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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643525/folic-acid-conjugated-nanoliposomes-as-promising-carriers-for-targeted-delivery-of-bleomycin
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Mohsen Chiani, Dariush Norouzian, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Kayhan Azadmanesh, Aazam Najmafshar, Mohammad Reza Mehrabi, Azim Akbarzadeh
Targeted drug delivery has received considerable attention due to its key role in improving therapeutic efficacy and reducing the side effects of anticancer drugs. Bleomycin (BLM) is an anticancer antibiotic with short half-life, low therapeutic and high side effects that limit its clinical applications. This study aims to evaluate the anticancer potential of folate-targeted liposomal bleomycin (FL-BLM) and its free-folate form (L-BLM) on two different cancer cell lines including human cervix carcinoma HeLa, and human breast carcinoma MCF-7 cells...
June 23, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638804/pkc-%C3%AE-marcks-signaling-promotes-intracellular-survival-of-unopsonized-burkholderia-thailandensis
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Sofiya N Micheva-Viteva, Yulin Shou, Kumkum Ganguly, Terry H Wu, Elizabeth Hong-Geller
Pathogenic Burkholderia rely on host factors for efficient intracellular replication and are highly refractory to antibiotic treatment. To identify host genes that are required by Burkholderia spp. during infection, we performed a RNA interference (RNAi) screen of the human kinome and identified 35 host kinases that facilitated Burkholderia thailandensis intracellular survival in human monocytic THP-1 cells. We validated a selection of host kinases using imaging flow cytometry to assess efficiency of B. thailandensis survival in the host upon siRNA-mediated knockdown...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625807/evidence-for-altered-levels-of-immunoglobulin-d-in-the-nasal-airway-mucosa-of-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Jin-Young Min, Jayakar V Nayak, Kathryn E Hulse, Whitney W Stevens, Paul A Raju, Julia H Huang, Lydia A Suh, Griet A Van Roey, James E Norton, Roderick G Carter, Caroline P E Price, Ava R Weibman, Ali R Rashan, Eliver E Ghosn, Zara M Patel, Tetsuya Homma, David B Conley, Kevin C Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Kathleen E Harris, Atsushi Kato, Peter H Hwang, Robert C Kern, Leonore A Herzenberg, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin D (IgD) is an enigmatic antibody isotype best known when co-expressed with IgM on naïve B cells. However, elevated soluble IgD (sIgD) and increased IgD(+)IgM(-) B cell populations have been described in the human upper respiratory mucosa. OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether levels of sIgD and IgD(+) B cells are altered in nasal tissue from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). We further characterized IgD(+) B cell populations and explored clinical and local inflammatory factors associated with tissue sIgD levels...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580612/utility-of-basophil-activation-testing-to-assess-perioperative-anaphylactic-reactions-in-real-world-practice
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Bernadette Eberlein, Sibylle Wigand, Heidrun Lewald, Eberhard Kochs, Johannes Ring, Tilo Biedermann, Ulf Darsow
INTRODUCTION: Perioperative anaphylactic reactions due to drugs and substances associated with general anesthesia can potentially be life-threatening. The objective of this study was to investigate the significance of the basophil activation test (BAT) for allergy diagnosis work up. METHODS: A total of 14 patients (5 men, 9 women; mean age: 57.8 years) with clinical records of anaphylactic reactions under general anesthesia were studied by means of anesthesia records, skin and serological tests...
