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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922646/synthesis-spectral-characterization-and-computed-optical-analysis-of-potent-triazole-based-compounds
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Sajjad H Sumrra, Fazila Mushtaq, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Asam Raza, Muhammad Faizan Nazar, Bakhat Ali, Ataualpa A C Braga
Biologically active triazole Schiff base ligand (L) and metal complexes [Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II)] are reported herein. The ligand acted as tridentate and coordinated towards metallic ions via azomethine-N, triazolic-N moiety and deprotonated-O of phenyl substituents in an octahedral manner. These compounds were characterized by physical, spectral and analytical analysis. The synthesized ligand and metal complexes were screened for antibacterial pathogens against Chromohalobacter salexigens, Chromohalobacter israelensi, Halomonas halofila and Halomonas salina, antifungal bioassay against Aspergillus niger and Aspergellus flavin, antioxidant (DPPH, phosphomolybdate) and also for enzyme inhibition [butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE)] studies...
September 13, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922584/characterization-and-pro-inflammatory-responses-of-spore-and-hyphae-samples-from-various-mold-species
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E Øya, Akj Afanou, N Malla, S Uhlig, E Rolen, I Skaar, A Straumfors, J O Winberg, B E Bang, P E Schwarze, W Eduard, J A Holme
Mold particles from Aspergillus fumigatus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys chartarum have been linked to respiratory-related diseases. Here we characterized X-ray-inactivated spores and hyphae fragments from these species by number of particles, morphology, and mycotoxin, β-glucan and protease content/activity. The pro-inflammatory properties of mold particles were examined in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) and THP-1 monocytes and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-differentiated THP-1...
September 18, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922497/mutual-independence-of-alkaline-and-calcium-mediated-signalling-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-refutes-the-existence-of-a-conserved-druggable-signalling-nexus
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Omar Loss, Margherita Bertuzzi, Yu Yan, Natalie Fedorova, Bethany L McCann, Darius Armstrong-James, Eduardo A Espeso, Nick D Read, William C Nierman, Elaine M Bignell
Functional coupling of calcium- and alkaline responsive signalling occurs in multiple fungi to afford efficient cation homeostasis. Host microenvironments exert alkaline stress and potentially toxic concentrations of Ca(2+) , such that highly conserved regulators of both calcium- (Crz) and pH- (PacC/Rim) responsive signalling are crucial for fungal pathogenicity. Drugs targeting calcineurin are potent antifungal agents but also perturb human immunity thereby negating their use as anti-infectives, abrogation of alkaline signalling has therefore been postulated as an adjunctive antifungal strategy...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922489/clinical-evaluation-of-the-newly-formatted-lateral-flow-device-for-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
#4
Martin Hoenigl, Susanne Eigl, Sven Heldt, Wiebke Duettmann, Christopher Thornton, Juergen Prattes
The study evaluated the newly formatted Aspergillus-specific lateral-flow-device (LFD), and compared its performance to the original prototype "old" LFD test using BALF samples from 28 patients (14 patients with probable/proven invasive pulmonary aspergillosis [IPA] and 14 patients with no evidence for IPA). A total of 10/14 (71%) of BALF samples from patients with probable/proven IPA resulted positive with the new LFD, including 8/9 with true-positive and 2/5 with false-negative results with the old LFD. All 14 samples from patients without IPA resulted negative with the new LFD; specificity of the new LFD was significantly improved compared to the old LFD...
September 18, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922487/pcr-based-detection-of-a-fumigatus-and-absence-of-azole-resistance-due-to-tr34-l98h-in-a-french-multicenter-cohort-of-137-patients-with-fungal-rhinosinusitis
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Florent Morio, Eric Dannaoui, Taieb Chouaki, Estelle Cateau, Olivier Malard, Pierre Bonfils, Cyril Page, Xavier Dufour, Claire Cottrel, Tamic Erwan, Rose-Anne Lavergne, Patrice Le Pape
BACKGROUND: Fungal rhinosinusitis has a worldwide distribution, comprises distinct clinical entities but is mostly due to Aspergillus among which A. fumigatus plays a major role in European countries. Although, there is accumulating evidence for the emergence of environmentally acquired-azole resistance in A. fumigatus (such as TR34 /L98H) in various clinical settings, there is few data for patients with fungal rhinosinusitis. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of A...
