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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531554/efficacy-of-bacillus-subtilis-and-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-in-the-control-of-aspergillus-parasiticus-growth-and-aflatoxins-production-on-pistachio
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Fatemeh Siahmoshteh, Ilenia Siciliano, Houda Banani, Zohreh Hamidi-Esfahani, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Davide Spadaro
Pistachio (Pistacia vera) is an important nut for its economic, nutritional and health aspects but it can be contaminated by aflatoxigenic fungi in the field and during storage. Biological control could be considered as an alternative to chemical treatment. In this study, we evaluated the antifungal and anti-mycotoxigenic capability of two Bacillus spp. both in vitro and on pistachio kernels. In in vitro conditions, both strains were able to reduce the mycelial growth and they were able to degrade the four aflatoxins during the first three days after inoculation...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516246/aspergillus-species-in-bronchiectasis-challenges-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-and-non-cystic-fibrosis-airways
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Sanjay H Chotirmall, Maria Teresa Martin-Gomez
Bronchiectasis is a chronic irreversible airway abnormality associated with infectious agents that either cause or superinfect the airways. While the role of bacteria is well studied, much remains to be determined about fungi in both cystic fibrosis- and non-cystic fibrosis-related bronchiectasis. The airway is constantly exposed to inhaled ambient moulds of which Aspergillus represent the most ubiquitous. In a normal healthy host, this situation is of little consequence. The presence of anatomical or immunological abnormalities such as those in bronchiectasis leads to a range of fungal-related pathologies from asymptomatic airway colonization to fungal sensitization, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or chronic pulmonary aspergillosis...
May 17, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513812/common-dermatophytes-and-in-vitro-anti-fungal-susceptibility-testing-in-patients-attending-the-dermatological-clinic-at-the-hospital-for-tropical-medicine-bangkok
#3
Watcharamat Muangkaew, Thanwa Wongsuk, Natthanej Luplertlop
Dermatophytes comprising the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton are important causes of superficial mycoses. The number of infected patients and the distribution of species of these organisms in our hospital were unknown. We therefore aimed to investigate the clinical pattern of dermatophyte infections and to identify the species of these dermatophytes at the Dermatological Clinic of the Hospital for Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok in a 1-year period...
May 17, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503354/mechanism-of-the-p450-catalyzed-oxidative-cyclization-in-the-biosynthesis-of-griseofulvin
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Jessica M Grandner, Ralph A Cacho, Yi Tang, K N Houk
Griseofulvin is an anti-fungal agent which has recently been determined to have potential anti-viral and anti-cancer applications. The role of specific enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of this natural product has previously been determined, but the mechanism by which a p450, GsfF, catalyzes the key oxidative cyclization of griseophenone B remains unknown. Using density functional theory (DFT), we have determined the mechanism of this oxidation that forms the oxa-spiro core of griseofulvin. Computations show GsfF preferentially performs two sequential phenolic O-H abstractions rather than epoxidation to form an arene oxide intermediate...
July 1, 2016: ACS Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492800/fungal-infection-control-by-garlic-extracts-allium-sativum-l-and-modulation-of-peritoneal-macrophages-activity-in-murine-model-of-sporotrichosis
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J P Burian, L V S Sacramento, I Z Carlos
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is grown all over the world as seasoning and medicinal vegetable since 3,000 BC. Allicin is the main component of garlic, being attributed to it the most of its biological activities, such as bactericidal, antifungal and antiviral actions. However, other compounds of garlic present antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, vasodilator activities, protective action against different types of cancer, and immunomodulatory. Fungal infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality in people mainly in immunosuppressed ones...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483535/a-battery-of-assays-as-an-integrated-approach-to-evaluate-fungal-and-mycotoxin-inhibition-properties-and-cytotoxic-genotoxic-side-effects-for-the-prioritization-in-the-screening-of-thiosemicarbazone-derivatives
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Claudia Zani, Franco Bisceglie, Francesco Maria Restivo, Donatella Feretti, Marianna Pioli, Francesca Degola, Serena Montalbano, Serena Galati, Giorgio Pelosi, Gaia V C Viola, Mauro Carcelli, Dominga Rogolino, Elisabetta Ceretti, Annamaria Buschini
Aflatoxins represent a serious problem for a food economy based on cereal cultivations used to fodder animal and for human nutrition. The aims of our work are two-fold: first, to perform an evaluation of the activity of newly synthesized thiosemicarbazone compounds as antifungal and anti-mycotoxin agents and, second, to conduct studies on the toxic and genotoxic hazard potentials with a battery of tests with different endpoints. In this paper we report an initial study on two molecules: S-4-isopropenylcyclohexen-1-carbaldehydethiosemicarbazone and its metal complex, bis(S-4-isopropenylcyclohexen-1-carbaldehydethiosemicarbazonato)nickel (II)...