June 5, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522372/effective-antimicrobial-activity-of-a-peptide-mutant-cbf-14-2-against-penicillin-resistant-bacteria-based-on-its-unnatural-amino-acids
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Wei Kang, Hanhan Liu, Lingman Ma, Mengxiao Wang, Shanshan Wei, Pengbo Sun, Meiling Jiang, Min Guo, Changlin Zhou, Jie Dou
Broad spectrum activities, a unique mode of actions and rare resistant variants make antimicrobial peptide (AMP) a potential alternative to antibiotics. However, AMPs still have limitations in clinical development due to their physiological stability, toxicity and manufacturing costs. Cbf-14, derived from cathelicidin-BF has been proven to be effective against drug-resistant bacteria. Herein, a series of Cbf-14 mutants were designed to overcome these limitations. Design strategies included substitutions of lysine (Lys) or leucine (Leu) with similar residues such as ornithine (Orn) and norleucine (Ile), which are unnatural amino acids, to generate AMPs with enhanced therapeutic potential...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511292/gut-inflammation-in-hla-b27-transgenic-rats-alters-the-monocyte-compartment-and-its-osteoclastogenic-potential
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Cecilia Ansalone, Lotta Utriainen, Simon Milling, Carl S Goodyear
Objective To investigate the relationship between intestinal inflammation and the central and peripheral innate immune system, in the pathogenesis of HLA-B27 associated spondyloarthritis. Methods The myeloid compartment of the bone marrow and blood of HLA-B27 transgenic (B27), control HLA-B7 transgenic (B7), and non-transgenic rats were evaluated by flow cytometry. Plasma from rats were assessed by ELISA for CCL2 and IL-1α levels. Rats were treated for 4 weeks with antibiotics and the blood and bone marrow myeloid compartments were evaluated by flow cytometry...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507322/rapid-susceptibility-profiling-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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K T Mulroney, J M Hall, X Huang, E Turnbull, N M Bzdyl, A Chakera, U Naseer, E M Corea, M J Ellington, K L Hopkins, A L Wester, O Ekelund, N Woodford, T J J Inglis
The expanding global distribution of multi-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae demands faster antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) to guide antibiotic treatment. Current ASTs rely on time-consuming differentiation of resistance and susceptibility after initial isolation of bacteria from a clinical specimen. Here we describe a flow cytometry workflow to determine carbapenem susceptibility from bacterial cell characteristics in an international K. pneumoniae isolate collection (n = 48), with a range of carbapenemases...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498472/salinomycin-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress%C3%A2-mediated-autophagy-and-apoptosis-through-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-human-glioma-u87mg-cells
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Sun-Nyoung Yu, Sang-Hun Kim, Kwang-Youn Kim, Jae-Hoon Ji, Young-Kyo Seo, Hak Sun Yu, Soon-Cheol Ahn
Salinomycin is a polyether ionophore antibiotic that has recently been shown to induce cell apoptosis in human cancer cells displaying multiple mechanisms of drug resistance. In the present study, we explored the impact of salinomycin on the apoptosis and autophagy as well as the correlation between those effects and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress molecular mechanisms in human glioma U87MG cells. Apoptosis, autophagy and reactive oxygen species (ROS) were analyzed using flow cytometry. In addition, expression levels of apoptosis-, autophagy- and ER stress-related proteins were determined by western blotting...
May 2, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474248/a-potential-role-for-staphylococcal-and-streptococcal-superantigens-in-driving-skewing-of-tcr-v%C3%AE-subsets-in-tonsillar-hyperplasia
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Fiona J Radcliff, Fiona Clow, Murali Mahadevan, James Johnston, Thomas Proft, Richard G Douglas, John D Fraser
The TCR Vβ repertoire from patients with recurrent tonsillitis and/or tonsillar hyperplasia was examined to determine whether the TCR Vβ composition is suggestive of local superantigen activity and if so, whether it is associated with the presence of superantigen producing bacteria. Tonsil specimens were cultured aerobically to allow identification and isolation of the bacterial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Group A Streptococcus. TCR Vβ subset analysis of tonsil leucocytes was performed by flow cytometry...
