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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528251/biological-activity-and-safety-profile-of-the-essential-oil-from-fruits-of-heracleum-mantegazzianum-sommier-levier-apiaceae
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Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Agnieszka Grzegorczyk, Łukasz Świątek, Magdalena Walasek, Jarosław Widelski, Barbara Rajtar, Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz, Anna Malm, Hosam O Elansary
A composition of essential oils obtained from Heracleum mantegazzianum (Apiaceae) was examined using a GC-MS method. n-Octyl acetate (19.92%), n-hexyl-2-methylbutanoate (10.84%), n-octanol (10.13%), n-octyl butanoate (8.88%), n-octyl-2-methylbutanoate (8.01%), n-hexyl acetate (7.11%), n-octyl isobutanoate (5.5%) and n-hexyl isobutanoate (5.43%) were the main compounds. The high-performance counter-current chromatography was applied for purification of aliphatic alcohols and esters. A mixture of n-hexane, acetonitrile and tetr-butyl methyl ether (1:1:0...
May 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528217/citrus-maxima-pomelo-juice-mediated-eco-friendly-synthesis-of-zno-nanoparticles-applications-to-photocatalytic-electrochemical-sensor-and-antibacterial-activities
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N S Pavithra, K Lingaraju, G K Raghu, G Nagaraju
In the present work, Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO Nps) have been successfully prepared through a simple, effective and low cost solution combustion method using Zn (NO3)2·6H2O as an oxidizer, chakkota (Common name=Pomelo) fruit juice as novel fuel. X-ray diffraction pattern indicates the hexagonal wurtzite structure with average crystallite size of ~22nm. ZnO Nps were characterized with the aid of different spectroscopic techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, Photoluminescence and UV-Visible spectroscopy...
May 16, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527515/optimization-of-critical-medium-components-for-enhancing-antibacterial-thiopeptide-nocathiacin-i-production-with-significantly-improved-quality
#3
Mao-Yu Yang, Jia-Wei Zhang, Xu-Ri Wu, Yi-Jun Chen
Nocathiacin I, a glycosylated thiopeptide antibiotic, displays excellent antibacterial activities against multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens. Previously, a novel nocathiacin I formulation for intravenous administration has been successfully developed and its aqueous solubility is greatly enhanced for clinical application. The purpose of the present study was to increase the fermentation titer of nocathiacin I and reduce or eliminate analogous impurities by screening the medium ingredients using response surface methodology...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527354/incorporation-of-silver-nanoparticles-into-magnetron-sputtered-calcium-phosphate-layers-on-titanium-as-an-antibacterial-coating
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Maria A Surmeneva, Anna A Sharonova, Svitlana Chernousova, Oleg Prymak, Kateryna Loza, Mikhail S Tkachev, Ivan A Shulepov, Matthias Epple, Roman A Surmenev
A three-layer system of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite (first layer; 1000nm thick), silver nanoparticles (second layer; 1.5μg Ag cm(-2)) and calcium phosphate (third layer, either 150 or 1000nm thick) on titanium was prepared by a combination of electrophoretic deposition of silver nanoparticles and the deposition of calcium phosphate by radio frequency magnetron sputtering. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the silver nanoparticles were evenly distributed over the surface. The adhesion of multilayered coating on the substrate was evaluated using the scratch test method...
