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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145175/antimicrobial-activity-of-galangin-and-its-effects-on-murein-hydrolases-of-vancomycin-intermediate-staphylococcus-aureus-visa-strain-mu50
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Jing Ouyang, Fengjun Sun, Wei Feng, Yonghong Xie, Lijuan Ren, Yongchuan Chen
Backgroud: Antibiotic treatment for infections caused by vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) strains is challenging, and only a few effective and curative methods have been developed to combat these strains. This study aimed to investigate the antimicrobial activity of galangin against S. aureus and its effects on the murein hydrolases of VISA strain Mu50. This is the first report on these effects of galangin, and it may help to improve the treatment for VISA infections by demonstrating the effective use of galangin...
November 17, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144601/anti-bacterial-anti-biofilm-and-anti-quorum-sensing-effects-of-thymus-daenensis-and-satureja-hortensis-essential-oils-against-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates
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Aram Sharifi, Abdolmajid Mohammadzadeh, Taghi Zahraei Salehi, Pezhman Mahmoodi
AIMS: The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of Thymus daenensis and Satureja hortensis essential oils (EOs) on the planktonic growth, biofilm formation and quorum sensing (QS) of some Staphylococcus aureus isolates (strong biofilm producers). METHODS AND RESULTS: MIC of the EOs, inhibition of biofilm formation as well as disruption of preformed S. aureus biofilms were assessed. The anti-biofilm activity of the EOs was determined using microtiter-plate test (MtP) and scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144174/secondary-metabolites-from-triclisia-gilletii-de-wild-staner-menispermaceae-with-antimycobacterial-activity-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#3
Eric Robert Tiam, Dominique Serge Ngono Bikobo, Auguste Abouem A Zintchem, Norbert Mbabi Nyemeck, Esther Del Florence Moni Ndedi, Patrick Hervé Betote Diboué, Maximilienne Ascension Nyegue, Alex de Théodore Atchadé, Dieudonné Emmanuel Pegnyemb, Christian G Bochet, Ulrich Koert
Triclisinone (2), a new ochnaflavone derivative, was isolated from the aerial parts of Triclisia gilletii, along with known drypemolundein B (1) and eight other known compounds. The chemical shifts of drypemolundein B (1) have been partially revised based on reinterpretation of NMR spectroscopic data. The eight other secondary metabolites are composed of: (+)-nonacosan-10-ol (3); stigmasterol (4), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosylsitosterol (5), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosylstigmasterol (6); oleanic acid (7); myricetin (8), quercetin (9) and 3-methoxyquercetin (10)...
November 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142426/in-silico-and-in-vitro-anticancer-activity-of-isolated-novel-marker-compound-from-chemically-modified-bioactive-fraction-from-curcuma-longa-nccl
#4
Arshi Naqvi, Richa Malasoni, Swati Gupta, Akansha Srivastava, Rishi R Pandey, Anil Kumar Dwivedi
Background: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is reported to possess wide array of biological activities. Herbal Medicament (HM) is a standardized hexane-soluble fraction of C. longa and is well known for its neuroprotective effect. Objective: In this study, we attempted to synthesize a novel chemically modified bioactive fraction from HM (NCCL) along with isolation and characterization of a novel marker compound (I). Materials and Methods: NCCL was prepared from HM...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142411/the-effect-of-polyherbal-medicines-used-for-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis-on-other-opportunistic-organisms-of-humans-infected-with-tuberculosis
#5
Elizabeth Bosede Famewo, Anna Maria Clarke, Anthony Jide Afolayan
Background: In many immunocompromised patients, opportunistic bacterial and fungal infections are common. Polyherbal medicines examined in this study are used by the indigenous people of South Africa for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and other opportunistic infections associated with TB. Objective: To evaluate the antibacterial and antifungal activity of nine polyherbal remedies against four Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria respectively and three fungi...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142383/assessment-of-doripenem-meropenem-and-imipenem-against-respiratory-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeroginosa-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-north-india
#6
Arti Negi, Mridu Anand, Avinash Singh, Awadhesh Kumar, Chinmoy Sahu, Kashi Nath Prasad
Objective: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the leading pathogen causing healthcare-associated infections, particularly in immunocompromised and critically ill patients. The development of carbapenem resistance in P. aeruginosa infections is worrisome. Data specifically comparing the susceptibility of the three available carbapenems are lacking in the Indian subcontinent. Materials and Methods: We evaluated the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the three commonly used carbapenems- imipenem, meropenem, and doripenem against, 435 P...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140257/synthesis-spectroscopic-characterization-and-antimicrobial-potential-of-certain-new-isatin-indole-molecular-hybrids
#7
Reem I Al-Wabli, Azza S Zakaria, Mohamed I Attia
