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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031829/summer-type-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-on-methotrexate-and-tacrolimus
#1
Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Minami Okayama, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Akio Niimi
A 59-year-old woman receiving methotrexate and tacrolimus for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was referred to our hospital following bilateral ground-glass opacity observed in her chest X-ray and elevated serum KL-6. After methotrexate and tacrolimus cessation, shortness of breath developed and ground-glass opacity observed in the chest computed tomography rapidly worsened. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed increased lymphocytes, and trans-bronchial lung biopsy confirmed lymphocytic alveolitis. In addition, the patient had serum antibodies against Trichosporon asahii, a fungal pathogen...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030920/sandpits-as-a-reservoir-of-potentially-pathogenic-fungi-for-children
#2
Anna Wójcik, Joanna Błaszkowska, Piotr Kurnatowski, Katarzyna Góralska
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Fungi belonging to various physiological and morphological groups present in the environment are potential human pathogens. Some of them are considered as emerging pathogens. Therefore, their presence in children's playgrounds should be regarded as health risk factor. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Sixty-eight samples of sand collected from 17 sandpits of different localities in Łódź, Poland, in autumn 2010 and 2011, and in spring 2011 and 2012 were evaluated...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018484/mechanistic-insights-into-the-effect-of-imidazolium-ionic-liquid-on-lipid-production-by-geotrichum-fermentans
#3
Li-Ping Liu, Min-Hua Zong, Robert J Linhardt, Wen-Yong Lou, Ning Li, Chao Huang, Hong Wu
BACKGROUND: Ionic liquid (IL) pretreatment has emerged as a promising technique that enables complete utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel production. However, imidazolium IL has recently been shown to exhibit inhibitory effect on cell growth and product formation of industrial microbes, such as oleaginous microorganisms. To date, the mechanism of this inhibition remains largely unknown. RESULTS: In this study, the feasibility of [Bmim][OAc]-pretreated rice straw hydrolysate as a substrate for microbial lipid production by Geotrichum fermentans, also known as Trichosporon fermentans, was evaluated...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988854/use-of-crude-glycerol-as-sole-carbon-source-for-microbial-lipid-production-by-oleaginous-yeasts
#4
Li-Ping Liu, Yang Hu, Wen-Yong Lou, Ning Li, Hong Wu, Min-Hua Zong
Crude glycerol, discharged from biodiesel production process, is a potential carbon source for microbial lipid production. The capability of using crude glycerol as sole carbon source for microbial lipid production by oleaginous yeasts Trichosporon fermentans and Trichosporon cutaneum was investigated for the first time. T. fermentans and T. cutaneum could use crude glycerol for efficient lipid production, and the optimal glycerol concentration for which were 50 and 70 g/L, respectively. The optimum nitrogen source, C/N, inoculum concentration, and pH were yeast extract + peptone, 60, 10...
December 17, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984117/lipid-production-with-trichosporon-oleaginosus-in-a-membrane-bioreactor-using-microalgae-hydrolysate
#5
Andrea Meo, Xenia Laura Priebe, Dirk Weuster-Botz
Lipid production by Trichosporon oleaginosus was first studied in fed-batch operated stirred-tank bioreactors on a milliliter- and liter-scale making use of typical sugar monomers and a sugar mixture that may be derived from microalgae biomass hydrolysis after the extraction of lipids. 20.3gL(-1) lipids (58% of dry cell mass) were produced with T. oleaginosus in a defined medium at nitrogen starvation in the fed-batch process with a typical microalgae derived carbohydrate mixture (60% glucose, 20% mannose, 20% galactose)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940464/determination-of-fungal-community-diversity-in-fresh-and-traditional-chinese-fermented-pepper-by-pyrosequencing
#6
Lingyan Zhao, Yong Li, Liwen Jiang, Fangming Deng
Fermented pepper is one of the traditional Chinese fermented vegetables. The production mainly relies on the fermentation by natural microorganisms. This fermentation system is a unique and dynamic microecological environment, and involved microbial communities are very complex. In this study, 454 pyrosequencing was first used to investigate the fungal communities in fresh pepper and different fermentation phases. The results showed that fungal communities in fresh pepper (sample M_0) were more abundant than later fermented phases...
December 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931081/presence-and-distribution-of-yeasts-in-the-reproductive-tract-of-healthy-female-horses
#7
A Azarvandi, A R Khosravi, H Shokri, M Talebkhan Garoussi, F Gharahgouzlou, G Vahedi, A Sharifzadeh
BACKGROUND: Yeasts are commensal organisms found in the reproductive and gastrointestinal tracts, and on the skin and other mucosa in mammals. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to isolate and identify the yeast flora in the caudal reproductive tract of healthy female horses. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study. METHODS: A total of 453 samples were collected using double guarded swabs from the vestibule, clitoral fossa and vagina of 151 horses...
