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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646739/contribution-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-ppcps-to-whole-toxicity-of-water-samples-collected-in-effluent-dominated-urban-streams
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Ikumi Tamura, Yusuke Yasuda, Kei-Ichiro Kagota, Saori Yoneda, Norihide Nakada, Vimal Kumar, Yutaka Kameda, Kumiko Kimura, Norihisa Tatarazako, Hiroshi Yamamoto
Water samples were collected from effluent-dominated urban streams in Tokushima, Kyoto, and Saitama in Japan to roughly determine the contribution of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and surfactants to whole toxicity of the water. Approximately 100 PPCPs including anionic surfactants such as linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), were chemically analyzed. Using 14 water samples, chronic or sub-chronic toxicity tests were conducted on three aquatic species, the green alga Raphidocelis subcapitata, the cladoceran Ceriodaphnia dubia, and the zebrafish Danio rerio...
June 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646180/sustained-release-from-a-metal-analgesics-entrapped-within-biocidal-silver
#2
Barak Menagen, Rami Pedahzur, David Avnir
Matrices for sustained release of drugs have been based on polymers, biomaterials and oxides. The use of the major family of metals as matrices for sustained release is, to the best of our knowledge, unknown. In this context we describe a new family of bio-composites for sustained release of drugs, namely analgesic drugs entrapped within metallic silver. Synthetic methodologies were developed for the preparation of ibuprofen@Ag, naproxen@Ag, tramadol@Ag and bupivacaine@Ag composites. Detailed kinetic analysis of the release of the drugs from within the metal, is provided, demonstrating that metals can indeed serve as reservoirs for drug release...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645784/the-effect-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-on-the-expression-of-novel-methicillin-resistance-markers-determined-using-cdna-aflp-approach-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Mohammad Neshvan Hoorijani, Hosein Rostami, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Nasim Chiniforush, Mansour Heidari, Babak Pourakbari, Hossein Kazemian, Kambiz Davari, Vahid Amini, Reza Raoofian, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Widespread methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and absence of effective antimicrobial agents has led to limited therapeutic options for treating MRSA infection. We aimed to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) on the expression of novel identified methicillin resistance markers (NIMRMs) in S. aureus using complementary DNA-Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (cDNA-AFLP) approaches to address the therapeutic alternatives for MRSA infections...
June 20, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645177/mobile-genetic-elements-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-movement-for-change
#4
Ana Cehovin, Steven B Lewis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoeae, possesses several mobile genetic elements (MGEs). The MGEs such as transposable elements mediate intra-chromosomal rearrangements, while plasmids and the gonococcal genetic island are involved in inter-chromosomal gene transfer. Additionally, gonococcal MGEs serve as hotspots for recombination and integration of other genetic elements such as bacteriophages, contribute to gene regulation or spread genes through gonococcal populations by horizontal gene transfer...
June 22, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642751/in-vitro-antimicrobial-activity-of-chlorquinaldol-against-microorganisms-responsible-for-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-comparative-evaluation-with-gentamicin-and-fusidic-acid
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Monica Bortolin, Alessandro Bidossi, Elena De Vecchi, Maura Avveniente, Lorenzo Drago
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a major therapeutic challenge for clinicians. The emergence of pathogens with decreased susceptibility to available therapies has become an emerging problem often associated with treatment failure. Hence, there is an urgent need for novel broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of chlorquinaldol as an alternative approach to currently used topical antibiotics for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642736/identification-of-an-efflux-transporter-lmrb-regulating-stress-response-and-extracellular-polysaccharide-synthesis-in-streptococcus-mutans
#6
Jia Liu, Lihong Guo, Jianwei Liu, Jianying Zhang, Huihui Zeng, Yang Ning, Xi Wei
Efflux transporters have been implicated in regulating bacterial virulence properties such as resistance to antibiotics, biofilm formation and colonization. The pathogenicity of Streptococcus mutans, the primary etiologic agent of human dental caries, relies on the bacterium's ability to form biofilms on tooth surface. However, the studies on efflux transporters in S. mutans are scare and the function of these transporters remained to be clarified. In this study, we identified an efflux transporter (LmrB) in S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641558/bis-2-aminoimidazolines-and-bisguanidines-synthetic-approaches-antiparasitic-activity-and-dna-binding-properties
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Christophe Dardonville, J Jonathan Nué Martínez
BACKGROUND: Parasitic diseases caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Trypanosoma and Plasmodium cause some of the deadliest and disabling human infections in tropical and subtropical areas. Diphenyl-based bis(2-phenylimino)imidazolidines and bisguanidines are extremely potent antiparasitic agents against Trypanosoma brucei (etiological agent of African trypanosomiasis) and Plasmodium falciparum (etiological agent of severe malaria). Many of these compounds are also curative in mouse models of stage 1 African trypanosomiasis representing promising leads for the development of antitrypanosomal drugs...
