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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158357/evidence-for-a-role-of-vascular-endothelium-in-the-control-of-arterial-wall-viscosity-in-humans
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Frederic Roca, Michele Iacob, Isabelle Remy-Jouet, Jeremy Bellien, Robinson Joannides
Arterial wall viscosity (AWV) is a major cause of energy dissipation along the arterial tree. Its determinants remain controversial but an active endothelial regulation has been suggested. Our objective was to assess in humans the physiological role of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO), epoxyeicosatrienoic acids and the effect of modulating smooth muscle tone in the regulation of AWV. We simultaneously measured radial artery diameter, wall thickness, and arterial pressure in healthy volunteers during the local infusion of inhibitors of NO-synthase (N(G)-monomethyl-l-arginine), epoxyeicosatrienoic acids synthesis by cytochrome P450 (fluconazole), the epoxyeicosatrienoic acids cellular targets calcium-activated potassium channels (tetraethylammonium), alone and in combination...
November 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158283/antimicrobial-octapeptin-c4-analogues-active-against-cryptococcus-species
#2
Jessica L Chitty, Mark S Butler, Azzah Suboh, David J Edwards, Matthew A Cooper, James A Fraser, Avril A B Robertson
Resistance to antimicrobials is a growing problem in both developed and developing countries. In nations where AIDS is most prevalent, the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans is a significant contributor to mortality, and its growing resistance to current antifungals an ever-expanding threat. We investigated octapeptin C4, from the cationic cyclic lipopeptide class of antimicrobials, as a potential new antifungal. Octapeptin C4 was a potent, selective inhibitor of this fungal pathogen with minimum inhibitory concentration of 1...
November 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158282/fluconazole-resistant-candida-auris-is-susceptible-to-salivary-histatin-5-killing-and-to-intrinsic-host-defenses
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Ruvini U Pathirana, Justin Friedman, Hannah L Norris, Ornella Salvatori, Andrew D McCall, Jason Kay, Mira Edgerton
Candida auris is a newly identified species causing invasive candidemia and candidiasis, and has broad multidrug resistance (MDR) not observed for other pathogenic Candida species. Histatin 5 (Hst 5) is a well-studied salivary cationic peptide with significant antifungal activity against C. albicans, and is an attractive candidate to treat MDR fungi since antimicrobial peptides induce minimal drug resistance. We investigated the susceptibility of C. auris to Hst 5 and neutrophils, two first-line innate defenses in the human host...
November 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158264/azole-resistance-in-a-candida-albicans-mutant-lacking-the-abc-transporter-cdr6-roa1-depends-on-tor-signaling
#4
Nitesh Kumar Khandelwal, Neeraj Chauhan, Parijat Sarkar, Brooke D Esquivel, Paola Coccetti, Ashutosh Singh, Alix T Coste, Meghna Gupta, Dominique Sanglard, Theodore C White, Murielle Chauvel, Christophe dEnfert, Amitabha Chattopadhyay, Naseem A Gaur, Alok Kumar Mondal, Rajendra Prasad
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters help export various substrates across the cell membrane and significantly contribute to drug resistance. However, a recent study reported an unusual case in which the loss of an ABC transporter in Candida albicans, orf19.4531 (previously named ROA1), increases resistance against antifungal azoles, which was attributed to an altered membrane potential in the mutant strain. To get further mechanistic insights into this phenomenon, here we confirmed that the plasma membrane localized transporter (renamed CDR6/ROA1 for consistency with C...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157206/antifungal-susceptibility-testing-of-candida-species-isolated-from-the-immunocompromised-patients-admitted-to-ten-university-hospitals-in-iran-comparison-of-colonizing-and-infecting-isolates
#5
Parisa Badiee, Hamid Badali, Teun Boekhout, Kambiz Diba, Abdolkarim Ghadimi Moghadam, Ali Hossaini Nasab, Hadis Jafarian, Rasoul Mohammadi, Hossein Mirhendi, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Ahmad Shamsizadeh, Jafar Soltani
BACKGROUND: Antifungal susceptibility testing is a subject of interest in the field of medical mycology. The aim of the present study were the distributions and antifungal susceptibility patterns of various Candida species isolated from colonized and infected immunocompromised patients admitted to ten university hospitals in Iran. METHODS: In totally, 846 Candida species were isolated from more than 4000 clinical samples and identified by the API 20 C AUX system...
