent antifungal agent, using Aloe vera leaf extract. The synthesis of AmB nano-assemblies (AmB-NAs) was established employing spectro-photometric and electron microscopic studies, while their crystalline nature was established by X-ray diffraction...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927409/biological-and-physicochemical-properties-of-biosurfactants-produced-by-lactobacillus-jensenii-p6a-and-lactobacillus-gasseri-p65
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I M C Morais, A L Cordeiro, G S Teixeira, V S Domingues, R M D Nardi, A S Monteiro, R J Alves, E P Siqueira, V L Santos
BACKGROUND: Lactobacillus species produce biosurfactants that can contribute to the bacteria's ability to prevent microbial infections associated with urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts and the skin. Here, we described the biological and physicochemical properties of biosurfactants produced by Lactobacillus jensenii P6A and Lactobacillus gasseri P65. RESULTS: The biosurfactants produced by L. jensenii P6A and L. gasseri P65 reduced the water surface tension from 72 to 43...
September 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925082/prospective-evaluation-of-the-septifast-multiplex-real-time-pcr-assay-for-surveillance-and-diagnosis-of-infections-in-haematological-patients-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-compared-to-routine-microbiological-assays-and-an-in-house-real-time-pcr
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Sandra Elges, Renate Arnold, Oliver Liesenfeld, Grzegorz Kofla, Agata Mikolajewska, Stefan Schwartz, Lutz Uharek, Markus Ruhnke
We prospectively evaluated a multiplex real-time PCR assay (SeptiFast, SF) in a cohort of patients undergoing allo-BMT in comparison to an in-house PCR method (IH-PCR). Overall 847 blood samples (mean 8 samples/patient) from 104 patients with haematological malignancies were analysed. The majority of patients had acute leukaemia (62%) with a mean age of 52 years (54% female). Pathogens could be detected in 91 of 847 (11%) samples by SF compared to 38 of 205 (18.5%) samples by BC, and 57 of 847 (6.7%) samples by IH-PCR...
September 19, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923300/influence-of-co-infection-complicated-with-human-papillomavirus-on-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-development-in-patients-with-atypical-squamous-cells-of-undetermined-significance
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Hisami Kiseki, Yutaka Tsukahara, Natsumi Tajima, Ayako Tanaka, Aya Horimoto, Naohiko Hashimura
AIM: Human papillomaviruses (HPV) infection is a primary cause of the development of cervical precancerous lesions and cervical cancer. However, the influence of other infections on intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) development has not been fully elucidated. We evaluated the association between co-infection and CIN development in subjects with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). METHOD: Data for ASCUS subjects who had undergone testing for high risk HPV (HR-HPV) and pathological diagnosis were analyzed...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922415/rewiring-monocyte-glucose-metabolism-via-c-type-lectin-signaling-protects-against-disseminated-candidiasis
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Jorge Domínguez-Andrés, Rob J W Arts, Rob Ter Horst, Mark S Gresnigt, Sanne P Smeekens, Jacqueline M Ratter, Ekta Lachmandas, Lily Boutens, Frank L van de Veerdonk, Leo A B Joosten, Richard A Notebaart, Carlos Ardavín, Mihai G Netea
Monocytes are innate immune cells that play a pivotal role in antifungal immunity, but little is known regarding the cellular metabolic events that regulate their function during infection. Using complementary transcriptomic and immunological studies in human primary monocytes, we show that activation of monocytes by Candida albicans yeast and hyphae was accompanied by metabolic rewiring induced through C-type lectin-signaling pathways. We describe that the innate immune responses against Candida yeast are energy-demanding processes that lead to the mobilization of intracellular metabolite pools and require induction of glucose metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation and glutaminolysis, while responses to hyphae primarily rely on glycolysis...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922057/the-dietary-food-components-capric-acid-and-caprylic-acid-inhibit-virulence-factors-in-candida-albicans-through-multitargeting
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Ashwini Jadhav, Supriya Mortale, Shivkrupa Halbandge, Priyanka Jangid, Rajendra Patil, Wasudev Gade, Kiran Kharat, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
Capric acid and caprylic acid are the dietary food components. They are found to inhibit the virulence factors like morphogenesis, adhesion, and biofilm formation in the human pathogenic yeast Candida albicans. Our study demonstrated that yeast-to-hyphal signal transduction pathways were affected by capric acid and caprylic acid. The expression profile of genes associated with serum-induced morphogenesis showed reduced expressions of Cdc35, Hwp1, Hst7, and Cph1 by the treatment with both the fatty acids. Cell elongation gene, Ece1, was surprisingly downregulated by 5208-fold by the treatment of caprylic acid...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919897/altered-immune-activation-and-il-23-signaling-in-response-to-candida-albicans-in-autoimmune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-1
