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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317391/in-vitro-inhibitory-effects-of-farnesol-and-interactions-between-farnesol-and-antifungals-against-biofilms-of-candida-albicans-resistant-strains
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Jinping Xia, Fang Qian, Wenqian Xu, Zhenzhen Zhang, Xin Wei
Antifungal resistance is a serious problem in clinical infections. Farnesol, which is a potential antifungal agent against biofilms formed by Candida albicans resistant strains (a fluconazole-resistant isolate derived from SC5314 and two clinical Candida resistant isolates), was investigated in this study. The inhibitory effects of farnesol on biofilms were examined by XTT assay. The morphological changes and biofilm thicknesses were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy, respectively...
March 20, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289028/assessment-and-optimizations-of-candida-albicans-in-vitro-biofilm-assays
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Matthew B Lohse, Megha Gulati, Ashley Valle Arevalo, Adam Fishburn, Alexander D Johnson, Clarissa J Nobile
Candida albicans biofilms have a significant medical impact due to their rapid growth on implanted medical devices, their resistance to antifungal drugs, and their ability to seed disseminated infections. Biofilm assays performed in vitro allow for rapid, high-throughput screening of gene deletion libraries or antifungal compounds and typically serve as precursors to in vivo studies. Here, we compile and discuss the protocols for several recently published C. albicans biofilm in vitro assays. We also describe improved versions of these protocols as well as novel in vitro assays...
March 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280998/virulence-factors-of-fluconazole-susceptible-and-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans-after-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy
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Fernanda Alves, Ewerton Garcia de Oliveira Mima, Renata Caroline Polato Passador, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Janaína Habib Jorge, Ana Cláudia Pavarina
This study evaluated the effects of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) mediated by Photodithazine® (PDZ) and LED light on the virulence factors of fluconazole-susceptible (CaS) and fluconazole-resistant (CaR) Candida albicans. Standardized suspensions of strains were prepared (10(7)), and after 48 h of biofilm formation, these strains were incubated with PDZ (100 mg/L) for 20 min and exposed to LED light (660 nm, 37.5 J/cm(2)). Additional samples were treated with PDZ or light only, and the control consisted of biofilms that received no treatment...
March 9, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280487/candida-albicans-mycofilms-support-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-and-enhances-miconazole-resistance-in-dual-species-interactions
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Ryan Kean, Ranjith Rajendran, Jennifer Haggarty, Eleanor M Townsend, Bryn Short, Karl E Burgess, Sue Lang, Owain Millington, William G Mackay, Craig Williams, Gordon Ramage
Polymicrobial inter-kingdom biofilm infections represent a clinical management conundrum. The presence of co-isolation of bacteria and fungi complicates the ability to routinely administer single antimicrobial regimens, and synergy between the microorganisms influences infection severity. We therefore investigated the nosocomial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans with respect to antimicrobial intervention. We characterized the interaction using biofilm assays and evaluated the effect of miconazole treatment using in vitro and in vivo assays...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264443/the-structure-activity-relationship-of-pterostilbene-against-candida-albicans-biofilms
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Dan-Dan Hu, Ri-Li Zhang, Yong Zou, Hua Zhong, En-Sheng Zhang, Xiang Luo, Yan Wang, Yuan-Ying Jiang
Candida albicans biofilms contribute to invasive infections and dramatic drug resistance, and anti-biofilm agents are urgently needed in the clinic. Pterostilbene (PTE) is a natural plant product with potentials to be developed as an anti-biofilm agent. In this study, we evaluated the structure-activity relationship (SAR) of PTE analogues against C. albicans biofilms. XTT (Sodium 2,3-bis(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide inner salt) reduction assay was used to evaluate the activity of the analogues against C...
February 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261570/human-salivary-protein-histatin-5-has-potent-bactericidal-activity-against-eskape-pathogens
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Han Du, Sumant Puri, Andrew McCall, Hannah L Norris, Thomas Russo, Mira Edgerton
ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanni, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) pathogens have characteristic multiple-drug resistance and cause an increasing number of nosocomial infections worldwide. Peptide-based therapeutics to treat ESKAPE infections might be an alternative to conventional antibiotics. Histatin 5 (Hst 5) is a salivary cationic histidine-rich peptide produced only in humans and higher primates. It has high antifungal activity against Candida albicans through an energy-dependent, non-lytic process; but its bactericidal effects are less known...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238268/aryl-alkyl-lysines-membrane-active-fungicides-that-act-against-biofilms-of-candida-albicans
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Chandradhish Ghosh, Vikas Yadav, Waleed Younis, Haroon Mohammad, Youssef A Hegazy, Mohamed N Seleem, Kaustuv Sanyal, Jayanta Haldar
Mortality due to pathogenic fungi has been exacerbated by the rapid development of resistance to frontline antifungal drugs. Fungicidal compounds with novel mechanisms of action are urgently needed. Aryl-alkyl-lysines, which are membrane-active small molecules, were earlier shown to be broad-spectrum antibacterial agents with potency in vitro and in vivo. Herein, we report the antifungal properties of aryl-alkyl-lysines. After identifying the most active compound (NCK-10), we tested its activity against a panel of clinically relevant pathogenic fungi and examined NCK-10's effect against immature and mature biofilms of Candida albicans...
