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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350872/rna-sequence-analysis-of-gene-expression-from-honeybees-apis-mellifera-infected-with-nosema-ceranae
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Bouabid Badaoui, André Fougeroux, Fabien Petit, Anna Anselmo, Chiara Gorni, Marco Cucurachi, Antonella Cersini, Anna Granato, Giusy Cardeti, Giovanni Formato, Franco Mutinelli, Elisabetta Giuffra, John L Williams, Sara Botti
Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are constantly subjected to many biotic stressors including parasites. This study examined honeybees infected with Nosema ceranae (N. ceranae). N. ceranae infection increases the bees energy requirements and may contribute to their decreased survival. RNA-seq was used to investigate gene expression at days 5, 10 and 15 Post Infection (P.I) with N. ceranae. The expression levels of genes, isoforms, alternative transcription start sites (TSS) and differential promoter usage revealed a complex pattern of transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation suggesting that bees use a range of tactics to cope with the stress of N...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350437/bacteria-activated-theranostic-nanoprobes-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Zhiwei Zhao, Rong Yan, Xuan Yi, Jingling Li, Jiaming Rao, Zhengqing Guo, Yanmei Yang, Weifeng Li, Yong-Qiang Li, Chunying Chen
Despite numerous advanced imaging and sterilization techniques available nowadays, the sensitive in vivo diagnosis and complete elimination of drug-resistant bacterial infections remain to be big challenge. Here we report a strategy to design activatable theranostic nanoprobes against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. This probe is based on silica nanoparticles coated with vancomycin-modified polyelectrolyte-cypate complexes (SiO2-Cy-Van), which is activated by an interesting phenomenon of bacteria-responsive dissociation of the polyelectrolyte from silica nanoparticles...
March 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336838/on-the-use-of-the-electrospinning-coating-technique-to-produce-antimicrobial-polyhydroxyalkanoate-materials-containing-in-situ-stabilized-silver-nanoparticles
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Jinneth Lorena Castro-Mayorga, Maria Jose Fabra, Luis Cabedo, Jose Maria Lagaron
Electro-hydrodynamic processing, comprising electrospraying and electrospinning techniques, has emerged as a versatile technology to produce nanostructured fiber-based and particle-based materials. In this work, an antimicrobial active multilayer system comprising a commercial polyhydroxyalkanoate substrate (PHA) and an electrospun PHA coating containing in situ-stabilized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was successfully developed and characterized in terms of morphology, thermal, mechanical, and barrier properties...
December 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335264/antimicrobial-properties-of-biofunctionalized-silver-nanoparticles-on-clinical-isolates-of-streptococcus-mutans-and-its-serotypes
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Ángel Manuel Martínez-Robles, Juan Pablo Loyola-Rodríguez, Norma Verónica Zavala-Alonso, Rita Elizabeth Martinez-Martinez, Facundo Ruiz, René Homero Lara-Castro, Alejandro Donohué-Cornejo, Simón Yobanny Reyes-López, León Francisco Espinosa-Cristóbal
(1) Background: Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is the principal pathogen involved in the formation of dental caries. Other systemic diseases have also been associated with specific S. mutans serotypes (c, e, f, and k). Silver nanoparticles (SNP) have been demonstrated to have good antibacterial effects against S. mutans; therefore, limited studies have evaluated the antimicrobial activity of biofunctionalized SNP on S. mutans serotypes. The purpose of this work was to prepare and characterize coated SNP using two different organic components and to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of SNP in clinical isolates of S...
