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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340187/biofilm-adherence-and-hydrophobicity-as-virulence-factors-in-malassezia-furfur
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Letizia Angiolella, Claudia Leone, Florencia Rojas, Javier Mussin, María de Los Angeles Sosa, Gustavo Giusiano
Malassezia species are natural inhabitants of the healthy skin. However, under certain conditions, they may cause or exacerbate several skin diseases. The ability of this fungus to colonize or infect is determined by complex interactions between the fungal cell and its virulence factors. This study aims to evaluate "in vitro" the hydrophobicity levels, the adherence on a plastic surface and the biofilm formation of 16 clinical isolates of Malassezia furfur. Cellular surface hydrophobicity (CSH) levels were determined by two-phase system...
March 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334507/comparative-study-of-cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-commercial-jeffamines%C3%A2-and-polyethylenimine-in-cho-k1-cells
#2
Leniher Castan, Cristiano José da Silva, Eduardo Ferreira Molina, Raquel Alves Dos Santos
Jeffamines(®) are a family of polymers containing primary amine groups attached to the extremities of polyether backbone which can be used as biomaterials. They have been used in combination with polyethylenimine (PEI) to improve biocompatibility in drug and gene delivery systems. Despite these facts, very few studies have been done on cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of pure Jeffamines(®) or compared with PEI. The present study aimed to evaluate and compare the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of Jeffamines(®) and PEI in CHO-K1 cells...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322109/tio2-nanorod-arrays-as-a-photocatalytic-coating-enhanced-antifungal-and-antibacterial-efficiency-of-ti-substrates
#3
Lu Jia, Jichuan Qiu, Lingqian Du, Zhi Li, Hong Liu, Shaohua Ge
AIM: To investigate the photocatalytic inactivation of fungi and bacteria mediated by TiO2 nanorod arrays (TNRs). MATERIALS & METHODS: The features of TNRs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction (XRD) and contact angle measurement. The antimicrobial efficiency was detected on biofilm and planktonic forms of Candida albicans, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis by crystal violet and XTT (2,3-bis [2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl]-2H-tetrazolium-5-caboxanilide) assay, confocal laser scanning microscope and colony-forming assay...
March 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317391/in-vitro-inhibitory-effects-of-farnesol-and-interactions-between-farnesol-and-antifungals-against-biofilms-of-candida-albicans-resistant-strains
#4
Jinping Xia, Fang Qian, Wenqian Xu, Zhenzhen Zhang, Xin Wei
Antifungal resistance is a serious problem in clinical infections. Farnesol, which is a potential antifungal agent against biofilms formed by Candida albicans resistant strains (a fluconazole-resistant isolate derived from SC5314 and two clinical Candida resistant isolates), was investigated in this study. The inhibitory effects of farnesol on biofilms were examined by XTT assay. The morphological changes and biofilm thicknesses were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy, respectively...
March 20, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316082/dacomitinib-induced-diarrhoea-is-associated-with-altered-gastrointestinal-permeability-and-disruption-in-ileal-histology-in-rats
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Ysabella Z A Van Sebille, Rachel J Gibson, Hannah R Wardill, Kate R Secombe, Imogen A Ball, Dorothy M K Keefe, John W Finnie, Joanne M Bowen
Dacomitinib - an irreversible pan-ErbB tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) - causes diarrhoea in 75% of patients. Dacomitinib-induced diarrhoea has not previously been investigated and the mechanisms remain poorly understood. The present study aimed to develop an in-vitro and in-vivo model of dacomitinib-induced diarrhoea to investigate underlying mechanisms. T84 cells were treated with 1-4 μM dacomitinib and resistance and viability were measured using transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and XTT assays...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284790/ulmus-davidiana-nakai-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-on-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#6
Soon-Oh Hong, In Keun Choi, Wonsik Jeong, Se Ryeon Lee, Hwa Jung Sung, Seong Su Hong, Jae Hong Seo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ulmus davidiana Nakai (UDN) is frequently used in the treatment of cancer in traditional oriental medicine. Although several reports indicate that UDN has inhibitory effects in some cancers, there has been no report on the inhibitory effects of UDN via both autophagy and apoptosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxicity induced by UDN in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) H-1299 and H-460 cell lines was evaluated using the 2, 3-Bis (2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide inner salt (XTT) assay and trypan blue exclusion assay...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280998/virulence-factors-of-fluconazole-susceptible-and-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans-after-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy
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Fernanda Alves, Ewerton Garcia de Oliveira Mima, Renata Caroline Polato Passador, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Janaína Habib Jorge, Ana Cláudia Pavarina
This study evaluated the effects of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) mediated by Photodithazine® (PDZ) and LED light on the virulence factors of fluconazole-susceptible (CaS) and fluconazole-resistant (CaR) Candida albicans. Standardized suspensions of strains were prepared (10(7)), and after 48 h of biofilm formation, these strains were incubated with PDZ (100 mg/L) for 20 min and exposed to LED light (660 nm, 37.5 J/cm(2)). Additional samples were treated with PDZ or light only, and the control consisted of biofilms that received no treatment...