March 14, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223387/activity-of-sanguinarine-against-candida-albicans-biofilms
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Hua Zhong, Dan-Dan Hu, Gan-Hai Hu, Juan Su, Shuang Bi, Zhuo-Er Zhang, Zheng Wang, Ri-Li Zhang, Zheng Xu, Yuan-Ying Jiang, Yan Wang
C. albicans biofilms show resistance to many clinical antifungal agents, and play a considerable contributing role in the process of C. albicans infections. New antifungal agents against C. albicans biofilms are sorely needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate sanguinarine (SAN) for its activity against Candida albicans biofilms and explore the underlying mechanism. The MIC50 of SAN was 3.2 μg/mL. While ≥ 0.8 μg/mL SAN could suppress C. albicans biofilms. Further mechanism study revealed that ≥ 0...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223375/the-emerging-candida-auris-characterization-of-growth-phenotype-virulence-factors-antifungal-activity-and-effect-of-scy-078-a-novel-glucan-synthesis-inhibitor-on-growth-morphology-and-biofilm-formation
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Emily Larkin, Christopher Hager, Jyotsna Chandra, Pranab K Mukherjee, Mauricio Retuerto, Iman Salem, Lisa Long, Nancy Isham, Laura Kovanda, Katyna Borroto-Esoda, Steve Wring, David Angulo, Mahmoud Ghannoum
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently alerted that emerging multidrug-resistant Candida auris is causing invasive infections (1).….
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191638/enhancement-of-the-efficacy-of-photodynamic-inactivation-of-candida-albicans-with-the-use-of-biogenic-gold-nanoparticles
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Irena Maliszewska, Barbara Lisiak, Katarzyna Popko, Katarzyna Matczyszyn
This study reports on successful photodynamic inactivation of planktonic and biofilm cells of Candida albicans using Rose Bengal (RB) in combination with biogenic gold nanoparticles synthesized by the cell-free filtrate of Penicillium funiculosum BL1 strain. Monodispersed colloidal gold nanoparticles coated with proteins were characterized by a number of techniques including SEM-EDS, TEM, UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, as well as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to be 24±3 nm spheres coated with proteins...
February 12, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174088/casul-a-new-lectin-isolated-from-calliandra-surinamensis-leaf-pinnulae-with-cytotoxicity-to-cancer-cells-antimicrobial-activity-and-antibiofilm-effect
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Thamara Figueiredo Procópio, Leydianne Leite de Siqueira Patriota, Maiara Celine de Moura, Pollyanna Michelle da Silva, Ana Patrícia Silva de Oliveira, Lidiane Vasconcelos do Nascimento Carvalho, Thâmarah de Albuquerque Lima, Tatiana Soares, Túlio Diego da Silva, Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho, Maira Galdino da Rocha Pitta, Moacyr Jesus Barreto de Melo Rêgo, Regina Celia Bressan Queiroz de Figueiredo, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Thiago Henrique Napoleão
This work describes the isolation of a lectin (CasuL) from the leaf pinnulae of Calliandra surinamensis and the evaluation of its cytotoxic, antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties. Proteins from pinnulae extract were precipitated with ammonium sulphate (60% saturation) and submitted to Sephadex G-75 chromatography, which yielded isolated CasuL (purification factor: 113). Native CasuL is an acidic protein (pI 5.82) with a relative molecular mass of 48kDa. This lectin is also an oligomeric protein composed of three subunits and mass spectrometry revealed similarities with a Sorghum bicolor protein...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152096/inhibitory-activity-of-hinokitiol-against-biofilm-formation-in-fluconazole-resistant-candida-species
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Dae Jin Kim, Min Woo Lee, Jeong Su Choi, Seung Gwan Lee, Jee Yoon Park, Suhng Wook Kim
The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of hinokitiol to inhibit the formation of Candida biofilms. Biofilm inhibition was evaluated by quantification of the biofilm metabolic activity with XTT assay. Hinokitiol efficiently prevented biofilm formation in both fluconazole-susceptible and fluconazole-resistant strains of Candida species. We determined the expression levels of specific genes previously implicated in biofilm development of C. albicans cells by real-time RT-PCR. The expression levels of genes associated with adhesion process, HWP1 and ALS3, were downregulated by hinokitiol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149831/repurposing-approach-identifies-auranofin-with-broad-spectrum-antifungal-activity-that-targets-mia40-erv1-pathway
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Shankar Thangamani, Matthew Maland, Haroon Mohammad, Pete E Pascuzzi, Larisa Avramova, Carla M Koehler, Tony R Hazbun, Mohamed N Seleem
Current antifungal therapies have limited effectiveness in treating invasive fungal infections. Furthermore, the development of new antifungal is currently unable to keep pace with the urgent demand for safe and effective new drugs. Auranofin, an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, inhibits growth of a diverse array of clinical isolates of fungi and represents a new antifungal agent with a previously unexploited mechanism of action. In addition to auranofin's potent antifungal activity against planktonic fungi, this drug significantly reduces the metabolic activity of Candida cells encased in a biofilm...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138373/resistance-of-candida-albicans-biofilms-to-drugs-and-the-host-immune-system
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REVIEW
Doblin Sandai, Yasser M Tabana, Ahmad El Ouweini, Ishola Oluwaseun Ayodeji
BACKGROUND: Candida albicans is a commensal fungus that resides on mucosal surfaces and in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts in humans. However, it can cause an infection when the immune system of the host is impaired or if a niche becomes available. Many C. albicans infections are due to the organism's ability to form a biofilm on implanted medical devices. A biofilm represents an optimal medium for the growth of C. albicans as it allows cells to be enclosed by a self-produced extracellular matrix (ECM)...
