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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533234/differential-activity-of-the-oral-glucan-synthase-inhibitor-scy-078-against-wild-type-and-echinocandin-resistant-strains-of-candida-spp
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Michael A Pfaller, Shawn A Messer, Paul R Rhomberg, Mariana Castanheira
SCY-078 (formerly MK-3118) is a novel orally active inhibitor of fungal β- (1, 3)-glucan synthase (GS). SCY-078 is a derivative of enfumafungin and is structurally distinct from the echinocandin class of antifungal agents. We evaluated the in vitro activity of this compound against wild-type (WT) and echinocandin-resistant isolates containing mutations in the FKS genes of Candida spp. Against 36 Candida spp. FKS mutants tested, 30 (83.3%) were non-WT to 1 or more echinocandins and only 9 (25.0%) were non-WT (MIC, >WT-upper limit) to SCY-078...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527136/factors-influencing-non-albicans-candidemia-a-case-case-control-study
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Diamantis P Kofteridis, Antonis Valachis, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Angeliki M Andrianaki, Athanasia Christidou, Sofia Maraki, Nikolaos A Spernovasilis, George Samonis
The study identified factors predisposing to non-albicans candidemia with special interest to prior antimicrobial treatment. A retrospective, case-case-control study was performed at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece, from November 2007 through September 2011 including adult patients. The study had three groups. The first included 58 patients with non-albicans candidemia, the second 48 with C. albicans candidemia, while the third (control) 104 without candidemia. Each of the two candidemia groups was compared with the control using multivariate logistic regression model...
May 19, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523422/usefulness-of-the-non-conventional-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-to-assess-candida-virulence
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Marcelo Ortega-Riveros, Iker De-la-Pinta, Cristina Marcos-Arias, Guillermo Ezpeleta, Guillermo Quindós, Elena Eraso
Invasive candidiasis is caused mainly by Candida albicans, but other Candida species have increasing etiologies. These species show different virulence and susceptibility levels to antifungal drugs. The aims of this study were to evaluate the usefulness of the non-conventional model Caenorhabditis elegans to assess the in vivo virulence of seven different Candida species and to compare the virulence in vivo with the in vitro production of proteinases and phospholipases, hemolytic activity and biofilm development capacity...
May 18, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513771/species-distribution-and-antifungal-susceptibility-patterns-of-candida-isolates-from-a-public-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
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P Mnge, B I Okeleye, S D Vasaikar, T Apalata
Candida species are the leading cause of invasive fungal infections, and over the past decade there has been an increased isolation of drug resistant Candida species. This study aimed to identify the species distribution of Candida isolates and to determine their unique antifungal susceptibility and resistance patterns. During a cross-sectional study, 209 Candida isolates (recovered from 206 clinical samples) were collected and their species distribution was determined using ChromAgar Candida. The Vitek-2 system (Biomerieux, South Africa) was used to determine minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) to azoles (fluconazole, voriconazole), echinocandins (caspofungin, micafungin), polyenes (amphotericin B) and flucytosine...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511380/fungal-profile-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#5
Krishnapriya Kalaiarasan, Rakesh Singh, Latha Chaturvedula
INTRODUCTION: Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC) is a common medical health problem of adult women. It is most commonly caused by Candida albicans. But there is a change in fungal profile. Sabouraud's Dextrose Agar (SDA) is the most common culture medium used where mixed fungal infection may be missed. It can be detected easily by using chromogenic culture medium. AIM: To know the fungal profile of vulvovaginal candidiasis using Candida CHROMagar and antifungal susceptibility pattern in patients attending tertiary care hospital...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507352/candidiasis-prevalence-and-resistance-profiling-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-pakistan
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Bushra Jamil, Mohammad Tauseef Mukhtar Bokhari, Azhar Saeed, Mohammad Zahid Mukhtar Bokhari, Zakir Hussain, Tayyaba Khalid, Habib Bokhari, Mohammad Imran, Shahid Ahmad Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: To determine Candida colonisation/infection in renal transplant patients and to determine the resistance pattern against antifungal drugs. METHODS: This prospective, observational study was conducted at Al-Sayyed Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January to October 2014, in collaboration with the Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory's, Islamabad campus..The clinical specimens investigated included respiratory tract secretions, blood, urine, high vaginal swab, skin scrapings, and plastic devices samples...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493896/candidemia-in-the-elderly-what-does-it-change
#7
Francesco Barchiesi, Elena Orsetti, Sara Mazzanti, Francesca Trave, Aldo Salvi, Cinzia Nitti, Esther Manso
BACKGROUND: Candidemia is a life-threatening fungal infection and it can affect patients of all ages. Characterization of candidemia in the elderly is lacking. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adults (≥ 18 years) with candidemia diagnosed in our center in 2010-2015. Demographics, comorbidities, clinical and microbiologic characteristics, antifungal treatment and outcome were compared between older (≤65 years) and younger (>65 years) patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493119/co2-sensing-in-fungi-at-the-heart-of-metabolic-signaling
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Ronny Martin, Susann Pohlers, Fritz A Mühlschlegel, Oliver Kurzai
Adaptation to the changing environmental CO2 levels is essential for all living cells. In particular, microorganisms colonizing and infecting the human body are exposed to highly variable concentrations, ranging from atmospheric 0.04 to 5% and more in blood and specific host niches. Carbonic anhydrases are highly conserved metalloenzymes that enable fixation of CO2 by its conversion into bicarbonate. This process is not only crucial to ensure the supply of adequate carbon amounts for cellular metabolism, but also contributes to several signaling processes in fungi, including morphology and communication...