September 18, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922285/what-where-and-why-exploring-fluorodeoxyglucose-pet-s-ability-to-localise-and-differentiate-infection-from-cancer
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Abby Douglas, Eddie Lau, Karin Thursky, Monica Slavin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the utility of FDG-PET imaging in detecting the cause of fever and infection in patients with cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: FDG-PET has been shown to have high sensitivity and accuracy for causes of neutropenic fever, leading to higher diagnostic certainty in this group. Recent advances in pathogen-specific labelling in PET to identify Aspergillus spp. and Yersinia spp. infections in mice, as well as differentiating between Gram-positive, Gram-negative and mycobacterial infections are promising...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922070/defective-calcineurin-nfat-signaling-in-myeloid-cells-and-susceptibility-to-aspergillosis-in-post-transplant-patients
#7
Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Michael J Davis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920166/clinical-significance-of-aspergillus-species-isolated-from-respiratory-specimens-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease
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K Furuuchi, A Ito, T Hashimoto, S Kumagai, T Ishida
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is associated with mortality in patients with Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MAC-LD). An Aspergillus-positive respiratory specimen often reflects colonization, and thus the clinical significance of Aspergillus isolation in MAC-LD patients is not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of MAC-LD patients in whom Aspergillus was isolated from respiratory specimens. We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of 329 MAC-LD patients...
September 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919789/antifungal-resistance-current-trends-and-future-strategies-to-combat
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REVIEW
Nathan P Wiederhold
Antifungal resistance represents a major clinical challenge to clinicians responsible for treating invasive fungal infections due to the limited arsenal of systemically available antifungal agents. In addition current drugs may be limited by drug-drug interactions and serious adverse effects/toxicities that prevent their prolonged use or dosage escalation. Fluconazole resistance is of particular concern in non-Candida albicans species due to the increased incidence of infections caused by these species in different geographic locations worldwide and the elevated prevalence of resistance to this commonly used azole in many institutions...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919731/sensitization-to-aspergillus-fumigatus-as-a-risk-factor-for-bronchiectasis-in-copd
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Stephanie Everaerts, Katrien Lagrou, Adriana Dubbeldam, Natalie Lorent, Kristina Vermeersch, Erna Van Hoeyveld, Xavier Bossuyt, Lieven J Dupont, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap presents a possible clinical phenotype of COPD, but it is unclear why it develops in a subset of patients. We hypothesized that sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus (A fum) is associated with bronchiectasis in COPD and occurs more frequently in vitamin D-deficient patients. METHODS: This observational study investigated sensitization to A fum in an outpatient clinical cohort of 300 COPD patients and 50 (ex-) smoking controls...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919635/aspergillus-fumigatus-morphology-and-dynamic-host-interactions
#11
REVIEW
Frank L van de Veerdonk, Mark S Gresnigt, Luigina Romani, Mihai G Netea, Jean-Paul Latgé
Aspergillus fumigatus is an environmental filamentous fungus that can cause life-threatening disease in immunocompromised individuals. The interactions between A. fumigatus and the host environment are dynamic and complex. The host immune system needs to recognize the distinct morphological forms of A. fumigatus to control fungal growth and prevent tissue invasion, whereas the fungus requires nutrients and needs to adapt to the hostile environment by escaping immune recognition and counteracting host responses...
September 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919416/identification-of-eukaryotic-udp-galactopyranose-mutase-inhibitors-using-the-thermofad-assay
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Julia S Martín Del Campo, Meital Eckshtain-Levi, Pablo Sobrado
Aspergillus fumigatus is a human pathogen responsible for deadly infections in immune-compromised patients. A potential strategy for treating A. fumigatus infections is by targeting the biosynthesis of cell wall components, such as galactofuranase, which is absent in humans. Galactofuranose biosynthesis is initiated by the flavoenzyme UDP-galactopyranose mutase (UGM), which converts UDP-galactopyranose (UDP-Galp) to UDP-galactofuranose (UDP-Galf). UGM requires the reduced form of the flavin for activity, which is obtained by reacting it with NADPH...
September 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919347/invasive-mold-infections-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-patients-with-hematologic-cancer-or-stem-cell-transplantation-2000-2016-uncommon-with-improved-survival-but-still-deadly-often
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Minas P Economides, Leomar Y Ballester, Vinodh A Kumar, Ying Jiang, Jeffrey Tarrand, Victor Prieto, Harrys A Torres, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
BACKGROUND: Historically considered to have very poor outcome, there is paucity of recent data regarding invasive mold infections (IMIs) of the central nervous system (CNS) in patients with hematologic cancer (HC) or stem cell transplantation (SCT). METHODS: We reviewed the records of HC patients and/or SCT recipients who were diagnosed with CNS IMIs (EORTC/MSG criteria) at MD Anderson Cancer Center (1/1/2000-6/31/2016). Risk factors for survival at day (d) 42 post diagnosis were assessed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918972/-mycological-and-parasitological-examinations-in-the-management-of-lung-infections
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REVIEW
L Lachaud, J P Gangneux
Pulmonary parasitic diseases are rare whereas pulmonary fungal infections are increasing. The diversity of clinical presentations requires laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. Direct examination of lung samples and antibody detection are the basis of parasitological diagnosis. With regard to mycoses, the range of biological tests is broader. The conventional mycological examination allows identification of any type of fungus except Pneumocystis jirovecii. Its specificity is excellent but it lacks sensitivity...
