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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730269/emergence-of-candida-glabrata-in-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-should-be-attributed-to-selective-pressure-or-virulence-ability
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Sandra Sayuri Nakamura-Vasconcelos, Adriana Fiorini, Pamela Delvas Zanni, Patrícia de Souza Bonfim-Mendonça, Janine Ribeiro Godoy, Adriana Araújo Almeida-Apolonio, Marcia Edilaine Lopes Consolaro, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski
PURPOSE: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is one of the most frequent female genital disorders and Candida glabrata is the second most common agent. Current study was aimed to study the susceptibility to antifungal agents of C. glabrata isolated from vaginal samples and some virulence attributes in order to better understand why this species is emerging as the main VVC agents. METHODS: A total of 60 C. glabrata vaginal isolates were included in this study. Firstly they were screened by susceptibility tests to antifungal agents...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720726/mitochondrial-cochaperone-mge1-is-involved-in-regulating-susceptibility-to-fluconazole-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-and-candida-species
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Liesbeth Demuyser, Erwin Swinnen, Alessandro Fiori, Beatriz Herrera-Malaver, Kevin Vestrepen, Patrick Van Dijck
MGE1 encodes a yeast chaperone involved in Fe-S cluster metabolism and protein import into the mitochondria. In this study, we identified MGE1 as a multicopy suppressor of susceptibility to the antifungal fluconazole in the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae We demonstrate that this phenomenon is not exclusively dependent on the integrity of the mitochondrial DNA or on the presence of the drug efflux pump Pdr5. Instead, we show that the increased dosage of Mge1 plays a protective role by retaining increased amounts of ergosterol upon fluconazole treatment...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714286/mosquitoes-can-harbour-yeasts-of-clinical-significance-and-contribute-to-their-environmental-dissemination
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Jovana Bozic, Aida Capone, Dario Pediconi, Priscilla Mensah, Alessia Cappelli, Matteo Valzano, Maria Vittoria Mancini, Patrizia Scuppa, Elena Martin, Sara Epis, Paolo Rossi, Guido Favia, Irene Ricci
There is still a lack of studies on fungal microbiota in mosquitoes, compared to the number available on bacterial microbiota. This study reports the identification of yeasts of clinical significance in laboratory mosquito species: Anopheles gambiae, Anopheles stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus, Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Among the yeasts isolated, we focused on the opportunistic pathogen Candida parapsilosis, since there is a need to better understand breakthrough candidaemia with resistance to the usual antifungals, which requires careful consideration in the broad-spectrum therapy, as documented in many clinical reports...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
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/28700656/unexpected-effects-of-azole-transporter-inhibitors-on-antifungal-susceptibility-in-candida-glabrata-and-other-pathogenic-candida-species
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Yohsuke Nagayoshi, Taiga Miyazaki, Shintaro Shimamura, Hironobu Nakayama, Asuka Minematsu, Shunsuke Yamauchi, Takahiro Takazono, Shigeki Nakamura, Katsunori Yanagihara, Shigeru Kohno, Hiroshi Mukae, Koichi Izumikawa
The pathogenic fungus Candida glabrata is often resistant to azole antifungal agents. Drug efflux through azole transporters, such as Cdr1 and Cdr2, is a key mechanism of azole resistance and these genes are under the control of the transcription factor Pdr1. Recently, the monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) inhibitor clorgyline was shown to inhibit the azole efflux pumps, leading to increased azole susceptibility in C. glabrata. In the present study, we have evaluated the effects of clorgyline on susceptibility of C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696923/whole-genome-sequence-of-the-heterozygous-clinical-isolate-candida-krusei-81-b-5
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Christina A Cuomo, Terrance Shea, Bo Yang, Reeta Rao, Anja Forche
Candida krusei is a diploid, heterozygous yeast that is an opportunistic fungal pathogen in immunocompromised patients. This species also is utilized for fermenting cocoa beans during chocolate production. One major concern in the clinical setting is the innate resistance of this species to the most commonly used antifungal drug fluconazole. Here we report a high-quality genome sequence and assembly for the first clinical isolate of C. krusei, strain 81-B-5, into 11 scaffolds generated with PacBio sequencing technology...
