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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
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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...
March 28, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347669/microbial-keratitis-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
#5
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: Fifty-one patients (52 eyes) who were treated at a single tertiary referral center during a 10-year period. Retrospective chart review of 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 24, 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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299723/mold-and-human-health-a-reality-check
#10
REVIEW
Andrea T Borchers, Christopher Chang, M Eric Gershwin
There are possibly millions of mold species on earth. The vast majority of these mold spores live in harmony with humans, rarely causing disease. The rare species that does cause disease does so by triggering allergies or asthma, or may be involved in hypersensitivity diseases such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or allergic fungal sinusitis. Other hypersensitivity diseases include those related to occupational or domiciliary exposures to certain mold species, as in the case of Pigeon Breeder's disease, Farmer's lung, or humidifier fever...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285052/an-alternative-anionic-bio-sustainable-anti-fungal-agent-investigation-of-its-mode-of-action-on-the-fungal-cell-membrane
#11
Jonas Stenbæk, David Löf, Peter Falkman, Bo Jensen, Marité Cárdenas
The potential of a lactylate (the sodium caproyl lactylate or C10 lactylate), a typical food grade emulsifier, as an anionic environmental friendly anti-fungal additive was tested in growth medium and formulated in a protective coating for exterior wood. Different laboratory growth tests on the blue stain fungus Aureobasidium pullulans were performed and its interactions on a model fungal cell membrane were studied. Promising short term anti-fungal effects in growth tests were observed, although significant but less dramatic effects took place in coating test on wood panels...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262118/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-talaromyces-flavus-sp5-inhabited-in-the-marine-sediment-of-southern-coast-of-india
#12
Bibin G Anand, C K Navin Thomas, S Prakash
Marine sediment samples were collected from the coastal areas of Southern India, particularly in Kanyakumari District. Twenty-eight different fungal strains were isolated. The screening of fungi from marine sediment was done to isolate a potent fungus that can produce bioactive compounds for biomedical applications. Only three strains viz Trichoderma gamsii SP4, Talaromyces flavus SP5 and Aspergillus oryzae SP6 were screened for further studies. The intracellular bioactive compounds were extracted using solvent extraction method...
December 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259974/3-hydroxyterphenyllin-a-natural-fungal-metabolite-induces-apoptosis-and-s-phase-arrest-in-human-ovarian-carcinoma-cells
#13
Yaomin Wang, Casey Compton, Gary O Rankin, Stephen J Cutler, Yon Rojanasakul, Youying Tu, Yi Charlie Chen
In the present study, we evaluated 3-Hydroxyter-phenyllin (3-HT) as a potential anticancer agent using the human ovarian cancer cells A2780/CP70 and OVCAR-3, and normal human epithelial ovarian cells IOSE-364 as an in vitro model. 3-HT suppressed proliferation and caused cytotoxicity against A2780/CP70 and OVCAR-3 cells, while it exhibited lower cytotoxicity in IOSE-364 cells. Subsequently, we found that 3-HT induced S phase arrest and apoptosis in a dose-independent manner. Further investigation revealed that S phase arrest was related with DNA damage which mediated the ATM/p53/Chk2 pathway...
April 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208680/anti-bacterial-and-anti-fungal-activity-of-xanthones-obtained-via-semi-synthetic-modification-of-%C3%AE-mangostin-from-garcinia-mangostana
#14
Srinivasan Narasimhan, Shanmugam Maheshwaran, Imad A Abu-Yousef, Amin F Majdalawieh, Janarthanam Rethavathi, Prince Edwin Das, Palmiro Poltronieri
The microbial contamination in food packaging has been a major concern that has paved the way to search for novel, natural anti-microbial agents, such as modified α-mangostin. In the present study, twelve synthetic analogs were obtained through semi-synthetic modification of α-mangostin by Ritter reaction, reduction by palladium-carbon (Pd-C), alkylation, and acetylation. The evaluation of the anti-microbial potential of the synthetic analogs showed higher bactericidal activity than the parent molecule. The anti-microbial studies proved that I E showed high anti-bacterial activity whereas I I showed the highest anti-fungal activity...