May 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527323/revealing-the-ability-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-bioflocculant-in-bioremediation-of-heavy-metals-sensed-in-a-vibrio-bioluminescence-reporter-assay
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Arya Sajayan, G Seghal Kiran, S Priyadharshini, Navya Poulose, Joseph Selvin
A bioflocculant-producing bacterial strain, designated MSI021, was isolated from the marine sponge Dendrilla nigra and demonstrated 94% flocculation activity in a kaolin clay suspension. MSI021 was identified as Bacillus cereus based on phylogenetic affiliation and biochemical characteristics. The purified extra-cellular bioflocculant was chemically elucidated as a polysaccharide molecule. The polysaccharide bioflocculant was stable under both acidic and alkaline conditions (pH 2.0-10.0) and temperatures up to 100 °C...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527243/-synthesis-of-antibiotic-loaded-polylactic-acid-nanoparticles-and-their-antibacterial-activity-against-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Mónica Tatiana Herrera, Jhon Jhamilton Artunduaga, Claudia Cristina Ortiz, Rodrigo Gonzalo Torres
INTRODUCTION: Polymeric nanoparticles are promising nanotechnology tools to fight pathogenic bacteria resistant to conventional antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize polylactic acid nanoparticles loaded with ofloxacin and vancomycin, and to determine their antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We synthesized ofloxacin or vancomycin loaded polylactic acid nanoparticles by the emulsification-solvent evaporation method, and characterized them by dynamic light scattering, laser Doppler electrophoresis and scanning electron microscopy...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527125/diversity-and-probiotic-potential-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-horreh-a-traditional-iranian-fermented-food
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Alireza Vasiee, Behrooz Alizadeh Behbahani, Farideh Tabatabaei Yazdi, Seyed Ali Mortazavi, Hamid Noorbakhsh
The aim of this study was to evaluate the probiotic potential of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains isolated from Horreh. Some probiotic properties, e.g., resistance to acid, bile tolerance, antibacterial activity, and antibiotic susceptibility, were investigated. A total of 140 Gram-positive and catalase-negative isolates from Horreh were subjected to identification and grouping by cultural methods and the 16S rRNA sequencing. The new isolates were identified to be Lactobacillus (fermentum, plantarum, and brevis) Weissella cibaria, Enterococcus (faecium and faecalis), Leuconostoc (citreum and mesenteroides subsp...
May 19, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526637/identification-and-biological-activity-of-the-volatile-compounds-of-glycyrrhiza-triphylla-fisch-c-a-mey
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Abolfazl Shakeri, Javad Akhtari, Vahid Soheili, Seyedeh Faezeh Taghizadeh, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Rezvan Shaddel, Javad Asili
Chemical composition and biological (antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic) activities of essential oils (EO) obtained from the aerial parts of Glycyrrhiza triphylla Fisch. & C.A.Mey (G. triphylla) were evaluated in the present study. The EO was isolated and analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Fifty-five compounds representing 99.3% of the total oil composition were identified. Major components of the oil were β-caryophyllene (25.4%), limonene (16.7%), β-myrcene (16.0%) and α-humulene (4...
May 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526567/synergistic-effects-of-polymyxin-and-ionic-liquids-on-lipid-vesicle-membrane-stability-and-aggregation
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Sylvia L Hanna, Jenny L Huang, Alana J Swinton, Gregory A Caputo, Timothy D Vaden
Ionic liquids (ILs) have been investigated for potential antibacterial and antibiotic applications due to their ability to destabilize and permeabilize the lipid bilayers in cell membranes. Bacterial assays have shown that combining ILs with antibiotics can provide a synergistic enhancement of their antibacterial activities. We have characterized the mechanism by which the conventional ILs 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (BMICl) and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BMIBF4) enhance the lipid membrane permeabilization of the well-known antibiotic polymyxin B (PMB)...
May 11, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526548/at-the-nexus-of-antibiotics-and-metals-the-impact-of-cu-and-zn-on-antibiotic-activity-and-resistance
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REVIEW
Keith Poole
Environmental influences on antibiotic activity and resistance can wreak havoc with in vivo antibiotic efficacy and, ultimately, antimicrobial chemotherapy. In nature, bacteria encounter a variety of metal ions, particularly copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn), as contaminants in soil and water, as feed additives in agriculture, as clinically-used antimicrobials, and as components of human antibacterial responses. Importantly, there is a growing body of evidence for Cu/Zn driving antibiotic resistance development in metal-exposed bacteria, owing to metal selection of genetic elements harbouring both metal and antibiotic resistance genes, and metal recruitment of antibiotic resistance mechanisms...