May 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481901/%C3%AE-lapachone-suppresses-the-lung-metastasis-of-melanoma-via-the-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Ji-Ye Kee, Yo-Han Han, Dae-Seung Kim, Jeong-Geon Mun, Seong-Hwan Park, Hong-Seob So, Sung-Joo Park, Raekil Park, Jae-Young Um, Seung-Heon Hong
β-Lapachone is a natural quinone compound from Lapacho trees, which has various pharmacological effects such as anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the effect of β-lapachone on metastasis of melanoma cells is unclear. In this study, β-lapachone reduced cell viability of metastatic melanoma cancer cell lines B16F10 and B16BL6 through induction of apoptosis via the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. Additionally, flow cytometry results showed that β-lapachone increased DNA content in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462176/assessment-of-effectiveness-of-fluconazole-and-clotrimazole-in-treating-oral-candidiasis-patients-a-comparative-study
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R C Jagat Reddy, S Jeelani, P Duraiselvi, M Kandasamy, G Suresh Kumar, R Azhal Vel Pandian
AIMS: One of the most common fungal infections infecting humans is Candidiasis. Belonging to the group of opportunistic infections, it often affects individuals with various debilitating diseases. Fluconazole and clotrimazole are two of the commonly used anti-fungal agents for the treatment of oral candidiasis. Hence, we planned this study to evaluate the effectiveness of fluconazole and clotrimazole in the treatment of patients suffering from candidiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 180 participants were enrolled in the present study...
March 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461309/crystal-structure-of-the-new-investigational-drug-candidate-vt-1598-in-complex-with-aspergillus-fumigatus-sterol-14%C3%AE-demethylase-provides-insights-into-its-broad-spectrum-antifungal-activity
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Tatiana Y Hargrove, Edward P Garvey, William J Hoekstra, Christopher M Yates, Zdzislaw Wawrzak, Girish Rachakonda, Fernando Villalta, Galina I Lepesheva
Within the past decades, the incidence and complexity of human fungal infections have increased, and therefore the need for safer and more efficient, broad-spectrum antifungal agents is high. Herein, we characterize the new tetrazole-based drug candidate VT-1598 as an inhibitor of sterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51B) from the filamentous fungi Aspergillus fumigatus VT-1598 displayed a high binding affinity to the enzyme in solution (with the Kd of 13±1 nM) and in the reconstituted enzymatic reaction revealed the inhibitory potency stronger than the potencies of all other simultaneously tested antifungal drugs, including fluconazole, voriconazole, ketoconazole, and posaconazole...
