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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533234/differential-activity-of-the-oral-glucan-synthase-inhibitor-scy-078-against-wild-type-and-echinocandin-resistant-strains-of-candida-spp
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Michael A Pfaller, Shawn A Messer, Paul R Rhomberg, Mariana Castanheira
SCY-078 (formerly MK-3118) is a novel orally active inhibitor of fungal β- (1, 3)-glucan synthase (GS). SCY-078 is a derivative of enfumafungin and is structurally distinct from the echinocandin class of antifungal agents. We evaluated the in vitro activity of this compound against wild-type (WT) and echinocandin-resistant isolates containing mutations in the FKS genes of Candida spp. Against 36 Candida spp. FKS mutants tested, 30 (83.3%) were non-WT to 1 or more echinocandins and only 9 (25.0%) were non-WT (MIC, >WT-upper limit) to SCY-078...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530644/intestinal-fungi-contribute-to-development-of-alcoholic-liver-disease
#2
An-Ming Yang, Tatsuo Inamine, Katrin Hochrath, Peng Chen, Lirui Wang, Cristina Llorente, Sena Bluemel, Phillipp Hartmann, Jun Xu, Yukinori Koyama, Tatiana Kisseleva, Manolito G Torralba, Kelvin Moncera, Karen Beeri, Chien-Sheng Chen, Kim Freese, Claus Hellerbrand, Serene Ml Lee, Hal M Hoffman, Wajahat Z Mehal, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Ece A Mutlu, Ali Keshavarzian, Gordon D Brown, Samuel B Ho, Ramon Bataller, Peter Stärkel, Derrick E Fouts, Bernd Schnabl
Chronic liver disease with cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, and alcoholic liver disease accounts for approximately half of all cirrhosis deaths. Chronic alcohol consumption is associated with intestinal bacterial dysbiosis, yet we understand little about the contribution of intestinal fungi, or mycobiota, to alcoholic liver disease. Here we have demonstrated that chronic alcohol administration increases mycobiota populations and translocation of fungal β-glucan into systemic circulation in mice...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530184/green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-mentha-pulegium-and-investigation-of-their-antibacterial-antifungal-and-anticancer-activity
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Ali Hamad Abd Kelkawi, Abolghasem Abbasi Kajani, Abdol-Khalegh Bordbar
A simple and eco-friendly method for efficient synthesis of stable colloidal silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Mentha pulegium extracts is described. A series of reactions was conducted using different types and concentrations of plant extract as well as metal ions to optimize the reaction conditions. AgNPs were characterized by using UV-vis spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, dynamic light scattering, zetasizer, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDAX) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527119/peroxide-dependent-oxidation-reactions-catalyzed-by-cyp191a1-from-mycobacterium-smegmatis
#4
Hye-Yeong Jo, Sun-Ha Park, Thien-Kim Le, Sang Hoon Ma, Donghak Kim, Taeho Ahn, Young Hee Joung, Chul-Ho Yun
OBJECTIVES: To find the catalytic activities of CYP191A1 from Mycobacterium smegmatis, in which functions of most P450s are unknown, by using a set of reductase systems, peroxides, and various substrates including fatty acids and human drugs. RESULTS: CYP191A1 was functionally expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. Its catalytic activities were examined with fatty acids, chromogenic and fluorogenic substrates, and several human P450 substrates, in the presence of six different types of electron transfer systems, such as rat NADPH-P450 reductase, Candida NADPH-P450 reductase, ferredoxin/ferredoxin reductase, putidaredoxin/putidaredoxin reductase, and peroxides (H2O2 and t-butyl hydroperoxide)...
