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Genotyping of candida

Aysun Coşkun Keşoğlu, Canan Bural, Gonca Erköse Genç, Zayre Erturan, Çiğdem Çınar, Fatma Oğuz, Tayfun Bilgin, Hakan Bilhan
OBJECTIVE: This clinical study investigated the association between cytokine gene polymorphism and Candida growth in DS patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Saliva and blood samples of 160 complete denture wearers (80 healthy controls and 80 with DS) were collected for mycological and gene polymorphism testing, respectively. Salivary Candida growth and TNF-α, TGF-β, IL-6 and IL-10 genotypes were investigated. Data were analyzed using Student t-test, Mann-Whitney U, Chi-square analysis and Continuity (yates) correction tests (p<...
February 9, 2018: Oral Diseases
Giovanni L Breda, Felipe F Tuon, Jacques F Meis, Patricia F Herkert, Ferry Hagen, Letícia Z de Oliveira, Viviane de Carvalho Dias, Clóvis Arns da Cunha, Flávio Queiroz-Telles
Candidemia is the main invasive fungal disease among hospitalized patients. Several breakthrough candidemia (BrC) cases have been reported, but few studies evaluate the epidemiology, risk factors, molecular characterization, antifungal susceptibility profile and outcome of those patients, especially in developing countries and including patients using broad spectrum antifungals. We conducted a retrospective study from 2011 to 2016, including patients aged 12 years or older with candidemia. Epidemiological characteristics and risk factors for candidemia were evaluated and compared with patients with BrC using univariate and multivariate analysis...
October 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Joana Carvalho-Pereira, Manoel Marques Evangelista Oliveira, Augusto Costa-Barbosa, Catarina Vaz, Aristea Velegraki, Rosely Maria Zancopé-Oliveira, Célia Pais, Paula Sampaio
Previous studies have correlated the severity of recurrent vulvovaginal Candida infections (VVC) and balanitis in patients from China with the presence of some dominant genotypes at the ORF RLM1. Here we tested VVC vs non-VVC isolates from Portugal, Brazil and Greece and, although the same genotypes were identified in VVC isolates, they were present in only five out of 150 strains. However, this analysis showed that VVC isolates presented a higher percentage of genotypes with similar high molecular weight alleles, in comparison with strains isolated from other biological sources...
October 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Jianchai Liu, Huanzhang Liu, Jinkun Yan, Na Liu, Heping Zhang, Chengrui Zhao, Yanwei Liu
Candida albicans is the most prevalent opportunistic fungus of humans and animals. While most studies focus on human isolates, they rarely focus on poultry isolates. In this study, C. albicans strains were recovered from poultry in the southern Hebei Province (China) and identified. Molecular typing and analyses were performed to understand the molecular epidemiology and genetic relatedness of the strains. The fungi were isolated from live birds with presumed candidiasis or their corpses. The isolates were identified based on morphology, differential medium culture, and rDNA internal transcribed spacer sequencing...
February 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Suphi Bayraktar, Nizami Duran, Gülay Gülbol Duran, Naciye Eryilmaz, Hayat Aslan, Cansu Önlen, Burçin Özer
AIM: We aimed to identify the distribution of species in candidal strains isolated from clinical samples and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) method based on Msp I and Bln I restrictive enzyme cuts of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products after the amplification of ITS1 and ITS2 regions of rDNA genotypically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty candidal strains isolated from various clinical samples were studies/ included. Phenotypic species assessment was performed using automated VITEK-2 system and kit used with the biochemical tests...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Min Chen, Yuan Xu, Nan Hong, Yali Yang, Wenzhi Lei, Lin Du, Jingjun Zhao, Xia Lei, Lin Xiong, Langqi Cai, Hui Xu, Weihua Pan, Wanqing Liao
With the increasing number of immunocompromised hosts, the epidemiological characteristics of fungal infections have undergone enormous changes worldwide, including in China. In this paper, we reviewed the existing data on mycosis across China to summarize available epidemiological profiles. We found that the general incidence of superficial fungal infections in China has been stable, but the incidence of tinea capitis has decreased and the transmission route has changed. By contrast, the overall incidence of invasive fungal infections has continued to rise...
