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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522362/susceptibility-of-bacterial-vaginosis-bv-associated-bacteria-to-secnidazole-compared-to-metronidazole-tinidazole-and-clindamycin
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Melinda A B Petrina, Lisa A Cosentino, Lorna K Rabe, Sharon L Hillier
Secnidazole, a 5-nitroimidazole with a longer half-life, is structurally related to metronidazole and tinidazole. For treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV), secnidazole is a suitable single-dose oral drug having a longer serum half-life than metronidazole. The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility of vaginal isolates of facultative and anaerobic bacteria to secnidazole, metronidazole, tinidazole and clindamycin. A total of 605 unique BV-related bacteria and 108 isolates of lactobacilli recovered from the human vagina of US women during the years 2009-2015 were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility by the agar dilution CLSI reference method to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC)...
May 15, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503897/aggregate-formation-of-oligonucleotides-that-assisted-molecular-imaging-for-tracking-of-oxygen-status-in-tumor-tissue
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Kazuki Yoshihara, Kohei Takagi, Aoi Son, Ryohsuke Kurihara, Kazuhito Tanabe
The use of DNA aggregates could be a promising strategy for molecular imaging of biological functions. Herein, phosphorescent oligodeoxynucleotides were designed with the aim of visualizing oxygen fluctuation in tumor cells. We prepared DNA-ruthenium conjugate (DRCs) that consisted of oligodeoxynucleotides, a phosphorescent ruthenium complex, a pyrene unit for high oxygen responsiveness, and a nitroimidazole unit as a tumor-targeting unit. In general, oligonucleotides have low cell permeability because of their own negative charges; however, the present DRC formed aggregates in aqueous solution due to the hydrophobic pyrene and nitroimidazole groups, and smoothly penetrated the cellular membrane to accumulate in tumor cells in a hypoxia-selective manner...
May 14, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494608/parenteral-nutrition-in-childhood-and-consequences-for-dentition-and-gingivae
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D Olczak-Kowalczyk, M Danko, E Banaś, D Gozdowski, K Popińska, E Krasuska-Sławińska, J Książyk
AIM: Assessment of dentition in children under parenteral nutrition, risk factors for caries, and dental developmental abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 63 patients (aged 2.25-16.6 years), i.e. 32 subjects receiving parenteral nutrition for a mean period of 5.6±2.94 years, and 31 healthy control subjects. Oral hygiene (OHI-S, PL-I), gingival (GI), and dentition status (caries, DMFT/dmft, enamel defects, shape alterations), frequency of oral meals and frequency of cariogenic snacks consumption were evaluated...
March 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463485/nitroimidazoles-molecular-fireworks-that-combat-a-broad-spectrum-of-infectious-diseases
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Chee Wei Ang, Angie M Jarrad, Matthew A Cooper, Mark Arnold Thomas Blaskovich
Infectious diseases claim millions of lives every year, but with the advent of drug resistance therapeutic options to treat infections are becoming limited. There is now an urgent need to develop new and effective treatments. Nitroimidazoles are a class of antimicrobials that have remarkable broad spectrum activity against parasites, mycobacteria and anaerobic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Whilst they were discovered in the 1950s, there has been renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of nitroimidazoles, particularly for treatment of parasitic infections and tuberculosis...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462832/6-nitro-2-3-dihydroimidazo-2-1-b-1-3-thiazoles-facile-synthesis-and-comparative-appraisal-against-tuberculosis-and-neglected-tropical-diseases
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Andrew M Thompson, Adrian Blaser, Brian D Palmer, Robert F Anderson, Sujata S Shinde, Delphine Launay, Eric Chatelain, Louis Maes, Scott G Franzblau, Baojie Wan, Yuehong Wang, Zhenkun Ma, William A Denny
As part of a quest for backups to the antitubercular drug pretomanid (PA-824), we investigated the unexplored 6-nitro-2,3-dihydroimidazo[2,1-b][1,3]-thiazoles and related -oxazoles. The nitroimidazothiazoles were prepared in high yield from 2-bromo-4-nitroimidazole via heating with substituted thiiranes and diisopropylethylamine. Equivalent examples of these two structural classes provided broadly comparable MICs, with 2-methyl substitution and extended aryloxymethyl side chains preferred; albeit, S-oxidised thiazoles were ineffective for tuberculosis...