November 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154400/a-chiral-enantioseparation-generic-strategy-for-anti-alzheimer-and-antifungal-drugs-by-short-end-injection-capillary-electrophoresis-using-an-experimental-design-approach
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Ahmed M Abdel-Megied, Rasha S Hanafi, Hassan Y Aboul-Enein
The present study describes a generic strategy using capillary electrophoretic (CE) method for chiral enantioseparation of anti-Alzheimer drugs, namely, donepezil (DON), rivastigmine (RIV), and antifungal drugs, namely, ketoconazole (KET), Itraconazole (ITR), fluconazole (FLU), and sertaconazole (SRT) in which these drugs have different basic and acidic properties. Several modified cyclodextrins (CDs) were applied for enantioseparation of racemates such as highly sulfated α, γ CDs, hydroxyl propyl-β-CD, and Sulfobutyl ether-β-CD...
November 20, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153069/-emerging-pathogen-candida-kefyr-kluvyeromyces-marxianus
#7
Tuğba Çuhadar, Ayşe Kalkancı
In the central microbiology laboratory of Gazi University Hospital Candida kefyr was isolated from different clinical samples as 5.3% in 2016 and in 2017 this rate increased to 9.3% which was nearly two-fold and this has drawn our attention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the special characteristics, antifungal susceptibility and virulence properties of C.keyfr species. Germ tube, corn meal-tween 80 agar morphology and carbohydrate assimilation profiles on ID32C yeast identification system were used for the diagnosis of Candida species...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144957/fluconazole-levels-in-serum-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-according-to-daily-dosage-in-patients-with-cryptococcosis-and-other-fungal-infections
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Letícia Aparecida Schiave, Erika Nascimento, Fernando Crivelenti Vilar, Tissiana Marques de Haes, Osvaldo Massaiti Takayanagui, Cristiane Masetto de Gaitani, Roberto Martinez
Fluconazole is extensively used for the treatment of candidiasis and cryptococcosis. Among other factors, successful treatment is related to appropriate fluconazole levels in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In the present study, fluconazole levels were determined in 15 patients, 14 of whom had AIDS and 13 had neurocryptococcosis. The only selection criterion was treatment with fluconazole, which was performed with a generic or similar form of the drug. Fluconazole level was determined by high performance liquid chromatography and the susceptibility profile of Cryptococcus spp...
November 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142414/growth-arresting-activity-of-acmella-essential-oil-and-its-isolated-component-d-limonene-1-8-p-mentha-diene-against-trichophyton-rubrum-microbial-type-culture-collection-296
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Diptikanta Padhan, Smaranika Pattnaik, Ajaya Kumar Behera
Background: Spilanthes acmella is used as a remedy in toothache complaints by the tribal people of Western part of Odisha, India. Objective: The objective of this study was to study the growth-arresting activity of an indigenous Acmella essential oil (EO) (S. acmella Murr, Asteraceae) and its isolated component, d-limonene against Trichophyton rubrum (microbial type culture collection 296). Materials and Methods: The EO was extracted from flowers of indigenous S...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139375/kitty-litter-dermatitis-from-bromo-2-nitropropane-1-3-diol
#10
John W Sullenbarger, Brooke Hensley, Jeffrey B Travers
70-year-old white man presented with a 6-week history of an acute pruritic eruption in the axillary vaults, inguinal folds, and central lumbar area. Due to the severity of the pruritus, the patient was evaluated in the emergency department. He was treated with intramuscular triamcinolone, oral fluconazole, clobetasol cream, and miconazole powder, which provided only minimal relief. The patient had presented with brightly erythematous patches in the axillary vaults and inguinal folds with numerous erythematous, scaly, coalescing papules and plaques agminated on the lumbar region (Figure)...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137050/uncommon-cause-of-fungemia-in-a-patient-with-renal-cell-cancer-a-case-report-of-candida-lusitaniae-fungemia