December 8, 2016: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930704/in-vitro-antifungal-activity-of-sertraline-and-synergistic-effects-in-combination-with-antifungal-drugs-against-planktonic-forms-and-biofilms-of-clinical-trichosporon-asahii-isolates
#8
Lin Cong, Yong Liao, Suteng Yang, Rongya Yang
Trichosporon asahii (T. asahii) is the major pathogen of invasive trichosporonosis which occurred mostly in immunocompromised patients. The biofilms formation ability of T. asahii may account for resistance to antifungal drugs and results a high mortality rate. Sertraline, a commonly prescribed antidepressant, has been demonstrated to show in vitro and in vivo antifungal activities against many kinds of pathogenic fungi, especially Cryptococcus species. In the present study, the in vitro activities of sertraline alone or combined with fluconazole, voriconazole, itraconazole, caspofungin and amphotericin B against planktonic forms and biofilms of 21 clinical T...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917440/solid-flocculation-and-emulsifying-activities-of-the-lipopolysaccharide-produced-by-trichosporon-mycotoxinivorans-cla2
#9
Vitor S Domingues, Andrea S Monteiro, Gabriella Freitas Ferreira, Vera L Santos
The objective of this study was to evaluate the capability of a lipopolysaccharide, produced by Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans CLA2 using residue of biodiesel processing, to flocculate two different solids in suspension. In addition, the emulsifying activity and the stability of this lipopolysaccharide in response to pH and temperature variations and in the presence of some electrolytes were evaluated. The lipopolysaccharide was used in concentrations ranging from 20 to 80 mgL(-1) to flocculate 100 gL(-1) of kaolin and 50 gL(-1) of charcoal...
December 5, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886119/synthesis-and-antifungal-screening-of-2-1-5-alkyl-arylalkylpyrazin-2-yl-ethylidene-hydrazono-1-3-thiazolidin-4-ones
#10
Veronika Opletalova, Jan Dolezel, Jiri Kunes, Vladimir Buchta, Marcela Vejsova, Marta Kucerova-Chlupacova
Two novel thiosemicarbazones and eight novel 2-{[1-(5-alkyl/arylalkylpyrazin-2-yl)ethylidene]hydrazono}-1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones were prepared and tested against a panel of eight fungal strains-Candida albicans ATCC 44859, Candida tropicalis 156, Candida krusei E 28, Candida glabrata 20/I, Trichosporon asahii 1188, Aspergillus fumigatus 231, Lichtheimia corymbifera 272, and Trichophyton interdigitale 445. 1,3-Thiazolidin-4-ones exhibited activity against all strains, the most potent derivative was 2-{[1-(5-butylpyrazin-2-yl)ethylidene]hydrazono}e-1,3-thiazolidin-4-one...
November 23, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862261/cell-surface-hydrophobicity-and-colony-morphology-of-trichosporon-asahii-clinical-isolates
#11
Tomoe Ichikawa, Chihiro Hirata, Mizuki Takei, Naoyuki Tagami, Hiromi Murasawa, Reiko Ikeda
Trichosporon asahii is a pathogenic basidiomycetous yeast. Individual strains of T. asahii have different colony morphologies. However, it is not clear whether cell surface phenotypes differ among the colony morphologies. Here we characterized the cell surface hydrophobicity and analysed the carbohydrate contents of the cell surface polysaccharides in T. asahii clinical isolates with various colony morphologies. Among the three distinctive colony morphologies obtained from one clinical isolate, the white-type morphology exhibited higher hydrophobicity...
November 8, 2016: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816903/molecular-and-antifungal-susceptibility-study-on-trichosporonemia-and-emergence-of-trichosporon-mycotoxinivorans-as-a-bloodstream-pathogen
#12
Yubhisha Dabas, Immaculata Xess, Pratibha Kale
A total of 21 Trichosporon spp. isolates from blood over a period of 5 years (January 2009 to December 2013) were included in the study. The most common underlying diseases found were pancreatitis (33.3%) and cancer (33.3%). Trichosporon asahii (80.9%) was the commonest species followed by Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans (14.2%) and Trichosporon faecale (4.7%). On IGS1 region sequencing the most predominant T. asahii type in our region was genotype 1 (16/17 isolates; 94.1%) and one isolate belonged to genotype 4...