November 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138121/activity-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-and-its-synergy-with-fluconazole-against-candida-albicans-biofilms
#15
Jayant Shankar Raut, Bhagyashree Shridhar Bansode, Ashwini Khanderao Jadhav, Sankunny Mohan Karuppayil
Candidiasis involving the biofilms of Candida albicans is a threat to the immunocompromised patients. Candida biofilms are intrinsically resistant to the antifungal drugs hence novel treatment strategies are desired. The study intended to evaluate the anti-Candida activity of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) alone and with fluconazole (FLC), particularly against the biofilms. Results exhibit the concentration-dependent activity of AITC against the planktonic growth and virulence factors of C. albicans. Significant (p <0...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114348/polymicrobial-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-fighting-in-vitro-candida-albicans-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilms-with-antifungal-antibacterial-combination-therapy
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Maria E Rodrigues, Susana P Lopes, Cláudia R Pereira, Nuno F Azevedo, Anália Lourenço, Mariana Henriques, Maria O Pereira
The polymicrobial nature of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is now evident, with mixed bacterial-fungal biofilms colonizing the VAP endotracheal tube (ETT) surface. The microbial interplay within this infection may contribute for enhanced pathogenesis and exert impact towards antimicrobial therapy. Consequently, the high mortality/morbidity rates associated to VAP and the worldwide increase in antibiotic resistance has promoted the search for novel therapeutic strategies to fight VAP polymicrobial infections...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109692/-infectious-risk-related-to-the-formation-of-multi-species-biofilms-candida%C3%A2-%C3%A2-bacteria-on-peripheral-vascular-catheters
#17
REVIEW
A Seghir, Z Boucherit-Otmani, L Sari-Belkharroubi, K Boucherit
The Candida yeasts are the fourth leading cause of death from systemic infections, the risk may increase when the infection also involves bacteria. Yeasts and bacteria can adhere to medical implants, such as peripheral vascular catheters, and form a multicellular structures called "mixed biofilms" more resistant to antimicrobials agents. However, the formation of mixed biofilms on implants leads to long-term persistent infections because they can act as reservoirs of pathogens that have poorly understood interactions...
January 18, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106311/potential-applications-of-nonthermal-plasmas-against-biofilm-associated-micro-organisms-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
REVIEW
P Puligundla, C Mok
Biofilms as complex microbial communities attached to surfaces pose several challenges in different sectors, ranging from food and healthcare to desalination and power generation. The biofilm mode of growth allows microorganisms to survive in hostile environments and biofilm cells exhibit distinct physiology and behaviour in comparison with their planktonic counterparts. They are ubiquitous, resilient and difficult to eradicate due to their resistant phenotype. Several chemical-based cleaning and disinfection regimens are conventionally used against biofilm-dwelling micro-organisms in vitro...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098553/biofilm-forming-capability-of-highly-virulent-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris
#19
Leighann Sherry, Gordon Ramage, Ryan Kean, Andrew Borman, Elizabeth M Johnson, Malcolm D Richardson, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson
The emerging multidrug-resistant yeast pathogen Candida auris has attracted considerable attention as a source of healthcare-associated infections. We report that this highly virulent yeast has the capacity to form antifungal resistant biofilms sensitive to the disinfectant chlorhexidine in vitro.
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094180/antifungal-activity-of-substituted-aurones
#20
Caleb L Sutton, Zachary E Taylor, Mary B Farone, Scott T Handy
Novel antifungals are in high demand as there is a growing resistance to antifungals currently in use. In particular, opportunistic fungal infections caused by Candida spp. are on the rise with infections by this genus accounting for the most severe fungal infections following chemotherapy, implantation procedures, and in patients with HIV/AIDS. A series of simple aurone analogs were synthesized and screened for antifungal activity versus Candida spp. Several compounds displayed activity at 100μM, with two having IC50 values below 20μM for three species of Candida...
January 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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