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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791769/bioprospecting-from-marine-coastal-sediments-of-colombian-caribbean-screening-and-study-of-antimicrobial-activity
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M Quintero, A Velásquez, L M Jutinico, E Jiménez-Vergara, L M Blandón, K Martinez, H S Lee, J Gómez-León
AIMS: To isolate microorganisms associated to marine - coastal sediments of colombian Caribbean and for evaluating its antimicrobial activity in order to identify the most active strains. METHODS AND RESULTS: 104 strains were isolated from sediment samples of the colombian Caribbean. First at all, an antimicrobial activity screening was made using agar well diffusion method against the pathogens: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789366/loss-of-upc2p-inducible-erg3-transcription-is-sufficient-to-confer-niche-specific-azole-resistance-without-compromising-candida-albicans-pathogenicity
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Arturo Luna-Tapia, Hubertine M E Willems, Josie E Parker, Hélène Tournu, Katherine S Barker, Andrew T Nishimoto, P David Rogers, Steven L Kelly, Brian M Peters, Glen E Palmer
Inactivation of sterol Δ5,6 -desaturase (Erg3p) in the prevalent fungal pathogen Candida albicans is one of several mechanisms that can confer resistance to the azole antifungal drugs. However, loss of Erg3p activity is also associated with deficiencies in stress tolerance, invasive hyphal growth, and attenuated virulence in a mouse model of disseminated infection. This may explain why relatively few erg3 -deficient strains have been reported among azole-resistant clinical isolates. In this study, we examined the consequences of Erg3p inactivation upon C...
May 22, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788070/vt-1598-inhibits-the-in-vitro-growth-of-mucosal-candida-strains-and-protects-against-fluconazole-susceptible-and-resistant-oral-candidiasis-in-il-17-signalling-deficient-mice
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Timothy J Break, Jigar V Desai, Kelley R Healey, Mukil Natarajan, Elise M N Ferre, Christina Henderson, Adrian Zelazny, Ulrich Siebenlist, Christopher M Yates, Oren J Cohen, Robert J Schotzinger, David S Perlin, Edward P Garvey, Michail S Lionakis
Background: Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) treatment often induces drug resistance, posing long-term challenges. A novel broad-spectrum fungal CYP51 inhibitor, VT-1598, specifically targets fungal CYP51, but not human CYP enzymes. Objectives: To determine the efficacy of VT-1598 in the treatment of oral Candida infection caused by fluconazole-susceptible and -resistant clinical isolates. Methods: The MICs of VT-1598 and fluconazole for 28 Candida isolates recovered from patients with inherited CMC were determined using CLSI M27-A3 and M27-S4 guidelines...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786499/scheffersomyces-stambukii-f-a-sp-nov-a-d-xylose-fermenting-species-isolated-from-rotting-wood
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Mariana R Lopes, Thiago M Batista, Glória R Franco, Lucas R Ribeiro, Ana R O Santos, Carolina Furtado, Rennan G Moreira, Aristóteles Goes-Neto, Marcos J S Vital, Luiz H Rosa, Marc-André Lachance, Carlos A Rosa
Two isolates representing a new species of Scheffersomyces were isolated from rotting wood samples collected in an Amazonian forest ecosystem in Brazil. Analysis of the sequences of the D1/D2 domains showed that this new species is phylogenetically related to Scheffersomyces NYMU 15730, a species without a formal description, and the two are in an early emerging position with respect to the xylose-fermenting subclade containing Scheffersomyces titanus and Scheffersomyces stipitis. Phylogenomic analyses using 474 orthologous genes placed the new species in an intermediary position between Scheffersomyces species and the larger genus Spathaspora and the Candida albicans/Lodderomyces clade...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783771/adhesins-in-candida-glabrata
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Bea Timmermans, Alejandro De Las Peñas, Irene Castaño, Patrick Van Dijck
