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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133552/cd101-a-novel-echinocandin-possesses-potent-anti-biofilm-activity-against-early-and-mature-candida-albicans-biofilms
#1
Jyotsna Chandra, Mahmoud A Ghannoum
Currently available echinocandins are generally effective against Candida biofilms, but recent emergence of resistance has underscored the importance of developing new antifungal agents that are effective against biofilms. CD101 is a long-acting, novel echinocandin with distinctive pharmacokinetic properties and improved stability and safety relative to other drugs in the same class. CD101 is currently being evaluated as a once-weekly IV infusion for the treatment of candidemia and invasive candidiasis. In this study, we determined: (1) the effect of CD101 against early and mature phase biofilms formed by C...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126739/discovery-of-simplified-sampangine-derivatives-as-novel-fungal-biofilm-inhibitors
#2
Na Liu, Hua Zhong, Jie Tu, Zhigan Jiang, Yanjuan Jiang, Yan Jiang, Yuanying Jiang, Jian Li, Wannian Zhang, Yan Wang, Chunquan Sheng
Lack of novel antifungal agents and severe drug resistance have led to high incidence and associated mortality of invasive fungal infections. To tackle the challenges, novel antifungal agents with new chemotype, fungicidal activity and anti-resistant potency are highly desirable. On the basis of our previously identified simplified analogue of antifungal natural product sampangine, systemic structure-activity relationships were clarified and two novel derivatives showed promising features as novel antifungal lead compounds...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112170/psn-pc-a-novel-antimicrobial-and-anti-biofilm-peptide-from-the-skin-secretion-of-phyllomedusa-camba-with-cytotoxicity-on-human-lung-cancer-cell
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Xianhui Wu, Jinhuo Pan, Yue Wu, Xinping Xi, Chengbang Ma, Lei Wang, Mei Zhou, Tianbao Chen
Peptides derived from amphibian skin secretion are promising drug prototypes for combating widespread infection. In this study, a novel peptide belonging to the phylloseptin family of antimicrobial peptides was isolated from the skin secretion of the Phyllomedusa camba, namely phylloseptin-PC (PSN-PC). The biosynthetic precursor was obtained by molecular cloning and the mature peptide sequence was confirmed through tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) fragmentation sequencing in the skin secretion. The synthetic replicate exhibited a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus,Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans at concentrations of 2, 2, 8, 32 and 2 µM, respectively...
November 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107978/encapsulation-of-curcumin-in-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy
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Jeffersson Krishan Trigo Gutierrez, Gabriela Cristina Zanatta, Ana Laura Mira Ortega, Maria Isabella Cuba Balastegui, Paula Volpato Sanitá, Ana Cláudia Pavarina, Paula Aboud Barbugli, Ewerton Garcia de Oliveira Mima
Curcumin (CUR) has been used as photosensitizer in antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy (aPDT). However its poor water solubility, instability, and scarce bioavalibility hinder its in vivo application. The aim of this study was to synthesize curcumin in polymeric nanoparticles (NP) and to evaluate their antimicrobial photodynamic effect and cytoxicity. CUR in anionic and cationic NP was synthesized using polylactic acid and dextran sulfate by the nanoprecipitation method. For cationic NP, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide was added...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104569/a-linear-19-mer-plant-defensin-derived-peptide-acts-synergistically-with-caspofungin-against-candida-albicans-biofilms
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Tanne L Cools, Caroline Struyfs, Jan W Drijfhout, Soňa Kucharíková, Celia Lobo Romero, Patrick Van Dijck, Marcelo H S Ramada, Carlos Bloch, Bruno P A Cammue, Karin Thevissen
Public health problems are associated with device-associated biofilm infections, with Candida albicans being the major fungal pathogen. We previously identified potent antibiofilm combination treatment in which the antifungal plant defensin HsAFP1 is co-administered with caspofungin, the preferred antimycotic to treat such infections. In this study, we identified the smallest linear HsAFP1-derived peptide that acts synergistically with caspofungin or anidulafungin against C. albicans as HsLin06_18, a 19-mer peptide derived from the C-terminal part of HsAFP1...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094611/the-carboxylic-acid-transporters-jen1-and-jen2-affect-the-architecture-and-fluconazole-susceptibility-of-candida-albicans-biofilm-in-the-presence-of-lactate
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Rosana Alves, Sandra Mota, Sónia Silva, Célia F Rodrigues, Alistair J P Brown, Mariana Henriques, Margarida Casal, Sandra Paiva
Candida albicans has the ability to adapt to different host niches, often glucose-limited but rich in alternative carbon sources. In these glucose-poor microenvironments, this pathogen expresses JEN1 and JEN2 genes, encoding carboxylate transporters, which are important in the early stages of infection. This work investigated how host microenvironments, in particular acidic containing lactic acid, affect C. albicans biofilm formation and antifungal drug resistance. Multiple components of the extracellular matrix were also analysed, including their impact on antifungal drug resistance, and the involvement of both Jen1 and Jen2 in this process...
