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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040636/vt-1161-protects-mice-against-oropharyngeal-candidiasis-caused-by-fluconazole-susceptible-and-resistant-candida-albicans
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Timothy J Break, Jigar V Desai, Mukil Natarajan, Elise M N Ferre, Christina Henderson, Adrian M Zelazny, Ulrich Siebenlist, William J Hoekstra, Robert J Schotzinger, Edward P Garvey, Michail S Lionakis
Background: Candida albicans, the most common human fungal pathogen, causes chronic mucosal infections in patients with inborn errors of IL-17 immunity that rely heavily on chronic, often lifelong, azole antifungal agents for treatment. However, a rise in azole resistance has predicated a need for developing new antifungal drugs. Objectives: To test the in vitro and in vivo efficacy of VT-1161 and VT-1129 in the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis with azole-susceptible or -resistant C...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040009/ocular-involvement-in-patients-with-fungemia-in-an-urban-tertiary-care-center
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Kenneth W Price, Edmund Tsui, Irene Barbazetto, Lisa Park
PURPOSE: To illustrate the rate of endogenous endophthalmitis associated with fungemia and evaluate the importance of screening in a public city hospital. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on all inpatient ophthalmology consults for fungemia from 2010 to 2015. Clinical histories, ocular examinations, and microbial cultures were reviewed. RESULTS: Of 95 patients (mean age 51.6 years, 75% male) with fungemia, 9/95 (9.5%) demonstrated intraocular involvement...
October 17, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036605/survey-of-laboratory-practices-for-diagnosis-of-fungal-infection-in-seven-asian-countries-an-asia-fungal-working-group-afwg-initiative
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Ariya Chindamporn, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Ruoyu Li, Pei-Lun Sun, Ban-Hock Tan, Mitzi Chua, Retno Wahyuningsih, Atul Patel, Zhengyin Liu, Yee-Chun Chen, Methee Chayakulkeeree
An online survey of mycology laboratories in seven Asian countries was conducted to assess the status, competence, and services available. Country representatives from the Asia Fungal Working Group (AFWG) contacted as many laboratories performing mycology diagnosis as possible in their respective countries, requesting that the laboratory heads complete the online survey. In total, 241 laboratories responded, including 71 in China, 104 in India, 11 in Indonesia, 26 in the Philippines, four in Singapore, 18 in Taiwan, and seven in Thailand...
September 20, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036447/plant-exosomes-using-an-unconventional-exit-to-prevent-pathogen-entry
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Line Lykke Hansen, Mads Eggert Nielsen
The ability to ward off filamentous pathogens, such as powdery mildew fungi, is one of the best studied examples of membrane trafficking-dependent disease resistance in plants. Here, papilla formation at the site of attack is essential for the pre-invasive immunity, whereas the encasement can hamper disease post-invasively. Exosomes containing antifungal peptides and small RNAs are thought to play a vital role in forming papillae and encasements that block fungal growth. While exosomes are well described in mammals, and have been shown to play important roles in cell-cell communication regulating development and disease, their function is not well-known in plants...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034294/dataset-on-preparation-of-the-phosphorylated-counterparts-of-a-momordica-charantia-protein-for-studying-antifungal-activities-against-susceptible-dose-dependent-c-albicans-to-antimycotics
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Yuanbiao Qiao, Li Song, Chenchen Zhu, Qian Wang, Tianyan Guo, Yanhua Yan, Qingshan Li
The data presented here are related to a research article entitled "Development of a phosphorylated Momordica charantia protein system for inhibiting susceptible dose-dependent C. albicans to available antimycotics: An allosteric regulation of protein" (Qiao et al., 2017) [1]. The data set includes three portions: (1) a relationship between reaction velocities of protein phosphorylation as a function of the substrate concentrations, determined in enzymatic reactions in aid of protein kinases; (2) a result of antifungal susceptibility testing of C...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034201/evaluation-of-zanthoxylum-armatum-roxb-for-in%C3%A2-vitro-biological-activities
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Fiaz Alam, Qazi Najam Us Saqib
Zanthoxylum armatum fruits are used traditionally as a spice in various food preparations. The aim of this study was analysis of antimicrobial, cytotoxic, phytotoxic, insecticidal, and anti-leishmanial activity. The crude extract showed 86 ± 10% antifungal activity (Agar tube dilution method) against Trichophyton longifusis while n-hexane, chloroform, and aqueous-methanol fractions inhibited this pathogen by 90 ± 7, 85 ± 10 and 70 ± 9% respectively. The n-hexane and aqueous-methanol fraction also, respectively, showed 40 ± 10 and 87 ± 9% inhibition of Microsporum canis...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033946/exploitation-of-scavenger-receptor-macrophage-receptor-with-collagenous-structure-by-cryptococcus-neoformans-promotes-alternative-activation-of-pulmonary-lymph-node-cd11b-conventional-dendritic-cells-and-non-protective-th2-bias
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Jintao Xu, Adam Flaczyk, Lori M Neal, Zhenzong Fa, Daphne Cheng, Mike Ivey, Bethany B Moore, Jeffrey L Curtis, John J Osterholzer, Michal A Olszewski
Macrophage receptor with collagenous structure (MARCO) contributes to fungal containment during the early/innate phase of cryptococcal infection; however, its role in adaptive antifungal immunity remains unknown. Using a murine model of cryptococcosis, we compared host adaptive immune responses in wild-type and MARCO(-/-) mice throughout an extended time course post-infection. Unlike in early infection, MARCO deficiency resulted in improved pulmonary fungal clearance and diminished cryptococcal dissemination during the efferent phase...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032925/current-status-of-the-etiology-of-candidiasis-in-mexico
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María Del Rocío Reyes-Montes, Esperanza Duarte-Escalante, Erick Martínez-Herrera, Gustavo Acosta-Altamirano, María Guadalupe Frías-De León
This study presents a systematic review of the literature on the etiology of superficial and invasive candidiasis in Mexico reported from 2005 to 2015. The data have shown that Candida albicans is the most prevalent species with an increasing tendency of the non-C. albicans Candida species, as reported in other countries. The use of phenotypical methods in the identification of the yeasts limits the identification at the species level, particularly in species that are part of complexes, this is important because the identification only at the genus level leads to inadequate treatment due to the different susceptibility to the antifungals among species...
