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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/28930242/essential-oils-from-leaves-of-medicinal-plants-of-brazilian-flora-chemical-composition-and-activity-against-candida-species
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Maria da Conceição Mendes Ferreira da Costa, Alexandre Gomes da Silva, Ana Paula Sant'Anna da Silva, Vera Lúcia de Menezes Lima, Patrícia Cristina Bezerra-Silva, Suyana Karolyne Lino da Rocha, Daniela Maria do Amaral Ferraz Navarro, Maria Tereza Dos Santos Correia, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Márcia Vanusa da Silva, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva
Background: The biotechnological potential of medicinal plants from Brazilian Caatinga and the Atlantic Forest has not been extensively studied. Thus, screening programs are important in prospecting for compounds for developing new drugs. The purpose of this study was to determine the chemical composition and to evaluate the anti-Candida activity of essential oils from leaves of Hymenaea courbaril var. courbaril, Myroxylon peruiferum, and Vismia guianensis. Methods: The oils were extracted through hydrodistillation and their chemical compositions were analyzed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry...
May 3, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930236/antibacterial-and-antifungal-activity-of-essential-oils-against-pathogens-responsible-for-otitis-externa-in-dogs-and-cats
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Valentina V Ebani, Simona Nardoni, Fabrizio Bertelloni, Basma Najar, Luisa Pistelli, Francesca Mancianti
Background: Essential oils (EOs) are recommended by some veterinarians to treat otitis externa in pets, but data about their efficacy in scientific literature are very scant. Methods: Nine commercial EOs, from roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.), star anise (Illicium verum), lavender (Lavandula hybrida), litsea (Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers.), basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), oregano (Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirticum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), clary sage (Salvia sclarea L.), and thyme (Thymus vulgaris L...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930221/compounds-from-terminalia-mantaly-l-combretaceae-stem-bark-exhibit-potent-inhibition-against-some-pathogenic-yeasts-and-enzymes-of-metabolic-significance
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Marthe Aimée Tchuente Tchuenmogne, Thierry Ngouana Kammalac, Sebastian Gohlke, Rufin Marie Toghueo Kouipou, Abdulselam Aslan, Muslum Kuzu, Veysel Comakli, Ramazan Demirdag, Silvère Augustin Ngouela, Etienne Tsamo, Norbert Sewald, Bruno Ndjakou Lenta, Fabrice Fekam Boyom
Background: Pathogenic yeasts resistance to current drugs emphasizes the need for new, safe, and cost-effective drugs. Also, new inhibitors are needed to control the effects of enzymes that are implicated in metabolic dysfunctions such as cancer, obesity, and epilepsy. Methods: The anti-yeast extract from Terminalia mantaly (Combretaceae) was fractionated and the structures of the isolated compounds established by means of spectroscopic analysis and comparison with literature data. Activity was assessed against Candida albicans, C...
January 24, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929952/cutaneous-candidiasis-in-a-gottingen-minipig-a-potential-pitfall-in-preclinical-studies
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Yuval Ramot, Ana Obaya, Alice McNamara, Abraham Nyska
The Göttingen minipig is often used in preclinical toxicity studies. Therefore, knowledge of spontaneously occurring pathologies is important to differentiate them from test drug-related effects. We report on a Göttingen minipig, which developed exudating widespread dermatitis during a preclinical toxicity study with a subcutaneously injected drug. The lesions were resistant to topical and oral antibacterial medications. Skin cultures were positive for Candida albicans, and treatment was changed to topical antifungal cream with quick resolution of the skin lesions...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
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/28926981/antibiofilm-activity-and-mechanism-of-action-of-the-disinfectant-chloramine-t-on-candida-spp-and-its-toxicity-against-human-cells
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Gabriela Lacet Silva Ferreira, Pedro Luiz Rosalen, Larissa Rangel Peixoto, Ana Luiza Alves de Lima Pérez, Fabíola Galbiatti de Carvalho Carlo, Lúcio Roberto Cançado Castellano, Jefferson Muniz de Lima, Irlan Almeida Freires, Edeltrudes de Oliveira Lima, Ricardo Dias de Castro
We evaluated the antifungal and anti-biofilm activity, mechanism of action and cytotoxicity of chloramine T trihydrate (CAT) against Candida spp. The Minimum Inhibitory and Fungicidal Concentrations (MIC/MFC) of CAT were determined. Changes in CAT-treated C. albicans growth kinetics and micromorphology were evaluated, as well as the mechanism of action, and its effects on biofilm. Cytotoxicity was assessed by the hemolysis method. The data were analyzed by inferential statistics (p ≤ 0.05). CAT showed antifungal activity against all strains, with MIC values ranging between 1...