June 22, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641525/1-1%C3%AA-carbonyldiimidazole-cdi-mediated-facile-synthesis-structural-characterization-antimicrobial-activity-and-in-silico-studies-of-coumarin-3-carboxamide-derivatives
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Uzma Salar, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Muhammad Imran Fakhri, Shafqat Hussain, Saima Tauseef, Shagufta Ameer, Abdul Wadood, Huma Khan, Shahnaz Perveen
BACKGROUND: Despite of the availability of variety of antibacterial agents, re-emergance of pathogenic bacteria is still a serious medical concern. So, identification of new, safer, and selective antibacterial agents is the key interest in the medicinal chemistry research. METHOD: To explore the antimicrobial activity of coumarin-3-carboxamides for a range of bacterial and fungal strains, twenty eight derivatives were synthesized by the reaction of coumarin-3-carboxylic acid with a variety of aniline derivatives in the presence of 1,1ꞌ-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI)...
June 22, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641489/screening-of-several-biological-activities-induced-by-different-sesquiterpene-lactones-isolated-from-centaurea-behen-l-and-rhaponticum-repens-l-hidalgo
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Abolfazl Shakeri, Elaheh Amini, Javad Asili, Milena Masullo, Sonia Piacente, Mehrdad Iranshahi
This study aims to evaluate the in vitro cytotoxic, in vitro and in ovo anti-angiogenic effects and antimicrobial activity of sesquiterpene lactones (SLs) from two plants Centaurea behen and Rhaponticum repens (L.). Five SLs, including cynaropicrin (1), 4β,15-dehydro-3-dehydrosolstitialin A (2), aguerin B (3), janerin (4), cebellin E (5), and a flavone hispidulin (6) were isolated from C. behen (compounds 1-3) and R. repens (compounds 4-6). Cynaropicrin (1) and aguerin B (3) were characterised by strong cytotoxic activities against A2780 cells with IC50 values of 1...
June 23, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640728/wound-bed-preparation-a-vital-step-in-the-healing-process
#10
Simon Barrett
Non-healing wounds are a significant burden to healthcare systems, where it is estimated that 4-5% of the adult population has a problem wound at any one time ( Guest et al, 2017 ). It is suggested that infection is the most frequent complication in non-healing wounds where it can prolong patient treatment times and increase resource use ( Gottrup et al, 2013 ). Wound infection develops as a result of an imbalance between the patient's immune system and the conditions in the wound, which subsequently can promote bacterial proliferation ( Wounds UK, 2013 )...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640317/octyl-gallate-a-food-additive-with-potential-beneficial-properties-to-treat-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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Vanessa Gonçalves Wolf, Cibele Bonacorsi, Maria Stella Gonçalves Raddi, Luiz Marcos da Fonseca, Valdecir Farias Ximenes
Helicobacter pylori infection is marked by intense production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) through the activation of neutrophils that are constantly attracted to the infected gastric mucosa. Here, gallic acid and its alkyl esters were evaluated as compounds able to act as antimicrobial agents and inhibitors of ROS released by H. pylori-activated neutrophils simultaneously. We found that the higher hydrophobicity caused by esterification of gallic acid led to a significant increase in its ability as a cytotoxic agent against H...
June 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639230/intracellular-pharmacokinetics-of-antibacterials-and-their-clinical-implications
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Federico Pea
The intracellular pharmacokinetics of the different classes of antimicrobials into surrogate markers of tissue accumulation (alveolar macrophages and/or total alveolar cells collected by means of bronchoalveolar lavage or peripheral white blood cells) was reviewed. The aim of this review was to discuss the clinical implications of the intracellular pharmacokinetics of antibacterials, either from the therapeutic or toxicological perspective. The different pharmacokinetic behaviour of antimicrobials within cells is mainly related to their physicochemical properties (hydrophilicity and lipophilicity), and may have several clinical implications...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638874/the-use-of-plants-to-protect-plants-and-food-against-fungal-pathogens-a-review
#13
D S S Shuping, J N Eloff
BACKGROUND: Plant fungal pathogens play a crucial role in the profitability, quality and quantity of plant production. These phytopathogens are persistent in avoiding plant defences causing diseases and quality losses around the world that amount to billions of US dollars annually. To control the scourge of plant fungal diseases, farmers have used fungicides to manage the damage of plant pathogenic fungi. Drawbacks such as development of resistance and environmental toxicity associated with these chemicals have motivated researchers and cultivators to investigate other possibilities...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637804/bioactive-immune-components-of-anti-diarrheagenic-enterotoxigenic-e-coli-etec-hyperimmune-bovine-colostrum-products
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Khandra T Sears, Sharon M Tennant, Mardi K Reymann, Raphael Simon, Nicky Konstantopoulos, William C Blackwelder, Eileen M Barry, Marcela F Pasetti
