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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526091/a-pre-therapeutic-coating-for-medical-devices-that-prevents-the-attachment-of-candida-albicans
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Diego Vargas-Blanco, Aung Lynn, Jonah Rosch, Rony Noreldin, Anthony Salerni, Christopher Lambert, Reeta P Rao
BACKGROUND: Hospital acquired fungal infections are defined as "never events"-medical errors that should never have happened. Systemic Candida albicans infections results in 30-50% mortality rates. Typically, adhesion to abiotic medical devices and implants initiates such infections. Efficient adhesion initiates formation of aggressive biofilms that are difficult to treat. Therefore, inhibitors of adhesion are important for drug development and likely to have a broad spectrum efficacy against many fungal pathogens...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523422/usefulness-of-the-non-conventional-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-to-assess-candida-virulence
#2
Marcelo Ortega-Riveros, Iker De-la-Pinta, Cristina Marcos-Arias, Guillermo Ezpeleta, Guillermo Quindós, Elena Eraso
Invasive candidiasis is caused mainly by Candida albicans, but other Candida species have increasing etiologies. These species show different virulence and susceptibility levels to antifungal drugs. The aims of this study were to evaluate the usefulness of the non-conventional model Caenorhabditis elegans to assess the in vivo virulence of seven different Candida species and to compare the virulence in vivo with the in vitro production of proteinases and phospholipases, hemolytic activity and biofilm development capacity...
May 18, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516088/the-candida-albicans-biofilm-matrix-composition-structure-and-function
#3
Christopher G Pierce, Taissa Vila, Jesus A Romo, Daniel Montelongo-Jauregui, Gina Wall, Anand Ramasubramanian, Jose L Lopez-Ribot
A majority of infections caused by Candida albicans-the most frequent fungal pathogen-are associated with biofilm formation. A salient feature of C. albicans biofilms is the presence of the biofilm matrix. This matrix is composed of exopolymeric materials secreted by sessile cells within the biofilm, in which all classes of macromolecules are represented, and provides protection against environmental challenges. In this review, we summarize the knowledge accumulated during the last two decades on the composition, structure, and function of the C...
March 2017: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515716/antifungal-activity-of-the-biphosphinic-cyclopalladate-c7a-against-candida-albicans-yeast-forms-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#4
Julian E Muñoz, Diego C P Rossi, Kelly Ishida, Cristina C Spadari, Marcia S C Melhem, Daniel M Garcia, Antonio C F Caires, Carlos P Taborda, Elaine G Rodrigues
Vulvovaginal and invasive candidiasis are frequent conditions in immunosuppressed individuals caused by Candida albicans and non-albicans Candida spp. Fluconazole and Amphotericin B are the main drugs used to fight the infection. However, resistance to fluconazole and other azole antifungal drugs is an important clinical problem that encourages the search for new therapeutic alternatives. In this work, we evaluate the antifungal activity of the biphosphinic cyclopalladate C7a in the in vitro and in vivo model...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513096/is-the-oral-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans-a-cariogen
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REVIEW
Daniel Freitas Alves Pereira, Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne, Cristiane Yumi Koga-Ito, Lakshman Perera Samaranayake
Pathobiology of dental caries is complex. Data from recent molecular microbiologic studies have further redefined the role of the oral microbiome in the etiology of dental caries. This new information challenges the conventional view on the hegemony of classic cariogenic prokaryotes such as Streptococcus mutans in caries aetiology, and raises the intriguing possibility of the participation of the eukaryotic oral fungal pathogen Candida in the caries process. The virulence attributes of Candida species such as their acidogenicity and aciduric nature, the ability to develop profuse biofilms, ferment and assimilate dietary sugars, and produce collagenolytic proteinases are all indicative of their latent cariogenic potential...
