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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704490/the-synthetic-killer-peptide-kp-impairs-candida-albicans-biofilm-in-vitro
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Simona Paulone, Andrea Ardizzoni, Arianna Tavanti, Serena Piccinelli, Cosmeri Rizzato, Antonella Lupetti, Bruna Colombari, Eva Pericolini, Luciano Polonelli, Walter Magliani, Stefania Conti, Brunella Posteraro, Claudio Cermelli, Elisabetta Blasi, Samuele Peppoloni
Candida albicans is a commensal organism, commonly inhabiting mucosal surfaces of healthy individuals, as a part of the resident microbiota. However, in susceptible hosts, especially hospitalized and/or immunocompromised patients, it may cause a wide range of infections. The presence of abiotic substrates, such as central venous or urinary catheters, provides an additional niche for Candida attachment and persistence, particularly via biofilm development. Furthermore, Candida biofilm is poorly susceptible to most antifungals, including azoles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700974/mechanism-of-berberine-mediated-fluconazole-susceptibility-enhancement-in-clinical-fluconazole-resistant-candida-tropicalis-isolates
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GaoXiang Shi, Jing Shao, TianMing Wang, DaQiang Wu, ChangZhong Wang
BACKGROUND: Candida tropicalis was one of the most common non-albicans Candida (NACA) species creating relatively high morbidity and mortality. We previously demonstrated that the antifungal effect of BBR in combination with FLC might be attributed to reactive oxygen species production, ergosterol content and efflux pump levels in a clinical C. tropicalis isolate. METHODS: we employed thirteen clinical C. tropicalis isolates as well as four standard reference strains to evaluate the antifungal activity of BBR in combination with FLC under planktonic and biofilm states by analyzing the mRNA expressions of ERG11, CDR1 and MDR1 by qRT-PCR...
July 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694609/role-of-biofilm-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-infections-a-study-at-tertiary-neurocare-center-from-south-india
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Kirtilaxmi K Benachinmardi, R Ravikumar, B Indiradevi
INTRODUCTION: Biofilms are the source of persistent infections of many pathogenic microbes. They are responsible for nosocomial infection and also associated with many surgical conditions including indwelling medical devices such as ventriculoperitoneal shunt. A significant problem encountered in shunt procedures is obstruction followed by infection, with infection rate ranging from 2% to 27%, often with poor outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in the Department of Neuromicrobiology at a tertiary neuroinstitute for 6 months from July 1 to December 31, 2014...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680970/nbiochip-a-lab-on-a-chip-platform-of-mono-and-polymicrobial-biofilms-for-high-throughput-downstream-applications
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Anand Srinivasan, Nelson S Torres, Kai P Leung, Jose L Lopez-Ribot, Anand K Ramasubramanian
Current in vitro techniques for the culture of microorganisms, and particularly of delicate microbial biofilms, are still mostly limited to low-density plates and manual labor and are not amenable to automation and true high-throughput (HT) applications. We have developed a novel fully automated platform for the formation of mono- and polymicrobial biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans at the nanoscale level. The nBioChip is robotically printed, robustly handled, and scanned using a standard microarray reader...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676673/formulation-and-candidacidal-activity-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-coated-with-cathelicidin-ll-37-and-ceragenin-csa-13
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Katarzyna Niemirowicz, Bonita Durnaś, Grażyna Tokajuk, Ewelina Piktel, Grzegorz Michalak, Xiaobo Gu, Alina Kułakowska, Paul B Savage, Robert Bucki
Fungal infections caused by Candida spp. represent an emerging problem during treatment of immunocompromised patients and those hospitalized with serious principal diseases. The ever-growing number of fungal strains exhibiting drug resistance necessitates the development of novel antimicrobial therapies including those based on membrane-permeabilizing agents and nanomaterials as drug carriers. In this study, the fungicidal activities of LL-37 peptide, ceragenin CSA-13 and its magnetic derivatives (MNP@LL-37, MNP@CSA-13) against laboratory and clinical strains of C...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664376/functional-analysis-of-selected-deletion-mutants-in-candida-glabrata-under-hypoxia
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Payal Gupta, Ramesh Chand Meena, Navin Kumar
Increased drug resistance in Candida glabrata (a model non-albicans Candida) calls for the identification of potential molecular targets for the development of effective drugs. Hypoxia (a state of low oxygen) is an important host factor, which affects the virulence of the pathogen and efficacy of drugs. In the present study, in vitro characterization of 13 null mutants of C. glabrata were done under hypoxic condition (1% O2). These mutants have a major role to play in cellular pathways, viability and pathogenesis (cell wall biosynthesis, ergosterol synthesis, calcium-calcineurin, etc...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649561/psd1-effects-on-candida-albicans-planktonic-cells-and-biofilms
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Sónia Gonçalves, Patrícia M Silva, Mário R Felício, Luciano N de Medeiros, Eleonora Kurtenbach, Nuno C Santos
Candida albicans is an important human pathogen, causing opportunistic infections. The adhesion of planktonic cells to a substrate is the first step for biofilm development. The antimicrobial peptide (AMP) Psd1 is a defensin isolated from Pisum sativum seeds. We tested the effects of this AMP on C. albicans biofilms and planktonic cells, comparing its activity with amphotericin B and fluconazole. Three C. albicans variants were studied, one of them a mutant deficient in glucosylceramide synthase, conferring resistance to Psd1 antifungal action...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607012/potent-in-vitro-synergism-of-fluconazole-and-osthole-against-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans
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De-Dong Li, Dong Chai, Xiao-Wen Huang, Shao-Xing Guan, Jiang Du, Hao-Yu Zhang, Yan Sun, Yuan-Ying Jiang
Osthole is a natural coumarin that exhibits wide biological and pharmacological activities such as neuroprotective, osteogenic, immunomodulation, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we investigated the antifungal effects of osthole in vitro Checkerboard microdilution assay showed that osthole has significant synergistic effect with fluconazole against fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans Similar results was obtained from growth curve assay. Meanwhile, XTT reduction assay demonstrated the synergism of fluconazole and osthole against C...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605112/candida-albicans-biofilms-comparative-analysis-of-room-temperature-and-cryofixation-for-scanning-electron-microscopy
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T Vila, B B Fonseca, M M L DA Cunha, G R C Dos Santos, K Ishida, E Barreto-Bergter, W DE Souza, S Rozental
Biofilms are frequently related to invasive fungal infections and are reported to be more resistant to antifungal drugs than planktonic cells. The structural complexity of the biofilm as well as the presence of a polymeric extracellular matrix (ECM) is thought to be associated with this resistant behavior. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) after room temperature glutaraldehyde-based fixation, have been used to study fungal biofilm structure and drug susceptibility but they usually fail to preserve the ECM and, therefore, are not an optimised methodology to understand the complexity of the fungal biofilm...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578870/the-essential-oil-of-allium-sativum-as-an-alternative-agent-against-candida-isolated-from-dental-prostheses
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Alejandro Mendoza-Juache, Saray Aranda-Romo, Josué R Bermeo-Escalona, Araceli Gómez-Hernández, Amaury Pozos-Guillén, Luis Octavio Sánchez-Vargas
BACKGROUND: The colonization of the surfaces of dental prostheses by Candida albicans is associated with the development of denture stomatitis. In this context, the use of fluconazole has been proposed, but its disadvantage is microbial resistance. Meanwhile, the oil of Allium sativum has shown an effect in controlling biofilm formation by C. albicans. AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the antifungal activities of the essential oil of A. sativum and fluconazole against clinical isolates of Candida species obtained from rigid, acrylic-based partial or total dentures and to compare these agents' effects on both biofilm and planktonic cells...
June 1, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541793/inhibition-of-secreted-aspartyl-proteinase-activity-in-biofilms-of-candida-species-by-mycogenic-silver-nanoparticles
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Sabahat Hamid, Shama Zainab, Rani Faryal, Naeem Ali, Iqra Sharafat
Candida species are pleomorphic, commensal fungi associated with candidiasis. The extracellular hydrolytic-secreted aspartyl proteinases are recognized as chief agents for pathogenesis of Candida species, involved in the degradation of proteins and adhesion during biofilm formation. This study aimed at exploring inhibitory effect of mycogenic silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) against C. albicans and non-albicans' biofilm growth and aspartyl proteinase enzyme activity in-vitro. Biofilm forming, drug-resistant clinical isolates of C...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515716/antifungal-activity-of-the-biphosphinic-cyclopalladate-c7a-against-candida-albicans-yeast-forms-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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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/28506251/diversity-in-vitro-virulence-traits-and-antifungal-susceptibility-pattern-of-gastrointestinal-yeast-flora-of-healthy-poultry-gallus-gallus-domesticus
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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
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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/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/28482836/assessment-of-herbal-drugs-for-promising-anti-candida-activity
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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/28473808/the-anti-adhesive-effect-of-curcumin-on-candida-albicans-biofilms-on-denture-materials
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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/28457835/in-vitro-activity-of-a-novel-compound-mul-1867-against-clinically-significant-fungi-candida-spp-and-aspergillus-spp
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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
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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/28439794/the-effectiveness-of-voriconazole-in-therapy-of-candida-glabrata-s-biofilms-oral-infections-and-its-influence-on-the-matrix-composition-and-gene-expression
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Célia F Rodrigues, Bruna Gonçalves, Maria Elisa Rodrigues, Sónia Silva, Joana Azeredo, Mariana Henriques
Candida glabrata is one of most prevalent yeast in fungal infections, especially in immunocompromised patients. Its azole resistance results in a low therapeutic response, particularly when associated with biofilms. The main goal of this work was to study the effectiveness of voriconazole (Vcz) against C. glabrata biofilms oral pathologies, as esophageal or oropharyngeal candidiasis. Antifungal susceptibilities were determined in pre-formed 24-h-biofilms and ERG genes expression was determined by qRT-PCR. Protein quantification was performed using BCA(®) Kit, carbohydrate was estimated according to the Dubois assay and β-1,3 glucans concentration were determined using Glucatell(®) kit...
August 2017: Mycopathologia
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