November 2, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093703/caprylic-and-polygalacturonic-acid-combinations-for-eradication-of-microbial-organisms-embedded-in-biofilm
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Joel Rosenblatt, Ruth A Reitzel, Nylev Vargas-Cruz, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Issam Raad
There is a need for non-antibiotic, antimicrobial compositions with low toxicity capable of broad-spectrum eradication of pathogenic biofilms in food preparation and healthcare settings. In this study we demonstrated complete biofilm eradication within 60 min with synergistic combinations of caprylic and polygalacturonic (PG) acids in an in vitro biofilm eradication model against representative hospital and foodborne infectious pathogen biofilms (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enteritidis)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081766/an-update-on-candida-tropicalis-based-on-basic-and-clinical-approaches
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REVIEW
Diana L Zuza-Alves, Walicyranison P Silva-Rocha, Guilherme M Chaves
Candida tropicalis has emerged as one of the most important Candida species. It has been widely considered the second most virulent Candida species, only preceded by C. albicans. Besides, this species has been recognized as a very strong biofilm producer, surpassing C. albicans in most of the studies. In addition, it produces a wide range of other virulence factors, including: adhesion to buccal epithelial and endothelial cells; the secretion of lytic enzymes, such as proteinases, phospholipases, and hemolysins, bud-to-hyphae transition (also called morphogenesis) and the phenomenon called phenotypic switching...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076804/chain-length-specific-anti-candida-activity-of-cationic-lipo-oxazoles-a-new-class-of-quaternary-ammonium-compounds
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Tushar Jain, Pratap Reddy Muktapuram, Satyanarayana Pochampalli, Komal Sharma, Garima Pant, Kalyan Mitra, Surendar Reddy Bathula, Dibyendu Banerjee
PURPOSE: Candida species have become resistant to commonly used anti-fungal drugs like fluconazole and echinocandins. In our screen, a series of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) emerged as an alternative treatment choice for drug-resistant Candida infections. METHODOLOGY: Medium alkyl chain cationic lipo-oxazoles comprising six to thirteen twin carbon chains and a quaternary ammonium unit were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro anti-Candida and biofilm inhibition activity...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074435/the-natural-compound-magnolol-affects-growth-biofilm-formation-and-ultrastructure-of-oral-candida-isolates
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Jawad Behbehani, Sheikh Shreaz, Mohammad Irshad, Maribassapa Karched
The incidence of oral candidosis has increased in recent years due to the escalation in HIV-infection, cancer treatments, organ transplantation, and diabetes. In addition, corticosteroid use, dentures, and broad-spectrum antibiotic use have also contributed to the problem. Treatment of oral candidosis has continued to be problematic because of the potential toxicity of antifungals in clinical use, and, above all, development of drug resistance among patients. In this study, the antifungal effect of magnolol was investigated against 64 strains of Candida spp...
