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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937623/antifungal-activity-of-thapsia-villosa-essential-oil-against-candida-cryptococcus-malassezia-aspergillus-and-dermatophyte-species
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Eugénia Pinto, Maria-José Gonçalves, Carlos Cavaleiro, Lígia Salgueiro
The composition of the essential oil (EO) of Thapsia villosa (Apiaceae), isolated by hydrodistillation from the plant's aerial parts, was analysed by GC and GC-MS. Antifungal activity of the EO and its main components, limonene (57.5%) and methyleugenol (35.9%), were evaluated against clinically relevant yeasts (Candida spp., Cryptococcus neoformans and Malassezia furfur) and moulds (Aspergillus spp. and dermatophytes). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were measured according to the broth macrodilution protocols by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930221/compounds-from-terminalia-mantaly-l-combretaceae-stem-bark-exhibit-potent-inhibition-against-some-pathogenic-yeasts-and-enzymes-of-metabolic-significance
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Marthe Aimée Tchuente Tchuenmogne, Thierry Ngouana Kammalac, Sebastian Gohlke, Rufin Marie Toghueo Kouipou, Abdulselam Aslan, Muslum Kuzu, Veysel Comakli, Ramazan Demirdag, Silvère Augustin Ngouela, Etienne Tsamo, Norbert Sewald, Bruno Ndjakou Lenta, Fabrice Fekam Boyom
Background: Pathogenic yeasts resistance to current drugs emphasizes the need for new, safe, and cost-effective drugs. Also, new inhibitors are needed to control the effects of enzymes that are implicated in metabolic dysfunctions such as cancer, obesity, and epilepsy. Methods: The anti-yeast extract from Terminalia mantaly (Combretaceae) was fractionated and the structures of the isolated compounds established by means of spectroscopic analysis and comparison with literature data. Activity was assessed against Candida albicans, C...
January 24, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927230/multi-azole-resistant-strains-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-var-grubii-isolated-from-a-flz-resistant-strain-by-culturing-in-medium-containing-voriconazole
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Rui Kano, Miki Okubo, Atsuhiko Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kamata
A Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii strain, NUBS14020, was the first fluconazole (FLZ)-resistant strain isolated from a feline cryptococcosis. Subsequent work demonstrated that multi-azole-resistant strains are readily isolated from FLZ-resistant strains by culturing in medium containing voriconazole (VRZ). The resulting clones were assessed for mutation and expression of known target genes, including the loci encoding lanosterol 14-α demethylase (ERG11), an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter (AFR1), or a multidrug efflux pump (MEP); mutation and/or overexpression of these genes is known to be associated with azole resistance...
September 11, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924162/insights-into-the-functionality-of-endophytic-actinobacteria-with-a-focus-on-their-biosynthetic-potential-and-secondary-metabolites-production
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Ajit Kumar Passari, Vineet Kumar Mishra, Garima Singh, Pratibha Singh, Brijesh Kumar, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Rupak Kumar Sharma, Ratul Saikia, Anthonia O' Donovan, Bhim Pratap Singh
Endophytic actinobacteria play an important role in growth promotion and development of host plant by producing enormous quantities of novel bioactive natural products. In the present investigation, 169 endophytic actinobacteria were isolated from endospheric tissues of Rhynchotoechum ellipticum. Based on their antimicrobial potential, 81 strains were identified by 16rRNA gene analysis, which were taxonomically grouped into 15 genera. All identified strains were screened for their plant growth promoting attributes and, for the presence of modular polyketide synthases (PKSI, PKSII and nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) gene clusters to correlate the biosynthetic genes with their functional properties...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919789/antifungal-resistance-current-trends-and-future-strategies-to-combat
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REVIEW
Nathan P Wiederhold
Antifungal resistance represents a major clinical challenge to clinicians responsible for treating invasive fungal infections due to the limited arsenal of systemically available antifungal agents. In addition current drugs may be limited by drug-drug interactions and serious adverse effects/toxicities that prevent their prolonged use or dosage escalation. Fluconazole resistance is of particular concern in non-Candida albicans species due to the increased incidence of infections caused by these species in different geographic locations worldwide and the elevated prevalence of resistance to this commonly used azole in many institutions...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919715/in-vitro-inhibitory-activities-of-magnolol-against-candida-spp
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Peiru Zhou, Jingya Fu, Hong Hua, Xiaosong Liu