May 17, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506251/diversity-in-vitro-virulence-traits-and-antifungal-susceptibility-pattern-of-gastrointestinal-yeast-flora-of-healthy-poultry-gallus-gallus-domesticus
#6
Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Nawal Kishor Sharan, Bharat Prasad Baral, Deependra Hamal, Niranjan Nayak, Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, Brijesh Sathian, Indira Bairy, Shishir Gokhale
BACKGROUND: Poultry farming and consumption of poultry (Gallus gallus domesticus) meat and eggs are common gastronomical practices worldwide. Till now, a detailed understanding about the gut colonisation of Gallus gallus domesticus by yeasts and their virulence properties and drug resistance patterns in available literature remain sparse. This study was undertaken to explore this prevalent issue. RESULTS: A total of 103 specimens of fresh droppings of broiler chickens (commercial G domesticus) and domesticated chickens (domesticated G domesticus) were collected from the breeding sites...
May 15, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504348/broad-spectrum-macromolecular-antimicrobials-with-biofilm-disruption-capability-and-in-vivo-efficacy
#7
Jeremy P K Tan, Daniel J Coady, Haritz Sardon, Alexander Yuen, Shujun Gao, Shaun W Lim, Zhen Chang Liang, Eddy W Tan, Shrinivas Venkataraman, Amanda C Engler, Mareva Fevre, Robert Ono, Yi Yan Yang, James L Hedrick
In this study, antimicrobial polymers are synthesized by the organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization of an eight-membered heterocyclic carbonate monomer that is subsequently quaternized with methyl iodide. These polymers demonstrate activity against clinically relevant Gram-positive Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and fungus Candida albicans with fast killing kinetics. Importantly, the polymer efficiently inhibits biofilm growth and lyses existing biofilm, leading to a reduction in biomass and cell viability...
May 15, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501989/negative-control-of-candida-albicans-filamentation-associated-gene-expression-by-essential-protein-kinase-gene-kin28
#8
C A Woolford, K Lagree, T Aleynikov, A P Mitchell
The fungus Candida albicans can grow as either yeast or filaments, which include hyphae and pseudohyphae, depending on environmental conditions. Filamentous growth is of particular interest because it is required for biofilm formation and for pathogenesis. Environmentally induced filamentous growth is associated with expression of filamentation-associated genes, and both filamentous growth and associated gene expression depend upon several well-characterized transcription factors. Surprisingly, strains with reduced expression of many essential genes display filamentous growth under non-inducing conditions-those in which the wild type grows as yeast...
May 13, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493889/characterization-of-a-novel-antibiofilm-effect-of-nitric-oxide-releasing-aspirin-ncx-4040-on-candida-albicans-isolates-from-denture-stomatitis-patients
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Francisco Madariaga-Venegas, Roberto Fernández-Soto, Luisa Fernanda Duarte, Nicole Suarez, Daniela Delgadillo, José A Jara, Ricardo Fernández-Ramires, Blanca Urzúa, Alfredo Molina-Berríos
Candida albicans biofilms play a key role in denture stomatitis, one of the most common oral pathologies in elderly people. Because biofilms are highly resistant to antifungals, new pharmacological strategies are needed. Aspirin and nitric oxide-donor molecules have both shown antibiofilm effects on C. albicans, making them promising candidates for treatment. In this study, we evaluated the antifungal/antibiofilm effect of a nitric-oxide releasing aspirin (NO-ASA) on C. albicans isolates from denture stomatitis patients in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492744/surface-properties-of-temporary-soft-liners-modified-by-minimum-inhibitory-concentrations-of-antifungals
#10
Mírian Galvão Bueno, Elen Juliana Bonassa de Sousa, Juliana Hotta, Vinícius Carvalho Porto, Vanessa Migliorini Urban, Karin Hermana Neppelenbroek
Evaluating the addition of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of antifungals for Candida albicans biofilm on the hardness and roughness of temporary denture soft liners. Specimens (n=8; 36×7×6 mm) of tissue conditioner (Softone) and resilient liner (Trusoft) were produced either without (control) or with incorporation of drugs at MICs: nystatin (0.032 g/mL), chlorhexidine diacetate (0.064 g/mL), ketoconazole (0.128 g/mL), miconazole (0.256 g/mL) and itraconazole (0.256 g/mL). Specimens were stored in distilled water at 37 °C for 24 h, 7 days and 14 days prior to the hardness/roughness measurements...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482836/assessment-of-herbal-drugs-for-promising-anti-candida-activity
#11
Sameh S M Soliman, Mohammad H Semreen, Ali A El-Keblawy, Arbab Abdullah, Priya Uppuluri, Ashraf S Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Microbial infections are diverse and cause serious human diseases. Candida albicans infections are serious healthcare-related infections that are complicated by its morphological switching from yeast to hyphae, resistant biofilm formation and mixed infections with bacteria. Due to the increase in drug resistance to currently used antimicrobial agents and the presence of undesirable side effects, the need for safe and effective novel therapies is important. Compounds derived from plants are known for their medicinal properties including antimicrobial activities...
