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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922057/the-dietary-food-components-capric-acid-and-caprylic-acid-inhibit-virulence-factors-in-candida-albicans-through-multitargeting
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Ashwini Jadhav, Supriya Mortale, Shivkrupa Halbandge, Priyanka Jangid, Rajendra Patil, Wasudev Gade, Kiran Kharat, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
Capric acid and caprylic acid are the dietary food components. They are found to inhibit the virulence factors like morphogenesis, adhesion, and biofilm formation in the human pathogenic yeast Candida albicans. Our study demonstrated that yeast-to-hyphal signal transduction pathways were affected by capric acid and caprylic acid. The expression profile of genes associated with serum-induced morphogenesis showed reduced expressions of Cdc35, Hwp1, Hst7, and Cph1 by the treatment with both the fatty acids. Cell elongation gene, Ece1, was surprisingly downregulated by 5208-fold by the treatment of caprylic acid...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901663/antifungal-and-mechanical-properties-of-tissue-conditioner-containing-plant-derived-component-an-in-vitro-study
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Yoshihito Naito, Hiromichi Yumoto, Kiran Kumar Hs, Takashi Matsuo, Katsuhiko Hirota, Yoichiro Miyake, Kan Nagao, Yoritoki Tomotake, Ryo Jimbo, Tetsuo Ichikawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the antifungal activity and mechanical properties of a novel antifungal tissue conditioner containing Juncus powder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Juncus powder was mixed with GC tissue conditioner at concentrations of 2.5%, 5.0%, and 10.0% by mass. The cylindrical specimens of Juncus-mixed tissue conditioner (dimensions: 10 mm in diameter and 2 and 6 mm in height for antimicrobial and mechanical tests, respectively) were prepared. The specimens placed on the bottom of the 24-well tissue culture plate were cultured with Candida albicans CAD1 for 2 and 4 days...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893777/modulation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-response-to-antimicrobials-by-the-candida-albicans-quorum-sensing-molecule-farnesol
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Eric F Kong, Christina Tsui, Sona Kucharíková, Patrick Van Dijck, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk
In microbial biofilms, microorganisms utilize secreted signaling chemical molecules to coordinate their collective behavior. Farnesol is a quorum-sensing molecule secreted by the fungal species Candida albicans, shown to play a central physiological role during fungal biofilm growth. Our pervious in vitro and in vivo studies characterized an intricate interaction between C. albicans and the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, as these species co-exist in biofilm. In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of farnesol on S...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868587/preparation-characterization-and-toxicity-evaluation-of-amphotericin-b-loaded-mpeg-pcl-micelles-and-its-application-for-buccal-tablets
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Peipei Zhang, Xiaofeng Yang, Yanhao He, Zhuo Chen, Bing Liu, Cota Segura Emesto, Guangde Yang, Weirong Wang, Jiye Zhang, Rong Lin
Oral candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection due to Candida albicans, causing discomfort in areas inside mouth or tongue. The clinical application of antifungal reagent amphotericin B (AMB), which is believed to offer a better treatment for oral candidiasis, is greatly compromised by its toxicities (mainly nephrotoxicity) and poor solubility. In order to overcome these issues, we characterized AMB-loaded MPEG-PCL micelles in vitro and in vivo. In addition, the antifungal activities of AMB/MPEG-PCL micelles-loaded buccal tablet were also evaluated in vitro...
September 3, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866163/synergistic-effects-of-woodfordia-fruticosa-gold-nanoparticles-in-preventing-microbial-adhesion-and-accelerating-wound-healing-in-wistar-albino-rats-in-vivo
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Navdeep Raghuwanshi, Poonam Kumari, Amit Kumar Srivastava, Priya Vashisth, Tara Chand Yadav, Ramasare Prasad, Vikas Pruthi
Therapeutic effectiveness of biogenically synthesized Woodfordia fruticosa nano-gold particles (WfAuNPs) has been claimed in this study which prevents microbial adhesion and enhanced wound healing potential on Wistar albino rats. The synthesized WfAuNPs were characterized using several biophysical techniques such as UV-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-vis), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Zeta Potential, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FE-SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HR-TEM) analysis...
November 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851227/caspofungin-on-arget-atrp-grafted-phema-polymers-enhancement-and-selectivity-of-prevention-of-attachment-of-candida-albicans
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Thomas D Michl, Carla Giles, Piotr Mocny, Kathryn Futrega, Michael R Doran, Harm-Anton Klok, Hans J Griesser, Bryan R Coad
There is a need for coatings for biomedical devices and implants that can prevent the attachment of fungal pathogens while allowing human cells and tissue to appose without cytotoxicity. Here, the authors study whether a poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate) (PHEMA) coating can suppress attachment and biofilm formation by Candida albicans and whether caspofungin terminally attached to surface-tethered polymeric linkers can provide additional benefits. The multistep coating scheme first involved the plasma polymerization of ethanol, followed by the attachment of α-bromoisobutyryl bromide (BiBB) onto surface hydroxyl groups of the plasma polymer layer...