May 1, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458355/growth-inhibition-of-an-opportunistic-yeast-pathogen-trichosporon-asahii-by-staphylococcus-epidermidis
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Reiko Ikeda, Yuki Ogasawara, Kazuhiko Takatori, Tomoe Ichikawa, Miki Nakajima, Kazuko Harigaya, Miho Watanabe, Erika Okudaira, Hanari Yoshikawa, Kazuki Yanagisawa
In the co-culture of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Trichosporon asahii, a fungal pathogen, it was observed that live S. epidermidis inhibited the growth of T. asahii. Soluble active anti-T. asahii substances were speculated to be produced by S. epidermidis in culture medium. Using (1)H- and (13)C-NMR spectra and electron ionization-high resolution mass spectrometry (HR-negative-FAB-MS), we separated the active molecule and identified it as lactic acid. Commercially available L-lactic acid and D-lactic acid inhibited the growth of T...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458321/thoracic-aortic-graft-infection-due-to-candida-albicans-with-multiple-embolism-in-the-left-side-vessels-of-the-body
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Takaaki Nemoto, Yasuharu Tokuda, Masanori Hirose, Yoshiyuki Naitoh, Yukitaka Yamasaki, Taro Shimizu, Hisashi Nishisako, Hiroyuki Kunishima, Takahide Matsuda
A 79-year-old Japanese man who had undergone thoracic aortic replacement 10 years prior presented with a 3-day history of sore throat. He was initially diagnosed with pharyngitis; however, multiple emboli in the vessels of the left side of the body were recognized. He was diagnosed with thoracic aortic graft infection caused by Candida albicans, with multiple embolisms. Anti-fungal therapy was initiated, but surgical removal of the graft was not performed because of the high risk associated with the operation, and he eventually died...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430797/effect-of-quinoline-based-1-2-3-triazole-and-its-structural-analogues-on-growth-and-virulence-attributes-of-candida-albicans
#12
Mohammad Irfan, Shadab Alam, Nikhat Manzoor, Mohammad Abid
Candida albicans, along with some other non-albicans Candida species, is a group of yeast, which causes serious infections in humans that can be both systemic and superficial. Despite the fact that extensive efforts have been put into the discovery of novel antifungal agents, the frequency of these fungal infections has increased drastically worldwide. In our quest for the discovery of novel antifungal compounds, we had previously synthesized and screened quinoline containing 1,2,3-triazole (3a) as a potent Candida spp inhibitor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393697/targeting-malassezia-species-for-novel-synthetic-and-natural-antidandruff-agents
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Letizia Angiolella, Simone Carradori, Cristina Maccallini, Gustavo Giusiano, Claudiu T Supuran
Malassezia spp. are lipophilic yeasts not only present in the normal skin microflora, but also responsible of skin-related diseases (pityriasis versicolor, seborrheic/atopic dermatitis and dandruff) as well as systemic fungal infections in humans and animals. Their treatment and eradication are mainly based on old azole drugs, which are characterized by poor compliance, unpredictable clinical efficacy, emerging resistance and several side effects. These drawbacks have prompted the research toward novel synthetic and natural derivatives/nanomaterials targeting other pivotal enzymes/pathways such as carbonic anhydrase (MgCA) and lipases, alone or in combination, in order to improve the eradication rate of this fungus...
April 4, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372034/molecular-identification-enzyme-assay-and-metabolic-profiling-of-trichoderma-spp
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Soo-Jung Bae, Young-Hwan Park, Hyeun-Jong Bae, Junhyun Jeon, Hanhong Bae
The goal of this study was to identify and characterize the selected Trichoderma isolates by metabolic profiling and enzyme assay for evaluation of their potential as biocontrol agents against plant pathogens. Trichoderma isolates were obtained from the Rural Development Administration (RDA) Genebank Information Center (GIC) (Wanju, Republic of Korea). Eleven Trichoderma isolates were re-identified using ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions. ITS sequence results showed new identification of Trichoderma isolates...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353107/enhancing-anti-microbial-properties-of-wood-plastic-composites-produced-from-timber-and-plastic-wastes
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Lei Wang, Season S Chen, Daniel C W Tsang, Chi Sun Poon, Yong Sik Ok
Considering the resource waste and environmental burden for timber and plastic materials ending up at landfills, this study proposed upcycling wood and plastic waste into value-added wood-plastic composites (WPCs), complying with the standard requirements of flexural strength, thickness swelling, water absorption and thermal insulation. Biological deterioration is a major concern of WPCs. Bacterial survival, fungal attack and algal growth of bactericide-treated WPCs were holistically analysed. Melamine resin was adopted for impregnating anti-microbial agents on the surface...