The human fungal pathogen Candida glabrata is causing more and more problems in hospitals, as this species shows an intrinsic antifungal drug resistance or rapidly becomes resistant when challenged with antifungals. C. glabrata only grows in the yeast form, so it is lacking a yeast-to-hyphae switch, which is one of the main virulence factors of C. albicans . An important virulence factor of C. glabrata is its capacity to strongly adhere to many different substrates. To achieve this, C. glabrata expresses a large number of adhesin-encoding genes and genome comparisons with closely related species, including the non-pathogenic S...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782987/chitin-silk-fibroin-tio-2-bio-nanocomposite-as-a-biocompatible-wound-dressing-bandage-with-strong-antimicrobial-activity
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Mojtaba Ghanbari Mehrabani, Ramin Karimian, Rasul Rakhshaei, Farzaneh Pakdel, Hosein Eslami, Vahid Fakhrzadeh, Mahdi Rahimi, Roya Salehi, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Interconnected microporous biodegradable and biocompatible chitin/silk fibroin/TiO2 nanocomposite wound dressing with high antibacterial, blood clotting and mechanical strength properties were synthesized using freeze-drying method. The prepared nanocomposite dressings were characterized using SEM, FTIR, and XRD analysis. The prepared nanocomposite dressings showed high porosity above 90% with well-defined interconnected porous construction. Swelling and water uptake of the dressing were 93%, which is great for wound dressing applications...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778961/uva-induced-antimicrobial-activity-of-zno-ag-nanocomposite-covered-surfaces
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Meeri Visnapuu, Merilin Rosenberg, Egle Truska, Ergo Nõmmiste, Andris Šutka, Anne Kahru, Mihkel Rähn, Heiki Vija, Kaja Orupõld, Vambola Kisand, Angela Ivask
Application of efficient antimicrobial surfaces has been estimated to decrease both, the healthcare-associated infections and the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In this paper, we prepared ZnO and ZnO/Ag nanoparticle covered surfaces and evaluated their antimicrobial efficacy towards a Gram-negative bacterial model (Escherichia coli), a Gram-positive bacterial model (Staphylococcus aureus) and a fungal model (Candida albicans) in the dark and under UVA illumination. The surfaces were prepared by spin coating aliquots of ZnO and ZnO/Ag nanoparticle suspensions onto glass substrates...
May 4, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778633/comparative-analysis-of-proteinase-phospholipase-hydrophobicity-and-biofilm-forming-ability-in-candida-species-isolated-from-clinical-specimens
#8
S Dabiri, M Shams-Ghahfarokhi, M Razzaghi-Abyaneh
Candida species are the commensal organisms of human and animal mucosa that cause a wide range of debilitating diseases in immunocompromised patients and other susceptible individuals. The present study aimed to investigate the ability of clinical isolates of various Candida species to produce proteinase and phospholipase, hydrophobicity and biofilm forming ability that assumed to have a vital role in Candida pathogenicity. Eighty-four Candida strains belonged to Candida albicans (44.1%), C. glabrata (5.9%), C...
May 16, 2018: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773010/mycelial-growth-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-pleurotus-species-agaricomycetes
#9
Teresa A Castillo, Renata A Lemos, José Raimundo G Pereira, José Maria A Alves, Maria Francisca S Teixeira
The objective of this study was to analyze mycelial growth under different culture conditions and antimicrobial activity of Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.: Fr.) Kumm. (DPUA 1533) and P. ostreatus (Jacq.: Fr.) Kumm. cv. Florida (DPUA 1534) against fungi and bacteria of medical importance. The growth of Pleurotus species was evaluated in natural and complex media, with and without light, at 25°C and 28°C for 8, 15, and 30 days. Candida albicans (DPUA 1336), Cryptococcus laurentii (DPUA 1501), Aspergillus flavus (DPUA 1836), Escherichia coli (DAUPE 224), and Mycobacterium smegmatis (ATCC 607) were used to test antibiosis...
