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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414687/disseminated-cryptococcal-disease-with-diffuse-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-non-hiv-host
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M Hughes, K Trivedi, M Rudrappa
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of disseminated Cryptococcus in a non-HIV host, where the primary manifestation was pulmonary with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. This patient was on high dose corticosteroids for autoimmune hemolytic anemia. CASE: A 79 year old Caucasian man with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia on 100 mg of prednisone daily, coronary artery disease s/p bypass surgery, ischemic cardiomyopathy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease, and history of bilateral pulmonary emboli presented to Hematology/Oncology clinic with symptoms of productive cough, worsening shortness of breath, hemoptysis...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397768/lysozyme-associated-liposomal-gentamicin-inhibits-bacterial-biofilm
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Yilin Hou, Zhaojie Wang, Peng Zhang, Hu Bai, Yuelin Sun, Jinyou Duan, Haibo Mu
Bacteria on living or inert surfaces usually form biofilms which make them highly resistant to antibiotics and immune clearance. Herein, we develop a simple approach to overcome the above conundrum through lysozyme-associated liposomal gentamicin (LLG). The association of lysozyme to the surface of liposomes can effectively reduce the fusion of liposomes and undesirable payload release in regular storage or physiological environments. The LLG was more effective at damaging established biofilms and inhibiting biofilm formation of pathogens including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria than gentamicin alone...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362119/enhancement-of-antimicrobial-activity-by-liposomal-oleic-acid-loaded-antibiotics-for-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Pradeep Pushparaj Selvadoss, Jayshree Nellore, Malathy Balaraman Ravindrran, Uma Sekar, Jayakrishna Tippabathani
In this study, we examined the efficacy of liposomal oleic acid-based antibiotic formulations on 32 strains of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRPa). The average size of liposomes were 93.12 ± 2.3 nm holding a negative zeta potential at -57.3 ± 0.89. Liposomal antibiotic formulations were tested against 32 MDRPa strains isolated from burn wounds and urine samples, which exhibited an MIC of ≤8 μg/mL, whereas MIC of free antibiotics ranged from 32 to >1024 μg/mL. The results clearly indicate that the liposomes composed of naturally occurring oleic acid, could be used therapeutically either alone or in combination with antibiotics to effectively treat P...
March 31, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350438/an-acyl-linked-dimer-of-daptomycin-is-strongly-inhibited-by-the-bacterial-cell-wall
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Robert M Taylor, Bradley Scott, Scott Taylor, Michael Palmer
The lipopeptide antibiotic daptomycin is active against Gram-positive pathogens. It permeabilizes bacterial cell membranes, which involves the formation of membrane-associated oligomers. We here studied a dimer of daptomycin whose two subunits were linked through a bivalent aliphatic acyl chain. Unexpectedly, the dimer had very low activity on vegetative Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis cells. However, activity resembled that of monomeric daptomycin on liposomes and on B. subtilis L-forms. These findings underscore the importance of the bacterial cell wall in daptomycin resistance...
March 28, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281230/identifying-the-interaction-of-vancomycin-with-novel-ph-responsive-lipids-as-antibacterial-biomaterials-via-accelerated-molecular-dynamics-and-binding-free-energy-calculations
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Shaimaa Ahmed, Suresh B Vepuri, Mahantesh Jadhav, Rahul S Kalhapure, Thirumala Govender
Nano-drug delivery systems have proven to be an efficient formulation tool to overcome the challenges with current antibiotics therapy and resistance. A series of pH-responsive lipid molecules were designed and synthesized for future liposomal formulation as a nano-drug delivery system for vancomycin at the infection site. The structures of these lipids differ from each other in respect of hydrocarbon tails: Lipid1, 2, 3 and 4 have stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acid hydrocarbon chains, respectively...