May 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482568/enhanced-antifungal-activity-by-disinfected-titanium-dioxide-nanotubes-via-reduced-nano-adhesion-bonds
#12
Ernesto Beltrán-Partida, Benjamín Valdez-Salas, Mario Curiel-Álvarez, Sandra Castillo-Uribe, Alan Escamilla, Nicola Nedev
We have provided evidence that the beneficial effect of super-oxidized water (SOW) disinfected Ti6Al4V-TiO2 nanotubes (NTs) can reduce bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. However, the need of antifungal nanostructured surfaces with osteoactive capabilities is an important goal that has been arising for dental implants (DI) applications. Thus, in the present study we isolated and tested the effects of Candida albicans (C. albicans) on disinfected, wetter and nanoroughness NTs compared to a non-modified control...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481721/s-oralis-activates-the-efg1-filamentation-pathway-in-c-albicans-to-promote-cross-kingdom-interactions-and-mucosal-biofilms
#13
Hongbin Xu, Takanori Sobue, Martinna Bertolini, Angela Thompson, Margaret Vickerman, Clarissa J Nobile, Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou
Candida albicans and Streptococcus oralis are ubiquitous oral commensal organisms. Under host-permissive conditions these organisms can form hypervirulent mucosal biofilms. C. albicans biofilm formation is controlled by six master transcriptional regulators: Bcr1, Brg1, Efg1, Tec1, Ndt80, and Rob1. The objective of this work was to test whether any of these regulators play a role in cross-kingdom interactions between C. albicans and S. oralis in oral mucosal biofilms, and identify downstream target gene(s) that promote these interactions...
May 8, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476133/improving-practice-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-denture-related-erythematous-stomatitis-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Raphael F de Souza, Muhammad Faheem Khiyani, Carolina A L Chaves, Jocelyne Feine, Jean Barbeau, Ramón Fuentes, Eduardo Borie, Luciana C Crizostomo, Claudia H Silva-Lovato, Pierre Rompre, Elham Emami
BACKGROUND: Denture-related erythematous stomatitis (DES) is a chronic biofilm-mediated disease, affecting one in every three complete denture wearers. Antifungals are the treatment most commonly prescribed by oral health professionals, based on the belief that colonization by Candida spp. is the main cause of DES. However, high recurrence rates and adverse effects are commonly observed, prompting the need for practice guidelines regarding treatment. Results from our pilot study demonstrate that palatal brushing can reduce the palatal inflammation and potentially associated Candida carriage without any need for antifungal therapy...
May 5, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475673/role-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances-in-polymicrobial-biofilm-infections-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-and-candida-albicans-modelled-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#15
J E Holt, A Houston, C Adams, S Edwards, B V Kjellerup
Biofilms are formed by communities of microorganisms living in a self-produced extracellular polymeric matrix attached to a surface. When living in a biofilm microorganisms change phenotype thus are less susceptible to antibiotic treatment and biofilm infections can become severe. The aim of this study was to determine if the presence of multi-kingdom microorganisms alter the virulence of a biofilm infection in a host organism. The coexistence of Candida albicans and Staphylococcus epidermidis in biofilm was examined in the nematode model Caenorhabditis elegans...