Candida spp. cause various infections involving the skin, mucosa, deep tissues, and even life-threatening candidemia. They are regarded as an important pathogen of nosocomial bloodstream infection, with a high mortality rate. As a result of prolonged exposure to azoles, the therapeutic failure associated with azoles resistance has become a serious challenge in clinical situations. Therefore, novel, alternative antifungals are required urgently. In the present study, the CLSI M-27A broth microdilution method and the 2,3-Bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide (XTT) reduction assay were used to evaluate the antifungal effects of magnolol against various standard Candida strains in planktonic mode and biofilm formation, respectively...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917923/effect-of-carboxymethylation-on-rheological-and-drug-release-characteristics-of-terminalia-catappa-gum
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Radhika Sharma, Vikas Rana
The carboxymethylation of galactomannans, arabinogalactans, arbinoxylan, etc is known to modify solubility, swelling index, rheological behaviour, powder characteristics, etc. Therefore, an attempt had been made to study the effect of carboxymethylation on Terminalia catappa (TC) gum. For this, modified Williamson synthesis reaction was utilized employing Quality by Design (QbD) approach. Grafting of carboxymethyl group on Terminalia catappa was confirmed by ATR-FTIR, H(1)NMR and DSC analyses. The rheological attributes revealed that the carboxymethylation of TC lowers the viscosity, enhance thermal stability (high activation energy), disentanglement was near to re-entanglement, and weak gelling characteristic...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912344/parasex-generates-phenotypic-diversity-de-novo-and-impacts-drug-resistance-and-virulence-in-candida-albicans
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Matthew P Hirakawa, Darius E Chyou, Denis Huang, Aaron R Slan, Richard J Bennett
Candida albicans is a diploid fungus that is a frequent cause of mucosal and systemic infections in humans. This species exhibits an unusual parasexual cycle in which mating produces tetraploid cells that undergo a non-meiotic program of concerted chromosome loss to return to a diploid or aneuploid state. In this work, we used a multipronged approach to examine the capacity of parasex to generate diversity in C. albicans First, we compared the phenotypic properties of 32 genotyped progeny and observed wide-ranging differences in fitness, filamentation, biofilm formation and virulence...
September 14, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905834/microsporidial-infection-masquerading-as-graft-rejection-post-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Lumbini Devi, N Venkatesh Prajna, Muthiah Srinivasan, Naveen Radhakrishnan, Manoranjan Das
A 51-year-old immunocompetent male with a history of Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy and immature cataract who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with intraocular lens implantation in both eyes presented with redness and defective vision of 1-day duration in his left eye. Slit lamp examination revealed coarse superficial punctate lesions with graft edema. He was diagnosed with acute graft rejection and treated with topical steroids. Two days later, symptoms worsened in his left eye with the involvement of his right eye showing a similar clinical picture...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904931/isolation-of-candida-species-from-gastroesophageal-lesions-among-pediatrics-in-isfahan-iran-identification-and-antifungal-susceptibility-testing-of-clinical-isolates-by-e-test
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Fatemeh Salehi, Mehran Esmaeili, Rasoul Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Candida species can become opportunistic pathogens causing local or systemic invasive infections. Gastroesophageal candidiasis may depend on the Candida colonization and local damage of the mucosal barrier. Risk factors are gastric acid suppression, diabetes mellitus, chronic debilitating states such as carcinomas, and the use of systemic antibiotics and corticosteroids. The aim of this study is collection and molecular identification of Candida species from gastroesophageal lesions among pediatrics in Isfahan, and determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ranges for clinical isolates...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900810/efficacy-and-safety-of-extemporaneously-prepared-miconazole-eye-drops-in-candida-albicans-induced-keratomycosis
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Linda Gyanfosu, George Asumeng Koffuor, Samuel Kyei, Ben Ababio-Danso, Kwabena Peprah-Donkor, Wilson Bright Nyansah, Frederick Asare
PURPOSE: Extemporaneously prepared miconazole eye drops (EPMD) are used by some eye care practitioners to manage keratomycosis in Ghana. This study therefore aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of EPMD using in vitro and in vivo experimental models. METHODS: The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of EPMD was determined by the agar-well diffusion method. In vivo, the activity of EPMD on corneal ulcer, neovascularization, clouding, edema, carring and on keratomycotic conjunctivitis and corneal scarring (clinical features) associated with Candida albicans-induced keratomycosis in rabbits was determined by treating them with 0...
