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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241129/improving-biocathode-community-multifunctionality-by-polarity-inversion-for-simultaneous-bioelectroreduction-processes-in-domestic-wastewater
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Hui Yun, Bin Liang, Deyong Kong, Aijie Wang
Bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) have been tentatively applied for wastewater treatment processes, but the complex composition of wastewater could lead to difficulties in establishing functional biofilm or result in performance instability. Few studies have investigated the enrichment of biocathode with domestic wastewater (DW) and the function. A biocathode with multi-pollutant removal capabilities was enriched based on polarity inverted bioanode, which was established with DW. The biocathode function was examined using model pollutants (nitrate, nitrobenzene and Acid Orange 7) supplemented as sole or mixed electron acceptors...
December 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241007/sulfur-doped-laser-induced-porous-graphene-derived-from-polysulfone-class-polymers-and-membranes
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Swatantra Pratap Singh, Yilun Li, Jibo Zhang, James M Tour, Christopher J Arnusch
Graphene based materials have profoundly impacted research in nanotechnology and this has significantly advanced biomedical, electronics, energy, and environmental applications. Laser-induced graphene (LIG) is made photothermally and has enabled a rapid route for graphene layers on polyimide surfaces. However, polysulfone (PSU), polyethersulfone (PES), and polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) are highly used in numerous applications including medical, energy and water treatment and they are critical components of polymer membranes...
December 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228383/oral-fungal-bacterial-biofilm-models-in-vitro-a-review
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Marlene Chevalier, Stephane Ranque, Isabelle Prêcheur
Inclusion of fungi as commensals in oral biofilm is an important innovation in oral biology, and this work aimed to review the literature on the available biofilm and related disease in vitro models. Actually, thousands of bacterial and around one hundred of fungal phylotypes can colonize the oral cavity. Taxonomic profiling combined with functional expression analysis has revealed that Candida albicans, Streptococcus mutans and prominent periodontopathogens are not always present or numerically important in candidiasis, caries, or periodontitis lesions...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211119/study-of-microbial-interaction-formed-by-candida-krusei-and-candida-glabrata-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Rodnei Dennis Rossoni, Patrícia Pimentel de Barros, Fernanda Freire, Jéssica Diane Dos Santos, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Juliana Campos Junqueira
Recently, the non-albicans Candida species have become recognized as an important source of infection and oral colonization by association of different species in a large number of immunosuppressed patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interactions between C. krusei and C. glabrata in biofilms formed in vitro and their ability to colonize the oral cavity of mouse model. Monospecies and mixed biofilms were developed of each strain, on 96-well microtiter plates for 48 h. These biofilms were analyzed by counting colony-forming units (CFU/mL) and by determining cell viability, using the XTT hydroxide colorimetric assay...
November 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208208/corrigendum-to-photoinactivation-of-single-and-mixed-biofilms-of-candida-albicans-and-non-albicans-candida-species-using-photodithazine%C3%A2-photodiagn-photodyn-ther-17c-2017-194-199
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Juliana Cabrini Carmello, Fernanda Alves, Ewerton Garcia de Oliveira Mima, Janaina Habib Jorge, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Ana Cláudia Pavarina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200586/gas-diffusion-electrodes-improve-hydrogen-gas-mass-transfer-for-a-hydrogen-oxidizing-bioanode
#6
Pau Rodenas, Fangqi Zhu, Annemiek Ter Heijne, Tom Sleutels, Michel Saakes, Cees Buisman
Background: Bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) are capable of recovery of metals at a cathode through oxidation of organic substrate at an anode. Recently, also hydrogen gas was used as an electron donor for recovery of copper in BESs. Oxidation of hydrogen gas produced a current density of 0.8 A m-2 and combined with Cu2+ reduction at the cathode, produced 0.25 W m-2. The main factor limiting current production was the mass transfer of hydrogen to the biofilm due to the low solubility of hydrogen in the anolyte...
December 2017: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197139/the-impact-of-silver-nanoparticles-integration-on-biofilm-formation-and-mechanical-properties-of-glass-ionomer-cement
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Noha A El-Wassefy, Rasha H El-Mahdy, Naglaa R El-Kholany
OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of silver nanoparticles incorporation to glass ionomer cement (GIC) on the Staphylococcus aureus biofilm in terms of bacterial growth and evaluate the incorporating effect on hardness and compressive strength. METHODS: Silver nanopowder was added in concentration 0, 1, 3, and 5 wt% to the conventional powder of GIC Fuji IX GP and then the powder is added to the liquid and mixed together with the recommended Powder/liquid ratio of 3...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184101/a-meta-proteomics-approach-to-study-the-interspecies-interactions-affecting-microbial-biofilm-development-in-a-model-community
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Jakob Herschend, Zacharias B V Damholt, Andrea M Marquard, Birte Svensson, Søren J Sørensen, Per Hägglund, Mette Burmølle
Microbial biofilms are omnipresent in nature and relevant to a broad spectrum of industries ranging from bioremediation and food production to biomedical applications. To date little is understood about how multi-species biofilm communities develop and function on a molecular level, due to the complexity of these biological systems. Here we apply a meta-proteomics approach to investigate the mechanisms influencing biofilm formation in a model consortium of four bacterial soil isolates; Stenotrophomonas rhizophila, Xanthomonas retroflexus, Microbacterium oxydans and Paenibacillus amylolyticus...
