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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101808/construction-of-engineered-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-to-improve-that-whole-cell-biocatalytic-production-of-melibiose-from-raffinose
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Yingbiao Zhou, Yueming Zhu, Yan Men, Caixia Dong, Yuanxia Sun, Juankun Zhang
There are excessive by-products in the biocatalysis process of this whole-cell biocatalytic production of melibiose from raffinose with current Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. To solve this problem, we constructed engineered strains based on a liquor yeast (S. cerevisiae) via gene deletion (mel1 gene), heterologous integration (fsy1 or/and ffzi1 gene from Candida magnoliae), and gene overexpression (gcr1 gene). Functional verification showed that deletion of the mel1 gene led to elimination of the reactions catalyzed by α-galactosidase, as well as elimination of the degradation of melibiose and the formation of galactose by-product...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100311/the-evaluation-of-three-different-bottles-in-bactec-9240-automated-blood-culture-system-and-direct-identification-of-candida-species-to-shorten-the-turnaround-time-of-blood-culture
#2
Egemen Gokbolat, Yasemin Oz, Selma Metintas
Candida spp. are the most common causes of fungemia. Rapid and accurate diagnostic methods are very important for appropriate management of candidemia. At present, blood culture is the essential diagnostic test despite it has a long detection time and low sensitivity rate. We aimed to investigate the ways to shorten the turnaround time from blood culture collection to final identification in candidemia. Sixty clinical bloodstream isolates of Candida were included and the Plus Aerobic/F, Peds Plus/F and Mycosis IC/F (MICF) bottles were used with BACTEC 9240 blood culture instrument...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091850/repeated-applications-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-candida-glabrata-biofilms-formed-in-acrylic-resin-polymerized
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Lírian Silva de Figueiredo Freitas, Rodnei Dennis Rossoni, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Juliana Campos Junqueira
Previous studies have been suggested that photodynamic therapy (PDT) can be used as an adjuvant treatment for denture stomatitis. In this study, we evaluated the effects of multiple sessions of PDT on Candida glabrata biofilms in specimens of polymerized acrylic resin formed after 5 days. Subsequently, four applications of PDT were performed on biofilms in 24-h intervals (days 6-9). Also, we evaluated two types of PDT, including application of laser and methylene blue or light-emitting diode (LED) and erythrosine...
January 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074052/kribellosides-novel-rna-5-triphosphatase-inhibitors-from-the-rare-actinomycete-kribbella-sp-mi481-42f6
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Masayuki Igarashi, Ryuichi Sawa, Manabu Yamasaki, Chigusa Hayashi, Maya Umekita, Masaki Hatano, Toshinobu Fujiwara, Kiyohisa Mizumoto, Akio Nomoto
Yeast capping enzymes differ greatly from those of mammalian, both structurally and mechanistically. Yeast-type capping enzyme repressors are therefore candidate antifungal drugs. The 5'-guanine-N7 cap structure of mRNAs are an essential feature of all eukaryotic organisms examined to date and is the first co-transcriptional modification of cellular pre-messenger RNA. Inhibitors of the RNA 5'-triphosphatase in yeast are likely to show fungicidal effects against pathogenic yeast such as Candida. We discovered a new RNA 5'-triphosphatase inhibitor, designated as the kribellosides, by screening metabolites from actinomycetes...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070570/variable-coordination-and-c-s-bond-cleavage-activity-of-n-substituted-imidazolidine-2-thiones-towards-copper-synthesis-spectroscopy-structures-esi-mass-and-antimicrobial-studies
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Jaspreet K Aulakh, Tarlok S Lobana, Henna Sood, Daljit S Arora, Isabel Garcia-Santos, Geeta Hundal, Manpreet Kaur, Victoria A Smolenski, Jerry P Jasinski
An equimolar reaction of copper(i) iodide with N-ethyl-imidazolidine-2-thione (l-Et) in acetonitrile formed black prismatic crystals over a period of three weeks. The X-ray structure determination of black crystals revealed that the thio-ligand l-Et has transformed into a new thio-ligand, 1-ethyl-3-(1-ethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)imidazolidine-2-thione (l-NEt), through C-S rupture/C-N bond formation which was coordinated in the unusual 2D polymer, {(Cu(II)(κ(2)-N,S-l-NEt)2)·(CuI4)·(CuI2)}n1. An ESR spectrum supported the presence of divalent Cu(II) in the polymer...