July 10, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691453/the-effect-of-enriching-denture-adhesives-with-chlorhexidine-diacetate-on-the-proliferation-of-candida-albicans-an-in-vitro-analysis
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S Matalon, G Frydman, D Lauritano, H Slutzky, E Shlomo, S Levartovsky, F Carinci, Z Ormianer
Denture adhesives are widely used in dentistry. The growth of Candida albicans on the denture base is common on both jaws, particularly in elderly patients. A strong correlation has been found between the growth of Candida albicans and dentures, potentially leading to denture stomatitis. Recent studies show that the addition of chlorhexidine diacetate (CHDA) to denture adhesives can have a protective effect against denture stomatitis. The aim of this research is to examine the antifungal properties of three denture adhesives when CHDA is added...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689871/cd101-a-long-acting-echinocandin-and-comparator-antifungal-agents-tested-against-a-global-collection-of-invasive-fungal-isolates-in-the-sentry-2015-antifungal-surveillance-program
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Michael A Pfaller, Shawn A Messer, Paul R Rhomberg, Mariana Castanheira
CD101 is a novel echinocandin with exceptional chemical stability and long-acting pharmacokinetics. The activity of CD101 and comparators was evaluated using CLSI broth microdilution methods against 713 invasive fungal isolates, including 589 Candida spp. (6 species), 14 C. neoformans, 97 A. fumigatus and 13 A. flavus species complex collected worldwide during 2015. All C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. dubliniensis, 99.7% of C. albicans and 98.3% of C. glabrata were inhibited by ≤0.12 µg/mL of CD101, and these isolates were susceptible/wild type to other echinocandins using CLSI clinical breakpoint and epidemiological cutoff value (ECV) interpretive criteria...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688376/molecular-identification-and-antifungal-susceptibility-pattern-of-non-albicans-candida-species-isolated-from-vulvovaginal-candidiasis
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Ziba Abbasi Nejat, Shirin Farahyar, Mehraban Falahati, Mahtab Ashrafi Khozani, Aga Fateme Hosseini, Azamsadat Faiazy, Masoome Ekhtiari, Saeideh Hashemi-Hafshenjani
Background: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an important problem due to Candida spp. The aim of this study was molecular identification, phylogenetic analysis, and evaluation of antifungal susceptibility of non-albicans Candida isolates from VVC. Methods: Vaginal secretion samples were collected from 550 vaginitis patients at Sayyad Shirazi Medical and Educational Center of Gorgan (Golestan Province, Iran) from May to October 2015. Samples were analyzed using conventional mycological and molecular approaches...
July 9, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683399/incorporation-of-triclosan-and-acridine-orange-into-liposomes-for-evaluating-the-susceptibility-of-candida-albicans
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Karla B Romio, Kevin F Dos Santos, Romário J da Silva, Maria F C Pedro, Alessandro S Kalck, Marcos da Silva Sousa, Leandro M Possamai, Paula C S Souto, Josmary R Silva, Nara C de Souza
Candida albicans is responsible for many of the infections affecting immunocompromised individuals. Although most C. albicans are susceptible to antifungal drugs, uncontrolled use of these drugs has promoted the development of resistance to current antifungals. The clinical implication of resistant strains has led to the search for safer and more effective drugs as well as alternative approaches, such as controlled drug release using liposomes and photodynamic inactivation (PDI), to eliminate pathogens by combining light and photosensitizers...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681025/candidemia-in-patients-with-prolonged-fever-in-kashan-iran
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R Razzaghi, M Momen-Heravi, M Erami, M Nazeri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Candida species are considered a common cause of fungal blood stream infections, which are associated with considerable mortality and morbidity rates, especially in the admitted and immunocompromised patients. Despite the increase in new and available antifungal agents, the emergence of resistant strains is growing. Regarding this, the aim of the present study was to assess the fungal epide-miology of candidemia and the antifungal susceptibility patterns against five current antifungal agents among the patients with prolonged fever, who were admitted to Beheshti Educational Hospital, Kashan, Iran...
September 2016: Advances in Medical Mycology (Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678309/fenticonazole-an-effective-topical-treatment-for-superficial-mycoses-as-the-first-step-of-antifungal-stewardship-program
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F Tumietto, L Giacomelli
The resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobial drugs is a major issue for public health, with important consequences in terms of morbidity, mortality and resource use. The phenomenon is so serious that in some areas of the world resistant strains to all available drugs have been selected. Many conditions may result in the development of resistance: they include the indiscriminate or inappropriate (e.g., for viral infection or colonization) use of antibiotics, the excessive duration of the prescribed treatment regimens, as well as inadequate dosing or administration routes...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676004/evaluation-of-1-3-benzoxathiol-2-one-derivatives-as-potential-antifungal-agents
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Luciana Terra, Eliza de L Chazin, Paola de S Sanches, Max Saito, Marcus V N de Souza, Claudia R B Gomes, James L Wardell, Solange M S V Wardell, Plínio C Sathler, Gabriela C C Silva, Viviane O Lione, Marcos Kalil, Ana Joffily, Helena C Castro, Thatyana R A Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: Over the last few years, fungal infections have emerged as a worrisome global public health problem. Candidiasis is a disease caused by Candida species and has been a problem worldwide mainly for immunosuppressed patients. Lately, the resistant strains and side effects have been reported as important issues for treating Candidiasis, which have to be solved by identifying new drugs. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this work was to synthesize a series of 1,3-benzoxathiol-2-one derivatives, XY-benzo[d][1,3]oxathiol-2-ones, and evaluate their antifungal activity against five Candida species...