October 9, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032082/effects-of-triclosan-on-hormones-and-reproductive-axis-in-female-yellow-river-carp-cyprinus-carpio-potential-mechanisms-underlying-estrogen-effect
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Fan Wang, Xiangmeng Guo, Wanguang Chen, Yaowen Sun, Chaojie Fan
Triclosan (TCS), a member of the class of compounds called pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), is a broad antibacterial and antifungal agent found in a lot of consumer products. However, TCS hormone effect mechanism in teleost female fish is not clear. Female Yellow River carp (Cyprinus carpio) were exposed to 1/20, 1/10 and 1/5 LC50 TCS (96h LC50 of TCS to carp) under semi-static conditions for 42days. Vitellogenin (Vtg), 17β-estradiol (E2), testosterone(T), estrogen receptor (Er), gonadotropin (GtH), and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
October 12, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029700/lipid-components-of-bile-increase-the-protective-effect-of-conjugated-bile-salts-against-antifungal-drugs
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Shih-Hung Hsieh, Matthias Brock
Fungi and bacteria can persist in the human gall bladder. Previous studies have shown that bile protects Candida albicans in this cryptic host niche from antifungals, providing a reservoir for intestinal re-colonization after discontinuation of antifungal therapy. Bile and conjugated bile salts trap antifungals in micelles, thereby reducing their bioavailability and possibly promoting the development of drug resistance. Here we show that the protective effect of bile and conjugated bile salts is not limited to C...
November 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029265/preclinical-testing-of-a-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-endotracheal-tube-coated-with-an-innate-immune-synthetic-mimic
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Marjan M Hashemi, John Rovig, Jordan Bateman, Brett S Holden, Tomasz Modelzelewski, Iliana Gueorguieva, Martin von Dyck, Ronald Bracken, Carl Genberg, Shenglou Deng, Paul B Savage
Background: Endotracheal tubes provide an abiotic surface on which bacteria and fungi form biofilms, and the release of endotoxins and planktonic organisms can cause damaging inflammation and infections. Objectives: Ceragenins are small molecule mimics of antimicrobial peptides with broad-spectrum antibacterial and antifungal activity, and a ceragenin may be used to provide antimicrobial protection to the abiotic surface of an endotracheal tube. Methods: A hydrogel film, containing CSA-131, was generated on endotracheal tubes...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029256/multicentre-validation-of-4-well-azole-agar-plates-as-a-screening-method-for-detection-of-clinically-relevant-azole-resistant-aspergillus-fumigatus
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Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Paul E Verweij, Johan W Mouton, Katrien Lagrou, Joseph Meletiadis
Objectives: Azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus is emerging worldwide. Reference susceptibility testing methods are technically demanding and no validated commercial susceptibility tests for moulds currently exist. In this multicentre study a 4-well azole-containing screening agar method was evaluated using clinically relevant isolates. Methods: Forty WT and 39 cyp51A mutant A. fumigatus [G54 (n = 10), M220 (n = 10), TR34/L98H (n = 9) and TR46/Y121F/T289A (n = 10)] were tested individually and as simulated mixed samples (sampling 4 WT and 1 mutant colonies)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028998/high-cryptococcal-antigen-titers-in-blood-are-predictive-of-subclinical-cryptococcal-meningitis-among-hiv-infected-patients
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Rachel M Wake, Erika Britz, Charlotte Sriruttan, Ivy Rukasha, Tanvier Omar, David C Spencer, Jeremy S Nel, Sello Mashamaite, Adeboye Adelekan, Tom M Chiller, Joseph N Jarvis, Thomas S Harrison, Nelesh P Govender
Background: High mortality rates among asymptomatic cryptococcal antigen (CrAg)-positive patients identified through CrAg screening, despite pre-emptive fluconazole, may be due to undiagnosed cryptococcal meningitis. Methods: Symptoms were reviewed in CrAg-positive patients identified through screening 19,233 individuals with CD4 cell counts < 100 cells/µL at 17 clinics and 3 hospitals in Johannesburg from September 2012 until September 2015, and 2 of these hospitals until June 2016...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028140/report-of-12-cases-with-tracheobronchial-mucormycosis-and-a-review
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Ruoxi He, Chengping Hu, Yongjun Tang, Huaping Yang, Liming Cao, Ruichao Niu
OBJECTIVES: Tranchobronchial mucormycosis is a rare and invasive pulmonary mucormycosis involving the tracheobronchial tree. DATA SOURCE: at a 3500-bed tertiary care center. STUDY SELECTION: This was a retroactive study of 12 cases of tranchobronchial mucormycosis diagnosed in our hospital, and 48 cases that were previously reported in the English literature. RESULTS: Rhizopus was the predominant species of pathogen (66...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028000/influence-of-resistance-breeding-in-common-bean-on-rhizosphere-microbiome-composition-and-function