July 22, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332813/competitive-adsorption-of-polyelectrolytes-onto-and-into-pellicle-coated-hydroxyapatite-investigated-by-qcm-d-and-force-spectroscopy
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Hyun-Su Lee, Carl Myers, Lynette Zaidel, Prathima Chandra Nalam, Matthew Alexander Caporizzo, Carlo Daep, David M Eckmann, James G Masters, Russell J Composto
A current effort in preventive dentistry is to inhibit surface attachment of bacteria using antibacterial polymer coatings on the tooth surface. For the antibacterial coatings, the physisorption of anionic and cationic polymers directly onto hydroxyapatite (HA) and saliva treated HA surfaces was studied using quartz crystal microbalance, force spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. First, single species adsorption is shown to be stronger on HA surfaces than on silicon oxide surfaces for all polymers (i.e...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330268/antimicrobial-activity-of-pvp-coated-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-lysinibacillus-varians
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Divya Bhatia, Ashwani Mittal, Deepak Kumar Malik
Emergence of resistant microbes to conventional antibiotics and increased emphasis on health-care costs has raised the concern for the development of new effective antimicrobial reagents. Silver nanoparticles being an excellent broad-spectrum antibacterial agent could be considered as a suitable alternative for existing antibiotic. This study demonstrates the extra-cellular synthesis of stable silver nanoparticles using supernatant of Lysinibacillus varians. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by using UV-visible spectrum analysis, X-ray diffraction, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and FT-IR analysis...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325306/cells-capture-and-antimicrobial-effect-of-hydrophobically-modified-chitosan-coating-on-escherichia-coli
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Duc-Thang Vo, Cheng-Kang Lee
Hydrophobically modified chitosan (HMCS), prepared by reacting alkyl aldehyde with chitosan was demonstrated to be an effective antimicrobial and transparent coating. The grafted alkyl chains exist as protruded hydrophobic tails on the HMCS coating surface. In contact with E. coli cells, HMCS coating captured and immobilized the cells via these hydrophobic tails. The hydrophobic tails could also kill the cells captured on the coating surface as visualized by fluorescence microscope. More than 50% of the initially loaded cells (2...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322109/tio2-nanorod-arrays-as-a-photocatalytic-coating-enhanced-antifungal-and-antibacterial-efficiency-of-ti-substrates
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Lu Jia, Jichuan Qiu, Lingqian Du, Zhi Li, Hong Liu, Shaohua Ge
AIM: To investigate the photocatalytic inactivation of fungi and bacteria mediated by TiO2 nanorod arrays (TNRs). MATERIALS & METHODS: The features of TNRs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction (XRD) and contact angle measurement. The antimicrobial efficiency was detected on biofilm and planktonic forms of Candida albicans, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis by crystal violet and XTT (2,3-bis [2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl]-2H-tetrazolium-5-caboxanilide) assay, confocal laser scanning microscope and colony-forming assay...
March 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320713/antimicrobial-percutaneous-nephrostomy-catheters-for-the-prevention-of-renal-infections-in-vitro-studies
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Nylev Vargas-Cruz, Ruth A Reitzel, Joel Rosenblatt, Mohamed Jamal, Ariel D Szvalb, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Issam Raad
Purpose - Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) catheters are the primary method for draining ureters obstructed by malignancy and preventing a decline of the renal function. However, PCN-related infections such as pyelonephritis and urosepsis remain a significant concern. Currently no antimicrobial PCNs are available for preventing infectious complications. Vascular catheters impregnated with Minocycline/Rifampin (M/R) and M/R with Chlorhexidine coating (M/R+CHD) have previously demonstrated antimicrobial activity...
March 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318347/teratogenic-hazard-of-bpei-coated-silver-nanoparticles-to-xenopus-laevis
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Anita Colombo, Melissa Saibene, Elisa Moschini, Patrizia Bonfanti, Maddalena Collini, Kaja Kasemets, Paride Mantecca
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are among the most exploited antimicrobial agents and are used in many consumer products. Size and surface reactivity are critical physico-chemical properties responsible for NPs toxicity, and surface coatings, often used to functionalize or stabilize AgNPs, can influence their toxic profile and biocompatibility. In the current study the developmental toxicity of 1) negatively charged citrate-coated AgNPs (Cit-AgNPs), 2) positively charged branched polyethylenimine-coated AgNPs (BPEI-AgNPs), and 3) Ag(+) (from 0...
