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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145445/a-new-approach-by-optical-coherence-tomography-for-elucidating-biofilm-formation-by-emergent-candida-species
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Melyna Chaves Leite de Andrade, Marcos Andre Soares de Oliveira, Franz de Assis Graciano Dos Santos, Pamella de Brito Ximenes Vilela, Michellangelo Nunes da Silva, Danielle Patrícia Cerqueira Macêdo, Reginaldo Gonçalves de Lima Neto, Henrique Jonh Pereira Neves, Ildnay de Souza Lima Brandão, Guilherme Maranhão Chaves, Renato Evangelista de Araujo, Rejane Pereira Neves
The majority of microorganisms present a community lifestyle, establishing biofilm ecosystems. However, little is known about its formation in emergent Candida species involved in catheter-related infections. Thus, various techniques may be used in the biofilm detection to elucidate structure and clinical impact. In this context, we report the ability of emergent Candida species (Candida haemulonii, C. lusitaniae, C. pelliculosa, C.guilliermondii, C. famata and C. ciferrii) on developing well structured biofilms with cell viability and architecture, using optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144965/role-of-serum-1-3%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-in-early-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Abd Elazeez Shabaan, Lobna Mahmoud Elbaz, Wafaa M El-Emshaty, Basma Shouman
OBJECTIVES: To study the microbiological pattern of late onset neonatal sepsis cultures and to assess the diagnostic performance of serum (1,3)-β-d-glucan level for early diagnosis of invasive fungemia in high-risk infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: A prospective multicenter clinical trial conducted on infants at high risk for invasive fungal infections, with suspected late onset sepsis, admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit at Mansoura University Children's Hospital and Mansoura General Hospital between March 2014 and February 2016...
November 13, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143931/antioxidant-enzyme-activities-of-folsomia-candida-and-avoidance-of-soil-metal-contamination
#3
Wencai Dai, Xin Ke, Zhu Li, Ming Gao, Longhua Wu, Peter Chiristie, Yongming Luo
Induction of the antioxidant enzymes catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the avoidance of potentially toxic metals in soil by Folsomia candida were investigated. Both laboratory-spiked and field-polluted agricultural soils were used. Cadmium (Cd) concentrations in body tissues, animal avoidance behaviour and physico-chemical properties of the field soils were also determined. In laboratory Cd-spiked soils, the CAT and SOD activities in the Cd treatments were 71.1-94.7 and 1.31-4...
November 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143452/engineering-improved-variants-of-the-antifungal-peptide-histatin-5-with-reduced-susceptibility-to-candida-albicans-secreted-aspartic-proteases-and-enhanced-antimicrobial-potency
#4
Svetlana P Ikonomova, Parisa Moghaddam-Taaheri, Mary Ann Jabra-Rizk, Yan Wang, Amy J Karlsson
Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen and a commensal organism that commonly colonizes mucosal surfaces, including those inside the human mouth. To help control C. albicans, human saliva contains the antifungal peptide histatin 5 (Hst-5), which has strong antifungal activity against C. albicans. However, the pathogen produces secreted aspartic proteases (Saps) that cleave Hst-5 at lysine residues and eliminate its antifungal properties. We designed variants of Hst-5 with its lysine residues substituted with arginine or leucine to evaluate the effect on proteolysis by Saps...
November 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143357/influence-of-phosphatidylserine-and-phosphatidylethanolamine-on-farnesol-tolerance-in-candida-albicans
#5
Sahar Hasim, Elyse N Vaughn, Dallas Donohoe, Donna M Gordon, Susan Pfiffner, Todd B Reynolds
Candida albicans is the most common human fungal pathogen. The ability to undergo the morphological transition from yeast to hyphal growth is critical for its pathogenesis. Farnesol, a precursor in the isoprenoid/sterol pathway, is a quorum-sensing molecule produced by C. albicans that inhibits hyphal growth in this polymorphic fungus. Interestingly, C. albicans can tolerate farnesol concentrations that are toxic to other fungi. We hypothesized that changes in phospholipid composition are one of the factors contributing to farnesol tolerance in C...
November 16, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143238/yeasts-and-bacterial-biosurfactants-as-demulsifiers-for-petroleum-derivative-in-seawater-emulsions
#6
Fernanda Cristina P Rocha E Silva, Bruno Augusto C Roque, Nathalia Maria P Rocha E Silva, Raquel D Rufino, Juliana M Luna, Valdemir A Santos, Ibrahim M Banat, Leonie A Sarubbo
Oil sludge or waste generated in transport, storage or refining forms highly stable mixtures due to the presence and additives with surfactant properties and water forming complex emulsions. Thus, demulsification is necessary to separate this residual oil from the aqueous phase for oil processing and water treatment/disposal. Most used chemical demulsifiers, although effective, are environmental contaminants and do not meet the desired levels of biodegradation. We investigated the application of microbial biosurfactants as potential natural demulsifiers of petroleum derivatives in water emulsions...