September 12, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894714/quantification-of-cdr1-gene-expression-in-fluconazole-resistant-candida-glabrata-strains-using-real-time-pcr
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Shadi Shahrokhi, Fatemeh Noorbakhsh, Sassan Rezaie
BACKGROUND: The opportunistic fungi, particularly Candida glabrata has been known as main etiologic agents of life-threating infections in some patients. Although fluconazole is the most effective antifungal agent against candidiasis, C. glabrata, fluconazole-resistant strains have been increased recently overexpression or mutations of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter family membrane proteins such as; Cg CDR1, Cg CDR2 are responsible for fluconazole resistance in a large proportion of candidiasis cases...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893774/external-evaluation-of-two-fluconazole-infant-population-pharmacokinetic-models
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Michael F Hwang, Ryan J Beechinor, Kelly C Wade, Daniel K Benjamin, P Brian Smith, Christoph P Hornik, Edmund V Capparelli, Shahnaz Duara, Kathleen A Kennedy, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, Daniel Gonzalez
Fluconazole is an antifungal agent used for the treatment of invasive candidiasis, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. Population pharmacokinetics (PK) models of fluconazole in infants have been previously published by Wade et al. and Momper et al. Here we report the results of the first external evaluation of the predictive performance of both models. We used patient level data from both studies to externally evaluate both PK models. The predictive performance of each model was evaluated using the model prediction error (PE), mean prediction error (MPE), mean absolute prediction error (MAPE), prediction-corrected visual predictive check (pcVPC), and normalized prediction distribution errors (NPDE)...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886952/clinical-manifestations-of-candidemia-caused-by-uncommon-candida-species-and-antifungal-susceptibility-of-the-isolates-in-a-regional-hospital-in-taiwan-2007-2014
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Wei-Lun Liu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Ming-Chi Li, Chi-Jung Wu, Wen-Chien Ko, Yi-Li Hung, Hung-Jen Tang, Po-Ren Hsueh
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study investigated clinical manifestations of candidemia caused by uncommon Candida species and antifungal susceptibility of the isolates in a regional hospital in Taiwan. METHODS: The uncommon Candida species was initially defined as Candida species other than C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata complex, C. parapsilosis complex and C. krusei. All uncommon Candida isolates were identified and confirmed by molecular methods. In vitro susceptibility testing of the uncommon Candida species to nine antifungal agents was conducted using the broth microdilution method with the Sensititre YeastOne (SYO) system (Trek Diagnostic Systems, Ltd...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885219/recognition-of-possible-risk-factors-for-clinically-significant-drug-drug-interactions-among-indian-people-living-with-hiv-receiving-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-and-concomitant-medications
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Poka Siva Sai Lakshmi Priyanka, Danturulu Muralidhar Varma, Kavyasri Immadisetti, Radhakrishnan Rajesh, Sudha Vidyasagar, Vasudeva Guddattu
BACKGROUND: Greatest challenges for clinician is to recognize risk factors for clinically significant drug interactions (CSDIs). There is a lack of awareness about CSDIs among healthcare professionals in India. OBJECTIVE: To recognize all possible risk factors for drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and to identify clinically significant drug interactions (CSDIs), the prevalence, pattern of occurrence of DDIs in People Living with HIV (PLW-HIV) receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and concomitant medications...