March 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456516/identification-of-novel-1-indolyl-acetate-5-nitroimidazole-derivatives-of-combretastatin-a-4-as-potential-tubulin-polymerization-inhibitors
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Yong-Fang Yao, Zhong-Chang Wang, Song-Yu Wu, Qing-Fang Li, Chen-Yu, Xin-Yi Liang, Peng-Cheng Lv, Yong-Tao Duan, Hai-Liang Zhu
Microtubules are essential for the mitotic division of cells and have become an attractive target for anti-tumour drugs due to the increased incidence of cancer and significant mitosis rate of tumour cells. In this study, a total of six indole 1-position modified 1-indolyl acetate-5-nitroimidazole derivatives were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their ability to inhibit tubulin polymerization caused by binding to the colchicine-binding site of tubulin. Among them, compound 3 displayed the best ability to inhibit tubulin polymerization; it also exhibited better anti-proliferative activities than colchicine against a panel of human cancer cells (with IC50 values ranging from 15 to 40 nM), especially HeLa cells (with IC50 values of 15 nM), based on the cellular cytotoxicity assay results...
April 26, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453841/the-use-of-quinacrine-in-nitroimidazole-resistant-giardia-duodenalis-an-old-drug-for-an-emerging-problem
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Ana Requena-Méndez, Pilar Goñi, Encarnación Rubio, Diana Pou, Victoria Fumadó, Silvia Lóbez, Edelweiss Aldasoro, Juan Cabezos, Maria Eugenia Valls, Begoña Treviño, Antonio Federico Martínez Montseny, Antonio Clavel, Joaquim Gascon, José Muñoz
Background.: There is little evidence regarding the management of refractory giardiasis after treatment with nitroimidazoles. This study estimates the proportion of persistent giardiasis in 3 hospitals in Barcelona, describes associated risk factors and genotype, and evaluates the efficacy rate of quinacrine in those with persistent giardiasis. Methods.: A clinical, prospective, observational study was conducted in patients with giardiasis treated with nitroimidazoles...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436019/antibiotic-therapy-for-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
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Ricardo F Savaris, Daniele G Fuhrich, Rui V Duarte, Sebastian Franik, Jonathan Ross
BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that affects 4% to 12% of young women, and is one of the most common causes of morbidity in this age group. The main intervention for acute PID is the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics which cover Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and anaerobic bacteria, administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally. In this review, we assessed the optimal treatment regimen for PID. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic regimens used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414944/direct-and-indirect-electrochemical-reduction-prior-to-a-biological-treatment-for-dimetridazole-removal
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Melika Zaghdoudi, Florence Fourcade, Isabelle Soutrel, Didier Floner, Abdeltif Amrane, Hager Maghraoui-Meherzi, Florence Geneste
Two different electrochemical reduction processes for the removal of dimetridazole, a nitroimidazole-based antibiotic, were examined in this work. A direct electrochemical reduction was first carried out in a home-made flow cell in acidic medium at potentials chosen to minimize the formation of amino derivatives and then the formation of azo dimer. Analysis of the electrolyzed solution showed a total degradation of dimetridazole and the BOD5/COD ratio increased from 0.13 to 0.24. An indirect electrochemical reduction in the presence of titanocene dichloride ((C5H5)2TiCl2), which is used to reduce selectively nitro compounds, was then investigated to favour the formation of amino compounds over hydroxylamines and then to prevent the formation of azo and azoxy dimers...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396548/click-chemistry-facilitated-structural-diversification-of-nitrothiazoles-nitrofurans-and-nitropyrroles-enhances-antimicrobial-activity-against-giardia-lamblia
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Wan Jung Kim, Keith Korthals, Suhua Li, Christine Le, Jaroslaw Kalisiak, K Barry Sharpless, Valery V Fokin, Yukiko Miyamoto, Lars Eckmann
Giardia lamblia is an important and ubiquitous cause of diarrheal disease. The primary agents in the treatment of giardiasis are nitroheterocyclic drugs, particularly the imidazoles metronidazole and tinidazole, and the thiazole, nitazoxanide. Although these drugs are generally effective, treatment failures occur in up to 20% of cases and resistance has been demonstrated in vivo and in vitro. Prior work had suggested that side chain modifications of the imidazole core can lead to effective new 5-nitroimidazole drugs that can combat nitro drug resistance, but the full potential of nitroheterocycles other than imidazole to yield effective new antigiardial agents has not been explored...