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Øyvind Bruserud, Eirik Bratland, Alexander Hellesen, Nicolas Delaleu, Håkon Reikvam, Bergithe E Oftedal, Anette S B Wolff
OBJECTIVE: Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS-1) is a rare, childhood onset disease caused by mutations in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) is one of the three major disease components and is, to date, mainly explained by the presence of neutralizing auto-antibodies against cytokines [interleukin (IL)-17A, IL-17F, and IL-22] from T helper 17 cells, which are critical for the protection against fungal infections. However, patients without current auto-antibodies also present CMC and we, therefore, hypothesized that other immune mechanisms contribute to CMC in APS-1...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919789/antifungal-resistance-current-trends-and-future-strategies-to-combat
#10
REVIEW
Nathan P Wiederhold
Antifungal resistance represents a major clinical challenge to clinicians responsible for treating invasive fungal infections due to the limited arsenal of systemically available antifungal agents. In addition current drugs may be limited by drug-drug interactions and serious adverse effects/toxicities that prevent their prolonged use or dosage escalation. Fluconazole resistance is of particular concern in non-Candida albicans species due to the increased incidence of infections caused by these species in different geographic locations worldwide and the elevated prevalence of resistance to this commonly used azole in many institutions...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919715/in-vitro-inhibitory-activities-of-magnolol-against-candida-spp
#11
Peiru Zhou, Jingya Fu, Hong Hua, Xiaosong Liu
Candida spp. cause various infections involving the skin, mucosa, deep tissues, and even life-threatening candidemia. They are regarded as an important pathogen of nosocomial bloodstream infection, with a high mortality rate. As a result of prolonged exposure to azoles, the therapeutic failure associated with azoles resistance has become a serious challenge in clinical situations. Therefore, novel, alternative antifungals are required urgently. In the present study, the CLSI M-27A broth microdilution method and the 2,3-Bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide (XTT) reduction assay were used to evaluate the antifungal effects of magnolol against various standard Candida strains in planktonic mode and biofilm formation, respectively...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915910/colonization-of-the-bovine-uterus-by-candida-kefyr
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Cecilia Christensen Karstrup, Bent Aalbæk, Kirstine Klitgaard, Tim Kåre Jensen, Hanne Gervi Pedersen, Jørgen Steen Agerholm
BACKGROUND: While fungal infections of the bovine uterus are well-known diseases in pregnant cattle, very limited knowledge exists on the presence and significance of fungi in the uterus of non-pregnant cows. Presence of fungi in the uterine lumen of postpartum (pp) cows has been reported, but little attention has been paid to this as most studies of the bovine pp uterus have focused on bacteria. CASE PRESENTATION: Microscopy of uterine lavage cytology slides of three cows from one herd revealed the presence of numerous yeast-like organisms, which were located either free in the fluid or within macrophages...
September 16, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913339/ulcerative-gastritis-and-esophagitis-in-two-children-with-sarcina-ventriculi-infection
#13
Tim G J de Meij, Michiel P van Wijk, Aart Mookhoek, Andries E Budding
Sarcina ventriculi is a Gram-positive, obligate anaerobic coccus, with a characteristic morphology. Only 22 cases of human infections by this microorganism, including 7 in children, have been reported in literature so far. Affected subjects usually present with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and delayed gastric emptying. However, life-threatening complications, like emphysematous gastritis and gastric perforation have also been described. Gastroparesis and gastric outlet obstruction have been considered as a potential etiologic factor...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912344/parasex-generates-phenotypic-diversity-de-novo-and-impacts-drug-resistance-and-virulence-in-candida-albicans
#14
Matthew P Hirakawa, Darius E Chyou, Denis Huang, Aaron R Slan, Richard J Bennett
Candida albicans is a diploid fungus that is a frequent cause of mucosal and systemic infections in humans. This species exhibits an unusual parasexual cycle in which mating produces tetraploid cells that undergo a non-meiotic program of concerted chromosome loss to return to a diploid or aneuploid state. In this work, we used a multipronged approach to examine the capacity of parasex to generate diversity in C. albicans First, we compared the phenotypic properties of 32 genotyped progeny and observed wide-ranging differences in fitness, filamentation, biofilm formation and virulence...