2017: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877182/cryptococcal-antigen-screening-by-lay-cadres-using-a-rapid-test-at-the-point-of-care-a-feasibility-study-in-rural-lesotho
#16
Fernanda Rick, Aline Aurore Niyibizi, Amir Shroufi, Kazumi Onami, Sarah-Jane Steele, Malehlohonolo Kuleile, Innocent Muleya, Tom Chiller, Tiffany Walker, Gilles Van Cutsem
INTRODUCTION: Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the leading causes of death among people with HIV in Africa, primarily due to delayed presentation, poor availability and high cost of treatment. Routine cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) screening of patients with a CD4 count less than 100 cells/mm3, followed by pre-emptive therapy if positive, might reduce mortality in high prevalence settings. Using the cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) lateral flow assay (LFA), screening is possible at the point of care (POC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874321/design-synthesis-and-sar-study-of-3-benzo-d-1-3-dioxol-5-yl-n-benzylpropanamide-as-novel-potent-synergists-against-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans
#17
Zhan Cai, Zichao Ding, Yumeng Hao, Tingjunhong Ni, Fei Xie, Jing Zhao, Ran Li, Shichong Yu, Ting Wang, Xiaoyun Chai, Yongsheng Jin, Yue Gao, Dazhi Zhang, Yuanying Jiang
Based on our previous discovery and SAR study on the lead compounds 7d, 5 and berberine which can significantly enhance the susceptibility of fluconazole against fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans, a series of 3-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-N-(substituted benzyl)propanamides were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their in vitro synergistic activity in combination with fluconazole. The series 2a-f were designed by replacing the amide moiety of the lead compound 7d with retro-amide moiety, and compounds 2a and 2b showed more activity than the lead 7d...
August 26, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874131/a-chronic-hemodialysis-patient-with-isolated-pulmonary-valve-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-non-albicans-candida-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
#18
Chih-Hao Chang, Myo-Ming Huang, Dong-Feng Yeih, Kuo-Cheng Lu, Yi-Chou Hou
BACKGROUND: Isolated pulmonary valve infective endocarditis caused by Candida is rare in chronic hemodialysis patients. The 2009 Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines suggest the combined use of surgery and antibiotics to treat candidiasis; however, successful nonsurgical treatment of Candida endocarditis has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old woman with end-stage kidney disease was admitted to our hospital after experiencing disorientation for 5 days...
September 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870262/virulence-factors-antifungal-susceptibility-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-azole-resistance-among-candida-parapsilosis-complex-isolates-recovered-from-clinical-specimens
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Sourour Neji, Ines Hadrich, Houaida Trabelsi, Salma Abbes, Fatma Cheikhrouhou, Hayet Sellami, Fattouma Makni, Ali Ayadi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the biofilm formation, the extracellular enzymatic activities of 182 clinical isolates of the Candida parapsilosis complex. METHODS: Molecular identification of the C. parapsilosis species complex was performed using PCR RFLP of SADH gene and PCR sequencing of ITS region. The susceptibility of ours isolates to antifungal agents and molecular mechanisms underlying azole resistance were evaluated. RESULTS: 63...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869083/antifungal-effect-of-cow-s-urine-distillate-on-candida-species
#20
J M Hoh, B Dhanashree
BACKGROUND: Increase in resistance of Candida species, to routinely used antifungal agents has necessitated the quest for new drugs. Few studies have revealed that cow's urine can suppress the growth of pathogenic fungi. However there is no published report on antifungal effects of cow's urine on clinical Candida isolates. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims at exploring the antifungal potential of cow's urine on clinical isolates of Candida species. MATERIAL & METHODS: In this in-vitro experimental study four standard strains and 37 clinical isolates of Candida species were tested for their susceptibility to amphotericin B, fluconazole and voriconazole, by disk diffusion method...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
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