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Rashmi Mishra, Paul Kelly, Omesh Toolsie, Puvvalingam Ayyadurai, Muhammad Adrish
INTRODUCTION: We present an interesting case of Candida lusitaniae infection in a patient diagnosed with renal clear cell carcinoma.An 82-year-old male presented with worsening back pain for 1 week. Physical examination including neurologic examination was normal. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a mass in the right upper pole of the kidney suggestive of a renal neoplasm. Pathology from a percutaneous biopsy of the kidney revealed clear cell carcinoma. During his hospitalization the patient developed fungemia due to C lusitaniae...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136186/clonal-spread-and-azole-resistant-mechanisms-of-non-susceptible-candida-albicans-isolates-from-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-patients-in-three-shanghai-maternity-hospitals
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YongQin Wu, Cui Li, ZhiHeng Wang, Jing Gao, ZhenHua Tang, HuiFen Chen, ChunMei Ying
In our multicenter study, 43 fluconazole non-susceptible and 45 fluconazole-susceptible isolates were collected from vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) patients from three Shanghai maternity hospitals to analyze their molecular epidemiological features and fluconazole resistant mechanisms. Cross-resistance to fluconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole was observed in 53.5% of the nonsusceptible isolates. Though we acquired 12 clonal complexes (CCs) of diploid sequence types (DSTs) in clinical isolates by a multilocus sequence typing method, fluconazole nonsusceptible isolates all belonged to CC69 with a predominant genotype of DST 79...
November 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133157/microbiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-biofilm-forming-candida-parapsilosis-isolates-associated-with-fungaemia-and-their-impact-on-mortality
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Silvia Soldini, Brunella Posteraro, Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Elisa Borghi, Monica Falleni, Angela Raffaella Losito, Giuseppe Maiuro, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Mario Tumbarello
OBJECTIVES: Biofilm formation (BF) by fungal isolates may dramatically complicate infection. We determined the ability of C. parapsilosis isolates from single fungaemia episodes to form biofilms and we analysed biofilm subgroups for antifungal susceptibility and pathogenic potential. We then correlated BF with clinical characteristics and outcomes of the episodes. METHODS: BF was measured using the crystal-violet biomass assay, antifungal susceptibility of preformed biofilms was assessed, and virulence was studied using the Galleria mellonella model...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133044/molecular-docking-design-synthesis-and-antifungal-activity-study-of-novel-triazole-derivatives
#14
Junqi Wu, Tingjunhong Ni, Xiaoyun Chai, Ting Wang, Hongrui Wang, Jindong Chen, Yongsheng Jin, Dazhi Zhang, Shichong Yu, Yuanying Jiang
The incidence of life-threatening fungal infections has dramatically increased for decades. In order to develop novel antifungal agents, two series of (2R,3R)-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-3-(N-substitutied)-2-butanols (3a-o, 5a-f, 8a-u), which were analogues of voriconazole, were designed, synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HRMS. The MIC80 values showed that the target compounds 3a-o indicated better activities than fluconazole on three important fungal pathogens except for 3i...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132935/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-candidemia-caused-by-candida-parapsilosis-complex-in-a-medical-center-in-northern-taiwan
#15
Yen-Mu Wu, Po-Yen Huang, Jang-Jih Lu, Shian-Sen Shie, Jung-Jr Ye, Ting-Shu Wu, Ching-Tai Huang
To investigate the risk factors and outcomes associated with Candida parapsilosis candidemia, a retrospective study was conducted at a tertiary medical center in northern Taiwan. Patients with C. parapsilosis candidemia and corresponding controls with C. albicans candidemia were chosen and their demographics, comorbidities, risk factors, and clinical outcomes were reviewed. Antifungal susceptibility tests were performed using the Sensititre YeastOne colorimetric system. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry was used to classify the genomic species...