March 20, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287712/antimicrobial-activity-of-%C3%AE%C2%B5-poly-l-lysine-after-forming-a-water-insoluble-complex-with-an-anionic-surfactant
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Kazunori Ushimaru, Yoshimitsu Hamano, Hajime Katano
ε-Poly-l-lysine (ε-PL) is one of the few homopoly(amino-acid)s occurring in nature. ε-PL, which possesses multiple amino groups, is highly soluble in water, where it forms the antimicrobial polycationic chain (PL(n+)). Although the high water-solubility is advantageous for the use of ε-PL as a food preservative, it has limited the applicability of ε-PL as a biopolymer plastic. Here, we report on the preparation and availability of a water-insoluble complex formed with PL(n+) and an anionic surfactant, bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (BEHS(-), is also commercialized as AOT) anion...
March 24, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277992/in-situ-development-and-application-of-natural-coatings-on-non-absorbable-sutures-to-reduce-incision-site-infections
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R Masood, T Hussain, M Umar, Azeemullah, T Areeb, S Riaz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was the development of a suture line that has antibacterial properties and reduces the chance of wound infection thus facilitating the healing process. METHOD: Hydrolysed chitosan, turmeric powder and clove oil were used in different proportions to formulate antimicrobial coating for the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyamide (Nylon 6) threads. The threads were coated using a lab-scale yarn sizing machine. Tensile, and knot strength of the coated sutures were measured...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275774/antibiotic-gold-tethering-of-antimicrobial-peptides-to-gold-nanoparticles-maintains-conformational-flexibility-of-peptides-and-improves-trypsin-susceptibility
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Parvesh Wadhwani, Nico Heidenreich, Benjamin Podeyn, Jochen Bürck, Anne S Ulrich
Peptide-coated nanoparticles are valuable tools for diverse biological applications, such as drug delivery, molecular recognition, and antimicrobial action. The functionalization of pre-fabricated nanoparticles with free peptides in solution is inefficient either due to aggregation of the particles or due to the poor ligand exchange reaction. Here, we present a one-pot synthesis for preparing gold nanoparticles with a homogeneous distribution that are covered in situ with cationic peptides in a site-selective manner via Cys-residue at the N-terminus...
March 9, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274866/application-of-fungal-chitosan-incorporated-with-pomegranate-peel-extract-as-edible-coating-for-microbiological-chemical-and-sensorial-quality-enhancement-of-nile-tilapia-fillets
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Mohammed S Alsaggaf, Shaaban H Moussa, Ahmed A Tayel
Fish are generous sources for providing man with his essential nutritional requirements, but the extreme susceptibility to quality deterioration hinders their optimal usage and storage. Natural derivatives are always the perfect alternatives for food preservation. The application of fungal chitosan (Ch), from Aspergillus niger, and pomegranate peel extract (PPE), in coating films for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fillets preservation ‎and maintaining their microbiological, chemical and sensorial quality during cooled storage at 4°C for 30days, was investigated...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274052/efficacy-of-natural-and-allopathic-antimicrobial-agents-incorporated-onto-guided-tissue-regeneration-membrane-against-periodontal-pathogens-an-in-vitro-study
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Neha Mehrotra, Ajay Reddy Palle, Rajani Kumar Gedela, Sanjay Vasudevan
INTRODUCTION: Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent afflictions worldwide. It is an infection of the periodontium as a result of subgingival colonization of the specific microbiota, leading to loss of attachment, which requires optimal care for regeneration to its pre-disease state. Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) is one of the successful treatment modalities in Periodontal Regenerative Therapy, but is vulnerable to bacterial colonization. The conflict between usage of classical antibiotics and plant origin antimicrobial agents has recently been in the limelight...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273850/chitosan-based-nanomedicine-to-fight-genital-candida-infections-chitosomes
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Toril Andersen, Ekaterina Mishchenko, Gøril Eide Flaten, Johanna U Ericson Sollid, Sofia Mattsson, Ingunn Tho, Nataša Škalko-Basnet
Vaginal infections are associated with high recurrence, which is often due to a lack of efficient treatment of complex vaginal infections comprised of several types of pathogens, especially fungi and bacteria. Chitosan, a mucoadhesive polymer with known antifungal effect, could offer a great improvement in vaginal therapy; the chitosan-based nanosystem could both provide antifungal effects and simultaneously deliver antibacterial drugs. We prepared chitosan-containing liposomes, chitosomes, where chitosan is both embedded in liposomes and surface-available as a coating layer...
