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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720726/mitochondrial-cochaperone-mge1-is-involved-in-regulating-susceptibility-to-fluconazole-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-and-candida-species
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Liesbeth Demuyser, Erwin Swinnen, Alessandro Fiori, Beatriz Herrera-Malaver, Kevin Vestrepen, Patrick Van Dijck
MGE1 encodes a yeast chaperone involved in Fe-S cluster metabolism and protein import into the mitochondria. In this study, we identified MGE1 as a multicopy suppressor of susceptibility to the antifungal fluconazole in the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae We demonstrate that this phenomenon is not exclusively dependent on the integrity of the mitochondrial DNA or on the presence of the drug efflux pump Pdr5. Instead, we show that the increased dosage of Mge1 plays a protective role by retaining increased amounts of ergosterol upon fluconazole treatment...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719861/stabilized-cationic-dipeptide-capped-gold-silver-nanohybrids-towards-enhanced-antibacterial-and-antifungal-efficacy
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Manish Bajaj, Satish K Pandey, Tamanna Nain, Surinder K Brar, Prabhjot Singh, Shivakanksha Singh, Nishima Wangoo, Rohit K Sharma
The nanoparticles of silver/gold and cationic peptides have been recognized as potent antimicrobials for long, but their combined effect has so far not been explored. The present study reports the green synthesis of short cationic dipeptide stabilized AuNPs/AgNPs based nanohybrid materials. It thoroughly investigates the effect of conjugation of short cationic peptides on the antimicrobial properties of metallic nanoparticles. In the context of the antimicrobial evaluation of synthesized nanoconjugates, it was observed that peptide capped AgNPs exhibited higher antimicrobial activity as compared to peptide capped AuNPs as well as native peptides and unconjugated metallic nanoparticles...
July 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715874/detection-of-bacterial-infection-by-a-technetium-99m-labeled-peptidoglycan-aptamer
#3
Iêda Mendes Ferreira, Camila Maria de Sousa Lacerda, Sara Roberta Dos Santos, André Luís Branco de Barros, Simone Odília Fernandes, Valbert Nascimento Cardoso, Antero Silva Ribeiro de Andrade
Nuclear medicine clinicians are still waiting for the optimal scintigraphic imaging agents capable of distinguishing between infection and inflammation, and between fungal and bacterial infections. Aptamers have several properties that make them suitable for molecular imaging. In the present study, a peptidoglycan aptamer (Antibac1) was labeled with (99m)Tc and evaluated by biodistribution studies and scintigraphic imaging in infection-bearing mice. Labeling with (99m)Tc was performed by the direct method and the complex stability was evaluated in saline, plasma and in the molar excess of cysteine...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712894/antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-host-defense-peptides-clavanins-and-ll-37-in-vitro-an-endodontic-perspective
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Stella Maris F Lima, Mirna S Freire, Ana Luisa O Gomes, Ana Paula C Cantuária, Flávia Rodrigues P Dutra, Beatriz S Magalhães, Maurício Gonçalves C Sousa, Ludovico Migliolo, Jeeser A Almeida, Octávio L Franco, Taia Maria B Rezende
Endodontic treatment is mainly based on root canal disinfection and its failure may be motivated by microbial resistance. Endodontic therapy can be benefitted by host defense peptides (HDPs), which are multifunctional molecules that act against persistent infection and inflammation. This study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial, cytotoxic and immunomodulatory activity of several HDPs, namely clavanin A, clavanin A modified (MO) and LL-37, compared to intracanal medication Ca(OH)2. HDPs and Ca(OH)2 were evaluated by: (1) antimicrobial assays against Candida albicans and Enterococcus faecalis, (2) cytotoxicity assays and (3) cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, interleukin (IL)- 1α, IL-6, IL-10 and IL-12 and nitric oxide (NO) production by RAW 264...
