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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934545/antimicrobial-3d-porous-scaffolds-prepared-by-additive-manufacturing-and-breath-figures
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Nelson Vargas Alfredo, Ane Dorronsoro, Aitziber L Cortajarena, Juan Rodriguez-Hernandez
We describe herein a novel strategy for the fabrication of efficient 3D printed antibacterial scaffolds. For this purpose, both the surface topography as well as the chemical composition of 3D scaffolds fabricated by additive manufacturing were modified. The scaffolds were fabricated by fused deposition modeling (FDM) using high impact polystyrene (HIPS) filaments. The surface of the objects was then topographically modified providing materials with porous surfaces by means of the Breath Figures approach. The strategy involves the immersion of the scaffold in a polymer solution during a precise period of time...
September 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934346/antibacterial-effects-of-carbon-dots-in-combination-with-other-antimicrobial-reagents
#2
Xiuli Dong, Mohamad Al Awak, Nicholas Tomlinson, Yongan Tang, Ya-Ping Sun, Liju Yang
This study was designed to investigate the antimicrobial effects of CDots in combination with other antimicrobial reagents, including H2O2, Na2CO3, and AcOH (acetic acid). CDots were synthesized and passivated with 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)bis(ethylamine) (EDA). The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of CDots was 64 μg/mL on both Gram negative bacteria E.coli cells and Gram positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis cells. When CDots were combined with H2O2, antibacterial synergistic effects were observed based on the fractional inhibitory concentration (FIC) index, and further confirmed by an isobologram analysis and viable cell number counting methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934132/surface-modification-of-polymer-substrates-for-biomedical-applications
#3
REVIEW
Oldřich Neděla, Petr Slepička, Václav Švorčík
While polymers are widely utilized materials in the biomedical industry, they are rarely used in an unmodified state. Some kind of a surface treatment is often necessary to achieve properties suitable for specific applications. There are multiple methods of surface treatment, each with their own pros and cons, such as plasma and laser treatment, UV lamp modification, etching, grafting, metallization, ion sputtering and others. An appropriate treatment can change the physico-chemical properties of the surface of a polymer in a way that makes it attractive for a variety of biological compounds, or, on the contrary, makes the polymer exhibit antibacterial or cytotoxic properties, thus making the polymer usable in a variety of biomedical applications...
September 21, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934029/comparative-proteomics-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-response-to-vancomycin-treatment
#4
Xiao-Yan Yang, Jing-Yu Xu, Qiu-Xia Wei, Xuesong Sun, Qing-Yu He
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive pathogen that causes otitis media, pneumonia, meningitis, and other serious diseases. Vancomycin is one of the most important drugs currently used for the treatment of gram-positive bacterial infections, representing, importantly, the last line of defense against bacteria that have developed resistance to other antibiotics. While primary efforts of most investigations focused on the antibacterial mechanism of vancomycin, few studies have been performed to assess the tolerance mechanism of bacteria to vancomycin...
September 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933816/reborn-from-the-ashes-turning-organic-molecules-to-antimicrobial-carbon-quantum-dots
#5
Scott G Harroun, Jui-Yang Lai, Chih-Ching Huang, Shou-Kuan Tsai, Han-Jia Lin
Using polyamines as the initial organic raw material and by applying simple pyrolysis methods, super cationic carbon quantum dots (CQDs) can easily be made. Since polyamines are natural products and the synthesis procedure is green, these polyamine-derived CQDs display low toxicity and high biocompatibility but possess high antibacterial activity. In addition, polyamine-derived CQDs display other unique properties, such as facilitation of wound healing and passage through the tight junction, which make them a very promising bactericide in future clinical applications...
September 21, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933732/the-bioactivity-and-photocatalytic-properties-of-titania-nanotube-coatings-produced-with-the-use-of-the-low-potential-anodization-of-ti6al4v-alloy-surface
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Aleksandra Radtke, Adrian Topolski, Tomasz Jędrzejewski, Wiesław Kozak, Beata Sadowska, Marzena Więckowska-Szakiel, Magdalena Szubka, Ewa Talik, Lars Pleth Nielsen, Piotr Piszczek
Titania nanotube (TNT) coatings were produced using low-potential anodic oxidation of Ti6Al4V substrates in the potential range 3-20 V. They were analysed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The wettability was estimated by measuring the contact angle when applying water droplets. The bioactivity of the TNT coatings was established on the basis of the biointegration assay (L929 murine fibroblasts adhesion and proliferation) and antibacterial tests against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213)...
July 26, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933602/lactoferrin-structure-function-denaturation-and-digestion
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Bo Wang, Yakindra Prasad Timilsena, Ewan Blanch, Benu Adhikari
Lactoferrin (LF) is a multifunctional protein occurring in many biological secretions including milk. It possesses iron binding/transferring, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. These functional properties intimately depend on the structural integrity of LF especially its higher order conformation. LF is primarily extracted from bovine milk and it is subsequently added into many commercial products such as nutritional supplements, infant formula, cosmetics and toothpaste...