July 3, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674054/identification-and-mode-of-action-of-a-plant-natural-product-targeting-human-fungal-pathogens
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Stéphane Dorsaz, Tiia Snäka, Quentin Favre-Godal, Pierre Maudens, Nathalie Boulens, Pascal Furrer, Samad Nejad Ebrahimi, Matthias Hamburger, Eric Allémann, Katia Gindro, Emerson Ferreira Queiroz, Howard Riezman, Jean-Luc Wolfender, Dominique Sanglard
Candida albicans is a major cause of fungal diseases in humans and its resistance to available drugs is of concern. In an attempt to identify novel antifungal agents, we initiated a small scale screening of a 199 natural plant compounds (NPs) library. In vitro susceptibility profiling experiments identified 33 NPs with activity against C. albicans (MIC50 ≤ 32 μg/ml). Among the selected NPs, the sterol alkaloid tomatidine was further investigated. Tomatidine originates from Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) and exhibited high fungistatic activity against Candida species (MIC50 ≤ 1 μg/ml) but no cytotoxicity against mammalian cells...
July 3, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673609/strong-synergism-of-dexamethasone-in-combination-with-fluconazole-against-resistant-candida-albicans-mediated-by-inhibiting-drug-efflux-and-reducing-virulence
#16
Wenwen Sun, Decai Wang, Cuixiang Yu, Xin Huang, Xiuyun Li, Shujuan Sun
Candida albicans are the most common isolated strains in the clinic and their resistance to fluconazole has beenemergingrapidly.Combinatorial therapy would be is a potentially effective approach against drugresistance. In this study, the combinatorial antifungal effects of dexamethasone and fluconazoleagainst resistant Candida albicans in vitrowere assayed usingminimum inhibitory concentrations, sessile minimum inhibitory concentrations, and time-kill curves. In vivo efficacy of this drug combination was evaluated usingthe Galleria mellonellamodel...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669835/molecular-basis-of-antifungal-drug-resistance-in-yeasts
#17
Florent Morio, Rasmus Hare Jensen, Patrice Le Pape, Maiken Cavling Arendrup
Besides inherent differences in in vitro susceptibilities, clinically relevant yeast species may acquire resistance upon exposure to most antifungal drugs used in the clinic. In recent years, major fundamental research studies have been conducted to improve our understanding of the molecular basis of antifungal resistance. This topic is of major interest as antifungal resistance in yeast is correlated to clinical failure and is clearly evolving. In this minireview, we provide an overview including the most recent findings about key molecular mechanisms evolving in human pathogenic yeasts, especially Candida spp...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669831/epidemiology-of-antifungal-resistance-in-human-pathogenic-yeasts-current-viewpoint-and-practical-recommendations-for-management
#18
Dimitrios Farmakiotis, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
In this review, we describe the epidemiology and clinical significance of resistance in Candida spp. and other non-Cryptococcus yeasts. The rise in echinocandin resistance, azole resistance and cross-resistance to ≥2 antifungal classes (multi-drug resistance: MDR) has been a worrisome trend, mainly in US large tertiary and oncology centers, particularly as it relates to C. glabrata. C. kefyr is also a concern, as it can be resistant to echinocandins and polyenes, especially in patients with hematologic malignancies...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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/28663342/comparative-genomics-of-two-sequential-candida-glabrate-clinical-isolates
#20
Luis Vale-Silva, Emmanuel Beaudoing, Van Du T Tran, Dominique Sanglard
Candida glabrate is an important fungal pathogen which develops rapidly antifungal resistance in treated patients. It is known that azole treatments lead to antifungal resistance in this fungal species and that multidrug efflux transporters are involved in this process. Specific mutations in the transcriptional regulator PDR1 result in upregulation of the transporters. In addition, we showed that the PDR1 mutations can contribute to enhance virulence in animal models. We were interested in this study to compare genomes of two specific C...
June 29, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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