July 13, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709803/an-ocular-commensal-protects-against-corneal-infection-by-driving-an-interleukin-17-response-from-mucosal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
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Anthony J St Leger, Jigar V Desai, Rebecca A Drummond, Abirami Kugadas, Fatimah Almaghrabi, Phyllis Silver, Kumarkrishna Raychaudhuri, Mihaela Gadjeva, Yoichiro Iwakura, Michail S Lionakis, Rachel R Caspi
Mucosal sites such as the intestine, oral cavity, nasopharynx, and vagina all have associated commensal flora. The surface of the eye is also a mucosal site, but proof of a living, resident ocular microbiome remains elusive. Here, we used a mouse model of ocular surface disease to reveal that commensals were present in the ocular mucosa and had functional immunological consequences. We isolated one such candidate commensal, Corynebacterium mastitidis, and showed that this organism elicited a commensal-specific interleukin-17 response from γδ T cells in the ocular mucosa that was central to local immunity...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701638/antibacterial-activity-cytotoxicity-and-mechanical-behavior-of-nano-enhanced-denture-base-resin-with-different-kinds-of-inorganic-antibacterial-agents
#6
Rongrong Chen, Zhihui Han, Zhuoli Huang, Junu Karki, Chenxin Wang, Bangshang Zhu, Xiuyin Zhang
Silanized aluminum borate whiskers (ABWs) of 4 wt%, silanized zirconium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-ZrO2) of 2 wt% were mixed with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) powder to get ZrO2-ABWs/PMMA composites. Titanium dioxide (TiO2), silver-supported titanium dioxide (Ag/TiO2), silver-supported zirconium phosphate (Novaron) and tetrapod-like zinc oxide whiskers (T-ZnOw) antibacterial agents of 3 wt% were mixed with ZrO2-ABWs/PMMA composites respectively to fabricate standard specimens. Plaque biofilms on the specimens surface were investigated for colony-forming units (CFUs)...
July 12, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701466/methionine-synthase-is-localized-to-the-nucleus-in-pichia-pastoris-and-candida-albicans-and-to-the-cytoplasm-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Umakant Sahu, Hunsur R Vinod Kumar, Shankar S Kapnoor, Raghu Bhagavat, Nagasuma Chandra, Pundi N Rangarajan
Methionine synthase (MS) catalyzes methylation of homocysteine, the last step in the biosynthesis of methionine, which is essential for the regeneration of tetrahydrofolate and biosynthesis of S-adenosyl methionine. Here, we report that MS is localized to the nucleus of Pichia pastoris and Candida albicans but cytoplasmic in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeP. pastoris strain carrying a deletion of MET6 gene encoding MS (Ppmet6) exhibits methionine as well as adenine auxotrophy indicating that MS is required for methionine as well as adenine biosynthesis...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700262/the-sixth-sensor-a-candida-albicans-biofilm-master-regulator-that-responds-to-inter-kingdom-interactions
#8
Nicholas S Jakubovics
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July 12, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698449/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-inhibitory-activity-of-thymoquinone-in-combatting-candida-albicans-in-denture-stomatitis-prevention
#9
Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Khalifa S Al-Khalifa, Mohammed M Gad, Mohammed Al-Hariri, Aiman A Ali, Talal Alnassar
Candida albicans adhesion and proliferation on denture bases may lead to denture stomatitis, which is a common and recurrent problem in denture wearers. The goal of this study was to assess the inhibitory effect of thymoquinone incorporated in the polymethyl methacrylate denture base material against Candida albicans. Eighty acrylic resin specimens were fabricated and divided into eight groups (n = 10) according to thymoquinone concentrations of 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5%, 3%, and 5% of acrylic powder. Two methods were used to evaluate the effect of thymoquinone on Candida albicans: the slide count and the serial dilution test...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696944/mitoriboscins-mitochondrial-based-therapeutics-targeting-cancer-stem-cells-cscs-bacteria-and-pathogenic-yeast
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Bela Ozsvari, Marco Fiorillo, Gloria Bonuccelli, Anna Rita Cappello, Luca Frattaruolo, Federica Sotgia, Rachel Trowbridge, Richard Foster, Michael P Lisanti