October 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074432/healthcare-workers-hands-as-a-vehicle-for-the-transmission-of-virulent-strains-of-candida-spp-a-virulence-factor-approach
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Karina Mayumi Sakita, Daniella Renata Faria, Eliane Martins da Silva, Flávia Kelly Tobaldini-Valério, Erika Seki Kioshima, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski, Patricia de Souza Bonfim-Mendonça
BACKGROUND: Although the majority of Candida infections are thought to come from endogenous sources, the healthcare workers' (HCWs) hands are being increasingly reported as vehicles for the transmission of pathogens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the susceptibility of yeast isolated from the HCWs' hands and ICU (Intensive Care Unit) surfaces to antifungal agents and to determine the virulence potential and the genetic similarity between the same. METHODS: The susceptibility of yeasts from the HCWs' hands (n = 57) and ICU surfaces (n = 98) to conventional antifungals (fluconazole, voriconazole, amphotericin B and micafungin) was evaluated using the broth microdilution assay accordance with CLSI M27-A3...
October 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062309/ph-dependant-antifungal-activity-of-valproic-acid-against-the-human-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans
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Julien Chaillot, Faiza Tebbji, Carlos García, Hugo Wurtele, René Pelletier, Adnane Sellam
Current antifungal drugs suffer from limitations including toxicity, the emergence of resistance and decreased efficacy at low pH that are typical of human vaginal surfaces. Here, we have shown that the antipsychotic drug valproic acid (VPA) exhibited a strong antifungal activity against both sensitive and resistant Candida albicans in pH condition similar to that encountered in vagina. VPA exerted a strong anti-biofilm activity and attenuated damage of vaginal epithelial cells caused by C. albicans. We also showed that VPA synergizes with the allylamine antifungal, Terbinafine...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061737/the-antifungal-activity-of-oleylphosphocholine-olpc-on-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-candida-albicans-biofilms
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Michelle Holtappels, Erwin Swinnen, Lies De Groef, Jurgen Wuyts, Lieve Moons, Katrien Lagrou, Patrick Van Dijck, Soňa Kucharíková
In this study, we investigated the potential antifungal activity of the alkylphospholipid - oleylphosphocholine (OlPC), a structural analogue of miltefosine, on in vitro and in vivo Candida albicans biofilm formation. The effect of OlPC on in vitro and in vivo C. albicans biofilms was studied inside triple-lumen polyurethane catheters. In vivo biofilms were developed subcutaneously after catheter implant on the lower back of Sprague Dawley rats. Animals were treated orally with OlPC (20 mg/kg of body weight/day) for 7 days...
October 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050256/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-suloctidil-on-growth-and-biofilm-formation-of-the-opportunistic-fungus-candida-albicans
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Beini Zeng, Jiachen Li, Yajie Wang, Pengxiang Chen, Xiaohong Wang, Jianfeng Cui, Lidong Liu, Xiaoyan Hu, Qian Cao, Ying Xiao, Junlu Dong, Yundong Sun, Yabin Zhou
As the most frequent fungal pathogen in humans, Candida albicans can develop serious drug resistance because its biofilms are resistant to most antifungal agents; this leads to an urgent need to develop novel antifungals. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of an antithrombotic drug, suloctidil, against C. albicans biofilms in vitro and in vivo. We found that suloctidil is effective to inhibit C. albicans biofilm, with a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC80) of 4 μg/mL, a biofilm inhibiting concentration (BIC80) of 16 μg/mL and a biofilm eradicating concentration (BEC80) of 64 μg/mL...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031224/direct-one-pot-synthesis-of-cinnamaldehyde-immobilized-on-gold-nanoparticles-and-their-antibiofilm-properties
#15
Mohankandhasamy Ramasamy, Jin-Hyung Lee, Jintae Lee
The objective of the present study was to develop a one-pot strategy to synthesis gold nanoparticle complexes using cinnamaldehyde, a potent antibiofilm agent which in its free form, exhibits high volatility and unstable nature. Hence, we developed cinnamaldehyde gold nanoparticles (CGNPs) in a single step to overcome the limitations of free cinnamaldehyde. Furthermore, reduction abilities of cinnamaldehyde under different experimental conditions, that is, varying precursor concentrations of cinnamaldehyde and gold, metal salts, pH, temperature, and light sources, were investigated...