May 19, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526091/a-pre-therapeutic-coating-for-medical-devices-that-prevents-the-attachment-of-candida-albicans
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Diego Vargas-Blanco, Aung Lynn, Jonah Rosch, Rony Noreldin, Anthony Salerni, Christopher Lambert, Reeta P Rao
BACKGROUND: Hospital acquired fungal infections are defined as "never events"-medical errors that should never have happened. Systemic Candida albicans infections results in 30-50% mortality rates. Typically, adhesion to abiotic medical devices and implants initiates such infections. Efficient adhesion initiates formation of aggressive biofilms that are difficult to treat. Therefore, inhibitors of adhesion are important for drug development and likely to have a broad spectrum efficacy against many fungal pathogens...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522446/non-contact-electromagnetic-induction-heating-for-eradicating-bacteria-and-yeasts-on-biomaterials-and-possible-relevance-to-orthopaedic-implant-infections-in-vitro-findings
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B G Pijls, I M J G Sanders, E J Kuijper, R G H H Nelissen
OBJECTIVES: Infection of implants is a major problem in elective and trauma surgery. Heating is an effective way to reduce the bacterial load in food preparation, and studies on hyperthermia treatment for cancer have shown that it is possible to heat metal objects with pulsed electromagnetic fields selectively (PEMF), also known as induction heating. We therefore set out to answer the following research question: is non-contact induction heating of metallic implants effective in reducing bacterial load in vitro? METHODS: Titanium alloy cylinders (Ti6Al4V) were exposed to PEMF from an induction heater with maximum 2000 watts at 27 kHz after being contaminated with five different types of micro-organisms: Staphylococcus epidermidis; Staphylococcus aureus; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; spore-forming Bacillus cereus; and yeast Candida albicans...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501989/negative-control-of-candida-albicans-filamentation-associated-gene-expression-by-essential-protein-kinase-gene-kin28
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C A Woolford, K Lagree, T Aleynikov, A P Mitchell
The fungus Candida albicans can grow as either yeast or filaments, which include hyphae and pseudohyphae, depending on environmental conditions. Filamentous growth is of particular interest because it is required for biofilm formation and for pathogenesis. Environmentally induced filamentous growth is associated with expression of filamentation-associated genes, and both filamentous growth and associated gene expression depend upon several well-characterized transcription factors. Surprisingly, strains with reduced expression of many essential genes display filamentous growth under non-inducing conditions-those in which the wild type grows as yeast...
May 13, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499956/group-x-hybrid-histidine-kinase-chk1-is-dispensable-for-stress-adaptation-host-pathogen-interactions-and-virulence-in-the-opportunistic-yeast-candida-guilliermondii
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María J Navarro-Arias, Karine Dementhon, Tatiana A Defosse, Emilien Foureau, Vincent Courdavault, Marc Clastre, Solène Le Gal, Gilles Nevez, Yohann Le Govic, Jean-Philippe Bouchara, Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc'h, Thierry Noël, Hector M Mora-Montes, Nicolas Papon
Hybrid histidine kinases (HHKs) progressively emerge as prominent sensing proteins in the fungal kingdom and as ideal targets for future therapeutics. The group X HHK is of major interest, since it was demonstrated to play an important role in stress adaptation, host-pathogen interactions and virulence in some yeast and mold models, and particularly Chk1, that corresponds to the sole group X HHK in Candida albicans. In the present work, we investigated the role of Chk1 in the low-virulence species Candida guilliermondii, in order to gain insight into putative conservation of the role of group X HHK in opportunistic yeasts...