The "endo-symbiotic theory of mitochondrial evolution" states that mitochondrial organelles evolved from engulfed aerobic bacteria, after millions of years of symbiosis and adaptation. Here, we have exploited this premise to design new antibiotics and novel anti-cancer therapies, using a convergent approach. First, virtual high-throughput screening (vHTS) and computational chemistry were used to identify novel compounds binding to the 3D structure of the mammalian mitochondrial ribosome. The resulting library of ~880 compounds was then subjected to phenotypic drug screening on human cancer cells, to identify which compounds functionally induce ATP-depletion, which is characteristic of mitochondrial inhibition...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691453/the-effect-of-enriching-denture-adhesives-with-chlorhexidine-diacetate-on-the-proliferation-of-candida-albicans-an-in-vitro-analysis
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S Matalon, G Frydman, D Lauritano, H Slutzky, E Shlomo, S Levartovsky, F Carinci, Z Ormianer
Denture adhesives are widely used in dentistry. The growth of Candida albicans on the denture base is common on both jaws, particularly in elderly patients. A strong correlation has been found between the growth of Candida albicans and dentures, potentially leading to denture stomatitis. Recent studies show that the addition of chlorhexidine diacetate (CHDA) to denture adhesives can have a protective effect against denture stomatitis. The aim of this research is to examine the antifungal properties of three denture adhesives when CHDA is added...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685534/oral-candida-carriage-and-species-prevalence-in-denture-stomatitis-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
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F Javed, A A Al-Kheraif, S V Kellesarian, F Vohra, G E Romanos
The objective of this study was to assess the oral Candida carriage and species prevalence in denture stomatitis (DS) patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). To address the focused question “In patients receiving dentures, how does having diabetes compared to no diabetes influences the carriage and species prevalence of oral Candida?” Indexed databases were explored without time or language restrictions up to and including February 2017. Nine studies were included. In these studies, the number of diabetics ranged between 14 patients and 405 individuals with mean ages ranging between 33 years and 66...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683399/incorporation-of-triclosan-and-acridine-orange-into-liposomes-for-evaluating-the-susceptibility-of-candida-albicans
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Karla B Romio, Kevin F Dos Santos, Romário J da Silva, Maria F C Pedro, Alessandro S Kalck, Marcos da Silva Sousa, Leandro M Possamai, Paula C S Souto, Josmary R Silva, Nara C de Souza
Candida albicans is responsible for many of the infections affecting immunocompromised individuals. Although most C. albicans are susceptible to antifungal drugs, uncontrolled use of these drugs has promoted the development of resistance to current antifungals. The clinical implication of resistant strains has led to the search for safer and more effective drugs as well as alternative approaches, such as controlled drug release using liposomes and photodynamic inactivation (PDI), to eliminate pathogens by combining light and photosensitizers...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681818/molecular-identification-and-phenotypic-characterisation-of-sporothrix-globosa-from-clinical-cases-of-eastern-assam-north-east-india
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Reema Nath, Pinky Lahon, Longmindar Timung
Sporotrichosis is known to be endemic in the state of Assam, North-east India, which is situated in the Sub-Himalayan region. This disease is an acute or chronic infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii species complex which currently includes several species of clinical relevance such as Sporothrix brasiliensis, Sporothrix globosa, Sporothrix schenckii sensu stricto, Sporothrix albicans, Sporothrix mexicana, Sporothrix pallida and Sporothrix luriei. S. globosa is the prevalent species in India. Eight culture-positive patients were diagnosed from suspected consecutive cases of two lymphocutaneous and six fixed cutaneous forms over a period of 4 years in a clinical mycology laboratory of a tertiary care centre in Eastern Assam...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681023/characterization-and-identification-of-candiduria-due-to-candida-species-in-diabetic-patients
#15
M Falahati, S Farahyar, L Akhlaghi, Sh Mahmoudi, K Sabzian, M Yarahmadi, R Aslani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The presence of Candida yeasts in urine, known as candiduria, is an indicator of infection or colonization of the urinary tract by Candida species. This condition in diabetic patients can be hazardous due to diminished immune system response. The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence of candiduria in diabetic patients and to identify its causative agents. Furthermore, the demographic and laboratory (HbA1c, urine glucose and pH, urine culture colony count, and fasting blood sugar) data and their possible associations with candiduria were investigated...