March 9, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228076/transdermal-drug-delivery-opportunities-and-challenges-for-controlled-delivery-of-therapeutic-agents-using-nanocarriers
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Balak Das Kurmi, Pawan Tekchandani, Rishi Paliwal, Shivani Rai Paliwal
BACKGROUND: Transdermal drug delivery represents an extremely attractive and innovative route across the skin owing to the possibility for achieving systemic effect of drugs. Present scenario demands a special focus on developing safe medicine with minimize toxic adverse effects related to most of the pharmacologically active agents. Transdermal drug delivery would be a focal paradigm which provides patient convenience, first-pass hepatic metabolism avoidance, local targeting and reduction in toxic effect related to various categories of drugs like, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, antiviral, anaesthetic, anticancer etc...
February 22, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120892/antimicrobial-nanoplexes-meet-model-bacterial-membranes-the-key-role-of-cardiolipin
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Alejandro Marín-Menéndez, Costanza Montis, Teresa Díaz-Calvo, Davide Carta, Kostas Hatzixanthis, Christopher J Morris, Michael McArthur, Debora Berti
Antimicrobial resistance to traditional antibiotics is a crucial challenge of medical research. Oligonucleotide therapeutics, such as antisense or Transcription Factor Decoys (TFDs), have the potential to circumvent current resistance mechanisms by acting on novel targets. However, their full translation into clinical application requires efficient delivery strategies and fundamental comprehension of their interaction with target bacterial cells. To address these points, we employed a novel cationic bolaamphiphile that binds TFDs with high affinity to form self-assembled complexes (nanoplexes)...
January 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115922/ocellatin-peptides-from-the-skin-secretion-of-the-south-american-frog-leptodactylus-labyrinthicus-leptodactylidae-characterization-antimicrobial-activities-and-membrane-interactions
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Karla A G Gusmão, Daniel M Dos Santos, Virgílio M Santos, María Esperanza Cortés, Pablo V M Reis, Vera L Santos, Dorila Piló-Veloso, Rodrigo M Verly, Maria Elena de Lima, Jarbas M Resende
BACKGROUND: The availability of antimicrobial peptides from several different natural sources has opened an avenue for the discovery of new biologically active molecules. To the best of our knowledge, only two peptides isolated from the frog Leptodactylus labyrinthicus, namely pentadactylin and ocellatin-F1, have shown antimicrobial activities. Therefore, in order to explore the antimicrobial potential of this species, we have investigated the biological activities and membrane interactions of three peptides isolated from the anuran skin secretion...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067107/physical-properties-and-biological-interactions-of-liposomes-developed-as-a-drug-carrier-in-the-field-of-regenerative-medicine
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Sławomir Lewicki, Monika Leśniak, Eugeniusz Krzysztof Machaj, Małgorzata Antos-Bielska, Elżbieta Anna Trafny, Janusz Kocik, Zygmunt Pojda
Liposomes are used for encapsulation of the active compounds in different therapies, with the increasing frequency. The important areas of clinical applications of liposomes are cancer targeted treatment, antibiotic delivery or regenerative medicine. The liposomes can transfer both hydrophilic and hydrophobic compounds and have the lipid bilayer which imitates the cell membrane. Liposomes additionally may extend half-live period of drugs and protect them against the elimination in different ways, such as phagocytosis, enzymatic cleavage or exclusion by detoxification...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044098/polymyxins-facilitate-entry-into-mammalian-cells
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Kristina M Hamill, Lisa S McCoy, Ezequiel Wexselblatt, Jeffrey D Esko, Yitzhak Tor
Polymyxin B is an antibiotic used against multi-resistant gram negative infections, despite observed nephrotoxicity. Here we report the synthesis of functionalized derivatives of polymyxin B and its per-guanidinylated derivative in order to further explore the structural requirements necessary to facilitate uptake of the antibiotic into mammalian cells. We also investigate the possibility of using these novel scaffolds as molecular transporters. At nanomolar concentrations, both are capable of delivering large cargo (>300 kDa) into living cells...