September 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926764/synthesis-antimicrobial-antiquorum-sensing-antitumor-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-new-series-of-cyclopenta-hepta-b-thiophene-and-fused-cyclohepta-b-thiophene-analogs
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Somaya A Abdel-Rahman, Nadia S El-Gohary, Eman R El-Bendary, Saadia M El-Ashry, Mona I Shaaban
New series of cyclopenta(hepta)[b]thiophene and fused cyclohepta[b]thiophene analogs were synthesized. The new analogs were assessed for antibacterial efficacy toward Escherichia coli ATCC 12435, Bacillus cereus UW 85 and Staphylococcus aureus. Compounds 5a, 6b and 12 showed eminent activity toward all selected bacterial strains compared to ampicillin. The antifungal efficacy of the same analogs was also examined toward Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus 293, whereas 5a,b and 12 showed excellent efficacy toward both of the tested fungi...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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/28923602/cell-wall-mannoprotein-of-candida-albicans-induces-cell-cycle-alternation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-of-hacat-cells-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-pathway
#10
Yang Han, Hang-Hang Jiang, Yu-Jing Zhang, Xing-Jia Hao, Yu-Zhe Sun, Rui-Qun Qi, Hong-Duo Chen, Xing-Hua Gao
Candida albicans (C. albicans) is a commensal organism in human and a well-known dimorphic opportunistic pathogenic fungus. Though plenty of researches on the pathogenesis of C. albicans have been performed, the mechanism is not fully understood. The cell wall components of C. albicans have been documented to play important roles in its pathogenic processes. To further study the infectious mechanism of C. albicans, we investigated the potential functional role of its cell wall mannoprotein in cell cycle and apoptosis of HaCaT cells...
September 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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/28920516/high-glucose-mediated-overexpression-of-icam-1-in-human-vaginal-epithelial-cells-increases-adhesion-of-candida-albicans
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Hiroshige Mikamo, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroyuki Sugiyama, Hisato Sadakata, Shun Miyazaki, Takako Sano, Tsutomu Tomita
To investigate the involvement of ICAM-1 in the adhesion of Candida to the genitourinary epithelial cells in high glucose, we examined the adhesion of Candida albicans or Candida glabrata to human vaginal epithelial cells (VK2/E6E7) or human vulvovaginal epidermal cells (A431). These cells were cultured in 100, 500 or 3000 mg/dL glucose for three days and inoculated with Candida for 60 minutes. Followed by, adhering of Candida to the cells, which were counted. While the adhesion of Candida albicans to VK2/E6E7 significantly increased in the high glucose, A431 did not...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
#15
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
#16
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/28919409/solasodine-3-o-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranoside-is-hydrolyzed-by-a-membrane-glucosidase-into-active-molecule-solasodine-against-candida-albicans
#17
Wenqiang Chang, Ying Li, Sha Zheng, Ming Zhang, Yanhui Gao, Hongxiang Lou
Antifungal activity of some natural molecules can be abated or blocked by efflux pumps in Candida albicans, which restricts the discovery of potential antifungal agents. Here we found that the steroidal alkaloid solasodine is active against C. albicans efflux pump-deficient strains but inert towards the wild type. However, the glucosylated solasodine-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside exhibits antifungal activity towards the wild type strain. Further investigation revealed that the entry of solasodine into C. albicans cells is blocked by efflux pumps...
September 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916324/in%C3%A2-vitro-investigation-of-the-antimicrobial-effect-of-three-bisphosphonates-against-different-bacterial-strains
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Michael A Ermer, Simon C Kottmann, Jörg-Elard Otten, Annette Wittmer, Philipp Poxleitner, Klaus Pelz
PURPOSE: Since the first descriptions of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) in 2003, the pathogenesis has remained unanswered. Recent histomorphometric studies have found several microorganisms, including Actinomyces, Bacillus, Fusobacterium, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Selenomonas, Treponema, and Candida albicans in necrotic bone. Polymerase chain reaction studies have recently confirmed the occurrence of 48 genera. Only a few studies have examined the antimicrobial effect of bisphosphonates (BPs)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914240/comparison-of-candida-species-isolated-from-children-with-and-without-early-childhood-caries-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study
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M S Beena, Faizal C Peedikayil, M B GufranAfmed, T P Chandru, K Soni, N Dhanesh
BACKGROUND: Early childhood caries (ECC) is characterized by the presence of one or more decayed, missing (due to caries), or filled teeth surfaces in any primary tooth, in a child below 6 years of age. Although ECC is primarily associated with high levels of maternal Streptococcus mutans, there has been an increased interest in finding the relationship between oral fungal flora and dental caries. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to identify and characterize the Candida species and to compare the candidal isolates in children with ECC and without ECC...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913344/farnesol-inhibits-translation-to-limit-growth-and-filamentation-in-c-albicans-and-s-cerevisiae
#20
Nkechi E Egbe, Tawni O Dornelles, Caroline M Paget, Lydia M Castelli, Mark P Ashe
Candida albicans is a polymorphic yeast where the capacity to switch between yeast and filamentous growth is critical for pathogenicity. Farnesol is a quorum-sensing sesquiterpene alcohol that, via regulation of specific signalling and transcription components, inhibits filamentous growth in Candida albicans. Here we show that farnesol also inhibits translation at the initiation step in both Candida albicans and S. cerevisiae. In contrast to fusel alcohols, that target the eukaryotic initiation factor 2B (eIF2B), farnesol affects the interaction of the mRNA with the small ribosomal subunit leading to reduced levels of the 48S preinitiation ribosomal complex in S...
September 4, 2017: Microbial Cell
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