April 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332260/biological-characterization-of-novel-nitroimidazole-peptide-conjugates-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ralf Bergmann, Katrin Splith, Jens Pietzsch, Michael Bachmann, Ines Neundorf
Recently, we reported on the design of a multimodal peptide conjugate useful as delivery platform for targeting hypoxic cells. A nitroimidazole (2-(2-nitroimidazol-1-yl)acetic acid, NIA) moiety, which is selectively entrapped in hypoxic cells, was coupled to a cell-penetrating peptide serving as the transporter. Furthermore, attachment of a bifunctional linker allowed the introduction of a diagnostic or therapeutic radiometal. However, although selective tumor accumulation could be detected in vivo, a fast renal clearance of the compound was observed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314825/increased-plasma-exposures-of-conjugated-metabolites-of-morinidazole-in-renal-failure-patients-a-critical-role-of-uremic-toxins
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Fandi Kong, Xiaoyan Pang, Kan Zhong, Zitao Guo, Xiuli Li, Dafang Zhong, Xiaoyan Chen
Morinidazole is a 5-nitroimidazole drug. Its sulfate conjugate M7 was a sensitive substrate of organic anion transporter 1 (OAT1) and OAT3, whereas N+-glucuronides M8-1 and M8-2 were only OAT3 substrates. In chronic renal failure (CRF) patients, plasma exposures of the three conjugates increased by 15-fold, which were also found in 5/6 nephrectomized (5/6 Nx) rats in this study. Although the transcriptions of Oat1 and Oat3 in 5/6 Nx rat kidneys decreased by 50%, no difference was observed on the three conjugate uptakes between control and 5/6 Nx rat kidney slices...
March 17, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294075/%C3%AE-18f-fluoro-azomycin-arabinoside-%C3%AE-18f-faza-synthesis-radiofluorination-and-preliminary-pet-imaging-of-murine-a431-tumors
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Piyush Kumar, Peter Roselt, Gerald Reischl, Carlene Cullinane, Davood Beiki, Walter Ehrlichmann, David Binns, Ebrahim Naimi, Jennifer Yang, Rodney Hicks, Hans-Juergen Machulla, Leonard I Wiebe
BACKGROUND: 1-α-D-(5-Deoxy-5-[18F]fluoroarabinofuranosyl)-2-nitroimidazole ([18F]FAZA) is a PET radiotracer that demonstrates excellent potential in imaging regional hypoxia, and is clinically used in diagnosing a wide range of solid tumors in cancer patients. [18F]FAZA, however, is radiofluorinated in only moderate recovered radiochemical yield (rRCY, ~12%). It is postulated that the relative stability of the C1' β-anomeric bond at C5' will make 1-β-D-(5-fluoro-5-deoxyarabinofuranosyl)-2-nitroimidazole (β-FAZA), the β-conformer of FAZA, an attractive candidate for clinical hypoxia imaging...
March 13, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243064/conjugation-of-metronidazole-with-dextran-a-potential-pharmaceutical-strategy-to-control-colonic-distribution-of-the-anti-amebic-drug-susceptible-to-metabolism-by-colonic-microbes
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Wooseong Kim, Yejin Yang, Dohoon Kim, Seongkeun Jeong, Jin-Wook Yoo, Jeong-Hyun Yoon, Yunjin Jung
Metronidazole (MTDZ), the drug of choice for the treatment of protozoal infections such as luminal amebiasis, is highly susceptible to colonic metabolism, which may hinder its conversion from a colon-specific prodrug to an effective anti-amebic agent targeting the entire large intestine. Thus, in an attempt to control the colonic distribution of the drug, a polymeric colon-specific prodrug, MTDZ conjugated to dextran via a succinate linker (Dex-SA-MTDZ), was designed. Upon treatment with dextranase for 8 h, the degree of Dex-SA-MTDZ depolymerization (%) with a degree of substitution (mg of MTDZ bound in 100 mg of Dex-SA-MTDZ) of 7, 17, and 30 was 72, 38, and 8, respectively, while that of dextran was 85...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223799/hypoxia-responsive-ionizable-liposome-delivery-sirna-for-glioma-therapy
#15
Hong-Mei Liu, Ya-Fei Zhang, Yan-Dong Xie, Yi-Fan Cai, Bai-Yang Li, Wen Li, Ling-Yu Zeng, Yu-Ling Li, Ru-Tong Yu
Here, we report the hypoxia-responsive ionizable liposomes to deliver small interference RNA (siRNA) anticancer drugs, which can selectively enhance cellular uptake of the siRNA under hypoxic and low-pH conditions to cure glioma. For this purpose, malate dehydrogenase lipid molecules were synthesized, which contain nitroimidazole groups that impart hypoxia sensitivity and specificity as hydrophobic tails, and tertiary amines as hydrophilic head groups. These malate dehydrogenase molecules, together with DSPE-PEG2000 and cholesterol, were self-assembled into O'(1),O(1)-(3-(dimethylamino)propane-1,2-diyl) 16-bis(2-(2-methyl-5-nitro-1H-imidazol-1-yl)ethyl) di(hexadecanedioate) liposomes (MLP) to encapsulate siRNA through electrostatic interaction...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213209/molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-extraction-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-seven-nitroimidazoles-from-honey-by-hplc-ms-ms