2018: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772300/effect-of-nagilactone-e-on-cell-morphology-and-glucan-biosynthesis-in-budding-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#10
Kengo Hayashi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Akira Ogita, Toshio Tanaka, Isao Kubo, Ken-Ichi Fujita
Nagilactones are norditerpene dilactones isolated from the root bark of Podocarpus nagi. Although nagilactone E has been reported to show antifungal activities, its activity is weaker than that of antifungals on the market. Nagilactone E enhances the antifungal activity of phenylpropanoids such as anethole and isosafrole against nonpathogenic Saccharomyces cerevisiae and pathogenic Candida albicans. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying the antifungal activity of nagilactone E itself have not yet been elucidated...
May 14, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770423/large-scale-patterning-of-living-colloids-for-dynamic-studies-of-neutrophil-microbe-interactions
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Jae Jung Kim, Eduardo Reátegui, Alex Hopke, Fatemeh Jalali, Maedeh Roushan, Patrick S Doyle, Daniel Irimia
Neutrophils are the first white blood cells to respond to microbes and to limit their invasion of the body. However, the growth of the microbes into colonies often challenges the neutrophils ability to contain them. To study the interactions between neutrophils and microbial colonies, we designed an assay for arranging microbes in clusters of controlled size (i.e. living colloids). The patterned microbes in the living colloid are mechanically trapped inside the wells and fully accessible to neutrophils. Using the assay, we studied the interactions between human neutrophils and Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus, two common human pathogens...
May 17, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770172/prevention-of-cross-contamination-risk-by-disinfection-of-irreversible-hydrocolloid-impression-materials-with-ozonated-water
#12
Omid Savabi, Farahnaz Nejatidanesh, Kamran Poshang Bagheri, Leila Karimi, Ghazal Savabi
Background: Disinfection of dental impression is mandatory for preventing the cross infection between dental staff and dental laboratory. Ozone as a disinfectant can be used in various ways in dentistry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of ozonated water for disinfection of irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials and preventing cross-contamination. Methods: Thirty-two circular specimens (1 cm diameter and 2 mm thickness) of irreversible hydrocolloid impression material were made...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768236/rapid-synthesis-of-bi-2-o-3-nano-needles-via-green-route-and-evaluation-of-its-anti-fungal-activity
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Abhishek R Indurkar, Viraj D Sangoi, Prashant B Patil, Mansingraj S Nimbalkar
Here, the authors report a rapid, simple, and eco-friendly process for synthesis of Bi2 O3 nano-needles. Dioscorea alata tuber extract was used as both reducing and capping agent for the first time. These nanoparticles were characterised by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscope, and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry, the nano-structured Bi2 O3 needles have an average diameter of 158 nm with the lengths in the range of 1-3 μm. CLSI M27-A2 standard was followed for evaluation of anti-fungal activity...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766819/synthesis-in-silico-molecular-docking-and-pharmacokinetic-studies-in-vitro-antimycobacterial-and-antimicrobial-studies-of-new-imidozolones-clubbed-with-thiazolidinedione
#14
Imran H Khan, Navin B Patel, Vatsal M Patel
BACKGROUND: A series of (E)-5-(4-((Z)-4-substitutedbenzylidene/2-thienylmethylene-5-oxo-2-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-yl) benzylidene)thiazolidine-2,4-dione were synthesized and evaluated for antimycobacterial and antimicrobial activity. All these ligands were docked against protein (InhA) Enoyl-ACP reductase of the type II fatty acid syntase (FAS-II) system, (PDB ID: 4COD). OBJECTIVE: In this report we have designed and synthesized azole scaffolds with good antitubercular activities as there is a real need to develop new candidates with less toxicity and more efficient toward pathogen...