September 21, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933555/a-water-stable-cl-ag14-cluster-based-metal-organic-open-framework-for-dichromate-trapping-and-bacterial-inhibition
#8
Shan-Shan Zhang, Xin Wang, Hai-Feng Su, Lei Feng, Zhi Wang, Wen-Qiang Ding, Vladislav A Blatov, Mohamedally Kurmoo, Chen-Ho Tung, Di Sun, Lan-Sun Zheng
Decoding the principles of cluster-based framework assembly at the molecular level remains a persistent challenge. Herein, we isolated and characterized a novel water-stable three-dimensional (3D) metal-organic open framework [Cl@Ag14(cPrC≡C)10Cl2·(p-TOS)·1/3H2O]n (SD/Ag14, cPrC≡CH = cyclopropylacetylene; p-TOS = p-toluenesulfonate), which contains a chloride-templated Ag14 cluster as building block. For SD/Ag14, one chloride acts as the template to shape the Ag14 cluster and the other bridges the clusters to a 3D pcu-h open framework...
September 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932297/flow-cytometry-in-detecting-resistant-e-coli-strains
#9
Lyudmila Akhmaltdinova, Alyona Lavrinenko, Ilya Belyayev
Antibacterial drugs are the most consumed group of drugs in the modern hospitals. Standard methods of antibiotic sensitivity are labour and time-consuming, taking up to 24 hours after the pure culture is isolated (the analysis typically lasts up to 72 hours). Working out express diagnostic methods is of importance, and studies are made in various directions. Flow cytometry in detecting resistant E. coli strains was used. Flow cytometry fluorescent dyes were used to stain viable and dead cells. For method validation, relative accuracy, relative susceptibility, relative specificity and Cohen's kappa test were determined compared to the delusion test...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931061/binding-of-a-c-type-lectin-s-coiled-coil-domain-to-the-domeless-receptor-directly-activates-the-jak-stat-pathway-in-the-shrimp-immune-response-to-bacterial-infection
#10
Jie-Jie Sun, Jiang-Feng Lan, Xiao-Fan Zhao, Gerardo R Vasta, Jin-Xing Wang
C-type lectins (CTLs) are characterized by the presence of a C-type carbohydrate recognition domain (CTLD) that by recognizing microbial glycans, is responsible for their roles as pattern recognition receptors in the immune response to bacterial infection. In addition to the CTLD, however, some CTLs display additional domains that can carry out effector functions, such as the collagenous domain of the mannose-binding lectin. While in vertebrates, the mechanisms involved in these effector functions have been characterized in considerable detail, in invertebrates they remain poorly understood...
September 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930251/chemical-profiling-and-evaluation-of-antioxidant-and-anti-microbial-properties-of-selected-commercial-essential-oils-a-comparative-study
#11
Ângelo Luís, Ana Paula Duarte, Luísa Pereira, Fernanda Domingues
Background: The last decades have seen an increased awareness by the scientific community of the extent of resistance to conventional antibiotics, particularly with respect to the emerging multidrug-resistant pathogenic microbes. Additionally, natural antioxidants have received significant attention among food professionals and consumers because of their assumed safety and potential therapeutic value. The aim of this work was to assess the antioxidant activities of eight selected commercial essential oils (EOs), together with the evaluation of their antibacterial and anti-quorum sensing properties...
June 5, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930249/anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-antibiotic-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-tanacetum-vulgare-l-essential-oil-and-its-constituents
#12
Héloïse Coté, Marie-Anne Boucher, André Pichette, Jean Legault
Background:Tanacetum vulgare L. (Asteraceae) is a perennial herb that has been used to treat multiple ailments. Regional variability of the chemical composition of T. vulgare essential oils is well-known. Despite these regional chemotypes, most relevant studies did not analyze the complete chemical composition of the T. vulgare essential oil and its constituents in relation to their biological activities. Here, we assess the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and cytotoxic activities of T. vulgare collected from northern Quebec (Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean), Canada...
May 25, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930245/antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-the-essential-oil-of-achillea-millefolium-l-grown-in-france
#13
Chaker El-Kalamouni, Petras Rimantas Venskutonis, Bachar Zebib, Othmane Merah, Christine Raynaud, Thierry Talou
Background: This study aimed to examine the composition of essential oil (EO) of A. millefolium aerial parts wild plant grown in France and evaluate its antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal activities. Methods: GC-MS was used to identify the chemical composition of EO. Antioxidant activity (AA) of EO was evaluated by Oxipres method. Antimicrobial activity of EO was evaluated by Agar-well diffusion and a broth microdilution assay. Results: Forty-three volatile compounds were identified. Major compounds were camphor (12...