January 10, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069208/ultrasound-pretreatment-as-a-novel-approach-for-intensification-of-lipase-catalyzed-esterification-of-tricaprylin
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Snehal B More, Jyotsna T Waghmare, Parag R Gogate
The current work deals with ultrasound assisted intensification of synthesis of tricaprylin based on the enzyme catalyzed reaction of caprylic acid and glycerol with novel approach of using ultrasound in only the initial stages of the reaction. Two types of immobilized lipases as Lipozyme RM (Rhizomucor miehei) and Novozym 435 (Candida antarctica) have been used in the work. The effect of ultrasonic conditions such as treatment time and power as well as the reaction conditions such as substrate molar ratio, reaction time and enzyme loading on the yield of tricaprylin has been investigated...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066812/the-denture-associated-oral-microbiome-in-health-and-stomatitis
#7
Baochen Shi, Tingxi Wu, Jeffrey McLean, Anna Edlund, Youngik Young, Xuesong He, Hongyang Lv, Xuedong Zhou, Wenyuan Shi, Huiying Li, Renate Lux
While investigation of the microbiome on natural oral surfaces has generated a wealth of information, few studies have examined the microbial communities colonizing dentures and their relationship to oral health. To address this knowledge gap, we characterized the bacterial community associated with dentures and remaining teeth in healthy individuals and patients with denture stomatitis. The microbiome compositions of matched denture and tooth plaque samples of 10 healthy individuals and 9 stomatitis patients were determined by 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038478/activity-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-schinus-terebinthifolius-raddi-on-strains-of-the-candida-genus
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Kátia Andrea de Menezes Torres, Sônia Maria Rolim Rosa Lima, Suely Mitoi Ykko Ueda
Objectives To evaluate the antifungal susceptibility profile of the aqueous extract of the bark of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi against the strains of the genus Candida. Methods By using the disk diffusion method, 50 samples of the genus Candida (Candida albicans; Candida krusei; Candida glabrata; and Candida tropicalis), isolated from patients receiving treatment at Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, and 1 American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) sample of each species were tested against: the isolated aqueous extract of the bark of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, isolated nystatin, and the association of nystatin and the aqueous extract of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi...
December 30, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024529/fungicidal-effect-of-thymoquinone-involves-generation-of-oxidative-stress-in-candida-glabrata
#9
Hala Almshawit, Ian Macreadie
The antifungal effect of thymoquinone, a component of black seed essential oil, has been studied on different types of fungi. Its mechanism of action as an antifungal has not been described yet. This study demonstrates the fungicidal effect of thymoquinone on different Candida species with particular emphasis on C. glabrata planktonic cells and biofilms. Since cell death was induced via the generation of oxidative stress as evidenced by the abrogation of thymoquinone toxicity in cells incubated with antioxidants, a part of thymoquinone's mechanism of action includes a direct involvement as a pro-oxidant...