February 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195065/effect-of-econazole-and-benzydamine-on-sensory-neurons-in-culture
#15
S Mathivanan, R de la Torre-Martinez, C Wolf, G Mangano, L Polenzani, C Milanese, A Ferrer-Montiel
Econazole is an anti-mycotic agent widely used for the treatment of cutaneous fungal infections, and for the therapy of vaginal candidiasis. Topical application of this azole is generally safe, although some patients have complained of mild burning sensation/cutaneous irritation and itching, especially when administered intravaginally. The underlying mechanisms responsible of these adverse effects are poorly understood, though they suggest excitation of cutaneous nociceptor terminals. We report that exposure of primary cultures of rat nociceptors to econazole augments neuronal excitability...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179997/the-plant-defensin-nad1-induces-tumor-cell-death-via-a-non-apoptotic-membranolytic-process
#16
Amy A Baxter, Ivan Kh Poon, Mark D Hulett
Cationic anti-microbial peptides (CAPs) have an important role in host innate defense against pathogens such as bacteria and fungi. Many CAPs including defensins also exhibit selective cytotoxic activity towards mammalian cells via both apoptotic and non-apoptotic processes, and are being investigated as potential anticancer agents. The anti-fungal plant defensin from ornamental tobacco, Nicotiana alata Defensin 1 (NaD1), was recently shown to induce necrotic-like cell death in a number of tumor cell types within 30 min of treatment, at a concentration of 10 μM...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168624/antimicrobial-activity-of-endophytic-fungi-from-olive-tree-leaves
#17
Cynthia Malhadas, Ricardo Malheiro, José Alberto Pereira, Paula Guedes de Pinho, Paula Baptista
In this study, the antimicrobial potential of three fungal endophytes from leaves of Olea europaea L. was evaluated and the host plant extract effect in the antimicrobial activity was examined. The volatile compounds produced by endophytes were identified by GC/MS and further correlated with the antimicrobial activity. In potato dextrose agar, both Penicillium commune and Penicillium canescens were the most effective inhibiting Gram-positive and -negative bacteria (up to 2.7-fold compared to 30 µg/mL chloramphenicol), whereas Alternaria alternata was most effective inhibiting yeasts (up to 8...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157653/efficacy-of-vitamin-b-complex-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-complicated-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mei-Guo Sun, Ying Huang, Yuan-Hong Xu, Yun-Xia Cao
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the efficacy of vitamin B complex as an adjuvant therapy for the treatment of complicated vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: One-hundred fifty-eight complicated VVC patients were randomly divided into group A (treated with suppository+oral antifungal agents), group B (treated with suppository+vaginal cream), and group C (treated with suppository+vaginal cream+oral vitamin B complex). A mouse model of VVC was established...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120351/comparative-efficacy-of-topical-application-of-tacrolimus-and-clotrimazole-in-the-treatment-of-pityriasis-versicolor-a-single-blind-randomised-clinical-trial
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mozhdeh Sepaskhah, Maryam Sadat Sadat, Keyvan Pakshir, Zahra Bagheri
BACKGROUND: Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a common superficial fungal disease. Possibility of emergence of resistant strains to azoles, and difficulty in differentiation of hypopigmented PV and early vitiligo, encouraged us to evaluate the efficacy of topical tacrolimus (a calcineurin inhibitor agent with proven in vitro anti-Malassezia effect) for PV treatment generally and its effect on PV-induced hypopigmentation specifically. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of topical tacrolimus on pityriasis versicolor...
May 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106743/design-synthesis-and-antifungal-activity-evaluation-of-new-thiazolin-4-ones-as-potential-lanosterol-14%C3%AE-demethylase-inhibitors
#20
Anca Stana, Dan C Vodnar, Radu Tamaian, Adrian Pîrnău, Laurian Vlase, Ioana Ionuț, Ovidiu Oniga, Brînduşa Tiperciuc
Twenty-three thiazolin-4-ones were synthesized starting from phenylthioamide or thiourea derivatives by condensation with α-monochloroacetic acid or ethyl α-bromoacetate, followed by substitution in position 5 with various arylidene moieties. All the synthesized compounds were physico-chemically characterized and the IR (infrared spectra), ¹H NMR (proton nuclear magnetic resonance), (13)C NMR (carbon nuclear magnetic resonance) and MS (mass spectrometry) data were consistent with the assigned structures...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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