August 1, 2016: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008253/novel-antimicrobial-peptide-modified-azithromycin-loaded-liposomes-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Xiaowei Liu, Zhan Li, Xiaodong Wang, Yujuan Chen, Fengbo Wu, Ke Men, Ting Xu, Yan Luo, Li Yang
Infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), have become a public threat; therefore, development of new antimicrobial drugs or strategies is urgently required. In this study, a new antibacterial peptide DP7-C (Chol-suc-VQWRIRVAVIRK-NH2) and DP7-C-modified azithromycin (AZT)-loaded liposomes (LPs) are developed for the treatment of MRSA infection, and it was found that DP7-C inserted into the LP lipid bilayer not only functioned as a carrier to encapsulate the antibiotic AZT but also synergized the antibacterial effect of the encapsulated AZT...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999446/antimicrobial-activity-and-interactions-of-cationic-peptides-derived-from-galleria-mellonella-cecropin-d-like-peptide-with-model-membranes
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José Oñate-Garzón, Marcela Manrique-Moreno, Steven Trier, Chad Leidy, Rodrigo Torres, Edwin Patiño
Antimicrobial peptides are effector molecules of the innate immune system against invading pathogens. The cationic charge in their structures has a strong correlation with antimicrobial activity, being responsible for the initial electrostatic interaction between peptides and the anionic microbial surface. This paper contains evidence that charge modification in the neutral peptide Gm cecropin D-like (WT) improved the antimicrobial activity of the modified peptides. Two cationic peptides derived from WT sequence named as ΔM1 and ΔM2, with net charge of +5 and +9, respectively, showed at least an eightfold increase in their antimicrobial activity in comparison to WT...
March 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956862/effect-of-encapsulation-on-antimicrobial-activity-of%C3%A2-herbal-extracts-with-lysozyme
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Petra Matouskova, Ivana Marova, Jitka Bokrova, Pavla Benesova
Resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics has increased. The use of natural components with antimicrobial properties can be of great significance to reduce this problem. The presented work is focused on the study of the effect of encapsulation of selected plant and animal antimicrobial substances (herbs, spices, lysozyme and nisin) on their activity and stability. Antimicrobial components were packaged into liposomes and polysaccharide particles (alginate, chitosan and starch). Antimicrobial activity was tested against two Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis and Micrococcus luteus) and two Gram-negative (Escherichia coli and Serratia marcescens) bacteria...
September 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751781/epico-3-0-empirical-antifungal-therapy-in-critically-ill-hematology-patients
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Pedro Llinares, Isabel Ruiz, Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Alejandro H Rodríguez, Emilio Maseda, Santiago Grau
BACKGROUND: Although in the past decade the management of invasive fungal infections has improved, a number of controversies persist regarding empirical antifungal treatment in critically-ill hematology patients. AIMS: To identify key clinical knowledge to elaborate a set of recommendations, with a high level of consensus, necessary for the approach to fungal infections in critically-ill hematology patients. METHODS: A Spanish prospective questionnaire, which measures consensus through the Delphi technique, was anonymously answered and e-mailed by 30 multidisciplinary national experts, all specialists in fungal invasive infections from six scientific national societies; intensivists, anesthesiologists, microbiologists, pharmacologists and specialists in infectious diseases...
October 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739191/total-synthesis-and-functional-evaluation-of-fourteen-derivatives-of-lysocin%C3%A2-e-importance-of-cationic-hydrophobic-and-aromatic-moieties-for-antibacterial-activity
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Takuya Kaji, Motoki Murai, Hiroaki Itoh, Jyunichiro Yasukawa, Hiroshi Hamamoto, Kazuhisa Sekimizu, Masayuki Inoue
Lysocin E (1) is a structurally complex 37-membered depsipeptide comprising 12 amino-acid residues with an N-methylated amide and an ester linkage. Compound 1 binds to menaquinone (MK) in the bacterial membrane to exert its potent bactericidal activity. To decipher the biologically important functionalities within this unique antibiotic, we performed a comprehensive structure-activity relationship (SAR) study by systematically changing the side-chain structures of l-Thr-1, d-Arg-2, N-Me-d-Phe-5, d-Arg-7, l-Glu-8, and d-Trp-10...