September 2016: Advances in Medical Mycology (Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680970/nbiochip-a-lab-on-a-chip-platform-of-mono-and-polymicrobial-biofilms-for-high-throughput-downstream-applications
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Anand Srinivasan, Nelson S Torres, Kai P Leung, Jose L Lopez-Ribot, Anand K Ramasubramanian
Current in vitro techniques for the culture of microorganisms, and particularly of delicate microbial biofilms, are still mostly limited to low-density plates and manual labor and are not amenable to automation and true high-throughput (HT) applications. We have developed a novel fully automated platform for the formation of mono- and polymicrobial biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans at the nanoscale level. The nBioChip is robotically printed, robustly handled, and scanned using a standard microarray reader...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670931/composition-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-the-essential-oil-from-the-branches-of-jacaranda-cuspidifolia-mart-growing-in-sichuan-china
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Juanjuan Yuan, Tian Gan, Yingtian Liu, Hui Gao, Weifeng Xu, Tao Zhang, Rui Tan, Zhenghong Cai, Hezhong Jiang
This study represents the first report on the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil from the branches of Jacaranda cuspidifolia Mart. Thirty-three compounds were identified by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and the major constituents of the essential oil were Palmitic acid (31.36%), (Z) - 9,17-Octadecadienal (12.06%), Ethyl palmitate (3.81%), Perhydrofarnesyl acetone (2.07%), γ-Maaliene (1.88%), and Cedro (1.42%) and 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid ethyl ester (1.42%)...
July 3, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663088/thermoplastic-polyurethane-based-intravaginal-rings-for-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-recurrent-bacterial-vaginosis
#18
G Verstraete, L Vandenbussche, S Kasmi, L Nuhn, D Brouckaert, J Van Renterghem, W Grymonpré, V Vanhoorne, T Coenye, B G De Geest, T De Beer, J P Remon, C Vervaet
The aim of the present study was to develop thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based intravaginal rings (IVRs) for prophylaxis and treatment of bacterial vaginosis via hot melt extrusion/injection molding. Therefore, different TPU grades were processed in combination with lactic acid or metronidazole, targeting a sustained lactic acid release over a 28day-period and sustained metronidazole release over 4-7days. Hot melt extrusion of lactic acid/TPU combinations required a lower extrusion temperature due to the plasticizing properties of lactic acid, evidenced by the lower glass transition temperature (Tg) and cross-over point (Ttanδ=1) values...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658918/efficacy-of-neem-extract-and-three-antimicrobial-agents-incorporated-into-tissue-conditioner-in-inhibiting-the-growth-of-c-albicans-and-s-mutans
#19
Dikshita Ray Barua, Jayaprakash Mugur Basavanna, Rana Kalappattil Varghese
INTRODUCTION: Denture stomatitis is an inflammatory condition which compromises the mucosal surface beneath dentures. The aetiology of denture stomatitis is usually multifactorial which varies from trauma from ill fitting denture to poor immune system. There are evidences that denture stomatitis is an outcome of multispecies biofilms that include Candida albicans and Streptococcus mutans. Tissue conditioners are found to be more susceptible to colonisation by micro-organisms. AIM: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of neem leaf extract and three other antimicrobial agents incorporated in a tissue conditioner against both Candida albicans and Streptococcus mutans...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658908/an-in-vitro-comparative-evaluation-of-disinfectants-on-standard-and-clinical-microbial-strains-on-heat-cure-resins
#20
Karuna Gajanan Pawashe, Shivsagar Tewary, Pronob Kumar Sanyal, Kumar Nilesh
INTRODUCTION: Oral cavity is colonised by numerous micro-organisms that form a biofilm on the acrylic resin. Hence, routine hygiene is essential to prevent oral mucosal inflammation and lesions. Knowledge of appropriate disinfecting agents for acrylic resins is crucial in this context. AIM: To compare and evaluate the effectiveness of four commercially available disinfectants on heat cure acrylic resin specimens contaminated with standard and clinical strains of two micro-organisms commonly inhabiting the oral microflora...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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