May 4, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377755/production-of-superoxide-in-bacteria-is-stress-and-cell-state-dependent-a-gating-optimized-flow-cytometry-method-that-minimizes-ros-measurement-artifacts-with-fluorescent-dyes
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Megan E McBee, Yok H Chionh, Mariam L Sharaf, Peiying Ho, Maggie W L Cai, Peter C Dedon
The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in microbial metabolism and stress response has emerged as a major theme in microbiology and infectious disease. Reactive fluorescent dyes have the potential to advance the study of ROS in the complex intracellular environment, especially for high-content and high-throughput analyses. However, current dye-based approaches to measuring intracellular ROS have the potential for significant artifacts. Here, we describe a robust platform for flow cytometric quantification of ROS in bacteria using fluorescent dyes, with ROS measurements in 10s-of-1000s of individual cells under a variety of conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323133/the-effect-of-penicillin-administration-in-early-life-on-murine-gut-microbiota-and-blood-lymphocyte-subsets
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Jaroslaw Daniluk, Urszula Daniluk, Malgorzata Rusak, Milena Dabrowska, Joanna Reszec, Magdalena Garbowicz, Kinga Huminska, Andrzej Dabrowski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Antibiotics have many beneficial effects but their uncontrolled use may lead to increased risk of serious diseases in the future. Our hypothesis is that an early antibiotic exposition may affect immune system by altering gut microbiota. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine the effect of penicillin treatment on gut microorganisms and immune system of mice. METHODS: 21-days old C57BL6/J/cmdb male mice were treated with low-dose of penicillin (study group) or water only (control group) for 4 weeks...
March 18, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303897/synergistic-efficacy-of-bisbenzimidazole-and-carbonyl-cyanide-3-chlorophenylhydrazone-combination-against-mdr-bacterial-strains
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Devapriya Sinha, Stuti Pandey, Raja Singh, Vinod Tiwari, Kirti Sad, Vibha Tandon
Activation of efflux systems and the formation of biofilm are majorly adapted by microbes to resist antimicrobial agents. PPEF (bisbenzimidazole) targeting topoisomerase IA is observed to be an effective bactericidal agent against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains and thus can be developed as potent broad-spectrum antibiotic against MDR strains. PPEF treatment did not cause target specific mutation instead it leads to up-regulation of efflux gene in E. coli K12 as a mechanism of resistance...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288391/evidence-of-phenotypic-stability-after-transduction-of-fluorescent-proteins-in-two-human-tongue-cancer-cell-lines
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Wei-Xin Cai, Li-Wu Zheng, Hong-Zhang Huang, Roger A Zwahlen
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the phenotypic stability and biological properties of two human tongue cancer cell lines after transduction of fluorescent proteins. DESIGN: The human tongue cancer cell lines UM1 and UM2 were cultured with GFP and RFP lentiviral particles stock for 72h. Cells with successful transduction of fluorescent proteins were selected in a medium containing G418 antibiotics for two weeks. The proliferation rates of parental and transduced cell lines were evaluated by their population doubling time (PDT)...
July 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271748/unravelling-the-protein-preference-of-aquatic-worms-during-waste-activated-sludge-degradation
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Steef de Valk, Ahmad F Khadem, Jules B van Lier, Merle K de Kreuk
Worm predation (WP) by Tubifex tubifex was investigated using waste activated sludge (WAS) as the substrate. In order to better understand the sludge degradation mechanisms during WP, the activity of five common hydrolytic enzymes was determined and compared among the initial feed activated sludge, endogenous respirated sludge and worm predated sludge. The results showed that the enzymatic activity decreased upon aerobic (worm) treatment of WAS and that this activity was predominantly associated with the removed solids fraction of the sludge...
March 8, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258478/in-vitro-diagnosis-of-immediate-drug-hypersensitivity-anno-2017-potentials-and-limitations
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I I Decuyper, E A Mangodt, A L Van Gasse, K Claesen, A Uyttebroek, M Faber, V Sabato, C H Bridts, C Mertens, M M Hagendorens, L S De Clerck, Didier G Ebo
BACKGROUND: For most physicians, quantification of drug-specific immunoglobulin E (drug-sIgE) antibodies constitutes the primary in vitro measure to document immediate drug hypersensitivity reactions (IDHR). Unfortunately, this is often insufficient to correctly identify patients with IgE-mediated IDHR and impossible for non-IgE-mediated IDHR that result from alternative routes of basophil and mast cell activation. In these difficult cases, diagnosis might benefit from cellular tests such as basophil activation tests (BAT)...
