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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427270/skin-irritation-testing-of-antimicrobial-conjugated-electrolytes
#1
Kristin N Wilde, Phuong A H Nguyen, David G Whitten, Heather E Canavan
Each year, the United States spends about $20 billion to treat people who have been infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. Even so, the development of new antibiotics has slowed considerably since the mid-20th century. As a result, researchers are looking into developing synthetic compounds and materials with antimicrobial activities such as those made by the Schanze and Whitten groups [ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 3, 2820 (2011)]. Previously, they have demonstrated that poly(phenylene ethynylene) (PPE) based electrolytes and oligomeric end-only phenylene ethynylene (EO-OPE) based electrolytes possess strong biocidal activity...
April 20, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426217/phosphorus-depletion-as-a-green-alternative-to-biocides-for-controlling-biodegradation-of-metalworking-fluids
#2
Yaldah Azimi, Ian P Thompson
Metalworking fluids (MWFs) are used as lubricants and coolants in the manufacturing operations. Their biodeterioration, whilst in-operation, is a widespread problem leading to poor performance and worker health issues. Adding biocides, though effective in reducing microbial growth, leads to the production of more recalcitrant wastewaters that are difficult to dispose or recycle on-site. Increasing environmental concerns have led to robust legislation for reducing/eliminating the use of toxic biocides in MWFs, stimulating a growing interest in the development/application of alternative biological preservation strategies...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424754/considerations-of-temperature-in-the-context-of-the-persistence-classification-in-the-eu
#3
Michael Matthies, Sabine Beulke
Simulation degradation studies for industrial chemicals, biocidal products and plant protection products are required in the EU to estimate half-lives in soil, water and sediment for the comparison to persistence criteria for hazard (P/vP) assessment, and for use in exposure assessments. There is a discrepancy between European regulatory approaches regarding the temperature at which degradation half-lives should be (1) measured in simulation degradation testing of environmental compartments, and (2) compared to the P/vP criteria...
2017: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422484/direct-synthesis-of-dextran-based-antibacterial-hydrogels-for-extended-release-of-biocides-and-eradication-of-topical-biofilms
#4
Jiaul Hoque, Jayanta Haldar
Cationic small molecular biocides have been developed as promising antibiofilm agents because of their tunability in chemical structures and ability to disrupt established biofilms. However, the impact of biocides in antibiofilm treatment is largely limited due to lack of an effective delivery system that can ensure sustained release of biocide at the target site. Herein we report biocide-encapsulated antibacterial and antibiofilm hydrogel that acts as efficient delivery vehicle for the biocide and eradicates matured bacterial biofilm...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422413/essential-oils-as-biocides-for-the-control-of-fungal-infections-and-devastating-pest-tuta-absoluta-of-tomato-lycopersicon-esculentum-mill
#5
Samira Bouayad Alam, Mohammed El Amine Dib, Nassim Djabou, Boufeldja Tabti, Nassira Guaouar, Jean Costa, Alain Muselli
Thymus capitatus and Tetraclinis articulata essential oils as well their major components (carvacrol and α-pinene) were evaluated for their antifungal and insecticidal activities. Both oils showed good in vitro antifungal activity against Fusarium oxysporum, Aspergillus niger, Penicillium sp, Alternaria alternata and Botrytis cinerea, the fungi causing tomato rot. In vivo results indicate the efficacies of both essential oils and carvacrol of reduce postharvest fungal pathogens, such as B. cinerea and A. alternata that are responsible of black and gray rot of tomato fruit...
April 19, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422054/growth-inhibition-of-sulfate-reducing-bacteria-in-produced-water-from-the-petroleum-industry-using-essential-oils
#6
Pamella Macedo de Souza, Fátima Regina de Vasconcelos Goulart, Joana Montezano Marques, Humberto Ribeiro Bizzo, Arie Fitzgerald Blank, Claudia Groposo, Maíra Paula de Sousa, Vanessa Vólaro, Celuta Sales Alviano, Daniela Sales Alviano Moreno, Lucy Seldin
Strategies for the control of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) in the oil industry involve the use of high concentrations of biocides, but these may induce bacterial resistance and/or be harmful to public health and the environment. Essential oils (EO) produced by plants inhibit the growth of different microorganisms and are a possible alternative for controlling SRB. We aimed to characterize the bacterial community of produced water obtained from a Brazilian petroleum facility using molecular methods, as well as to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of EO from different plants and their major components against Desulfovibrio alaskensis NCIMB 13491 and against SRB growth directly in the produced water...
April 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418590/control-of-biofouling-by-xanthine-oxidase-on-seawater-reverse-osmosis-membranes-from-a-desalination-plant-enzyme-production-and-screening-of-bacterial-isolates-from-the-full-scale-plant
#7
Veena Nagaraj, Lucy Skillman, Dan Li, Zhangwang Xie, Goen Ho
Control of biofouling on seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes is a major challenge as treatments can be expensive, damage the membrane material and often biocides do not remove the polymers in which bacteria are embedded. Biological control has been largely ignored for biofouling control. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of xanthine oxidase enzyme against complex fouling communities and then identify naturally occurring bacterial strains that produce the free radical generating enzyme...