Diarrhea is a common illness among travelers to resource-limited countries, the most prevalent attributable agent being enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). There are presently no vaccines licensed specifically for the prevention of ETEC-induced traveler's diarrhea (TD), and this has propelled investigation of alternative preventive methods. Colostrum, the first milk expressed after birthing, is rich in immunoglobulins and innate immune components for protection of newborns against infectious agents. Hyperimmune bovine colostrum (HBC) produced by immunization of cows during gestation (and containing high levels of specific antibodies) is a practical and effective prophylactic tool against gastrointestinal illnesses...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637307/sparing-carbapenem-usage
#15
A Peter R Wilson
Background: Carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria is increasing in many countries and use of carbapenems and antibiotics to which resistance is linked should be reduced to slow its emergence. There are no directly equivalent antibiotics and the alternatives are less well supported by clinical trials. The few new agents are expensive. Objectives: To provide guidance on strategies to reduce carbapenem usage. Methods: A literature review was performed as described in the BSAC/HIS/BIA/IPS Joint Working Party on Multiresistant Gram-negative Infection Report...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636756/chemical-composition-and-allelopathic-antibacterial-antifungal-and-antiacetylcholinesterase-activity-of-fish-mint-houttuynia-cordata-thunb-from-india
#16
Ram S Verma, Neeta Joshi, Rajendra C Padalia, Ved R Singh, Prakash Goswami, Ajay Kumar, Hina Iqbal, Rajesh K Verma, Debabrata Chanda, Amit Chauhan, Dharmendra Saikia
Fish-mint (Houttuynia cordata Thunb.), belongs to family Saururaceae has long been used as food and traditional herbal medicine. The present study was framed to assess the changes occurring in the essential-oil composition of Houttuynia cordata during annual growth and to evaluate allelopathic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiacetylcholinesterase activities. The essential-oil content ranged from 0.06-0.14% and 0.08-0.16% in aerial-parts and underground-stem, respectively. The essential oils were analysed by GC-FID, GC-MS and NMR ((1) H & (13) C)...
June 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636189/discovery-of-alkyl-bis-oxy-dibenzimidamide-derivatives-as-novel-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-prmt1-inhibitors
#17
Wei-Yao Zhang, Wen-Chao Lu, Hao Jiang, Zheng-Bing Lv, Yi-Qian Xie, Fu-Lin Lian, Zhong-Jie Liang, Yu-Xi Jiang, Da-Jin Wang, Cheng Luo, Jia Jin, Fei Ye
Protein arginine methylation, a post-translational modification critical for a variety of biological processes, is catalyzed by protein arginine N-methyltransferases (PRMTs). In particular, PRMT1 is responsible for over 85% of the arginine methylation in mammalian cells. Dysregulation of PRMT1 is involved in diverse pathological diseases including cancers. However, most current PRMT1inhibitors are lack of specificity, efficacy, and bioavailability. Herein, a series of alkyl bis(oxy)dibenzimidamide derivatives were identified as selective PRMT1 inhibitors...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635307/synthesis-evaluation-and-modeling-of-some-triazolothienopyrimidinones-as-anti-inflammatory-and-antimicrobial-agents
#18
Adnan A Bekhit, Ahmed M Farghaly, Ragab M Shafik, Mona Ma Elsemary, Mai S El-Shoukrofy, Alaa El-Din A Bekhit, Tamer M Ibrahim
AIM: New triazolotetrahydrobenzothienopyrimidinone derivatives were synthesized. EXPERIMENTAL: Their structures were confirmed, and their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial activities and ulcerogenic potentials were evaluated. RESULTS: Compounds 7a, 10a and 11a showed minimal ulcerogenic effect and high selectivity toward human recombinant COX-2 over COX-1 enzyme with IC50 values of 1.39, 1.22 and 0.56 μM, respectively. Their docking outcome correlated with their biological activity and confirmed the high selectivity binding toward COX-2...
June 21, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634536/telavancin-a-novel-semisynthetic-lipoglycopeptide-agent-to-counter-the-challenge-of-resistant-gram-positive-pathogens
#19
REVIEW
Biswadeep Das, Chayna Sarkar, Debasmita Das, Amit Gupta, Arnav Kalra, Shubham Sahni
Telavancin (TD-6424), a semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide vancomycin-derivative, is a novel antimicrobial agent developed by Theravance for overcoming resistant Gram-positive bacterial infections, specifically methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) had approved telavancin in 2009 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) caused by Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA (S. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus anginosus group, or Enterococcus faecalis)...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634478/transcriptional-and-antagonistic-responses-of-biocontrol-strain-lysobacter-enzymogenes-oh11-to-the-plant-pathogenic-oomycete-pythium-aphanidermatum
#20
Yangyang Zhao, Guoliang Qian, Yuan Chen, Liangcheng Du, Fengquan Liu
Lysobacter enzymogenes is a ubiquitous, beneficial, plant-associated bacterium emerging as a novel biological control agent. It has the potential to become a new source of antimicrobial secondary metabolites such as the Heat-Stable Antifungal Factor (HSAF), which is a broad-spectrum antimycotic with a novel mode of action. However, very little information about how L. enzymogenes detects and responds to fungi or oomycetes has been reported. An in vitro confrontation bioassay between the pathogenic oomycete Pythium aphanidermatum and the biocontrol bacterial strain L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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