March 9, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270853/potential-antitumor-effect-of-harmine-in-the-treatment-of-thyroid-cancer
#8
Shu Ruan, Feng Jia, Jianbo Li
Thyroid cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in endocrine system. In latest studies, harmine has been proved to inhibit the growth of several cancers in vitro and in vivo. In the current study, we evaluated the in vitro and in vivo anticancer efficiency of harmine against thyroid cancer cell line TPC-1. The in vitro cytotoxicity of harmine evaluated by XTT assay indicated that harmine suppressed the proliferation of TPC-1 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Moreover, harmine dose-dependently induced apoptosis of TPC-1 cells through regulating the ratio of Bcl-2/Bax...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264443/the-structure-activity-relationship-of-pterostilbene-against-candida-albicans-biofilms
#9
Dan-Dan Hu, Ri-Li Zhang, Yong Zou, Hua Zhong, En-Sheng Zhang, Xiang Luo, Yan Wang, Yuan-Ying Jiang
Candida albicans biofilms contribute to invasive infections and dramatic drug resistance, and anti-biofilm agents are urgently needed in the clinic. Pterostilbene (PTE) is a natural plant product with potentials to be developed as an anti-biofilm agent. In this study, we evaluated the structure-activity relationship (SAR) of PTE analogues against C. albicans biofilms. XTT (Sodium 2,3-bis(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide inner salt) reduction assay was used to evaluate the activity of the analogues against C...
February 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256492/evaluation-of-candida-albicans-biofilm-formation-on-various-dental-restorative-material-surfaces
#10
N Beldüz, A Kamburoğlu, Y Yılmaz, I Tosun, M Beldüz, C Kara
AIMS: Candida adhesion to any oral substrata is the first and essential stage in forming a pathogenic fungal biofilm. In general, yeast cells have remarkable potential to adhere to host surfaces, such as teeth or mucosa, and to artificial, nonbiological surfaces, such as restorative dental materials. This study compared the susceptibility of six dental restorative materials to Candida albicans adhesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cylindrical samples of each material were made according to the manufacturersa instructions...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238155/safety-of-herbal-medicine-use-during-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-bedside-to-bench-approach
#11
Eran Ben-Arye, Ofer Lavie, Noah Samuels, Hazem Khamaisie, Elad Schiff, Orit Gressel Raz, Jamal Mahajna
In this study, we explored herbal supplements used by patients during chemotherapy and test for herb-drug interactions and response of cancer cells to treatment. Patients with gynecological cancer referred to a complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) service were asked about their use of herbal medicine during chemotherapy. The leading five clinically relevant herbs selected for cytotoxicity analysis included the following: wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum), European mistletoe (Viscum album), ginger (Zingiber officinale), Ephedra (Ephedra campylopoda), and Oriental mistletoe (Viscum cruciatum)...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230290/a3-adenosine-receptor-agonist-inhibited-survival-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells-via-gli-1-and-erk1-2-pathway
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Seyyed Mehdi Jafari, Mojtaba Panjehpour, Mahmoud Aghaei, Hamid Reza Joshaghani, Seyed Ehsan Enderami
Numerous studies have demonstrated the role of A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) and signaling pathways in the multiple aspects of the tumor. However, there is a little study about the function of A3AR in the biological processes of cancer stem cells (CSCs). CSCs have a critical role in the maintenance and survival of breast cancer. The aim of current study was to investigate the effect of A3AR agonist on breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs). XTT assay showed antiprolierative effect of A3AR agonist (Cl-IB-MECA) on BCSCs...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217816/candida-albicans-survival-growth-and-biofilm-formation-are-differently-affected-by-mouthwashes-an-in-vitro-study
#13
Simona Paulone, Giulia Malavasi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Carlotta Francesca Orsi, Samuele Peppoloni, Rachele Giovanna Neglia, Elisabetta Blasi
Candida albicans is the most common cause of oral mycoses. The aim of the present study was to investigate in vitro the susceptibility of C. albicans to mouthwashes, in terms of growth, survival and biofilm formation. Candida albicans, laboratory strain SC5314, and 7 commercial mouthwashes were employed: 3 with 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate; 1 with 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate and 250 ppm F- sodium fluoride; 3 with fluorine-containing molecules. None of the mouthwashes contained ethanol in their formulations...