November 14, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678160/what-if-there-were-no-new-antibiotics-a-look-at-alternatives
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Jordi Rello, Eleonora Bunsow, Antonio Perez
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing worldwide, due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains. With this panorama, there is a serious danger that we may be entering the 'post-antibiotic era'. Areas covered: We assess why so few new classes of antibiotics have been developed in the past years and discuss a variety of treatments that may be able to replace antimicrobials: monoclonal antibodies, bacteriophages, stem cells and anti-virulence agents such as liposomes. Expert commentary: There are a series of economic, scientific-research and regulatory reasons for the scarcity of new antimicrobials...
December 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669740/daptomycin-leakage-is-selective
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Jin Zhang, Kyle Scoten, Suzana K Straus
Daptomycin is a lipopeptide antibiotic approved for use against Gram-positive organisms, including highly resistant species. A number of studies have suggested that daptomycin kills bacteria by membrane permeabilization and depolarization. Recently a model membrane system consisting of 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine and 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phospho-(1'-rac-glycerol) in a 1:1 ratio and the ionophore CCCP was proposed as a simple model to investigate the mode of action of daptomycin and resistance mechanisms at a molecular level...
October 14, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620333/bacillus-subtilis-alters-the-proportion-of-major-membrane-phospholipids-in-response-to-surfactin-exposure
#18
Petra Uttlová, Dominik Pinkas, Olga Bechyňková, Radovan Fišer, Jaroslava Svobodová, Gabriela Seydlová
Surfactin, an anionic lipopeptide produced by Bacillus subtilis, is an antimicrobial that targets the cytoplasmic membrane. Nowadays it appears increasingly apparent that the mechanism of resistance against these types of antibiotics consists of target site modification. This prompted us to investigate whether the surfactin non-producing strain B. subtilis 168 changes its membrane composition in response to a sublethal surfactin concentration. Here we show that the exposure of B. subtilis to surfactin at concentrations of 350 and 650 μg/ml (designated as SF350 and SF650, respectively) leads to a concentration-dependent growth arrest followed by regrowth with an altered growth rate...
December 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574430/fusion-between-fluid-liposomes-and-intact-bacteria-study-of-driving-parameters-and-in-vitro-bactericidal-efficacy
#19
Zhao Wang, Yufan Ma, Hayssam Khalil, Rutao Wang, Tingli Lu, Wen Zhao, Yang Zhang, Jamin Chen, Tao Chen
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa represents a good model of antibiotic resistance. These organisms have an outer membrane with a low level of permeability to drugs that is often combined with multidrug efflux pumps, enzymatic inactivation of the drug, or alteration of its molecular target. The acute and growing problem of antibiotic resistance of bacteria to conventional antibiotics made it imperative to develop new liposome formulations for antibiotics, and investigate the fusion between liposome and bacterium...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563396/modulation-of-backbone-flexibility-for-effective-dissociation-of-antibacterial-and-hemolytic-activity-in-cyclic-peptides
#20
Alberto Oddo, Thomas T Thomsen, Hannah M Britt, Anders Løbner-Olesen, Peter W Thulstrup, John M Sanderson, Paul R Hansen
Bacterial resistance to antibiotic therapy is on the rise and threatens to evolve into a worldwide emergency: alternative solutions to current therapies are urgently needed. Cationic amphipathic peptides are potent membrane-active agents that hold promise as the next-generation therapy for multidrug-resistant infections. The peptides' behavior upon encountering the bacterial cell wall is crucial, and much effort has been dedicated to the investigation and optimization of this amphipathicity-driven interaction...
August 11, 2016: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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