September 14, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911903/the-vaccines-and-antibodies-associated-with-als3p-for-treatment-of-candida-albicans-infections
#15
REVIEW
Xue Sui, Lan Yan, Yuan-Ying Jiang
Candida albicans is the most common fungal microorganism in healthy individuals, as well as the cause of high mortality infections in high-risk hosts such as immunocompromised patients. Antifungal vaccines and monoclonal antibodies useful for active or passive immunizations have recently generated considerable excitement for the treatment of fungal infections. The cell wall proteins of C. albicans, which are crucial for virulence and pathogenicity, are attractive target antigens. Als3p, a member of the C. albicans agglutinin-like sequence (ALS) family, is a hyphal-specific glycophosphatidylinositol cell wall protein that plays a key role in the interaction with host cells...
September 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911197/contribution-of-tlr2-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis
#16
María Soledad Miró, Emilse Rodríguez, Cecilia Vigezzi, Paula Alejandra Icely, Luciana N García, Nahuel Painetti, Cristina A Maldonado, Fernando Oscar Riera, Juan Pablo Caeiro, Claudia Elena Sotomayor
Candida albicans is the prevalent etiological agent in acute vulvovaginal infection and the most severe chronic condition known as recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC). A critical role of local innate immunity in defense and pathogenesis of vaginal infection by Candida is proposed. The fungal recognition by the innate immune receptor is an essential step for the induction of local responses including cytokines and antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) production for host protection. Using TLR2-deficient mice, we characterized the early innate immune response during VVC...
September 29, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911047/the-role-of-in-vitro-susceptibility-testing-in-the-management-of-candida-and-aspergillus
#17
Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, David Andes
Antifungal susceptibility testing has evolved from a research technique to a standardized and well-validated tool for the clinical management of fungal infections and for epidemiological studies. Genetic mutations and phenotypic resistance in vitro have been shown to correlate with clinical outcomes and treatment failures, and this in turn has led to the creation of clinical breakpoints and, more recently, epidemiological cutoff values for clinically relevant fungal pathogens. Resistance mechanisms for Candida and Aspergillus species have been extensively described and their corresponding genetic mutations can now be readily detected...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911043/multidrug-resistant-candida-epidemiology-molecular-mechanisms-and-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Thomas F Patterson
Invasive Candida infections remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in hospitalized and immunocompromised or critically ill patients. A limited number of antifungal agents from only a few drug classes are available to treat patients with these serious infections. Resistance can be either intrinsic or acquired. Resistance mechanisms are not exchanged between Candida; thus, acquired resistance either emerges in response to an antifungal selection pressure in the individual patient or, more rarely, occur due to horizontal transmission of resistant strains between patients...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911034/planktonic-free-living-amoebae-susceptibility-to-dental-unit-waterlines-disinfectants
#19
Damien Costa, Valentin Bossard, Kévin Brunet, Benjamin Fradin, Christine Imbert
A high diversity of microorganisms is encountered inside dental unit waterlines (DUWL). Among those the presence of free-living amoebae (FLA) appears currently underestimated, although human infections may occur due to contact with FLA-contaminated water during dental cares. In order to limit microbial DUWL contamination, disinfectants are provided by dental unit manufacturer, however, with limited documentation on their activities against FLA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of three commercial DUWL disinfectants: the Calbenium© (Airel, Champigny-sur-Marne, France), the Oxygenal 6© (Kavo, Biberach, Germany) and the Sterispray© (Gammasonic, Billom, France), against two FLA species, i...
November 30, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904994/n-acetylglucosamine-metabolism-promotes-survival-of-candida-albicans-in-the-phagosome
#20
Elisa M Vesely, Robert B Williams, James B Konopka, Michael C Lorenz
Phagocytosis by innate immune cells is one of the most effective barriers against the multiplication and dissemination of microbes within the mammalian host. Candida albicans, a pathogenic yeast, has robust mechanisms that allow survival upon macrophage phagocytosis. C. albicans survives in part because it can utilize the alternative carbon sources available in the phagosome, including carboxylic acids and amino acids. Furthermore, metabolism of these compounds raises the pH of the extracellular environment, which combats the acidification and maturation of the phagolysosome...
September 2017: MSphere
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