May 5, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473808/the-anti-adhesive-effect-of-curcumin-on-candida-albicans-biofilms-on-denture-materials
#16
Hasanain Alalwan, Ranjith Rajendran, David F Lappin, Emilie Combet, Muhammad Shahzad, Douglas Robertson, Christopher J Nile, Craig Williams, Gordon Ramage
The use of natural compounds as an alternative source of antimicrobials has become a necessity given the growing concern over global antimicrobial resistance. Polyphenols, found in various edible plants, offers one potential solution to this. We aimed to investigate the possibility of using curcumin within the context of oral health as a way of inhibiting and preventing the harmful development of Candida albicans biofilms. We undertook a series of adsorption experiments with varying concentrations of curcumin, showing that 50 μg/ml could prevent adhesion...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460934/bioactive-properties-and-functional-constituents-of-hypericum-androsaemum-l-a-focus-on-the-phenolic-profile
#17
Inés Jabeur, Flávia Tobaldini, Natália Martins, Lillian Barros, Ivone Martins, Ricardo C Calhelha, Mariana Henriques, Sónia Silva, Lotfi Achour, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Hypericum androsaemum L. ethanol:water extract acted as a lipid peroxidation inhibitor and free radical scavenger. A marked inhibition of the growth of breast, lung, cervical and hepatocellular human carcinoma cell lines was also observed, whereas no toxicity was shown against non-tumor porcine liver cells (>400μg/mL). The extract was also effective in inhibiting nitric oxide production, as an indicator of the anti-inflammatory potential. The anti-Candida effects varied among different strains of the same species, C...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457835/in-vitro-activity-of-a-novel-compound-mul-1867-against-clinically-significant-fungi-candida-spp-and-aspergillus-spp
#18
George Tetz, Michael Cynamon, Gregory Hendricks, Daria Vikina, Victor Tetz
There is an urgent need for new antifungal compounds to treat various types of fungal infections, including pulmonary infections. This study was designed to investigate the potency of a novel compound (Mul-1867) against Candida spp. and Aspergillus spp. isolated from patients with fungal pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mul-1867 was highly effective against susceptible control strains as well as resistant clinical isolates, with minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs) varying from 0...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454505/equisetum-giganteum-influences-the-ability-of-candida-albicans-in-forming-biofilms-over-the-denture-acrylic-resin-surface
#19
Rafaela Alves da Silva, Laura Pozato Bernardo, Jessica Monique Lopes Moreno, Vanessa Soares Lara, Vinicius Carvalho Porto
CONTEXT: Equisetum giganteum L. (Equisetaceae) is an endemic plant of Central and South America used in traditional medicine. Natural drugs have been frequently used in the treatment of a myriad of diseases, proving to be an alternative to synthetic chemicals, and have been intensively studied in the prevention of sicknesses, including oral diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the in vitro antiadherent activity of E. giganteum extract against Candida albicans biofilms...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446778/tumor-necrosis-factor-prevents-candida-albicans-biofilm-formation
#20
Francisco Airton Castro Rocha, Anelise Maria Costa Vasconcelos Alves, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha, Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Ana Carolina Matias Dinelly Pinto, Rodolfo de Melo Nunes, Virgínia Cláudia Carneiro Girão, José Julio Costa Sidrim
Candida species are commensals but some develop biofilms in prosthetic materials and host surfaces that may represent up to 30% of deaths related to infections, particularly in immunosuppressed patients. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) exhibits a plethora of functions in host defense mechanisms whereas excessive release of TNF in inflammation promotes tissue damage. Cytokines released in an inflammatory milieu may influence the development of microorganisms either by promoting their growth or displaying antimicrobial activity...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
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