May 10, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493006/activity-of-combined-antifungal-agents-against-multidrug-resistant-candida-glabrata-strains
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Laura Bedin Denardi, Jéssica Tairine Keller, Vanessa Oliveira, Débora Alves Nunes Mario, Janio Morais Santurio, Sydney Hartz Alves
In this study, we evaluated the in vitro activity of echinocandins, azoles, and amphotericin B alone and in combination against echinocandin/azole-sensitive and echinocandin/azole-resistant Candida glabrata isolates. Susceptibility tests were performed using the broth microdilution method in accordance with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute document M27-A3. The checkerboard method was used to evaluate the fractional inhibitory concentration index of the interactions. Cross-resistance was observed among echinocandins; 15% of the isolates resistant to caspofungin were also resistant to anidulafungin and micafungin...
May 10, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491490/rapid-emergence-of-fks-mutations-in-candida-glabrata-isolates-in-a-peritoneal-candidiasis
#10
Milène Sasso, Claire Roger, Laurence Lachaud
We report a rapid acquisition of echinocandin resistance after 12 days of micafungin treatment, without prior exposure, in a patient with peritoneal candidiasis due to C. glabrata. Isolates recovered before and after treatment were compared by multilocus sequence typing. Results of antifungal susceptibility testing and FKS mutations were reported. The interest of repeating antifungal susceptibility testing for echinocandin molecules during the treatment is discussed and a strategy to research FKS mutations proposed...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491253/isolation-molecular-identification-and-antifungal-susceptibility-profiles-of-vaginal-isolates-of-candida-species
#11
Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Shokoofe Shafiei, Ali Zarei-Mahmoudabadi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vulvovaginal candidiasis is a common fungal infection among women during reproductive ages. Although, Candida albicans is accounted as the main etiologic agent of vaginitis, non-albicans species have arisen during last years. Resistant to antifungal drugs especially, fluconazole has been more reported by researchers from around the World. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of vulvovaginal candidiasis among suspected patients with vaginitis, the frequency of Candida species, and the susceptibility profiles of isolates to caspofungin, fluconazole and clotrimazole...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489916/generational-distribution-of-a-candida-glabrata-population-resilient-old-cells-prevail-while-younger-cells-dominate-in-the-vulnerable-host
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Tejas Bouklas, Luz Alonso-Crisóstomo, Tamás Székely, Elizabeth Diago-Navarro, Erika P Orner, Kalie Smith, Mansa A Munshi, Maurizio Del Poeta, Gábor Balázsi, Bettina C Fries
Similar to other yeasts, the human pathogen Candida glabrata ages when it undergoes asymmetric, finite cell divisions, which determines its replicative lifespan. We sought to investigate if and how aging changes resilience of C. glabrata populations in the host environment. Our data demonstrate that old C. glabrata are more resistant to hydrogen peroxide and neutrophil killing, whereas young cells adhere better to epithelial cell layers. Consequently, virulence of old compared to younger C. glabrata cells is enhanced in the Galleria mellonella infection model...
May 10, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488243/monitoring-of-iron-depletion-induced-mitophagy-in-pathogenic-yeast
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Koichi Tanabe, Minoru Nagi
Mitophagy, which is the degradation of mitochondria via selective autophagic machinery, is thought to be involved in regulating the mass and function of mitochondria. Methods for detection of mitophagy have been reported for several fungal cells including some budding yeast, methylotrophic yeast, and filamentous fungi. Mitophagy in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is activated under nitrogen-poor conditions; however, the regulatory mechanism of mitophagy in most fungi has not been elucidated. Here we describe methods to monitor mitophagy in the pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata under iron-depleted conditions but not under nitrogen starvation...