May 9, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497115/an-efficient-rapid-and-recyclable-system-for-crispr-mediated-genome-editing-in-candida-albicans
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Namkha Nguyen, Morgan M F Quail, Aaron D Hernday
Candida albicans is the most common fungal pathogen of humans. Historically, molecular genetic analysis of this important pathogen has been hampered by the lack of stable plasmids or meiotic cell division, limited selectable markers, and inefficient methods for generating gene knockouts. The recent development of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat(s) (CRISPR)-based tools for use with C. albicans has opened the door to more efficient genome editing; however, previously reported systems have specific limitations...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491490/rapid-emergence-of-fks-mutations-in-candida-glabrata-isolates-in-a-peritoneal-candidiasis
#10
Milène Sasso, Claire Roger, Laurence Lachaud
We report a rapid acquisition of echinocandin resistance after 12 days of micafungin treatment, without prior exposure, in a patient with peritoneal candidiasis due to C. glabrata. Isolates recovered before and after treatment were compared by multilocus sequence typing. Results of antifungal susceptibility testing and FKS mutations were reported. The interest of repeating antifungal susceptibility testing for echinocandin molecules during the treatment is discussed and a strategy to research FKS mutations proposed...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490578/investigating-clinical-issues-by-genotyping-of-medically-important-fungi-why-and-how
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REVIEW
Alexandre Alanio, Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Dea Garcia-Hermoso, Stéphane Bretagne
Genotyping studies of medically important fungi have addressed elucidation of outbreaks, nosocomial transmissions, infection routes, and genotype-phenotype correlations, of which secondary resistance has been most intensively investigated. Two methods have emerged because of their high discriminatory power and reproducibility: multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and microsatellite length polymorphism (MLP) using short tandem repeat (STR) markers. MLST relies on single-nucleotide polymorphisms within the coding regions of housekeeping genes...
July 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487208/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-invasive-fungal-infections-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-pneumonia-and-complicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-cssti-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
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Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayassal Farahat, Shelby L Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Jennifer M Stephens
The objectives of this retrospective medical chart review study were to document the inpatient incidence, treatment, and clinical outcomes associated with invasive fungal infections (IFI) due to Candida and Aspergillus species, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia and MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTI) in the Middle East. This study evaluated 2011-2012 data from 5 hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon with a combined total of 207,498 discharges. Hospital medical chart data were abstracted for a random sample of patients with each infection type (102 patients - IFI, 93 patients - MRSA pneumonia, and 87 patients-MRSA cSSTI)...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482076/genotyping-of-clinical-isolates-of-candida-glabrata-from-iran-by-multilocus-sequence-typing-and-determination-of-population-structure-and-drug-resistance-profile
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Saeid Amanloo, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mohammad Ghahri, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
Candida glabrata is often the second most common causative agent for candidiasis following Candida albicans. Despite the importance of C. glabrata infections, few epidemiological studies have been conducted on this issue. The goal of this study was genotyping of clinical isolates of C. glabrata by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) technique for determination of the endemic prevalent genotypes and any association between isolation source and drug resistance. A total of 50 C. glabrata clinical isolates from Iran were analyzed by MLST and tested for in-vitro susceptibilities to amphotericin-B, caspofungin, fluconazole, and voriconazole according to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M27-A4 document guidelines...
May 6, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479680/an-in-vitro-study-of-isolation-of-candidal-strains-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy-and-quantitative-analysis-of-the-various-strains-using-chromagar
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Mohammad Mohsin Abdul Razak Ainapur, Pushpalatha Mahesh, K Vinod Kumar, A Deepak, Ujjwal Mrinal, P Sharada
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing radiation therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have an increased risk of developing oral candidiasis. Radiation-induced hyposalivation is thought to be a major predisposing factor for it. Radiation therapy for 2-3 weeks leads to increase in the number of candidal species in the oral cavity, eventually leading to oral candidiasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and correlate the prevalence of candidal species in the oral cavity of OSCC patients and to compare with radiation dosage at 3(rd) and 6(th) week following radiotherapy...
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479022/lathyrol-and-epoxylathyrol-derivatives-modulation-of-cdr1p-and-mdr1p-drug-efflux-transporters-of-candida-albicans-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-model
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Andreia Mónico, Shweta Nim, Noélia Duarte, Manpreet Kaur Rawal, Rajendra Prasad, Attilio Di Pietro, Maria-José U Ferreira
Macrocyclic diterpenes were previously found to be able to modulate the efflux pump activity of Candida albicans multidrug transporters. Most of these compounds were jatrophanes, but only a few number of lathyrane-type diterpenes was evaluated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of nineteen structurally-related lathyrane diterpenes (1-19) to overcome the drug-efflux activity of Cdr1p and Mdr1p transporters of C. albicans, and get some insights on their structure-activity relationships...