February 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
Jin-Zhen Su, Yu-Lan Yang, Rong Rong, Ben-Qing Wu
BACKGROUND: To detect the genotypes of pathogenic and colonization Candida albicans strains and to reveal whether there was a homologous relationship between these strains. METHODS: Pathogenic and colonization isolates were collected from infants in the NICU of Shenzhen People's Hospital (Shenzhen, People's Republic of China). rDNA identification, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and multi-loci variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) were used for species confirmation, strain identification, phylogenetic tree clustering, and assessment of homology among the pathogenic and colonization strains...
December 26, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Anuradha Chowdhary, Anupam Prakash, Cheshta Sharma, Milena Kordalewska, Anil Kumar, Smita Sarma, Bansidhar Tarai, Ashutosh Singh, Gargi Upadhyaya, Shalini Upadhyay, Priyanka Yadav, Pradeep K Singh, Vikas Khillan, Neelam Sachdeva, David S Perlin, Jacques F Meis
Background: Candida auris has emerged globally as an MDR nosocomial pathogen in ICU patients. Objectives: We studied the antifungal susceptibility of C. auris isolates (n = 350) from 10 hospitals in India collected over a period of 8 years. To investigate azole resistance, ERG11 gene sequencing and expression profiling was conducted. In addition, echinocandin resistance linked to mutations in the C. auris FKS1 gene was analysed. Methods: CLSI antifungal susceptibility testing of six azoles, amphotericin B, three echinocandins, terbinafine, 5-flucytosine and nystatin was conducted...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Jang-Jih Lu, Hsiu-Jung Lo, Yen-Mu Wu, Jia-Yuan Chang, Yin-Zhi Chen, Shao-Hung Wang
Based on multiple locus sequence typing, we previously found that DST659 and DST693 were dominant genotypes of Candida albicans among the bloodstream isolates at Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou. Biofilm-forming activity, which is critical for C. albicans virulence, probably contributed to the dominance of antifungal sensitive isolates in hospital. Both in vitro membrane weighting and in vivo zebrafish egg infection assays were used to evaluate the biofilm-forming activity of DST659 and DST693 genotypes...
January 8, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Adama Zida, Soulama Issiaka, Bamba Sanata, Serme S Samuel, Sangare Ibrahim, Sawadogo Marcel, Guiguemde Thierry, Traore Lady Kady, Guiguemde T Robert
The present investigation aimed to assess the prevalence of genotypes of C. albicans in Ouagadougou and to analyze the relationship between the genetic diversity and antifungal susceptibility. Ninety-six clinical strains are included. They were diagnosed as C. albicans using germ tube test, chlamydospore formation, and Api-Candida test. Genotyping was performed using PCR targeting 25S rDNA. Antifungal susceptibilities were tested based on the disk diffusion method. The genotypes A (85.4%) was predominant followed by genotypes B (10...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Claudia Colabella, Laura Corte, Luca Roscini, Volha Shapaval, Achim Kohler, Valeria Tafintseva, Carlo Tascini, Gianluigi Cardinali
The rapid and accurate identification of pathogen yeast species is crucial for clinical diagnosis due to the high level of mortality and morbidity induced, even after antifungal therapy. For this purpose, new rapid, high-throughput and reliable identification methods are required. In this work we described a combined approach based on two high-throughput techniques in order to improve the identification of pathogenic yeast strains. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of ITS and D1/D2 LSU marker regions together with FTIR spectroscopy were applied to identify 256 strains belonging to Candida genus isolated in nosocomial environments...
2017: PloS One
I M S Al-Kadmy, A N M Ali, I M A Salman, S S Khazaal
Healthcare-associated items are a common source of acquired infections, and hospital-acquired infections cause significant mortality and morbidity worldwide. Acinetobacter baumannii is the most prevalent infection-causing organism in the hospital environment. Hospital articles and objects are the main sources of infection with the ability to transmit some of the pathogenic microorganisms such as A. baumannii , which is considered a serious problem in therapeutic treatments. In the current study, we isolated A...
January 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Victoria Bórmida, Philippe Poirier, Céline Nourrisson, Dinorah Pan, Stéphane Bretagne, Andrès Puime, Françoise Dromer
Candida parapsilosis is a human commensal yeast, frequently involved in infection worldwide and especially in neonates. It is the second species responsible for bloodstream infections in Uruguay and the third species in France. We were interested in knowing whether the population structure of isolates responsible for candidemia in France and in Uruguay was different. Genotyping methods based on microsatellite length polymorphism (MLP) have been described and are especially used for investigation of local outbreaks...