May 19, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929962/-determination-of-in-vitro-susceptibilities-of-brucella-spp-strains-against-11-different-antibacterial-gents-isolated-from-blood-cultures
#14
Recep Keşli, Hüseyin Bilgin, Halim Yılmaz
Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease and still continuous to be a major public health problem. In this study, it was aimed to identify the Brucella strains to the species level isolated from blood cultures, and to determine the rate of antimicrobial susceptibility against eleven antibacterial agents. A total of 106 Brucella spp. strains were included in the study, which were isolated from blood cultures in University of Health Sciences, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Medical Microbiology Laboratory between January 2011 and June 2013...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929959/-in-vitro-effect-of-vancomycin-and-daptomycin-on-biofilm-formation-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-strains
#15
Duygu Nilüfer Öcal, İştar Dolapçı, Zeynep Gençtürk, Alper Tekeli
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are one of the primer agents of blood stream infections (BSI) and catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) which are associated mostly with the usage of central venous catheters and, important causes of morbidity and mortality despite the usage of antibacterial and supportive treatment. It is important to determine the properties of these causative microorganisms in order to make appropriate treatment of such infections. The aims of our study were to evaluate the biofilm formation of coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS) which were causative agents of bloodstream (BSI) and catheter related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI), to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of planktonic forms and minimal biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) of sessile forms for vancomycin and daptomycin and to evaluate the efficacy of these antibiotics in infections with biofilm-forming isolates in vitro...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929952/cutaneous-candidiasis-in-a-gottingen-minipig-a-potential-pitfall-in-preclinical-studies
#16
Yuval Ramot, Ana Obaya, Alice McNamara, Abraham Nyska
The Göttingen minipig is often used in preclinical toxicity studies. Therefore, knowledge of spontaneously occurring pathologies is important to differentiate them from test drug-related effects. We report on a Göttingen minipig, which developed exudating widespread dermatitis during a preclinical toxicity study with a subcutaneously injected drug. The lesions were resistant to topical and oral antibacterial medications. Skin cultures were positive for Candida albicans, and treatment was changed to topical antifungal cream with quick resolution of the skin lesions...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928778/effectiveness-of-morinda-citrifolia-juice-as-an-intracanal-irrigant-in-deciduous-molars-an-in-vivo-study
#17
Manisha Chandwani, Rakesh Mittal, Shweta Chandak, Jitesh Pimpale
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the microbial reduction in deciduous molars using Morinda citrifolia juice (MCJ) as irrigating solution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized comparative study including 60 deciduous molars chosen among the patients belonging to the age group of 6-9 years based on the inclusion or exclusion criteria. The selected teeth were divided randomly into two groups based on irrigation solution used, that was, Group I (1% NaOCl) and Group II (MCJ)...
July 2017: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928506/perennial-legumes-as-a-source-of-ingredients-for-healthy-food-proximate-mineral-and-phytoestrogen-composition-and-antibacterial-activity
#18
Bronislava Butkutė, Audrius Padarauskas, Jurgita Cesevičienė, Alvydas Pavilonis, Lukas Taujenis, Nijolė Lemežienė
ABSTRACT: Perennial legumes have been used as edible or medicinal plants since ancient times. The focus of the current study are perennial legumes-Trifolium pratense L., T. medium L., Medicago sativa L., M. lupulina L., Onobrychis viciifolia Scop., Astragalus glycyphyllos L. and A. cicer L.-of branching stage as a potential source of value-added ingredients for healthy food. Freeze-dried samples were analysed for proximal composition, mineral, isoflavone and coumestrol contents as well as for antimicrobial activity...
August 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927840/chemical-composition-and-modulation-of-bacterial-drug-resistance-of-the-essential-oil-from-leaves-of-croton-grewioides
#19
Vivianne Marcelino de Medeiros, Yuri Mangueira do Nascimento, Augusto Lopes Souto, Sara Alves Lucena Madeiro, Vicente Carlos de Oliveira Costa, Suellen Maria P M Silva, Vivyanne Dos Santos Falcão Silva, Maria de Fátima Agra, José Pinto de Siqueira-Júnior, Josean Fechine Tavares
The essential oil from leaves of Croton grewioides Baill was obtained by hydrodistillation using Clevenger apparatus, and its chemical composition was analyzed by GC-MS, where 18 compounds were identified, mostly as monoterpenes (55.56%) and sesquiterpenes (44.44%), in which the major constituent was the α-pinene (47.43%). The essential oil of Croton grewioides (EOCg) and its major compound (α-pinene) were evaluated as modulators of antibiotic resistance in strain SA-1199B and IS-58 of Staphylococcus aureus that overexpresses efflux protein...
September 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927621/in-vitro-degradation-and-possible-hydrolytic-mechanism-of-phbv-nanocomposites-by-incorporating-cellulose-nanocrystal-zno-nanohybrids
#20
Somia Yassin Hussain Abdalkarim, Hou-Yong Yu, Mei-Li Song, Ying Zhou, Juming Yao, Qing-Qing Ni
Fabrication and characterization of bbiodegradable nanocomposites based on poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) matrix reinforced with cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)-ZnO nanohybrids via simple solution casting for possible use as antibacterial biomedical materials is reported. The obtained nanocomposites exhibited an excellent antibacterial ratio of 95.2-100% for both types of bacteria namely S. aureus and E. coli and showed 9-15% degradation after one week. The addition of CNC-ZnO showed a positive effect on hydrophilicity and barrier properties...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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