January 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018323/genetic-drivers-of-multidrug-resistance-in-candida-glabrata
#10
Kelley R Healey, Cristina Jimenez Ortigosa, Erika Shor, David S Perlin
Both the incidence of invasive fungal infections and rates of multidrug resistance associated with fungal pathogen Candida glabrata have increased in recent years. In this perspective, we will discuss the mechanisms underlying the capacity of C. glabrata to rapidly develop resistance to multiple drug classes, including triazoles and echinocandins. We will focus on the extensive genetic diversity among clinical isolates of C. glabrata, which likely enables this yeast to survive multiple stressors, such as immune pressure and antifungal exposure...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011958/cationic-porphyrin-mediated-photodynamic-inactivation-of-candida-biofilms-and-the-effect-of-miconazole
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A Davies, S Gebremedhin, M Yee, R J Padilla, N Duzgunes, K Konopka, B Dorocka-Bobkowska
The formation of biofilms by Candida and the increasing resistance of Candida species to antifungals contribute to the high recurrence rates of denture stomatitis. This increase has stimulated an interest in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) as an alternative treatment. We examined the photoactivity of the porphyrin-based photosensitizer, TMP-1363, against biofilms of C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. tropicalis and C. parapsilosis, and the effect of the combined use of miconazole and aPDT. Biofilms of three American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) strains and four clinical isolates developed on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) disks, were incubated with miconazole, followed by treatment with TMP-1363 for 30 min at 37°C...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008133/scolopendin-an-antimicrobial-peptide-from-centipede-attenuates-mitochondrial-functions-and-triggers-apoptosis-in-candida-albicans
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Heejeong Lee, Jae-Sam Hwang, Dong Gun Lee
Centipedes, a type of arthropod, reportedly produce antimicrobial peptides as part of an innate immune response. Scolopendin (SPSEKAGLQPVGRIGRMLKK) is a novel antimicrobial peptide derived from Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans Many antifungal agents have more than one type of cell death mechanism. Although scolopendin is involved in membrane perturbation, the corresponding intracellular changes require further investigation. Therefore, we assessed the cell morphology and calcium ion concentration of the cytosol and mitochondria of scolopendin-treated cells...
December 22, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003796/a-novel-targeted-untargeted-gc-orbitrap-metabolomics-methodology-applied-to-candida-albicans-and-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms
#13
Stefan Weidt, Jennifer Haggarty, Ryan Kean, Cristian I Cojocariu, Paul J Silcock, Ranjith Rajendran, Gordon Ramage, Karl E V Burgess
INTRODUCTION: Combined infections from Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus are a leading cause of death in the developed world. Evidence suggests that Candida enhances the virulence of Staphylococcus-hyphae penetrate through tissue barriers, while S. aureus tightly associates with the hyphae to obtain entry to the host organism. Indeed, in a biofilm state, C. albicans enhances the antimicrobial resistance characteristics of S. aureus. The association of these microorganisms is also associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality...
2016: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996940/allergic-fungal-airway-disease
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REVIEW
E M Rick, K Woolnough, C H Pashley, A J Wardlaw
Fungi are ubiquitous and form their own kingdom. Up to 80 genera of fungi have been linked to type I allergic disease, and yet, commercial reagents to test for sensitization are available for relatively few species. In terms of asthma, it is important to distinguish between species unable to grow at body temperature and those that can (thermotolerant) and thereby have the potential to colonize the respiratory tract. The former, which include the commonly studied Alternaria and Cladosporium genera, can act as aeroallergens whose clinical effects are predictably related to exposure levels...
2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988485/simultaneous-emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris-on-3-continents-confirmed-by-whole-genome-sequencing-and-epidemiological-analyses
#15
Shawn R Lockhart, Kizee A Etienne, Snigdha Vallabhaneni, Joveria Farooqi, Anuradha Chowdhary, Nelesh P Govender, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Belinda Calvo, Christina A Cuomo, Christopher A Desjardins, Elizabeth L Berkow, Mariana Castanheira, Rindidzani E Magobo, Kauser Jabeen, Rana J Asghar, Jacques F Meis, Brendan Jackson, Tom Chiller, Anastasia P Litvintseva
BACKGROUND: Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant yeast that causes invasive infections, was first described in 2009 in Japan and has since been reported from several countries. METHODS: To understand the global emergence and epidemiology of C. auris, we obtained isolates from 54 patients with C. auris infection from Pakistan, India, South Africa, and Venezuela during 2012-2015 and the type specimen from Japan. Patient information was available for 41 of the isolates...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987307/prevalence-and-nature-of-fungi-in-root-canal-infections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
I F Persoon, W Crielaard, A R Özok
The role of bacteria in causing apical periodontitis has been widely established, while the role of other microorganisms is studied less thoroughly. This systematic review and meta-analysis reviewed the literature for the prevalence and diversity of fungi in root canal infections. An extensive literature search was done in the Cochrane databases, EMBASE, MEDLINE, LILACS, SciELO and Web of Science. Additional studies were identified from six endodontic journals, four main endodontic textbooks and references of relevant papers...