November 5, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799926/invasive-trichosporon-infection-a-systematic-review-on-a-re-emerging-fungal-pathogen
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REVIEW
João N de Almeida Júnior, Christophe Hennequin
Objectives: This review aimed to better depict the clinical features and address the issue of therapeutic management of Trichosporon deep-seated infections. Methods: We comprehensively reviewed the cases of invasive Trichosporon infection reported in the literature from 1994 (date of taxonomic modification) to 2015. Data from antifungal susceptibility testing (AST) studies were also analyzed. Results: Two hundred and three cases were retained and split into four groups: homeopathy (n = 79), other immunodeficiency conditions (n = 41), miscellaneous (n = 58) and newborns (n = 25)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794247/diversity-of-spoilage-fungi-associated-with-various-french-dairy-products
#14
Lucille Garnier, Florence Valence, Audrey Pawtowski, Lizaveta Auhustsinava-Galerne, Nicolas Frotté, Riccardo Baroncelli, Franck Deniel, Emmanuel Coton, Jérôme Mounier
Yeasts and molds are responsible for dairy product spoilage, resulting in significant food waste and economic losses. Yet, few studies have investigated the diversity of spoilage fungi encountered in dairy products. In the present study, 175 isolates corresponding to 105 from various spoiled dairy products and 70 originating from dairy production environments, were identified using sequencing of the ITS region, the partial β-tubulin, calmodulin and/or EFα genes, and the D1-D2 domain of the 26S rRNA gene for filamentous fungi and yeasts, respectively...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784941/study-on-antioxidant-enzymatic-activities-of-trichosporon-asahii
#15
Yangmei Zhang, Haitao Li, Rongya Yang, Congmin Wang
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase are considered the most important antioxidant enzymes which protect fungus from the oxidant damage of reactive oxygen species. In this study, we collected 44 strains of Trichosporon asahii (T. asahii) from different sources and investigated their SOD and catalase activities. The results showed that the SOD and catalase activities of Clinical group were significantly higher than those of Environment group (p < 0.01). The SOD and catalase activities of T. asahii in Internal passage group went up gradually after passage in mice, and were significantly higher in 5th generation of Internal passage group (p < 0...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782810/a-case-report-of-a-cystic-fibrosis-patient-with-repeated-isolation-of-trichosporon-mycotoxinivorans-identified-by-a-novel-short-extraction-method
#16
Daniel Goldenberger, Vladimira Hinić, Spasenija Savic Prince, Michael Tamm, Anna-Maria Balestra, Doris Hohler, Reno Frei
BACKGROUND: Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans is a recently described yeast-like fungal organism and its association as a pathogen for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) was reported previously. We show the clinical course of a CF patient over 9 years as well as the applications of modern molecular and proteomic identification techniques of this rare fungus. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 32-year-old male CF patient with sputum cultures continuously positive with the anamorphic yeast T...
October 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697432/antifungal-activities-of-tacrolimus-in-combination-with-antifungal-agents-against-fluconazole-susceptible-and-fluconazole-resistant-trichosporon-asahii-isolates
#17
Thaís Felli Kubiça, Laura Bedin Denardi, Maria Isabel Azevedo, Vanessa Oliveira, Luiz Carlos Severo, Janio Morais Santurio, Sydney Hartz Alves
The antifungal activity of tacrolimus in combination with antifungal agents against different fungal species has been previously reported. Here we report the in vitro interactions between tacrolimus and amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, and caspofungin against 30 clinical isolates of both fluconazole-susceptible and fluconazole-resistant Trichosporon asahii. For these analyses, we used the broth microdilution method based on the M27-A3 technique and checkerboard microdilution method. Tacrolimus showed no activity against T...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664738/comparative-genome-analysis-of-the-oleaginous-yeast-trichosporon-fermentans-reveals-its-potential-applications-in-lipid-accumulation
#18
Qi Shen, Yue Chen, Danfeng Jin, Hui Lin, Qun Wang, Yu-Hua Zhao
In this work, Trichosporon fermentans CICC 1368, which has been shown to accumulate cellular lipids efficiently using industry-agricultural wastes, was subjected to preliminary genome analysis, yielding a genome size of 31.3 million bases and 12,702 predicted protein-coding genes. Our analysis also showed a high degree of gene duplications and unique genes compared with those observed in other oleaginous yeasts, with 3-4-fold more genes related to fatty acid elongation and degradation compared with those in Rhodosporidium toruloides NP11 and Yarrowia lipolytica CLIB122...
November 2016: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663203/epidemiology-and-fungal-species-distribution-of-superficial-mycoses-in-northeast-brazil
#19
W P Silva-Rocha, M F de Azevedo, G M Chaves
OBJECTIVE: Dermatomycoses are superficial fungal infections which affect the skin, hair and nails of humans and animals. Male and female patients of all ages are affected by this condition. The main etiological agents of dermatomycoses are the dermatophytes fungi of the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton, while the main yeasts belong to the genera Candida, Malassezia and Trichosporon. The variation in the distribution of dermatomycoses worldwide justify the conduction of epidemiological studies in order to contribute for the better understanding of patterns of mycological cutaneous infections...
September 20, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580597/apiotrichum-terrigenum-sp-nov-a-novel-soil-associated-yeast-found-in-both-the-uk-and-mainland-europe
#20
Steve A James, Chris J Bond, Rachael Stanley, Sreenivas R Ravella, Gabor Peter, Denes Dlauchy, Ian N Roberts
Five arthroconidium-producing yeast strains representing a novel Trichosporon-like species were independently isolated from the UK, Hungary and Norway. Two strains (Bio4T and Bio21) were isolated from a biogas reactor, with a third strain (S8) isolated from soil collected at the same UK site. Two additional strains were isolated in mainland Europe, one from soil in Norway (NCAIM Y.02175) and the other from sewage in Hungary (NCAIM Y.02176). Sequence analyses of the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit (LSU) rRNA gene and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region indicated that the novel species belongs to the recently resurrected genus Apiotrichum, and is most closely related to Apiotrichum scarabaeorum, a beetle-associated species first found in South Africa...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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