November 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178712/role-of-tyrosol-on-candida-albicans-candida-glabrata-and-streptococcus-mutans-biofilms-developed-on-different-surfaces
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Douglas Roberto Monteiro, Laís Salomão Arias, Renan Aparecido Fernandes, Fabiana Gouveia Straioto, Débora Barros Barbosa, Juliano Pelim Pessan, Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of tyrosol on the production of hydrolytic enzymes (by Candida biofilm cells) and acid (by Streptococcus mutans biofilms), as well as to quantify single and mixed biofilms of these species formed on acrylic resin (AR) and hydroxyapatite (HA). METHODS: Candida and S. mutans biofilms were formed on AR and HA in the presence of tyrosol during 48 hours. Next, acid proteinase, phospholipase and hemolytic activities of Candida biofilm cells were determined, while acid production by S...
February 2017: American Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178348/investigations-into-in-situ-enterococcus-faecalis-biofilm-removal-by-passive-and-active-sodium-hypochlorite-irrigation-delivered-into-the-lateral-canal-of-a-simulated-root-canal-model
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S A Mohmmed, M E Vianna, M R Penny, S T Hilton, N J Mordan, J C Knowles
AIM: To investigate in situ Enterococcus faecalis biofilm removal from the lateral canal of a simulated root canal system using passive or active irrigation protocols. METHODOLOGY: Root canal models (n = 43) were manufactured from transparent resin materials using 3D-printing. Each canal was created with an 18 mm length, apical size 30, a .06 taper, and a lateral canal of 3 mm length, 0.3 mm diameter. Biofilms were grown on the lateral canal and apical 3 mm of the main canal for 10 days...
November 27, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138104/novel-mixed-vesicles-containing-lactobacilli-biosurfactant-for-vaginal-delivery-of-an-anti-candida-agent
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Angela Abruzzo, Barbara Giordani, Carola Parolin, Beatrice Vitali, Michele Protti, Laura Mercolini, Martina Cappelletti, Stefano Fedi, Federica Bigucci, Teresa Cerchiara, Barbara Luppi
The purpose of this work was to prepare and characterize an innovative formulation for vaginal delivery of econazole nitrate, commonly used for the treatment of Candida infections. A novel biosurfactant isolated from a vaginal Lactobacillus strain was used to prepare phosphatidylcholine based mixed vesicles. Biosurfactant was produced by Lactobacillus gasseri BC9, isolated from the vagina of a healthy premenopausal woman, and was chemically characterized by FT-IR and ESI-MS. Mixed vesicles, obtained through film rehydration and extrusion method, were characterized in terms of size, zeta potential, encapsulation efficiency, mucoadhesion properties and econazole release...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130039/a-sustained-release-membrane-of-thiazolidinedione-8-effect-on-formation-of-a-candida-bacteria-mixed-biofilm-on-hydroxyapatite-in-a-continuous-flow-model
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Mark Feldman, Julia Shenderovich, Eran Lavy, Michael Friedman, Doron Steinberg
Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) have been found to act as effective quorum sensing quenchers, capable of preventing biofilm formation. Our previous studies demonstrated a profound antibiofilm effect of the TZD derivative thiazolidinedione-8 (S-8), either in solution or incorporated into a sustained-release membrane (SRM-S-8) under batch conditions. In the present study, we used a constant depth film fermenter model in order to investigate the impact of SRM-S-8 on mixed C. albicans-S. mutans biofilm development, under flow conditions...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127029/extract-from-the-fermented-soybean-product-natto-inhibits-vibrio-biofilm-formation-and-reduces-shrimp-mortality-from-vibrio-harveyi-infection
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Pattanan Yatip, D Nitin Chandra Teja, Timothy W Flegel, Chumporn Soowannayan
Many bacteria, including Vibrio pathogens of shrimp, need to colonize and/or form biofilms in hosts or the environment to cause disease. Thus, one possible control strategy for shrimp Vibriosis is biofilm inhibition. With this objective, an extract from the Japanese fermented soybean product, Natto was tested with the luminescent shrimp pathogen Vibrio harveyi (VH) for its ability to inhibit or degrade biofilm and to interfere with cell growth in broth. Natto is a traditional fermentation product of Bacillus subtilis var Natto (BSN1)...
November 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124888/differential-oxidative-stress-tolerance-of-streptococcus-mutans-isolates-affects-competition-in-an-ecological-mixed-species-biofilm-model
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Yuan Liu, Sara R Palmer, Hsiaochi Chang, Ashton N Combs, Robert A Burne, Hyun Koo
Streptococcus mutans strongly influences the development of pathogenic biofilms associated with dental caries. Our understanding of S. mutans behavior in biofilms is based on a few well-characterized laboratory strains; however, individual isolates vary widely in genome content and virulence-associated phenotypes, such as biofilm formation and environmental stress sensitivity. Using an ecological biofilm model, we assessed the impact of co-cultivation of several S. mutans isolates with Streptococcus oralis and Actinomyces naeslundii on biofilm composition following exposure to sucrose...