October 6, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132792/-neuromeningeal-cryptococcosis-in-patients-infected-with-hiv-at-agadir-regional-hospital-souss-massa-morocco
#16
S Chadli, M Aghrouch, N Taqarort, M Malmoussi, Z Ouagari, F Moustaoui, M Bourouache, S Oulkheir
INTRODUCTION: Neuromeningeal cryptococcosis (NMC) is a severe and fatal opportunistic infection. Lethality is frequent in the absence of treatment, especially in the presence of HIV co-infection. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, epidemiological, clinical, biological and therapeutic aspects as well as the evolution of NMC for patients infected with HIV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 40 cases of neuromeningeal cryptococcosis diagnosed in HIV-infected patients...
November 10, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128705/1-3-di-n-butylimidazolium-tribromide-bbim-br3-an-efficient-recyclable-catalyst-mediated-synthesis-of-n-substituted-azepines-and-their-biological-evaluation-interaction-study-with-human-serum-albumin
#17
Swetha K Maddili, Rakhi Chowrasia, Vijaya Kumar Kannekanti, Himabindu Gandham
A majority of previously reported methods suffer from insufficient yields as well as more complicated experimental procedures, a smaller amount of isolated yields involving time-consuming and tiresome work-up with the use of metal catalyst and restricted scope of substrates. To overcome these issues, an environmentally benign, ionic liquid endorsed multi-component protocol to N-substituted azepines has been exploited by means of coupling aromatic amines, dimethyl/diethyl acetylene dicarboxylate, 2,5-dimethoxytetrahydrofuran using 1,3-Di-n-butylimidazolium tribromide [BBim]Br3...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126739/discovery-of-simplified-sampangine-derivatives-as-novel-fungal-biofilm-inhibitors
#18
Na Liu, Hua Zhong, Jie Tu, Zhigan Jiang, Yanjuan Jiang, Yan Jiang, Yuanying Jiang, Jian Li, Wannian Zhang, Yan Wang, Chunquan Sheng
Lack of novel antifungal agents and severe drug resistance have led to high incidence and associated mortality of invasive fungal infections. To tackle the challenges, novel antifungal agents with new chemotype, fungicidal activity and anti-resistant potency are highly desirable. On the basis of our previously identified simplified analogue of antifungal natural product sampangine, systemic structure-activity relationships were clarified and two novel derivatives showed promising features as novel antifungal lead compounds...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112162/syntheses-of-novel-4-substituted-n-5-amino-1h-1-2-4-triazol-3-yl-pyridine-3-sulfonamide-derivatives-with-potential-antifungal-activity
#19
Krzysztof Szafrański, Jarosław Sławiński, Anna Kędzia, Ewa Kwapisz
Candidiasis represent a serious threat for patients with altered immune responses. Therefore, we have undertaken the synthesis of compounds comprising a pyridine-3-sulfonamide scaffold and known antifungally active 1,2,4-triazole substituents. Thus a series of novel 4-substituted N-(5-amino-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyridine-3-sulfonamides have been synthesized by multistep reactions starting from 4-chloropyridine-3-sulfonamide via N'-cyano-N-[(4-substitutedpyridin-3-yl)sulfonyl]carbamimidothioates which were further converted with hydrazine hydrate to the corresponding 1,2,4-triazole derivatives 26-36...
November 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109169/environmental-triazole-induces-cross-resistance-to-clinical-drugs-and-affects-morphophysiology-and-virulence-of-cryptococcus-gattii-and-c-neoformans
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Rafael Wesley Bastos, Hellem Cristina Silva Carneiro, Lorena Vívien Neves de Oliveira, Karen Maia Rocha, Gustavo José Cota Freitas, Marliete Carvalho Costa, Thaís Furtado Ferreira Magalhães, Vanessa Silva Dutra de Carvalho, Cláudia Emanuela Rocha, Gabriella Freitas Ferreira, Tatiane Alves de Paixão, Frédérique Moyrand, Guilhem Janbon, Daniel Assis Santos
Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans are environmental fungi that cause cryptococcosis, which is usually treated with amphotericin B and fluconazole. However, therapeutic failure is increasing because of the emergence of resistant strains. Because these species are constantly isolated from vegetal materials and the usage of agrochemicals is growing, we postulate pesticides could be responsible for the altered susceptibility of these fungi to clinical drugs. Therefore, we evaluated the influence of the pesticide tebuconazole on the susceptibility to clinical drugs, morphophysiology, and virulence of C...
November 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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