October 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026191/mechanisms-involved-in-the-triggering-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-nets-by-candida-glabrata-during-planktonic-and-biofilm-growth
#16
Chad J Johnson, John F Kernien, Amanda R Hoyer, Jeniel E Nett
Candida spp. adhere to medical devices, such as catheters, forming drug-tolerant biofilms that resist killing by the immune system. Little is known about how C. glabrata, an emerging pathogen, resists attack by phagocytes. Here we show that upon encounter with planktonic (non-biofilm) C. glabrata, human neutrophils initially phagocytose the yeast and subsequently release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), complexes of DNA, histones, and proteins capable of inhibiting fungal growth and dissemination. When exposed to C...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989245/plants-natural-products-as-alternative-promising-anti-candida-drugs
#17
REVIEW
Sameh Soliman, Dina Alnajdy, Ali A El-Keblawy, Kareem A Mosa, Ghalia Khoder, Ayman M Noreddin
Candida is a serious life-threatening pathogen, particularly with immunocompromised patients. Candida infections are considered as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in a broad range of immunocompromised patients. Candida infections are common in hospitalized patients and elderly people. The difficulty to eradicate Candida infections is owing to its unique switch between yeast and hyphae forms and more likely to biofilm formations that render resistance to antifungal therapy. Plants are known sources of natural medicines...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988900/biofilm-forming-capacity-of-blood-borne-candida-albicans-strains-and-effects-of-antifungal-agents
#18
Hanni Turan, Müge Demirbilek
Infections related to Candida albicans biofilms and subsequent antifungal resistance have become more common with the increased use of indwelling medical devices. Regimens for preventing fungal biofilm formation are needed, particularly in high-risk patients. In this study, we investigated the biofilm formation rate of multiple strains of Candida albicans (n=162 clinical isolates), their antifungal susceptibility patterns, and the efficacy of certain antifungals for preventing biofilm formation. Biofilm formation was graded using a modified Christensen's 96-well plate method...
October 5, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983822/in-vitro-activity-of-micafungin-against-biofilms-of-candida-albicans-candida-glabrata-and-candida-parapsilosis-at-different-stages-of-maturation
#19
Małgorzata Prażyńska, Tomasz Bogiel, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Candida spp. is able to form a biofilm, which is considered resistant to the majority of antifungals used in medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of micafungin against Candida spp. biofilms at different stages of their maturation (2, 6, and 24 h). We assessed the inhibitory effect of micafungin against 78 clinical isolates of Candida spp., growing as planktonic or sessile cells, by widely recommended broth microdilution method. The in vitro effect on sessile cells viability was evaluated by colorimetric reduction assay...
October 5, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970174/antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-activities-of-nanoemulsions-containing-eucalyptus-globulus-oil-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-candida-spp
#20
Priscilla Maciel Quatrin, Camila Marina Verdi, Márcia Ebling de Souza, Samantha Nunes de Godoi, Bruna Klein, Andre Gundel, Roger Wagner, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, Aline Ferreira Ourique, Roberto Christ Vianna Santos
Candida species are the main responsible microorganisms for causing fungal infections worldwide, and Candida albicans is most frequently associated with infectious processes. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative bacterium commonly found in immunocompromised patients. The infection persistence caused by these microorganisms is often related to antimicrobial resistance and biofilm formation. In this context, the objective of the present study was to prepare and characterize nanoemulsions containing Eucalyptus globulus oil and to verify its antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities against P...
September 29, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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