May 10, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486529/ag-i-camphorimine-complexes-with-antimicrobial-activity-towards-clinically-important-bacteria-and-species-of-the-candida-genus
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João M S Cardoso, Soraia I Guerreiro, Andreia Lourenço, Marta M Alves, M Fátima Montemor, Nuno P Mira, Jorge H Leitão, M Fernanda N N Carvalho
The present work follows a previous report describing the antibacterial activity of silver camphorimine complexes of general formula [Ag(NO3)L]. The synthesis and demonstration of the antifungal and antibacterial activity of three novel [Ag(NO3)L] complexes (named 1, 2 and 3) is herein demonstrated. This work also shows for the first time that the previously studied complexes (named 4 to 8) also exert antifungal activity. The antibacterial activity of complexes was evaluated against Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Burkholderia contaminans and Escherichia coli strains, while antifungal activity was tested against the Candida species C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482076/genotyping-of-clinical-isolates-of-candida-glabrata-from-iran-by-multilocus-sequence-typing-and-determination-of-population-structure-and-drug-resistance-profile
#15
Saeid Amanloo, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mohammad Ghahri, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
Candida glabrata is often the second most common causative agent for candidiasis following Candida albicans. Despite the importance of C. glabrata infections, few epidemiological studies have been conducted on this issue. The goal of this study was genotyping of clinical isolates of C. glabrata by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) technique for determination of the endemic prevalent genotypes and any association between isolation source and drug resistance. A total of 50 C. glabrata clinical isolates from Iran were analyzed by MLST and tested for in-vitro susceptibilities to amphotericin-B, caspofungin, fluconazole, and voriconazole according to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M27-A4 document guidelines...
May 6, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479680/an-in-vitro-study-of-isolation-of-candidal-strains-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy-and-quantitative-analysis-of-the-various-strains-using-chromagar
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Mohammad Mohsin Abdul Razak Ainapur, Pushpalatha Mahesh, K Vinod Kumar, A Deepak, Ujjwal Mrinal, P Sharada
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing radiation therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have an increased risk of developing oral candidiasis. Radiation-induced hyposalivation is thought to be a major predisposing factor for it. Radiation therapy for 2-3 weeks leads to increase in the number of candidal species in the oral cavity, eventually leading to oral candidiasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and correlate the prevalence of candidal species in the oral cavity of OSCC patients and to compare with radiation dosage at 3(rd) and 6(th) week following radiotherapy...
January 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475320/structure-based-rational-design-of-novel-inhibitors-against-fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-aldolase-from-candida-albicans
#17
Xinya Han, Xiuyun Zhu, Zongqin Hong, Lin Wei, Yanliang Ren, Fen Wan, Shuaihua Zhu, Hao Peng, Li Guo, Li Rao, Lingling Feng, Jian Wan
Class II fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolases (FBA-II) are attractive new targets for the discovery of drugs to combat invasive fungal infection, because they are absent in animals and higher plants. Although several FBA-II inhibitors have been reported, none of these inhibitors exhibit antifungal effect so far. In this study, several novel inhibitors of FBA-II from C. albicans (Ca-FBA-II) with potent antifungal effects were rationally designed by jointly using a specific protocols of molecular docking-based virtual screening, accurate binding-conformation evaluation strategy, synthesis and enzymatic assays...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466076/candida-bezoars-in-adults-determining-optimal-management
#18
Matthew A Rohloff, Jaschar Shakuri-Rad, Alexander P Dehaan
Fungal bezoars, or fungal balls, are rare pathologic consequences of funguria in immunocompromised patients. Current treatment recommendations are based on expert opinion and low level evidence. We present a case of a Candida glabrata bezoar that was effectively treated with percutaneous amphotericin B instillations. A subsequent literature review is presented to assess the available case reports and treatment outcomes of Candida spp. bezoars in adults.
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465686/the-effect-of-fermented-lingonberry-juice-on-candida-glabrata-intracellular-protein-expression
#19
Pirjo Pärnänen, Ali Nawaz, Timo Sorsa, Jukka Meurman, Pirjo Nikula-Ijäs
Lingonberries have a long traditional use in treating fungal infections on mucosal membranes, but very little is known about the exact antifungal mechanisms. We tested the effects of fermented lingonberry juice on Candida glabrata intracellular protein expression. A Candida glabrata clinical strain was grown in the presence of fermented lingonberry juice (FLJ). Also the effect of lowered pH was tested. Intracellular protein expression levels were analyzed by the 2D-DIGE method. Six proteins detected with ≥1...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465062/self-assembled-snowball-like-hybrid-nanostructures-comprising-viburnum-opulus-l-extract-and-metal-ions-for-antimicrobial-and-catalytic-applications
#20
Nilay Ildiz, Ayse Baldemir, Cevahir Altinkaynak, Nalan Özdemir, Vedat Yilmaz, Ismail Ocsoy
Herein, we report the production of novel organic-inorganic nanobio-catalytic and antimicrobial agents called "nanosnowball" (NSBs) with a rational design and elucidate the increase in the catalytic and antimicrobial activities. The NSBs resemble to guelder rose were formed of the extract of Viburnum opulus (VO) as the organic component and copper (II) ions (Cu(2+)) as the inorganic component. The effects of the VO extract and Cu(2+) concentrations on the morphology of NSBs were systematically examined and characterized with several techniques such as SEM, FT-IR, EDX and XRD...
July 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
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