April 18, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417918/high-prevalence-of-blandm-1-blavim-qace-and-qace%C3%AE-1-genes-and-their-association-with-decreased-susceptibility-to-antibiotics-and-common-hospital-biocides-in-clinical-isolates-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#8
Fatma Alzahraa M Gomaa, Zeinab H Helal, Mazhar I Khan
The objective of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility of metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-producing Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) clinical isolates to biocides. We also determined the prevalence and correlation of efflux pump genes, class 1 integron and MBL encoding genes. In addition, blaVIM, blaNDM-1, qacE and qacEΔ1 nucleotide sequence analysis was performed and compared to sequences retrieved from GenBank at the National Center for Biotechnology Information database. A. baumannii had a resistance rate to carbapenem of 71...
April 12, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416272/biocidal-effects-of-piper-hispidinervum-piperaceae-essential-oil-and-synergism-among-its-main-components
#9
M F Andrés, G E Rossa, E Cassel, R M F Vargas, O Santana, C E Díaz, A González-Coloma
In this study we evaluated the effect of a pressure gradient (1-2 atm) in the extraction and composition of the essential oil (EO) of Piper hispidinervum by steam distillation. We also evaluated the insect antifeedant effects (Spodoptera littoralis, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Myzus persicae and Rhopalosiphum padi) and nematicidal activity (Meloidogyne javanica) of the oils, their major components and their synergistic interactions. Safrole was the major component (78-81%) followed by terpinolene (5-9%). The EOs tested were effective insect antifeedants...
April 14, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415553/promising-silicones-modified-with-cationic-biocides-for-the-development-of-antimicrobial-medical-devices
#10
Sarah Ghamrawi, Jean-Philippe Bouchara, Oksana Tarasyuk, Sergiy Rogalsky, Lyudmila Lyoshina, Olga Bulko, Jean-François Bardeau
We have tested silicones containing 2% or 5% of the cationic biocides polyhexamethylene guanidine dodecylbenzenesulfonate (PHMG-DBS), 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (OMIM-BF4) or 1-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (DMIM-BF4) against the major relevant bacterial and yeast species in health care-associated infections (HCAI). Study conducted according to the international standard ISO 22196 revealed that silicones containing 2% or 5% DMIM-BF4 or 5% PHMG-DBS presented the highest antimicrobial activity, leading to a logarithmic growth reduction of 3...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415538/fabrication-of-polypropylene-silver-nanocomposites-for-biocidal-applications
#11
Washington Luiz Oliani, Duclerc Fernandes Parra, Luiz Gustavo Hiroki Komatsu, Nilton Lincopan, Vijaya Kumar Rangari, Ademar Benevolo Lugao
This paper presents a study on biocidal effect of polymer nanocomposite films of gamma irradiated polypropylene (PP) and silver nanoparticles. The modified polypropylene was obtained from isotactic polypropylene (iPP) in pellets form by irradiation with gamma rays in the presence of acetylene. A new morphology with long chain branching of PP and distinct rheology is obtained by this process. The blend of 50/50wt% neat PP and PP modified by gamma radiation were further mixed using a twin screw extruder. The AgNPs were infused into this polymer blend at different concentrations of: 0...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415485/antimicrobial-activity-of-eumelanin-based-hybrids-the-role-of-tio2-in-modulating-the-structure-and-biological-performance
#12
Giuseppe Vitiello, Alessandro Pezzella, Anna Zanfardino, Brigida Silvestri, Paola Giudicianni, Aniello Costantini, Mario Varcamonti, Francesco Branda, Giuseppina Luciani
Eco-friendly hybrid Eumelanin-TiO2 nanostructures, recently obtained through in situ methodology based on hydrothermal route, have shown a striking antimicrobial activity, after exposure to oxidative environment, even under visible light induction condition. Nevertheless, the role of each component in defining the efficacy of these biological properties is far from being clearly defined. Furthermore, the effect of oxidative step on hybrids structure has not yet addressed. This study aims at elucidating the role of the ratio between eumelanin precursor, 5,6-dihydroxyindole-2-carboxylic acid (DHICA), and TiO2, for its polymerization in defining morphology and structural organization of TiO2-melanin nanostructures...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414439/mitigation-of-thin-film-composite-membrane-biofouling-via-immobilizing-nano-sized-biocidal-reservoirs-in-the-membrane-active-layer
#13
Alireza Zirehpour, Ahmad Rahimpour, Ahmad Arabi Shamsabadi, Mohammad Sharifian Gh, Masoud Soroush
This work investigates the use of a silver-based metal-organic framework (MOF) for mitigating biofouling in forward-osmosis thin-film composite (TFC) membranes. This is the first study of the use of MOFs for biofouling control in membranes. MOF nanocrystals were immobilized in the active layer of the membranes via dispersing them in the organic solution used for interfacial polymerization. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscope (XPS) characterization results showed the presence of the MOF nanocrystals in the active layer of the membranes...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409363/advances-in-the-treatment-of-problematic-industrial-biofilms
#14
REVIEW
D Xu, R Jia, Y Li, T Gu
In nature, microorganisms tend to form biofilms that consist of extracellular polymeric substances with embedded sessile cells. Biofilms, especially mixed-culture synergistic biofilm consortia, are notoriously difficult to treat. They employ various defense mechanisms against attacks from antimicrobial agents. Problematic industrial biofilms cause biofouling as well as biocorrosion, also known as microbiologically influenced corrosion. Biocides are often used to treat biofilms together with scrubbing or pigging...