May 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347669/microbial-keratitis-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Jen-Pin Sun, Wei-Li Chen, Jehn-Yu Huang, Yu-Chih Hou, I-Jong Wang, Fung-Rong Hu
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, microbiological profile, graft survival, and determining factors of microbial keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). DESIGN: Observational case series. METHODS: The study involved 51 patients (52 eyes) who were treated at a single tertiary referral center during a 10-year period. Retrospective chart review included medical records of all patients diagnosed with microbial keratitis after penetrating keratoplasty at the National Taiwan University Hospital between January 2000 and December 2009...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340497/p450-inhibitor-ketoconazole-increased-the-intratumor-drug-levels-and-antitumor-activity-of-fenretinide-in-human-neuroblastoma-xenograft-models
#17
Lluis Lopez-Barcons, Barry J Maurer, Min H Kang, C Patrick Reynolds
We previously reported that concurrent ketoconazole, an oral anti-fungal agent and P450 enzyme inhibitor, increased plasma levels of the cytotoxic retinoid, fenretinide (4-HPR) in mice. We have now determined the effects of concurrent ketoconazole on 4-HPR cytotoxic dose-response in four neuroblastoma (NB) cell lines in vitro and on 4-HPR activity against two cell line-derived, subcutaneous NB xenografts (CDX) and three patient-derived NB xenografts (PDX). Cytotoxicity in vitro was assessed by DIMSCAN assay...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335692/liposomal-amphotericin-b-ambisome%C3%A2-at-beginning-of-its-third-decade-of-clinical-use
#18
Franco Aversa, Alessandro Busca, Anna Candoni, Simone Cesaro, Corrado Girmenia, Mario Luppi, Anna Maria Nosari, Livio Pagano, Luigina Romani, Giuseppe Rossi, Adriano Venditti, Andrea Novelli
Haematologists have been using liposomal amphotericin-B (L-AMB) since 1993 and despite the introduction of several novel antifungal agents over the past decade, their propensity to prescribe L-AMB remains unchanged. Although antifungal guidelines strongly recommend voriconazole as the drug of choice in the treatment of probable and proven invasive fungal disease (IFD), L-AMB is widely used in the real life because of its several advantages in terms of wide anti-mould spectrum, tolerability and efficacy. Furthermore, the concept that L-AMB is endowed with immune-modulating effects, which may have a role in fighting IFD, represent another reason for its use in patients who do not tolerate an excess of inflammation...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330226/anti-oxidant-and-anti-microbial-properties-of-some-ethno-therapeutically-important-medicinal-plants-of-indian-himalayan-region
#19
Sandeep Rawat, Arun K Jugran, Amit Bahukhandi, Asutosh Bahuguna, Indra D Bhatt, Ranbeer S Rawal, Uppeandra Dhar
Therapeutic potential of medicinal plants as a source of noble natural anti-oxidants and anti-microbial agents has been well recognised all across the globe. In this study, phenolic compounds, in vitro anti-oxidant activity and anti-microbial properties have been investigated in five Himalayan medicinal plants, (e.g., Acorus calamus, Habenaria intermedia, Hedychium spicatum, Roscoea procera and Valeriana jatamansi) in different solvent systems. R. procera exhibited significantly (p < 0.05) higher phenolics; while H...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323242/investigation-of-the-indigenous-fungal-community-populating-barley-grains-secretomes-and-xylanolytic-potential
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Abida Sultan, Jens C Frisvad, Birgit Andersen, Birte Svensson, Christine Finnie
The indigenous fungal species populating cereal grains produce numerous plant cell wall-degrading enzymes including xylanases, which could play important role in plant-pathogen interactions and in adaptation of the fungi to varying carbon sources. To gain more insight into the grain surface-associated enzyme activity, members of the populating fungal community were isolated, and their secretomes and xylanolytic activities assessed. Twenty-seven different fungal species were isolated from grains of six barley cultivars over different harvest years and growing sites...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
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