Molecular hybridization has a wide application in medicinal chemistry to obtain new biologically active compounds. New isatin-indole molecular hybrids 5a-n have been synthesized and characterized by various spectroscopic tools. The in vitro antimicrobial potential of the prepared compounds 5a-n was assessed using diameter of the inhibition zone (DIZ) and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assays against a panel of Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria and fungi. Most of the synthesized compounds 5a-n showed weak activities against Gram-negative bacteria while compounds 5b and 5c exhibited good activities against Gram-positive bacteria...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139136/tilmicosin-and-florfenicol-loaded-hydrogenated-castor-oil-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-to-pigs-combined-antibacterial-activities-and-pharmacokinetics
#8
Z Ling, L Yonghong, L Junfeng, Z Li, L Xianqiang
The combined antibacterial effects of tilmicosin (TIL) and florfenicol (FF) against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) (n = 2), Streptococcus suis (S. suis) (n = 2), and Haemophilus parasuis (HPS) (n = 2) were evaluated by chekerboard test and time-kill assays. The pharmacokinetics (PKs) of TIL- and FF-loaded hydrogenated castor oil (HCO)-solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) were performed in healthy pigs. The results indicated that TIL and FF showed synergistic or additive antibacterial activities against APP, S...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138995/optimization-of-chromium-and-tannic-acid-bioremediation-by-aspergillus-niveus-using-plackett-burman-design-and-response-surface-methodology
#9
Prachi Chaudhary, Vinod Chhokar, Pragati Choudhary, Anil Kumar, Vikas Beniwal
A chromium and tannic acid resistance fungal strain was isolated from tannery effluent, and identified as Aspergillus niveus MCC 1318 based on its rDNA gene sequence. The MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) of the isolate against chromium and tannic acid was found to be 200 ppm and 5% respectively. Optimization of physiochemical parameters for biosorption of chromium and tannic acid degradation was carried out by Plackett-Burman design followed by response surface methodology (RSM). The maximum chromium removal and tannic acid degradation was found to be 92 and 68% respectively by A...
November 14, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138538/interpretability-of-the-european-heart-failure-self-care-behaviour-scale
#10
Kim P Wagenaar, Berna Dl Broekhuizen, Frans H Rutten, Anna Strömberg, Henk F van Stel, Arno W Hoes, Tiny Jaarsma
Objective: The European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour scale (EHFScBs) is a valid patient-reported questionnaire to measure self-care behavior of heart failure (HF) patients. We assessed the interpretability of the EHFScBs. Methods: We used data of 1,023 HF patients. Interpretability refers to the clinical meaning of the score and its changes over time. We operationalized interpretability by evaluating distributions of EHFScBs scores across relevant HF subgroups by eyeballing, by testing the risk on hospitalizations and mortality of a plausible threshold, and by determining a clinically relevant minimal important change (MIC)...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138066/modification-of-membrane-properties-and-fatty-acids-biosynthesis-related-genes-in-escherichia-coli-and-staphylococcus-aureus-implications-for-the-antibacterial-mechanism-of-naringenin
#11
Lang-Hong Wang, Xin-An Zeng, Man-Sheng Wang, Charles S Brennan, Deming Gong
In this work, modifications of cell membrane fluidity, fatty acid composition and fatty acid biosynthesis-associated genes of Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 (S. aureus), during growth in the presence of naringenin (NAR), one of the natural antibacterial components in citrus plants, was investigated. Compared to Escherichia coli, the growth of Staphylococcus aureus was significantly inhibited by NAR in low concentrations. Combination of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry with fluorescence polarization analysis revealed that E...
November 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138021/gyra-and-or-parc-alterations-of-haemophilus-influenzae-strains-isolated-from-the-urethra-of-men-with-acute-urethritis
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Hiromi Kondo, Shin Ito, Kyoko Hatazaki, Kengo Horie, Keita Nakane, Kosuke Mizutani, Tomohiro Tsuchiya, Mitsuru Yasuda, Shigeaki Yokoi, Masahiro Nakano, Takashi Deguchi
Of 73 clinical strains of Haemophilus influenzae isolated from the urethra of men with urogenital infections, we enrolled 6 strains (8.2%) with levofloxacin (LVFX) minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of ≥0.03 μg/ml in this study. All the strains were isolated from non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU). We amplified the quinolone resistance-determining region of the gyrA gene and the analogous region of the parC gene from bacterial DNAs by PCR and sequenced the PCR products. Two strains with a LVFX MIC of 0...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137718/telavancin-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bone-and-joint-infections
#13
Julie Harting, Francisco Fernandez, Rob Kelley, Tim Wiemken, Paula Peyrani, Julio Ramirez
This retrospective, case series describes our experience with the use of telavancin in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) osteomyelitis and prosthetic joint infection. The primary objectives were clinical outcomes and adverse events (AEs), and a secondary outcome described microbiological susceptibility. Fourteen patients were enrolled. Median duration of therapy was 58 days, and four patients had concurrent bacteremia. End-of-treatment outcomes were available in 78% of patients, with a clinical success rate of 91%...