#16
Xiu-Chun Guo, Zhao-Yang Xia, Hai-Hui Wang, Wen-Yi Kang, Li-Ming Lin, Wen-Qing Cao, Hong-Wei Zhang, Wen-Hui Zhou
In this work, a selective sample cleanup procedure that combined molecular imprinting technique with solid phase extraction was developed for the simultaneous extraction of the seven nitroimidazoles (NMZs) from honey samples. The molecular imprinting polymers for NMZs were prepared through bulk polymerization method using 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole as template molecule, methacrylic acid as the functional monomer and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as the cross linking agent. The obtained molecular imprinting polymers showed high affinity to template molecule and was used as selective sorbent for simultaneously selective extraction of the seven NMZs from honey matrix...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180110/assessing-tumor-oxygenation-for-predicting-outcome-in-radiation-oncology-a-review-of-studies-correlating-tumor-hypoxic-status-and-outcome-in-the-preclinical-and-clinical-settings
#17
REVIEW
Florence Colliez, Bernard Gallez, Bénédicte F Jordan
Tumor hypoxia is recognized as a limiting factor for the efficacy of radiotherapy, because it enhances tumor radioresistance. It is strongly suggested that assessing tumor oxygenation could help to predict the outcome of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. Strategies have also been developed to alleviate tumor hypoxia in order to radiosensitize tumors. In addition, oxygen mapping is critically needed for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in which the most hypoxic regions require higher radiation doses and the most oxygenated regions require lower radiation doses...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178618/medicinal-plants-and-their-isolated-compounds-showing-anti-trichomonas-vaginalis-activity
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REVIEW
Mozhgan Mehriardestani, Atousa Aliahmadi, Tayebeh Toliat, Roja Rahimi
Trichomonas vaginalis is a major of non-viral sexually-transmitted infection and an important cause of serious obstetrical and gynecological complications. Treatment options for trichomoniasis are limited to nitroimidazole compounds. The increasing resistance and allergic reactions to nitroimidazole and recurrent trichomoniasis make it essential to identify and develop new drugs against trichomoniasis. Medicinal plants are an important source for discovery of new medications. This review discusses the anti-trichomonas effects of medicinal plants and their chemical constituents to find better options against this pathogenic protozoon...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164233/the-use-of-quinacrine-in-nitroimidazole-resistant-giardia-duodenalis-an-old-drug-for-an-emerging-problem
#19
Ana Requena-Méndez, Pilar Goñi, Encarnación Rubio, Diana Pou, Victoria Fumadó, Silvia Lóbez, Edelweiss Aldasoro, Juan Cabezos, Maria Eugenia Valls, Begoña Treviño, Antonio Federico Martínez Montseny, Antonio Clavel, Joaquim Gascon, José Muñoz
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February 6, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151652/kinetic-study-of-hydroxyl-and-sulfate-radical-mediated-oxidation-of-pharmaceuticals-in-wastewater-effluents
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Lushi Lian, Bo Yao, Shaodong Hou, Jingyun Fang, Shuwen Yan, Weihua Song
Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), such as hydroxyl radical (HO(•))- and sulfate radical (SO4(•-))-mediated oxidation, are alternatives for the attenuation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater effluents. However, the kinetics of these reactions needs to be investigated. In this study, kinetic models for 15 PPCPs were built to predict the degradation of PPCPs in both HO(•)- and SO4(•-)-mediated oxidation. In the UV/H2O2 process, a simplified kinetic model involving only steady state concentrations of HO(•) and its biomolecular reaction rate constants is suitable for predicting the removal of PPCPs, indicating the dominant role of HO(•) in the removal of PPCPs...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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