August 29, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817934/mannose-surfaces-exhibit-self-latching-water-structuring-and-resilience-to-chaotropes-implications-for-pathogen-virulence
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Hashanthi K Abeyratne-Perera, Preethi L Chandran
Several viral and fungal pathogens, including HIV, SARS, Dengue, Ebola, and Cryptococcus neoformans, display a preponderance of mannose residues on their surface, particularly during the infection cycle or in harsh environments. The innate immune system, on the other hand, abounds in mannose receptors which recognize mannose residues on pathogens and trigger their phagocytosis. We pose the question if there is an advantage for pathogens to display mannose on their surface, despite these residues being recognized by the immune system...
August 30, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805294/microplastics-alter-composition-of-fungal-communities-in-aquatic-ecosystems
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Marie Therese Kettner, Keilor Rojas-Jimenez, Sonja Oberbeckmann, Matthias Labrenz, Hans-Peter Grossart
Despite increasing concerns about microplastic (MP) pollution in aquatic ecosystems, there is insufficient knowledge on how MP affect fungal communities. In this study, we explored the diversity and community composition of fungi attached to polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS) particles incubated in different aquatic systems in north-east Germany: the Baltic Sea, the River Warnow and a wastewater treatment plant. Based on next generation 18S rRNA gene sequencing, 347 different operational taxonomic units assigned to 81 fungal taxa were identified on PE and PS...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797882/repurposing-antipsychotic-drugs-into-antifungal-agents-synergistic-combinations-of-azoles-and-bromperidol-derivatives-in-the-treatment-of-various-fungal-infections
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Selina Y L Holbrook, Atefeh Garzan, Emily K Dennis, Sanjib K Shrestha, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova
As the number of hospitalized and immunocompromised patients continues to rise, invasive fungal infections, such as invasive candidiasis and aspergillosis, threaten the life of millions of patients every year. The azole antifungals are currently the most prescribed drugs clinically that display broad-spectrum antifungal activity and excellent oral bioavailability. Yet, the azole antifungals have their own limitations and are unable to meet the challenges associated with increasing fungal infections and the accompanied development of resistance against azoles...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792381/effects-of-tea-extracts-on-the-colonization-behaviour-of-candida-species-attachment-inhibition-and-biofilm-enhancement
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Yi Wang, H M H N Bandara, Deirdre Mikkelsen, Lakshman P Samaranayake
PURPOSE: We assessed the effects of four different types of tea extracts (green, oolong, black and pu-erh tea) on cellular surface properties (hydrophobicity and auto-aggregation) and the colonization attributes (attachment and biofilm formation) of four strains of Candida albicans and three strains of Candida krusei. METHODOLOGY: The cellular surface properties were determined using spectrophotometry. The colonization activities were quantified using colorimetric viability assays and visualized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779891/silver-nanoparticles-in-dentistry
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REVIEW
Victor T Noronha, Amauri J Paula, Gabriela Durán, Andre Galembeck, Karina Cogo-Müller, Michelle Franz-Montan, Nelson Durán
OBJECTIVE: Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been extensively studied for their antimicrobial properties, which provide an extensive applicability in dentistry. Because of this increasing interest in AgNPs, the objective of this paper was to review their use in nanocomposites; implant coatings; pre-formulation with antimicrobial activity against cariogenic pathogens, periodontal biofilm, fungal pathogens and endodontic bacteria; and other applications such as treatment of oral cancer and local anesthesia...
October 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774698/the-global-problem-of-antifungal-resistance-prevalence-mechanisms-and-management
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REVIEW
David S Perlin, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo
All serious fungal infections need appropriate antifungal therapy for successful patient outcome. Only a few classes of antifungal drugs are available, so the emergence of resistance to single drug classes and now multidrug resistance greatly hampers patient management. Azole resistance among Candida and Aspergillus species is one of the greatest challenges to clinical success, followed by echinocandin and multidrug resistance among some Candida species, especially Candida glabrata. The spread of agriculturally derived azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus and emerging threats such as multidrug resistant Candida auris are also alarming...