September 14, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915790/the-process-related-dynamics-of-microbial-community-during-a-simulated-fermentation-of-chinese-strong-flavored-liquor
#15
Yanyan Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Xiangzhen Li, Yong Tao, Jia Jia, Xiaohong He
BACKGROUND: Famous Chinese strong-flavored liquor (CSFL) is brewed by microbial consortia in a special fermentation pit (FT). However, the fermentation process was not fully understood owing to the complicate community structure and metabolism. In this study, the process-related dynamics of microbial communities and main flavor compounds during the 70-day fermentation process were investigated in a simulated fermentation system. RESULTS: A three-phase model was proposed to characterize the process of the CSFL fermentation...
September 15, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915412/aspergillus-section-flavi-community-structure-in-zambia-influences-aflatoxin-contamination-of-maize-and-groundnut
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Paul W Kachapulula, Juliet Akello, Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, Peter J Cotty
Aflatoxins are cancer-causing, immuno-suppressive mycotoxins that frequently contaminate important staples in Zambia including maize and groundnut. Several species within Aspergillus section Flavi have been implicated as causal agents of aflatoxin contamination in Africa. However, Aspergillus populations associated with aflatoxin contamination in Zambia have not been adequately detailed. Most of Zambia's arable land is non-cultivated and Aspergillus communities in crops may originate in non-cultivated soil...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915062/a-recombinant-fragment-of-human-surfactant-protein-d-suppresses-basophil-activation-th2-and-b-cell-responses-in-grass-pollen-induced-allergic-inflammation
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Asif S Qaseem, Iesha Singh, Ansar A Pathan, Janice A Layhadi, Rebecca Parkin, Fedina Alexandra, Stephen R Durham, Uday Kishore, Mohamed H Shamji
RATIONALE: rfhSP-D has been shown to suppress house dust mite and Aspergillus fumigatus-induced allergic inflammation in murine models. OBJECTIVES: We sought to elucidate the effect of rfhSP-D on FcεRI and CD23-mediated grass pollen induced allergic inflammatory responses. METHODS: rfhSP-D, containing homotrimeric neck and lectin domains, was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (λDE3) pLysS. PBMCs and sera were obtained from grass pollen allergic individuals (n=27)...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914994/hessian-based-quantitative-image-analysis-of-host-pathogen-confrontation-assays
#18
Zoltan Cseresnyes, Kaswara Kraibooj, Marc Thilo Figge
Host-fungus interactions have gained a lot of interest in the past few decades, mainly due to an increasing number of fungal infections that are often associated with a high mortality rate in the absence of effective therapies. These interactions can be studied at the genetic level or at the functional level via imaging. Here, we introduce a new image processing method that quantifies the interaction between host cells and fungal invaders, for example, alveolar macrophages and the conidia of Aspergillus fumigatus...
September 15, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914845/-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-asthma-results-of-a-prospective-study
#19
Ya I Kozlova, E V Frolova, L V Filippova, A E Uchevatkina, O V Aak, N N Klimko
AIM: To estimate the frequency of fungal sensitization and the incidence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in asthmatic patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 140 asthmatic patients were examined. They underwent allergologic (skin tests for fungal allergens, estimation of total and fungal allergen-specific IgE levels) and mycological (microscopy and inoculation of respiratory biosubstrates) examinations. Chest computed tomography, when indicated, was done...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913161/a-young-immunocompetent-patient-with-spontaneous-aspergillus-empyema-who-developed-severe-eosinophilia
#20
Fumiaki Kudo, Hiromitsu Ohta, Yoshiaki Nagai, Kentaro Minegishi, Shinichiro Koyama
Aspergillus empyema is usually reported as a complication of surgical procedures, and spontaneous cases are quite rare. Here, we describe the case of a 16-year-old man who suddenly developed dyspnea despite previously being healthy. Chest computed tomography showed multiple mass-containing cavity lesions, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion in the left thorax. Within 2 weeks, Aspergillus fumigatus grew from his pleural effusion, thus he was diagnosed with Aspergillus empyema. He also developed severe eosinophilia after admission, and was treated with anti-fungal drugs...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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