March 4, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269987/a-simultaneously-antimicrobial-protein-repellent-and-cell-compatible-polyzwitterion-network
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Monika Kurowska, Alice Eickenscheidt, Diana Lorena Guevara-Solarte, Vania T Widyaya, Franziska Marx, Ali Al-Ahmad, Karen Lienkamp
A simultaneously antimicrobial, protein-repellent and cell-compatible surface-attached polymer network is reported, which reduced the growth of bacterial biofilms on surfaces through its multi-functionality. The coating was made from a poly(oxonorbornene)-based carboxybetaine (PZI), which was surface-attached and cross-linked in one step by simultaneous UV-activated CH insertion and thiol-ene reaction. The process was applicable to both laboratory surfaces like silicon, glass and gold, and real life surfaces like polyurethane foam wound dressings...
March 7, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267639/evaluation-of-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-silver-coated-glass-beads-in-mice-with-experimentally-induced-colitis-as-a-new-type-of-treatment-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Krzysztof Siczek, Hubert Zatorski, Anna Chmielowiec-Korzeniowska, Radzisław Kordek, Leszek Tymczyna, Jakub Fichna
BACKGROUND: Recent studies point at the anti-inflammatory action of silver through induction of apoptosis of inflammatory cells via oxidative stress, promotion of wound healing as well as antimicrobial effect. Our aim was to design a new formulation based on silver and validate its anti-inflammatory activity in the mouse models of colitis. METHODS: Silver-coated glass beads were prepared using a magnetron sputtering method and a standard magnetron sputtering gun equipped with pure silver target...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267522/environmentally-friendly-procedure-for-in-situ-coating-of-regenerated-cellulose-fibres-with-silver-nanoparticles
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Tanja Pivec, Silvo Hribernik, Mitja Kolar, Karin Stana Kleinschek
This study introduces a novel green in-situ procedure for introduction of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) on and into cellulose fibres in a three-stage process. First-stage of the process includes the activation of cellulose fibres in alkaline solution, followed by reduction of silver nitrate to Ag NPs in the second stage, while the last stage of process involves washing and neutralization of fibres. Efficiency of the method towards incorporation of silver particles into the fibres' internal structure was characterized; the coatings' morphology and determination of spatial presence of Ag particles were imagining by the scanning electron microscopy and accompanying energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis; prepared fibres have superior durability of particles' coating against washing and excellent antimicrobial activity even after 20 washing cycles...
May 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265758/silver-coated-megaprostheses-review-of-the-literature
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Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Arne Streitbuerger, Georg Gosheger, Friedrich Boettner, Markus Nottrott, Helmut Ahrens, Ralf Dieckmann, Wiebke Guder, Dimosthenis Andreou, Gregor Hauschild, Burkhard Moellenbeck, Wenzel Waldstein, Jendrik Hardes
Periprosthetic infection remains one of the most serious complications following megaendoprostheses. Despite a large number of preventive measures that have been introduced in recent years, it has not been possible to further reduce the rate of periprosthetic infection. With regard to metallic modification of implants, silver in particular has been regarded as highly promising, since silver particles combine a high degree of antimicrobial activity with a low level of human toxicity. This review provides an overview of the history of the use of silver as an antimicrobial agent, its mechanism of action, and its clinical application in the field of megaendoprosthetics...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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