November 16, 2017: Mycopathologia
YongQin Wu, Cui Li, ZhiHeng Wang, Jing Gao, ZhenHua Tang, HuiFen Chen, ChunMei Ying
In our multicenter study, 43 fluconazole non-susceptible and 45 fluconazole-susceptible isolates were collected from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) patients from three Shanghai maternity hospitals to analyze their molecular epidemiological features and fluconazole resistant mechanisms. Cross-resistance to fluconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole was observed in 53.5% of the nonsusceptible isolates. Though we acquired 12 clonal complexes (CCs) of diploid sequence types (DSTs) in clinical isolates by a multilocus sequence typing method, fluconazole nonsusceptible isolates all belonged to CC69 with a predominant genotype of DST 79...
November 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
N Francesca, R Gaglio, C Stucchi, S De Martino, G Moschetti, L Settanni
AIMS: To evaluate the levels of unicellular and filamentous fungi in ice cubes produced at different levels and to determine their survival in alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty samples of ice cubes collected from home level (HL) productions, bars and pubs (BP) and industrial manufacturing plants (MP) were investigated for the presence and cell density of yeasts and moulds. Moulds were detected in almost all samples, while yeasts developed from the majority of HL and MP samples...
January 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Julian D Gillmore, Thibaud Damy, Marianna Fontana, Matthew Hutchinson, Helen J Lachmann, Ana Martinez-Naharro, Candida C Quarta, Tamer Rezk, Carol J Whelan, Esther Gonzalez-Lopez, Thirusha Lane, Janet A Gilbertson, Dorota Rowczenio, Aviva Petrie, Philip N Hawkins
Aims: Cardiac transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis is an increasingly recognized, progressive, and fatal cardiomyopathy, the natural history of which remains unclear. We sought to establish and validate a new prognostic staging system applicable to patients with both wild-type ATTR (ATTRwt) and hereditary variant ATTR (ATTRv) amyloid cardiomyopathy. Methods and results: Eight hundred and sixty-nine patients with cardiac ATTR amyloidosis (553 with ATTRwt and 316 with ATTRv) attending the UK National Amyloidosis Centre were stratified into three disease stages at baseline on the basis of cut points in two universally measured biomarkers, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
October 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
Isabelle Accoceberry, Amandine Rougeron, Nicolas Biteau, Pauline Chevrel, Valérie Fitton-Ouhabi, Thierry Noël
A strain of the opportunistic pathogenic yeast Candida lusitaniae was genetically modified for its use as a cellular model for assessing by allele replacement the impact of lanosterol C14α-demethylase ERG11 mutations on azole resistance. Candida lusitaniae was chosen because it is susceptible to azole antifungals, it belongs to the CTG clade of yeast which includes most of the Candida species pathogenic for humans, and it is haploid and easily amenable to genetic transformation and molecular modeling. In this work, allelic replacement is targeted at the ERG11 locus by the reconstitution of a functional auxotrophic marker in the 3' intergenic region of ERG11 Homologous and heterologous ERG11 alleles are expressed from the resident ERG11 promoter of C...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Bao-Zhu Fang, Zheng-Shuang Hua, Ming-Xian Han, Zi-Tong Zhang, Yi-Huan Wang, Zi-Wen Yang, Wan-Qin Zhang, Min Xiao, Wen-Jun Li
A novel actinobacterial strain, designated SYSU K10005T , was isolated from a soil sample collected from a karst cave in Xingyi county, Guizhou province, south-west China. The taxonomic position of the strain was investigated using a polyphasic approach. Cells of the strain were aerobic and Gram-stain-positive. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain SYSU K10005T was most closely related to the type strains of the genus Nonomuraea, and shared highest sequence similarity of 98.4 % with Nonomuraea candida HMC10T ...
November 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Cinzia Porru, Francisco Rodríguez-Gómez, Antonio Benítez-Cabello, Rufino Jiménez-Díaz, Giacomo Zara, Marilena Budroni, Ilaria Mannazzu, Francisco Noé Arroyo-López
Directly brined black table olives of Bosana variety are a traditional food product of Sardinia island (Italy), spontaneously fermented by yeasts among other microorganisms. However, as far as we know, the identification, biotechnological and probiotic potential of this yeast community has not been investigated yet. In this work, a total of 72 yeast isolates previously obtained from Bosana olive brines were first genotyped by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD-PCR) analysis with primer M13, and then identified by sequencing of D1/D2 domains of rDNA 26S gene...
February 2018: Food Microbiology
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 nonmeiotic 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...
November 2017: Genetics
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