May 16, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525356/synthesis-biological-activity-and-molecular-modeling-study-of-new-schiff-bases-incorporated-with-indole-moiety
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Ahmed H Halawa, Shimaa Mohamed Abd El-Gilil, Ahmed H Bedair, Mohamed Shaaban, Marcel Frese, Norbert Sewald, Essam M Eliwa, Ahmed M El-Agrody
A new series of heterocyclic Schiff bases 2-9 containing indole moiety were synthesized by facile and efficient condensation of indole-3/2/5-carboxaldehyde (1a/1b/1c) with different aromatic and heterocyclic primary amines using conventional and/or microwave irradiation methods. The structures of the obtained compounds were assigned by sophisticated spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques (1D-NMR, 2D-NMR and MS). The synthesized compounds were screened for their cytotoxicity and antibacterial activities...
May 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525268/rational-design-of-novel-allosteric-dihydrofolate-reductase-inhibitors-showing-antibacterial-effects-on-drug-resistant-e-coli-escape-variants
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Bharath Srinivasan, João V Rodrigues, Sam Tonddast-Navaei, Eugene Shakhnovich, Jeffrey Skolnick
In drug-discovery, systematic variations of substituents on a common scaffold and bioisosteric replacements are often used to generate diversity and obtain molecules with better biological effects. However, this could saturate the small-molecule diversity pool resulting in drug-resistance. On the other hand, conventional drug-discovery relies on targeting known pockets on protein surfaces leading to drug resistance by mutations of critical pocket residues. Here, we present a two-pronged strategy of designing novel drugs that target unique pockets on a protein's surface to overcome the above problems...
May 19, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524785/development-of-genipin-crosslinked-fucoidan-chitosan-n-arginine-nanogels-for-preventing-helicobacter-infection
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Yu-Hsin Lin, Kun-Ying Lu, Ching-Li Tseng, Jui-Yu Wu, Chien-Ho Chen, Fwu-Long Mi
AIM: This study aims to validate the anti-Helicobacter pylori efficacy of amoxicillin-loaded nanoparticles and nanogels with pH-responsive and site-specific drug release properties against H. pylori infection. MATERIALS & METHODS: Genipin-crosslinked low molecular weight fucoidan/chitosan-N-arginine nanogels (FCSA) were prepared for targeted delivery of amoxicillin to the site of H. pylori infected AGS gastric epithelial cells. RESULTS: The negatively charged nanogels (n-FCSA) adhered to H...
May 19, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524381/antifungal-activity-of-gallic-acid-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Zhi-Jian Li, Meng Liu, Gulina Dawuti, Qin Dou, Yu Ma, Heng-Ge Liu, Silafu Aibai
Gallic acid (GA) is a polyphenol natural compound found in many medicinal plant species, including pomegranate rind (Punica granatum L.), and has been shown to have antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties. Pomegranate rind is used to treat bacterial and fungal pathogens in Uyghur and other systems of traditional medicine, but, surprisingly, the effects of GA on antifungal activity have not yet been reported. In this study, we aimed to investigate the inhibitory effects of GA on fungal strains both in vitro and in vivo...
May 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524250/one-plant-many-uses-a-review-of-the-pharmacological-applications-of-morinda-citrifolia
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REVIEW
Mylena Andréa Oliveira Torres, Isadora de Fátima Braga Magalhães, Renata Mondêgo-Oliveira, Joicy Cortez de Sá, Alessandra Lima Rocha, Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva
Morinda citrifolia, also known as noni, is commonly used in popular medicine in Brazil. Many parts of the noni tree are utilized in such practices, including the roots, leaves and seeds. Through a search of online databases, the present article reviews 92 research studies on the biological actions of M. citrifolia. The paper will discuss the therapeutic effects of noni and its compounds in a variety of forms of presentation, focusing on studies that support its traditional use. A large and diverse number of properties were identified, which were divided into immunostimulatory, antitumor, antidiabetic, anti-obesity, antibacterial and anti-septic, antifungal, antiviral, leishmanicidal, antiinflammatory, antinociceptive and analgesic, antioxidant, neuroprotective, wound healing, antiallergic, antiangiogenic, antiemetic and anti-nausea, anti-gastric ulcer and oesophagitis, anthelmintic, antimutagenic, antipsychotic, anxiolytic, photoprotective, anti-wrinkle and periodontal tissue regeneration activities...