November 10, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123396/use-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-as-a-drug-delivery-system-to-improve-chlorhexidine-antimicrobial-activity
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Grażyna Tokajuk, Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Piotr Deptuła, Ewelina Piktel, Mateusz Cieśluk, Agnieszka Z Wilczewska, Jan R Dąbrowski, Robert Bucki
Nanotechnology offers new tools for developing therapies to prevent and treat oral infections, particularly biofilm-dependent disorders, such as dental plaques and endodontic and periodontal diseases. Chlorhexidine (CHX) is a well-characterized antiseptic agent used in dentistry with broad spectrum activity. However, its application is limited due to inactivation in body fluid and cytotoxicity toward human cells, particularly at high concentrations. To overcome these limitations, we synthesized nanosystems composed of aminosilane-coated magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with chlorhexidine (MNP@CHX)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111321/inhibition-activity-of-lactobacilli-supernatant-against-fungal-bacterial-multispecies-biofilms-on-silicone
#16
Yulong Tan, Matthias Leonhard, Doris Moser, Berit Schneider-Stickler
Fungal-bacterial multispecies biofilms play a major role in failure of medical silicone devices, such as voice prostheses in laryngectomiy. In this study, we determined the effect of Lactobacilli supernatant (cell free) on mixed biofilm formation of fungi and bacteria on silicone in vitro. Lactobacilli supernatant inhibited the adhesion (90 min) of mixed fungi and bacteria species with an efficiency of >90%. Mixed biofilm formation and the metabolic activity of the biofilms were inhibited by 72.23% and 58...
October 28, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101060/dispersal-of-single-and-mixed-non-albicans-candida-species-biofilms-by-%C3%AE-1-3-glucanase-in-vitro
#17
Yulong Tan, Matthias Leonhard, Su Ma, Doris Moser, Berit Schneider-Stickler
β-1,3-glucan plays a role in non-albicans Candida species biofilm formation and survival of biofilm Candida to stresses. In this study, we evaluated the antibiofilm activity of β-1,3-glucanase, which can degrade poly-β(1 → 3)-glucose of non-albicans Candida species biofilms, on single and mixed species biofilm of non-albicans Candida species, including Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis and Candida krusei. Biofilm by all tested species in microplate were dispersed more than 60%. β-1,3-glucanase also detached mixed species biofilm in microplate and on medical material surface...
November 1, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099398/electric-field-based-dressing-disrupts-mixed-species-bacterial-biofilm-infection-and-restores-functional-wound-healing
#18
Kasturi Ganesh Barki, Amitava Das, Sriteja Dixith, Piya Das Ghatak, Shomita Mathew-Steiner, Elizabeth Schwab, Savita Khanna, Daniel J Wozniak, Sashwati Roy, Chandan K Sen
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to employ electroceutical principles, as an alternative to pharmacological intervention, to manage wound biofilm infection. Mechanism of action of a United States Food and Drug Administration-cleared wireless electroceutical dressing (WED) was tested in an established porcine chronic wound polymicrobial biofilm infection model involving inoculation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 and Acinetobacter baumannii 19606. BACKGROUND: Bacterial biofilms represent a major wound complication...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091851/hydrogen-and-carbon-dioxide-mixed-culture-fermentation-in-a-hollow-fiber-membrane-biofilm-reactor-at-25%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c
#19
Yun-Qi Wang, Fang Zhang, Wei Zhang, Kun Dai, Hua-Jie Wang, Xue Li, Raymond Jianxiong Zeng
There have been no reports of H2 and CO2 mixed-culture fermentation (MCF) at 25 °C in a hollow-fiber membrane biofilm reactor (HfMBR). In this study, H2 and CO2 MCF were conducted in an HfMBR at 25 °C producing metabolites including acetate, ethanol, butyrate, and caproate. Compared to pure culture fermentation (i.e., Clostridium carboxidivorans P7), the MCF in HfMBR at 25 °C produced a higher concentration of caproate in this study (3.4 g/L in batch 1 and 5.7 g/L in batch 2). The dominant genera were Clostridium_sensu_stricto_12 and Prevotella_7...
October 21, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091715/antiquorum-sensing-antibiofilm-formation-and-cytotoxicity-activity-of-commonly-used-medicinal-plants-by-inhabitants-of-borabu-sub-county-nyamira-county-kenya
#20
Eric Omori Omwenga, Andreas Hensel, Susana Pereira, Alfred Anakalo Shitandi, Francisco M Goycoolea
Productions of various bacterial traits like production of virulence factors (e.g. toxins, enzymes), biofilm formation, luminescence among others, have been known to be controlled by quorum sensing (QS), a process that is dependent on chemical signals or autoinducers (AIs). Bacteria known to rely on such AIs are known to be virulent and tend to be resistant against various antimicrobial agents. Therefore, strategies aimed at the inhibition of QS pathways, are regarded as potential novel therapies in managing bacterial virulence hence reducing their ability to induce infections in humans...
2017: PloS One
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