July 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745020/distinct-roles-of-the-7-transmembrane-receptor-protein-rta3-in-regulating-the-asymmetric-distribution-of-phosphatidylcholine-across-the-plasma-membrane-and-biofilm-formation-in-candida-albicans
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Archita Srivastava, Shabnam Sircaik, Farha Husain, Edwina Thomas, Shivani Ror, Sumit Rastogi, Darakshan Alim, Priyanka Bapat, David R Andes, Clarissa J Nobile, Sneh L Panwar
Fungal pathogens like Candida albicans exhibit several survival mechanisms to evade attack by antifungals and colonize host tissues. Rta3, a member of the Rta1-like family of lipid-translocating exporters has a 7-transmembrane domain (7TMD) topology, similar to the G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) and is unique to the fungal kingdom. Our findings point towards a role for the plasma membrane localized Rta3 in providing tolerance to miltefosine, an analog of alkylphosphocholine, by maintaining mitochondrial energetics...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744261/antifungal-potential-of-copper-ii-manganese-ii-and-silver-i-1-10-phenanthroline-chelates-against-multidrug-resistant-fungal-species-forming-the-candida-haemulonii-complex-impact-on-the-planktonic-and-biofilm-lifestyles
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Rafael M Gandra, Pauraic Mc Carron, Mariana F Fernandes, Lívia S Ramos, Thaís P Mello, Ana Carolina Aor, Marta H Branquinha, Malachy McCann, Michael Devereux, André L S Santos
Candida haemulonii, Candida haemulonii var. vulnera and Candida duobushaemulonii, which form the C. haemulonii complex, are emerging etiologic agents of fungal infections known to be resistant to the most commonly used antifungals. The well-established anti-Candida potential of metal complexes containing 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) ligands encouraged us to evaluate different copper(II), manganese(II), and silver(I) phen chelates for their ability to inhibit planktonic growth and biofilm of C. haemulonii species complex...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743811/structural-and-in-vivo-studies-on-trehalose-6-phosphate-synthase-from-pathogenic-fungi-provide-insights-into-its-catalytic-mechanism-biological-necessity-and-potential-for-novel-antifungal-drug-design
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Yi Miao, Jennifer L Tenor, Dena L Toffaletti, Stacey A Maskarinec, Jiuyu Liu, Richard E Lee, John R Perfect, Richard G Brennan
The disaccharide trehalose is critical to the survival of pathogenic fungi in their human host. Trehalose-6-phosphate synthase (Tps1) catalyzes the first step of trehalose biosynthesis in fungi. Here, we report the first structures of eukaryotic Tps1s in complex with substrates or substrate analogues. The overall structures of Tps1 from Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus are essentially identical and reveal N- and C-terminal Rossmann fold domains that form the glucose-6-phosphate and UDP-glucose substrate binding sites, respectively...
July 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736865/bioprotection-of-the-built-environment-and-cultural-heritage
#16
Geoffrey Michael Gadd, Thomas D Dyer
The growth of microbial biofilms and various biomineralization phenomena can lead to the formation of stable layers and veneers on rocks known as 'rock varnishes' that can stabilize surfaces and protect from further weathering. This article describes the potential application of fungal systems for bioprotection of rock and mineral-based substrates and the evidence to support this concept of utilizing natural or engineered colonization and metabolic properties of fungi, including lichens.
July 24, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725336/high-quality-draft-genome-sequence-of-a-biofilm-forming-lignocellulolytic-aspergillus-niger-strain-atcc-10864
#17
Sujay Paul, Yvette Ludeña, Gretty K Villena, Fengan Yu, David H Sherman, Marcel Gutiérrez-Correa
Filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger has high industrial value due to their lignocellulolytic enzyme activities and ATCC 10864 is one of the few type strains of A. niger which has a unique biofilm forming capability. Here we report the first draft genome sequence of A. niger ATCC 10864 strain. The genome of A. niger ATCC 10864 is 36,172,237 bp long and comprise of 310 scaffolds with 49.5% average GC content. A total of 10,804 protein-coding genes were predicted among which 10,761 genes were with putative functions...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696230/implications-of-antimicrobial-combinations-in-complex-wound-biofilms-containing-fungi
#18
Eleanor M Townsend, Leighann Sherry, Ryan Kean, Donald Hansom, William G Mackay, Craig Williams, John Butcher, Gordon Ramage
Diabetic foot ulcer treatment currently focuses on targeting bacterial biofilms, while dismissing fungi. To investigate this, we used an in vitro biofilm model containing bacteria and fungi, reflective of the wound environment, to test the impact of antimicrobials. Here we showed that while monotreatment approaches influenced biofilm composition, this had no discernible effect on overall quantity. Only by combining bacterium- and fungus-specific antibiotics were we able to decrease the biofilm bioburden, irrespective of composition...
September 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695189/risk-of-fungal-infection-to-dental-patients
#19
Jaqueline Lopes Damasceno, Rafael Aparecido Dos Santos, Amir Horiquini Barbosa, Luciana Assirati Casemiro, Regina Helena Pires, Carlos Henrique Gomes Martins
Fungi can cause various diseases, and some pathogenic fungi have been detected in the water of dental equipment. This environment offers suitable conditions for fungal biofilms to emerge, which can facilitate mycological contamination. This study verified whether the water employed in the dental units of two dental clinics at the University of Franca was contaminated with fungi. This study also evaluated the ability of the detected fungi to form biofilms. The high-revving engine contained the largest average amount of fungi, 14...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686622/succession-of-biofilm-communities-responsible-for-biofouling-of-membrane-bio-reactors-mbrs
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Jinxue Luo, Pengyi Lv, Jinsong Zhang, Anthony G Fane, Diane McDougald, Scott A Rice
Biofilm formation is one of the main factors associated with membrane biofouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs). As such, it is important to identify the responsible organisms to develop targeted strategies to control biofouling. This study investigated the composition and changes in the microbial communities fouling MBR membranes over time and correlated those changes with an increase in transmembrane pressure (TMP). Based on qPCR data, bacteria were the dominant taxa of the biofilm (92.9-98.4%) relative to fungi (1...
2017: PloS One
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