April 16, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475320/structure-based-rational-design-of-novel-inhibitors-against-fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-aldolase-from-candida-albicans
#16
Xinya Han, Xiuyun Zhu, Zongqin Hong, Lin Wei, Yanliang Ren, Fen Wan, Shuaihua Zhu, Hao Peng, Li Guo, Li Rao, Lingling Feng, Jian Wan
Class II fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolases (FBA-II) are attractive new targets for the discovery of drugs to combat invasive fungal infection, because they are absent in animals and higher plants. Although several FBA-II inhibitors have been reported, none of these inhibitors exhibit antifungal effect so far. In this study, several novel inhibitors of FBA-II from C. albicans (Ca-FBA-II) with potent antifungal effects were rationally designed by jointly using a specific protocols of molecular docking-based virtual screening, accurate binding-conformation evaluation strategy, synthesis and enzymatic assays...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473823/recombinant-human-ifn%C3%AE-2b-response-promotes-vaginal-epithelial-cells-defense-against-candida-albicans
#17
Ting Li, Xiaoxi Niu, Xu Zhang, Suxia Wang, Zhaohui Liu
Classical antifungal drugs have been subjected to restrictions due to drug toxicity, drug resistance, bioavailability, and detrimental drug interactions. Type I interferon (IFN) exerts direct distinct immunostimulatory or immunomodulatory actions; however, little is known regarding the anti-fungal reactions of vaginal epithelial cells (VECs) induced by the type I IFN response. Therefore, in the present study, we evaluated the cytotoxic activity, immunocompetent cytokine responses, and non-B IgG production of the VK2/E6E7 VEC line following recombinant human IFN α-2b (rhIFNα-2b) treatment in response to Candida albicans...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470426/the-yeasts-phosphorelay-systems-a-comparative-view
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REVIEW
Griselda Salas-Delgado, Laura Ongay-Larios, Laura Kawasaki-Watanabe, Imelda López-Villaseñor, Roberto Coria
Cells contain signal transduction pathways that mediate communication between the extracellular environment and the cell interior. These pathways control transcriptional programs and posttranscriptional processes that modify cell metabolism in order to maintain homeostasis. One type of these signal transduction systems are the so-called Two Component Systems (TCS), which conduct the transfer of phosphate groups between specific and conserved histidine and aspartate residues present in at least two proteins; the first protein is a sensor kinase which autophosphorylates a histidine residue in response to a stimulus, this phosphate is then transferred to an aspartic residue located in a response regulator protein...
June 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457835/in-vitro-activity-of-a-novel-compound-mul-1867-against-clinically-significant-fungi-candida-spp-and-aspergillus-spp
#19
George Tetz, Michael Cynamon, Gregory Hendricks, Daria Vikina, Victor Tetz
There is an urgent need for new antifungal compounds to treat various types of fungal infections, including pulmonary infections. This study was designed to investigate the potency of a novel compound (Mul-1867) against Candida spp. and Aspergillus spp. isolated from patients with fungal pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mul-1867 was highly effective against susceptible control strains as well as resistant clinical isolates, with minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs) varying from 0...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456118/dna-interaction-antimicrobial-anticancer-activities-and-molecular-docking-study-of-some-new-vo-ii-cr-iii-mn-ii-and-ni-ii-mononuclear-chelates-encompassing-quaridentate-imine-ligand
#20
Laila H Abdel-Rahman, Ahmed M Abu-Dief, Moustafa O Aboelez, Azza A Hassan Abdel-Mawgoud
The present study was conducted to synthesis of some new imine Cr(III), VO(II), Mn(II) and Ni(II) complexes derived from the condensation of 2-amino phenol with 2-hydroxynapthaldehyde were synthesized. The prepared HNPN imine ligand was analyzed by its melting point, IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectroscopies. The investigated HNPN imine complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FT IR, UV-vis and thermal analysis (TGA) under nitrogen atmosphere from ambient temperature to 750°C. The experimental results revealed that the investigated complexes contain hydrated water molecules...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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