May 15, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761455/using-the-candida-genome-database
#15
Marek S Skrzypek, Jonathan Binkley, Gavin Sherlock
Studying Candida biology requires access to genomic sequence data in conjunction with experimental information that together provide functional context to genes and proteins, and aid in interpreting newly generated experimental data. The Candida Genome Database (CGD) curates the Candida literature, and integrates functional information about Candida genes and their products with a set of analysis tools that facilitate searching for sets of genes and exploring their biological roles. This chapter describes how the various types of information available at CGD can be searched, retrieved, and analyzed...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760684/bioprospecting-deep-sea-actinobacteria-for-novel-anti-infective-natural-products
#16
Dongbo Xu, Linna Han, Chunhui Li, Qi Cao, Duolong Zhu, Nolan H Barrett, Dedra Harmody, Jing Chen, Haining Zhu, Peter J McCarthy, Xingmin Sun, Guojun Wang
The global prevalence of drug resistance has created an urgent need for the discovery of novel anti-infective drugs. The major source of antibiotics in current clinical practice is terrestrial actinobacteria; the less-exploited deep-sea actinobacteria may serve as an unprecedented source of novel natural products. In this study, we evaluated 50 actinobacteria strains derived from diverse deep water sponges and environmental niches for their anti-microbial activities against a panel of pathogens including Candida albicans , Clostridium difficile , Staphylococcus aureus , and methicillin-resistant S...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753529/candidemia-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-12-year-retrospective-cohort-study-in-reunion-island
#17
G Hoarau, S Picot, J Lemant, J Peytral, P Poubeau, P Zunic, C Mohr, X Coueffe, P Gerardin, E Antok
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe the epidemiology of Candida bloodstream infection in an intensive care unit (ICU) in Reunion Island. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study and evaluated 63 candidemia episodes, which occurred between January 2004 and December 2015 in the ICU of a University Hospital in St-Pierre. RESULTS: The incidence rate of candidemia in the ICU was estimated at 7.6%. Candida albicans was the most common yeast pathogen species recovered (54%), followed by Candida glabrata (17%), Candida tropicalis (12%) and Candida parapsilosis (10%)...
May 9, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749387/invasive-candidiasis
#18
REVIEW
Peter G Pappas, Michail S Lionakis, Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Bart Jan Kullberg
Invasive candidiasis is an important health-care-associated fungal infection that can be caused by several Candida spp.; the most common species is Candida albicans, but the prevalence of these organisms varies considerably depending on geographical location. The spectrum of disease of invasive candidiasis ranges from minimally symptomatic candidaemia to fulminant sepsis with an associated mortality exceeding 70%. Candida spp. are common commensal organisms in the skin and gut microbiota, and disruptions in the cutaneous and gastrointestinal barriers (for example, owing to gastrointestinal perforation) promote invasive disease...
May 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747810/oral-health-interventions-using-chlorhexidine-effects-on-the-prevalence-of-oral-opportunistic-pathogens-in-stroke-survivors-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Normaliza Ab Malik, Fathilah Abdul Razak, Sa'ari Mohamad Yatim, Otto Lok Tao Lam, Lijian Jin, Leonard S W Li, Colman McGrath
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence of oral opportunistic pathogens among stroke survivors, both before and after oral health care interventions. METHODS: A multicenter randomized clinical trial was conducted on hospitalized stroke survivors. Those in the control group were given standard care of oral hygiene (a manual toothbrush and toothpaste), whereas those in the test group were given intense care of oral hygiene (a powered toothbrush and 1% chlorhexidine oral gel)...
June 2018: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746950/candida-periprosthetic-joint-infection-a-rare-and-difficult-to-treat-infection
#20
Laura Escolà-Vergé, Dolors Rodríguez-Pardo, Jaime Lora-Tamayo, Laura Morata, Oscar Murillo, Helem Vilchez, Luisa Sorli, Laura Guío Carrión, José Mª Barbero, Julián Palomino-Nicás, Alberto Bahamonde, Alfredo Jover-Sáenz, Natividad Benito, Rosa Escudero, Marta Fernandez- Sampedro, Rafael Pérez Vidal, Lucía Gómez, Pablo S Corona, Benito Almirante, Javier Ariza, Carles Pigrau
BACKGROUND: Candida periprosthetic joint infection (CPJI) is a rare, difficult-to-treat disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of CPJI treated with various surgical and antifungal strategies. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective study of all CPJI diagnosed between 2003 and 2015 in 16 Spanish hospitals. RESULTS: Forty-three patients included: median age, 75 years, and median Charlson Comorbidity Index score, 4...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Infection
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