December 17, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984193/structural-characterization-of-the-%C3%AE-mating-factor-prepro-peptide-for-secretion-of-recombinant-proteins-in-pichia-pastoris
#17
Sabreen Chahal, Peter Wei, Pachai Moua, Sung Pil James Park, Janet Kwon, Arth Patel, Anthony T Vu, Jason A Catolico, Yu Fang Tina Tsai, Nadia Shaheen, Tiffany T Chu, Vivian Tam, Zill-E-Huma Khan, Hyun Henry Joo, Liang Xue, Joan Lin-Cereghino, Jerry W Tsai, Geoff P Lin-Cereghino
The methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris has been used extensively for expressing recombinant proteins because it combines the ease of genetic manipulation, the ability to provide complex posttranslational modifications and the capacity for efficient protein secretion. The most successful and commonly used secretion signal leader in Pichia pastoris has been the alpha mating factor (MATα) prepro secretion signal. However, limitations exist as some proteins cannot be secreted efficiently, leading to strategies to enhance secretion efficiency by modifying the secretion signal leader...
October 28, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974734/anti-biofilm-and-anti-%C3%AE-lactamase-activities-of-burdock-root-extract-and-chlorogeneic-acid-against-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#18
Satish Kumar Rajasekharan, Samiraj Ramesh, Ann Susan Satish, Jintae Lee
Small phytochemicals have been successfully adopted as antibacterial chemotherapies and are being increasingly viewed as potential antibiofilm agents. Some of these molecules are known to repress biofilm and toxin production by certain bacterial and yeast pathogens, but information is lacking with regard to the genes allied with biofilm formation. The present study was performed to investigate the inhibitory effect of burdock root extract (BRE) and of chlorogenic acid (CGA; a component of BRE) on clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941028/intra-abdominal-candida-spp-infection-in-acute-abdomen-in-a-quality-assurance-qa-certified-academic-setting
#19
Vito Rodolico, Paola Di Carlo, Gaspare Gulotta, Francesco D'Arpa, Giuseppe Salamone, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Antonino Agrusa, Anna Giammanco, Consolato Sergi
AIMS: To evaluate the contribution of light microscopy to detecting Candida spp infection in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) admitted for acute abdomen to a quality assurance (QA)-certified surgical emergency ward. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study (2008-2012) of 809 abdominal intraoperative or biopsy tissue specimens obtained from patients admitted with acute abdomen and microbiological samples positive for Candida spp. Demographic data, mortality, comorbidities, specimen type, microscopy results, special histological staining performed, antimicrobial therapy were collected and analysed...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940225/migration-and-interaction-tracking-for-quantitative-analysis-of-phagocyte-pathogen-confrontation-assays
#20
Susanne Brandes, Stefanie Dietrich, Kerstin Hünniger, Oliver Kurzai, Marc Thilo Figge
Invasive fungal infections are emerging as a significant health risk for humans. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against invading micro-organisms and involves the recruitment of phagocytes, which engulf and kill pathogens, to the site of infection. To gain a quantitative understanding of the interplay between phagocytes and fungal pathogens, live-cell imaging is a modern approach to monitor the dynamic process of phagocytosis in time and space. However, this requires the processing of large amounts of video data that is tedious to be performed manually...
November 25, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
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