May 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524010/effect-of-g-9476869g-a-myeloperoxidase-mpo-gene-polymorphism-on-the-antioxidant-activity-of-milk-from-polish-holstein-friesian-cows-of-the-black-and-white-variety-ho
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Joanna Pokorska, Karolina Poskart, Dominika Kułaj, Andrzej Ochrem, Magdalena Dusza, Zygmunt Gil, Ewa Świętek, Joanna Makulska
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is an important enzyme, which is one of the components of the antibacterial system in neutrophils and monocytes. MPO participates in the inflammatory response in multiple locations in the body, including the mammary glands. As a result of the activity of MPO, many oxidising compounds as well as reactive oxygen species are generated. It seems that myeloperoxidase may be a marker linking inflammation processes and oxidative stress. So far, there are no literature data on the association between the MPO gene polymorphism and the antioxidant properties of milk...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523898/case-series-study-of-the-efficacy-of-compounded-antibacterial-steroid-and-moisturizer-in-atopic-dermatitis
#17
Fatima Lakhani, Kachiu Lee, Peter A Lio
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have demonstrated that the use of a topical antimicrobial combined with a steroid may benefit patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), but modern guidelines discourage the use of antimicrobials in treating this condition. We sought to evaluate the degree of improvement in the severity and extent of AD lesions after using a compounded antibacterial, steroid, and moisturizer (CASM). METHODS: This was a nonblinded retrospective review of patients with AD treated using CASM...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523480/2-methoxylated-fa-display-unusual-antibacterial-activity-towards-clinical-isolates-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-cimrsa-and-escherichia-coli
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Néstor M Carballeira, Nashbly Montano, Christian Morales, Joseph Mooney, Xiomara Torres, Dakeishla Díaz, David J Sanabria-Rios
The naturally occurring (6Z)-(±)-2-methoxy-6-hexadecenoic acid (1) and (6Z)-(±)-2-methoxy-6-octadecenoic acid (2) were synthesized in 7-8 steps with 38 and 13% overall yields, respectively, by using an acetylide coupling approach, which made it possible to obtain a 100% cis-stereochemistry for the double bonds. In a similar fashion, the acetylenic analogs (±)-2-methoxy-6-hexadecynoic acid (3) and (±)-2-methoxy-6-octadecynoic acid (4) were also synthesized in 6-7 steps with 48 and 16% overall yields, respectively...
May 18, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523270/aortic-graft-infection-graphene-shows-the-way-to-an-infection-resistant-vascular-graft
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Nikolaos Patelis, Dimitrios Schizas, Theodoros Liakakos, Chris Klonaris
Aortic graft infection is a potentially lethal complication of open and endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms. Graphene is the only existing two-dimensional material, and its unique structure gives graphene and its derivatives a plethora of original characteristics. Among other characteristics, graphene demonstrates bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects that could potentially resolve the problem of graft infection in the future. Data already exist in literature supporting this antibacterial effect of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522994/new-potent-membrane-targeting-antibacterial-peptides-from-viral-capsid-proteins
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Susana A Dias, João M Freire, Clara Pérez-Peinado, Marco M Domingues, Diana Gaspar, Nuno Vale, Paula Gomes, David Andreu, Sónia T Henriques, Miguel A R B Castanho, Ana S Veiga
The increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria urges the development of new antibacterial agents. With a broad spectrum activity, antimicrobial peptides have been considered potential antibacterial drug leads. Using bioinformatic tools we have previously shown that viral structural proteins are a rich source for new bioactive peptide sequences, namely antimicrobial and cell-penetrating peptides. Here, we test the efficacy and mechanism of action of the most promising peptides among those previously identified against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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