May 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408902/the-naturally-occurring-host-defense-peptide-ll-37-and-its-truncated-mimetics-ke-18-and-kr-12-have-selected-biocidal-and-antibiofilm-activities-against-candida-albicans-staphylococcus-aureus-and-escherichia-coli-in-vitro
#15
Yu Luo, Denise T F McLean, Gerard J Linden, Danny F McAuley, Ronan McMullan, Fionnuala T Lundy
Amongst the recognized classes of naturally occurring antimicrobials, human host defense peptides are an important group with an advantage (given their source) that they should be readily translatable to medicinal products. It is also plausible that truncated versions will display some of the biological activities of the parent peptide, with the benefit that they are less costly to synthesize using solid-phase chemistry. The host defense peptide, LL-37, and two truncated mimetics, KE-18 and KR-12, were tested for their inhibitory effects and antibiofilm properties against Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli, microorganisms commonly implicated in biofilm-related infections such as ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408826/durable-antibacterial-and-uv-protective-ag-tio2-fabrics-for-sustainable-biomedical-application
#16
Shuhui Li, Tianxue Zhu, Jianying Huang, Qingqing Guo, Guoqiang Chen, Yuekun Lai
A facile method was developed to endow cotton fabric with remarkable antibacterial and ultraviolet (UV)-protective properties. The flower-like TiO2 micro-nanoparticles were first deposited onto cotton fabric surface via hydrothermal deposition method. Then, the Ag NPs with a high deposition density were evenly formed onto TiO2@cotton surface by sodium hydroxide solution pretreatment and followed by in situ reduction of ANO3. This work focused on the influence of different hydrothermal reaction durations and the concentration of AgNO3 on antibacterial activity against relevant microorganisms in medicine as well as on the UV-blocking property...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407587/removal-of-novel-antiandrogens-identified-in-biological-effluents-of-domestic-wastewater-by-activated-carbon
#17
Dehua Ma, Lujun Chen, Rui Liu
Environmental antiandrogenic (AA) contaminants in effluents from wastewater treatment plants have the potential for negative impacts on wildlife and human health. The aim of our study was to identify chemical contaminants with likely AA activity in the biological effluents and evaluate the removal of these antiandrogens (AAs) during advanced treatment comprising adsorption onto granular activated carbon (GAC). In this study, profiling of AA contaminants in biological effluents and tertiary effluents was conducted using effect-directed analysis (EDA) including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) fractionation, a recombinant yeast screen containing androgen receptor (YAS), in combination with mass spectrometry analyses...
April 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407421/central-venous-catheters-and-biofilms-where-do-we-stand-in-2017
#18
REVIEW
Marie Gominet, Fabrice Compain, Christophe Beloin, David Lebeaux
The use of central venous catheters (CVC) is associated with a risk of microbial colonization and subsequent potentially severe infection. Microbial contamination of the catheter leads to the development of a microbial consortia associated with the CVC surface and embedded in an extracellular matrix, named biofilm. This biofilm provides bacterial cells the ability to survive antimicrobial agents and the host immune system and to disseminate to other sites of the body. The best preventive strategy is to avoid any unnecessary catheterization or to reduce indwelling duration when a CVC is required...
April 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407033/biocider-a-contextualisation-index-for-biological-resources-discovery
#19
Carlos Horro, Martin Cook, Teresa K Attwood, Michelle D Brazas, John M Hancock, Patricia Palagi, Manuel Corpas, Rafael Jimenez
Summary: The vast, uncoordinated proliferation of bioinformatics resources (databases, software tools, training materials, etc .) makes it difficult for users to find them. To facilitate their discovery, various services are being developed to collect such resources into registries. We have developed BioCIDER, which, rather like online shopping 'recommendations', provides a contextualisation index to help identify biological resources relevant to the content of the sites in which it is embedded...
April 12, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402176/identification-of-bacterial-contaminants-from-calcium-carbonate-filler-production-lines-and-an-evaluation-of-biocide-based-decontamination-procedures
#20
Duško Odić, Jana Prah, Gorazd Avguštin
The aim of this study was to analyze the bacterial community in the production line of a calcium carbonate filler production company and to investigate possible causes for bacterial presence. Throughout 2012, 24 carbonate slurry and six groundwater samples were analyzed. Pseudomonas and Microbacterium were the most frequent contaminants in the slurry, whereas Pseudomonas and Brevundimonas dominated the groundwater samples. Of the 43 different bacterial strains isolated, only five were found both in the slurry and the groundwater, indicating that the latter was not a major source of contamination...
April 12, 2017: Biofouling
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