June 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258107/nonantibiotic-macrolides-restore-airway-macrophage-phagocytic-function-with-potential-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-chronic-lung-diseases
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Sandra Hodge, Hai B Tran, Rhys Hamon, Eugene Roscioli, Greg Hodge, Hubertus Jersmann, Miranda Ween, Paul N Reynolds, Arthur Yeung, Jennifer Treiberg, Sibylle Wilbert
We reported defective efferocytosis associated with cigarette smoking and/or airway inflammation in chronic lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, severe asthma, and childhood bronchiectasis. We also showed defects in phagocytosis of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi), a common colonizer of the lower airway in these diseases. These defects could be substantially overcome with low-dose azithromycin; however, chronic use may induce bacterial resistance. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate two novel macrolides-2'-desoxy-9-(S)-erythromycylamine (GS-459755) and azithromycin-based 2'-desoxy molecule (GS-560660)-with significantly diminished antibiotic activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumonia, Moraxella catarrhalis, and H...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246023/evaluation-of-the-antichagasic-activity-of-batroxicidin-a-cathelicidin-related-antimicrobial-peptide-found-in-bothrops-atrox-venom-gland
#17
Clarissa Perdigão Mello, Danya Bandeira Lima, Ramon Róseo Paula Pessoa Bezerra de Menezes, Izabel Cristina Justino Bandeira, Louise Donadello Tessarolo, Tiago Lima Sampaio, Claudio Borges Falcão, Gandhi Rádis-Baptista, Alice Maria Costa Martins
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are potential alternatives to conventional antibiotics, as they have a fast mode of action, a low likelihood of resistance development and can act in conjunction with existing drug regimens. We report in this study the effects of batroxicidin (BatxC), a cathelicidin-related AMP from Bothrops atrox venom gland, over Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan that causes Chagas' disease. BatxC inhibited all T. cruzi (Y strain: benznidazole-resistant) developmental forms, with selectivity index of 315...
February 27, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244372/action-mechanisms-involved-in-the-bioprotective-effect-of-lactobacillus-harbinensis-k-v9-3-1-np-against-yarrowia-lipolytica-in-fermented-milk
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Sophie Mieszkin, Nolwenn Hymery, Stella Debaets, Emmanuel Coton, Gwenaelle Le Blay, Florence Valence, Jérôme Mounier
The use of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as bioprotective cultures can be an alternative to chemical preservatives or antibiotic to prevent fungal spoilage in dairy products. Among antifungal LAB, Lactobacillus harbinensis K.V9.3.1Np showed a remarkable antifungal activity for the bioprotection of fermented milk without modifying their organoleptic properties (Delavenne et al., 2015). The aim of the present study was to elucidate the action mechanism of this bioprotective strain against the spoilage yeast Yarrowia lipolytica...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225263/bactericidal-effect-of-gold-chitosan-nanocomposites-in-coculture-models-of-pathogenic-bacteria-and-human-macrophages
#19
Gracia Mendoza, Anna Regiel-Futyra, Vanesa Andreu, Víctor Sebastián, Agnieszka Kyzioł, Grażyna Stochel, Manuel Arruebo
The ability of pathogenic bacteria to develop resistance mechanisms to avoid the antimicrobial potential of antibiotics has become an increasing problem for the healthcare system. The search for more effective and selective antimicrobial materials, though not harmful to mammalian cells, seems imperative. Herein we propose the use of gold-chitosan nanocomposites as effective bactericidal materials avoiding damage to human cells. Nanocomposites were obtained by taking advantage of the reductive and stabilizing action of chitosan solutions on two different gold precursor concentrations...
March 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220869/nitric-oxide-is-involved-in-the-oxytetracycline-induced-suppression-of-root-growth-through-inhibiting-hydrogen-peroxide-accumulation-in-the-root-meristem
#20
Qing-Xiang Yu, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Yan-Hong Zhou, Kai Shi, Jie Zhou, Yunlong Yu, Jing-Quan Yu, Xiao-Jian Xia
Use of antibiotic-contaminated manure in crop production poses a severe threat to soil and plant health. However, few studies have studied the mechanism by which plant development is affected by antibiotics. Here, we used microscopy, flow cytometry, gene expression analysis and fluorescent dyes to study the effects of oxytetracycline (OTC), a widely used antibiotic in agriculture, on root meristem activity and the accumulation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and nitric oxide (NO) in the root tips of tomato seedlings...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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