November 15, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142874/evaluation-of-antimicrobial-activity-and-efficacy-of-herbal-oils-and-extracts-in-disinfection-of-gutta-percha-cones-before-obturation
#7
Chetana S Makade, Pratima R Shenoi, Elakshi Morey, Ameya V Paralikar
Objectives: Literature has shown that micro-organisms contaminate gutta percha (GP) during storage and manipulation. Till date herbal extracts are not explored as an alternative medicament for pre-operative chairside disinfection of GP cones. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity and efficacy of lemon grass oil (LG), basil oil (BO), and obicure tea extract (OT) in disinfecting GP cones before obturation. Materials and Methods: Agar diffusion method was used to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of LG, BO, OT, and sodium hypochlorite (control) against common contaminants, namely, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans...
November 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142743/anti-candida-activity-of-antimicrobial-impregnated-central-venous-catheters
#8
L Cobrado, A Silva-Dias, M M Azevedo, A Rodrigues
Background: Whenever the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) remains high even after the implementation of preventive strategies, the use of chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine (CSS) or minocycline/rifampin (MR)-impregnated central venous catheters (CVCs) is currently recommended. Nevertheless, the efficacy of such CVCs against Candida albicans and other emerging non-albicans spp. has been insufficiently studied. This study aims to compare the activity of CSS and MR-impregnated CVCs against the yeasts most frequently isolated from CLABSIs...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142649/adherence-of-candida-to-complete-denture-surfaces-in-vitro-a-comparison-of-conventional-and-cad-cam-complete-dentures
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Afnan F Al-Fouzan, Lamya A Al-Mejrad, Ahmed M Albarrag
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare the adhesion of Candida albicans to the surfaces of CAD/CAM and conventionally fabricated complete denture bases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty discs of acrylic resin poly (methyl methacrylate) were fabricated with CAD/CAM and conventional procedures (heat-polymerized acrylic resin). The specimens were divided into two groups: 10 discs were fabricated using the CAD/CAM procedure (Wieland Digital Denture Ivoclar Vivadent), and 10 discs were fabricated using a conventional flasking and pressure-pack technique...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142640/evaluation-of-c-albicans-and-s-mutans-adherence-on-different-provisional-crown-materials
#10
Gulsum Sayin Ozel, Mehmet Burak Guneser, Ozgur Inan, Ayce Unverdi Eldeniz
PURPOSE: Bacterial adhesion on provisional crown materials retained for a long time can influence the duration for which permanent prosthetic restorations can be healthily worn in the oral cavity. The aim of this study was to compare seven different commonly used provisional crown materials with regard to Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans surface adhesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For each group, twenty specimens of the provisional fixed prosthodontic materials TemDent (Schütz), Imıdent (Imıcryl), Tab 2000 (Kerr), Structur Premium (Voco), Systemp (Ivoclar Vivadent), Acrytemp (Zhermack), and Takilon-BBF (Takilon) were prepared (diameter, 10...
October 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142411/the-effect-of-polyherbal-medicines-used-for-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis-on-other-opportunistic-organisms-of-humans-infected-with-tuberculosis
#11
Elizabeth Bosede Famewo, Anna Maria Clarke, Anthony Jide Afolayan
Background: In many immunocompromised patients, opportunistic bacterial and fungal infections are common. Polyherbal medicines examined in this study are used by the indigenous people of South Africa for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) and other opportunistic infections associated with TB. Objective: To evaluate the antibacterial and antifungal activity of nine polyherbal remedies against four Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria respectively and three fungi...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142403/flavonoidal-constituents-antioxidant-antimicrobial-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-dipterygium-glaucum-grown-in-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Usama Shaheen, Nagwa Abdelkader Shoeib, Abeer Temraz, Mohamed I S Abdelhady
Background: Dipterygium glaucum Decne. herb is one of the common traditional plants with multiple medicinal uses. Objective: To isolate the major constituents and to investigate the antioxidant, antimicrobial, and cytotoxic activities of this herb. Materials and Methods: Methanolic extract of D. glaucum herb was fractionated using n-hexane, dichloromethane, and n-butanol. Butanol fraction was chromatographed using column chromatography and preparative thin layer chromatography to isolate the major constituents...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142397/chemical-composition-antimicrobial-and-antitumor-potentiality-of-essential-oil-of-ferula-tingitana-l-apiaceae-grow-in-libya
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Waleed Elghwaji, Abeer Mohamed El-Sayed, Kadriya S El-Deeb, Aly M ElSayed
Background: Ferula tingitana L. (Apiaceae) has been considered to have abortive and menstruation-inducing properties. It used to treat sore throat, fever, indigestion, and pains. Objectives: The objective of this study is to establish the chemical composition of the essential oil of flower, leaves of F. tingitana, and to throw light on antimicrobial, cytotoxic activities of Libyan plant. Materials and Methods: The chemical composition of the essential oil of flower (0...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142078/candida-auris-a-review-of-the-literature
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Anna Jeffery-Smith, Surabhi K Taori, Silke Schelenz, Katie Jeffery, Elizabeth M Johnson, Andrew Borman, Rohini Manuel, Colin S Brown
The emerging pathogen Candida auris has been associated with nosocomial outbreaks on five continents. Genetic analysis indicates the simultaneous emergence of separate clades of this organism in different geographical locations. Invasive infection and colonization have been detected predominantly in patients in high-dependency settings and have garnered attention due to variable antifungal resistance profiles and transmission within units instituting a range of infection prevention and control measures. Issues with the identification of C...