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Lucas William Mendes, Jos M Raaijmakers, Mattias de Hollander, Rodrigo Mendes, Siu Mui Tsai
The rhizosphere microbiome has a key role in plant growth and health, providing a first line of defense against root infections by soil-borne pathogens. Here, we investigated the composition and metabolic potential of the rhizobacterial community of different common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) cultivars with variable levels of resistance to the fungal root pathogen Fusarium oxysporum (Fox). For the different bean cultivars grown in two soils with contrasting physicochemical properties and microbial diversity, rhizobacterial abundance was positively correlated with Fox resistance...
October 13, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027638/fluconazole-versus-mould-active-triazoles-for-primary-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-adult-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-clinical-outcome-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Yan Wang, Yuanming Xing, Lu Chen, Ti Meng, Ying Li, Jiao Xie, Limei Chen, Yalin Dong, Weihua Dong
This study evaluated the clinical and cost-effectiveness of prophylactic use of fluconazole versus mould-active triazoles (voriconazole and posaconazole) in adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A decision analytical model was developed with inputs from a 7-year retrospective study (2009-2016) of 103 consecutive adult patients with ALL who received antifungal prophylaxis. Information on the administration of antifungal agents, clinical outcomes, and costs were collected. One-way sensitivity analyses and probabilistic sensitivity analysis were performed...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027030/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fungal-identification-in-histopathology-and-cytopathology-specimens
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V L Kung, R D Chernock, C-A D Burnham
Tools to diagnose fungal infection are microscopic examination, antigen or antibody-based detection tests, molecular diagnostics, and culture, with culture being the "gold standard" for species-level identification. Although these methods are commonly used in concert and yield concordant results, in some cases tissue is not available for culture, and/or different methodologies yield discrepant results. These discrepancies may be clinically significant, causing confusion and inappropriate or delayed initiation of antifungals...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026868/antifungal-susceptibility-testing-practices-at-acute-care-hospitals-enrolled-in-the-national-healthcare-safety-network-united-states-2011-2015
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Snigdha Vallabhaneni, Mathew Sapiano, Lindsey M Weiner, Shawn R Lockhart, Shelley Magill
We assessed availability of antifungal susceptibility testing (AFST) at nearly 4000 acute care hospitals enrolled in the National Healthcare Safety Network. In 2015, 95% offered any AFST, 28% offered AFST at their own laboratory or at an affiliated medical center, and 33% offered reflexive AFST. Availability of AFST improved from 2011 to 2015, but substantial gaps exist in the availability of AFST.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026627/marked-peripheral-eosinophilia-due-to-prolonged-administration-of-posaconazole
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Maher Alharbi, Rae-Kiran Jhinger, Terence Wuerz, Andrew Walkty
Introduction. Posaconazole is a triazole antifungal that is used in the treatment of a variety of fungal infections, as well as in the management of mucormycosis (on an off-label basis). Eosinophilia associated with exposure to azole antifungals has been described rarely in the literature. Case presentation. A 31-year-old male on peritoneal dialysis (PD) for end-stage renal disease, secondary to diabetic nephropathy, presented to hospital with abdominal pain after a trip to St Lucia. He was taken to the operating room, where the PD catheter was removed and an abdominal-wall abscess was debrided...
June 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026306/enhanced-antifungal-activity-of-voriconazole-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-against-candida-albicans-with-a-dimorphic-switching-model
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Baocheng Tian, Qi Yan, Juan Wang, Chen Ding, Sixiang Sai
Candida commonly adheres to implanted medical devices and forms biofilms. Due to the minimal activity of current antifungals against biofilms, new drugs or drug-delivery systems to treat these persistent infections are urgently needed. In the present investigation, voriconazole-loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (Vrc-NLCs) were formulated for enhanced drug-delivery efficiency to C. albicans to increase the antifungal activity of Vrc and to improve the treatment of infectious Candida diseases. Vrc-NLCs were prepared by a hot-melt, high-pressure homogenization method, and size distribution, ζ-potential, morphology, drug-encapsulation efficiency, drug loading, and physical stability were characterized...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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