December 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137129/design-and-evaluation-of-novel-polymyxin-fluorescent-probes
#14
Bo Yun, Kade D Roberts, Philip E Thompson, Roger L Nation, Tony Velkov, Jian Li
Polymyxins (polymyxin B and colistin) are cyclic lipopeptide antibiotics that serve as a last-line defence against Gram-negative "superbugs". In the present study, two novel fluorescent polymyxin probes were designed through regio-selective modifications of the polymyxin B core structure at the N-terminus and the hydrophobic motif at positions 6 and 7. The resulting probes, FADDI-285 and FADDI-286 demonstrated comparable antibacterial activity (MICs 2-8 mg/L) to polymyxin B and colistin (MICs 0.5-8 mg/L) against a panel of gram-negative clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
November 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136948/gastroprotective-effect-and-mode-of-action-of-methanol-extract-of-sphenodesme-involucrata-var-paniculata-c-b-clarke-munir-lamiaceae-leaves-on-experimental-gastric-ulcer-models
#15
Puthanpura Sasidharan Sreeja, Karuppusamy Arunachalam, Sathyanarayanan Saikumar, Muniyandi Kasipandi, Sivaraj Dhivya, Rajan Murugan, Thangaraj Parimelazhagan
Sphenodesme involucrata var. paniculata (C. B. Clarke) Munir, endemic to South Asia, is used by tribal for alleviation from abdominal disorders, inflammation and body pain. However, the gastroprotective properties of this species have not yet been studied. The leaves of S. involucrata were extracted by Soxhlet extraction using different solvents successively and the extracts were analyzed for antioxidant and anti-Helicobacter pylori activities using different in vitro assays. The chemical composition of methanol extract of S...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136469/novel-linear-lipopeptide-paenipeptins-with-potential-for-eradicating-biofilms-and-sensitizing-gram-negative-bacteria-to-rifampicin-and-clarithromycin
#16
Sun Hee Moon, Xuan Zhang, Guangrong Zheng, Daniel G Meeker, Mark S Smeltzer, En Huang
We report the structure-activity relationship (SAR) analyses of 17 linear lipopeptide paenipeptin analogues. Analogues 7, 12 and 17 were more potent than the lead compound. Analogue 17 was active against carbapenem-resistant and polymyxin-resistant pathogens. This compound at 40 μg/mL resulted in 3 log and 2.6 log reductions of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, respectively, in catheter-associated biofilms in vitro. Analogue 17 showed little hemolysis at 32 µg/ml and lysed 11% of red blood cells at 64 µg/ml...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135962/design-recombinant-fusion-expression-and-biological-evaluation-of-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-analogue-as-novel-antimicrobial-agent
#17
Chunlan Xu, Yu Guo, Xiangjin Qiao, Xiaoya Shang, Weining Niu, Mingliang Jin
Antimicrobial peptides represent an emerging category of therapeutic agents with remarkable structural and functional diversity. Modified vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) (VIP analogue 8 with amino acid sequence "FTANYTRLRRQLAVRRYLAAILGRR") without haemolytic activity and cytotoxicity displayed enhanced antimicrobial activities against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) ATCC 25923 and Escherichia coli (E. coli) ATCC 25922 than parent VIP even in the presence of 180 mM NaCl or 50 mM MgCl₂, or in the range of pH 4-10...
November 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135460/evaluation-of-the-antimicrobial-activity-and-cytotoxic-effect-of-hydroxyapatite-containing-brazilian-propolis
#18
Antonio Márcio Scatolini, Silvana Marina Piccoli Pugine, Luci Cristina de Oliveira Vercik, Mariza Pires de Melo, Eliana Cristina da Silva Rigo
The aim of this work was to produce hydroxyapatite powder (HA) containing dry extract of green and red propolis, and to evaluate possible bactericidal activity of the materials in a short period of time through a fast release system. The ethanolic extracts of green and red propolis (EEP) were incorporated into the material by spray drying. After release tests, powders containing dry EEP were characterized regarding the content of total phenolics and flavonoids. Materials characterization was made by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135059/effect-of-incorporation-of-antifungal-agents-on-the-ultimate-tensile-strength-of-temporary-soft-denture-liners
#19
Karin Hermana Neppelenbroek, Jozely Francisca Mello Lima, Juliana Hotta, Lucas Lulo Galitesi, Ana Lucia Pompéia Fraga Almeida, Vanessa Migliorini Urban
PURPOSE: To investigate the ultimate tensile strength of temporary soft denture liners modified by minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of antifungal agents for Candida albicans biofilm (SC5314) determined in previous microbiological research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dumbbell-shaped specimens (n = 7) with a central cross-sectional area of 6 × 3 × 33 mm were produced by Softone and Trusoft, without (control) or with incorporation of drugs in powder form at MICs for C...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134935/susceptibility-of-vancomycin-resistant-and-sensitive-enterococcus-faecium-obtained-from-danish-hospitals-to-benzalkonium-chloride-chlorhexidine-and-hydrogen-peroxide-biocides
#20
Sulaiman M I Alotaibi, Alafate Ayibiekea, Annemette Frøling Pedersen, Lotte Jakobsen, Mette Pinholt, Heidi Gumpert, Anette M Hammerum, Henrik Westh, Hanne Ingmer
PURPOSE: In Danish hospitals, the number of infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE faecium) has dramatically increased in recent years. Hospital disinfectants are essential in eliminating pathogenic microorganisms, and reduced susceptibility may contribute to hospital-associated infections. We have addressed whether clinical VRE faecium display decreased biocide susceptibility when compared to vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus faecium (VSE faecium) isolates...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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