January 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141400/antifungal-treatment-with-echinocandins-a-10-year-clinical-experience
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R Poves-Alvarez, B Cano-Hernández, S Balbás-Alvarez, P Román-García, M Heredia-Rodríguez, E Gómez-Sánchez, E Gómez-Pesquera, M Lorenzo-López, B Martínez-Rafael, M F Muñoz-Moreno, J M Eiros, E Tamayo
OBJECTIVE: The number of studies evaluating the use of echinocandins, whether or not its indication meets international guidelines, in clinical practice is limited. The objective of the present study was to determine the use of echinocandins in a tertiary Spanish hospital in 10 years of clinical practice, and to evaluate its impact on prognosis. METHODS: This retrospective study involved adult nonneutropenic ill patients with suspicion of fungal invasion who started treatment with echinocandins between 2006 and 2015...
November 10, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
#16
K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140257/synthesis-spectroscopic-characterization-and-antimicrobial-potential-of-certain-new-isatin-indole-molecular-hybrids
#18
Reem I Al-Wabli, Azza S Zakaria, Mohamed I Attia
Molecular hybridization has a wide application in medicinal chemistry to obtain new biologically active compounds. New isatin-indole molecular hybrids 5a-n have been synthesized and characterized by various spectroscopic tools. The in vitro antimicrobial potential of the prepared compounds 5a-n was assessed using diameter of the inhibition zone (DIZ) and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assays against a panel of Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria and fungi. Most of the synthesized compounds 5a-n showed weak activities against Gram-negative bacteria while compounds 5b and 5c exhibited good activities against Gram-positive bacteria...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139623/extracellular-proteinases-of-candida-species-pathogenic-yeasts
#19
Maria Rapala-Kozik, Oliwia Bochenska, Dorota Zajac, Justyna Karkowska-Kuleta, Mariusz Gogol, Marcin Zawrotniak, Andrzej Kozik
The increased incidence of severe disseminated infections caused by opportunistic yeast-like fungi Candida spp. highlights the urgent need for research into the major virulence factors of these pathogens - extracellular aspartic proteinases of the candidapepsin and yapsin families. Classically, these enzymes were considered to be generally destructive factors that damage host tissues and provide nutrients for pathogen propagation. However, in recent decades, novel and more specific functions have been suggested for extracellular candidal proteinases...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139202/lego-inspired-drug-design-unveiling-of-the-novel-class-of-benzo-d-thiazole-containing-a-3-4-dihydroxyphenyl-moiety-as-plasma-membrane-h-atpase-inhibitors
#20
Truong Thanh Tung, Dao Trong Tuan, Marta Grifell Junyent, Michael Palmgren, Thomas Günther-Pomorski, Anja Thoe Fuglsang, Søren Brøgger Christensen, John Nielsen
The fungal plasma membrane H+-ATPase (Pma1p) is a potential target for the discovery of new antifungal agents. Surprisingly, no structure-activity relationship studies for small molecules targeting Pma1p have been reported. Herein, we disclose a LEGO-inspired fragment assembly strategy for design, synthesis and discovery of benzo[d]thiazoles containing a 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl moiety as potential Pma1p inhibitors. A series of 2-(benzo[d]thiazol-2-ylthio)-1-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)ethanones was found to inhibit Pma1p with the most potent IC50 of 8 µM in an in vitro plasma membrane H+-ATPase assay...
November 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
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