January 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216888/effect-of-absolute-from-hibiscus-syriacus-l-flower-on-wound-healing-in-keratinocytes
#14
Seok Won Yoon, Kang Pa Lee, Do-Yoon Kim, Dae Il Hwang, Kyung-Jong Won, Dae Won Lee, Hwan Myung Lee
BACKGROUND: Proliferation and migration of keratinocytes are essential for the repair of cutaneous wounds. Hibiscus syriacus L. has been used in Asian medicine; however, research on keratinocytes is inadequate. OBJECTIVE: To establish the dermatological properties of absolute from Hibiscus syriacus L. flower (HSF) and to provide fundamental research for alternative medicine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified the composition of HSF absolute using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211475/biofilm-formation-of-the-black-yeast-like-fungus-exophiala-dermatitidis-and-its-susceptibility-to-antiinfective-agents
#15
Lisa Kirchhoff, Maike Olsowski, Katrin Zilmans, Silke Dittmer, Gerhard Haase, Ludwig Sedlacek, Eike Steinmann, Jan Buer, Peter-Michael Rath, Joerg Steinmann
Various fungi have the ability to colonize surfaces and to form biofilms. Fungal biofilm-associated infections are frequently refractory to targeted treatment because of resistance to antifungal drugs. One fungus that frequently colonises the respiratory tract of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is the opportunistic black yeast-like fungus Exophiala dermatitidis. We investigated the biofilm-forming ability of E. dermatitidis and its susceptibility to various antiinfective agents and natural compounds. We tested 58 E...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185677/effects-of-antioxidants-on-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts-exposed-to-dental-resin-co-monomer-epoxy-metabolites
#16
Yang Yang, Xiuli He, Jianwei Shi, Reinhard Hickel, Franz-Xaver Reichl, Christof Högg
OBJECTIVE: Eluted dental resin co-monomers can be metabolized to intermediate methacrylic acid (MA) and, further, to epoxy metabolites. Antioxidants have been studied previously, with the intention of decreasing the DNA double-strand breaks (DNA-DSBs) in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). In this study, the effects of the antioxidants, ascorbic acid (Asc) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC), were investigated on co-monomer metabolite-induced DNA-DSBs. METHODS: HGFs were incubated with MA, 2,3-epoxy-2-methyl-propionicacid-methylester (EMPME) and 2,3-epoxy-2-methylpropionic acid (EMPA), respectively, in the presence or absence of antioxidants (Asc or NAC)...
February 6, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171812/immiscible-poly-lactic-acid-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-for-temporary-implants-compatibility-and-cytotoxicity
#17
Pablo F M Finotti, Lidiane C Costa, Ticiana S O Capote, Raquel M Scarel-Caminaga, Marcelo A Chinelatto
This manuscript focuses on the effect of the addition of a low molecular weight triblock copolymer derived from ε-caprolactone and tetrahydrofuran (CT) on the compatibility and cytotoxicity of immiscible poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) blends. Binary and tertiary PLA/PCL blends were prepared by melt mixing in a twin-screw extruder and their morphological, mechanical and thermal behaviors were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), tensile and Izod impact test, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166240/involvement-of-multiple-stressors-induced-by-non-thermal-plasma-charged-aerosols-during-inactivation-of-airborne-bacteria
#18
Nachiket D Vaze, Sin Park, Ari D Brooks, Alexander Fridman, Suresh G Joshi
A lab-scale, tunable, single-filament, point-to-point nonthermal dieletric-barrier discharge (DBD) plasma device was built to study the mechanisms of inactivation of aerosolized bacterial pathogens. The system inactivates airborne antibiotic-resistant pathogens efficiently. Nebulization mediated pre-optimized (4 log and 7 log) bacterial loads were challenged to plasma-charged aerosols, and lethal and sublethal doses determined using colony assay, and cell viability assay; and the loss of membrane potential and cellular respiration were determined using cell membrane potential assay and XTT assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155807/cisplatin-impaired-adipogenic-differentiation-of-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#19
Yu-Hsun Chang, Hwan-Wun Liu, Tang-Yuan Chu, Yao-Tseng Wen, Dah-Ching Ding
Adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) were isolated from the adipose tissue and can be induced in vitro to differentiate into osteoblasts, chondroblasts, myocytes, neurons and other cell types. Cisplatin is a commonly used chemotherapy drug for cancer patients. However, the effects of cisplatin on ASC remain elusive. This study found that high-concentration cisplatin affects the viability of ASCs. First, IC50 concentration of cisplatin was evaluated. Proliferation of ASCs assessed by XTT method decreased immediately after cisplatin treatment with various concentrations...
February 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152096/inhibitory-activity-of-hinokitiol-against-biofilm-formation-in-fluconazole-resistant-candida-species
#20
Dae Jin Kim, Min Woo Lee, Jeong Su Choi, Seung Gwan Lee, Jee Yoon Park, Suhng Wook Kim
The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of hinokitiol to inhibit the formation of Candida biofilms. Biofilm inhibition was evaluated by quantification of the biofilm metabolic activity with XTT assay. Hinokitiol efficiently prevented biofilm formation in both fluconazole-susceptible and fluconazole-resistant strains of Candida species. We determined the expression levels of specific genes previously implicated in biofilm development of C. albicans cells by real-time RT-PCR. The expression levels of genes associated with adhesion process, HWP1 and ALS3, were downregulated by hinokitiol...
2017: PloS One
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