Exophiala dermatitidis ATCC ® 34100™ Designation: 8656 [CBS 525.76, NIH/UT8656] Application: Biomedical Research and Development Material
Exophiala dermatitidis ATCC ® 34100™ Designation: 8656 [CBS 525.76, NIH/UT8656] Application: Biomedical Research and Development Material
The black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis is a frequent agent of colonization of the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). A total of 71 clinical isolates of Exophiala from 13 patients were identified at the species level by sequencing the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions 1 and 2 of the rDNA genes and typed by random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD), using two different primers, BG-2 and ERIC-1. In vitro susceptibility of these isolates to some systemic antifungal drugs was investigated using the CLSI method. Almost all the isolates were identified as E. dermatitidis, but long-term colonization with the closely related species E. phaeomuriformis was observed in one patient. No clustering was found according to the geographical origin of the isolates, the isolation date or the antifungal susceptibility. Variations were seen in the susceptibility of studied isolates to antifungals but most of them exhibited low susceptibility to amphotericin B and although some patients were
Results: In the present study, the resulting MIC90s for all strains (n = 81) were as follows, in increasing order: posaconazole, 0.125 μg ml-1; itraconazole, 0.25 μg ml-1; voriconazole, 0.5 μg ml-1; amphotericin B, 0.5 μg ml-1; Isavuconazole, 1 μg ml-1; caspofungin, 8 μg ml-1 anidulafungin, 8 μg ml-1 and fluconazole, 16 μg ml-1, without any significant differences in the pattern of susceptibility between environmental and clinical strains (P , 0.05) and genotypes A and B (P , 0.05). The difference in the MIC90s between the two groups of isolates did not differ by more than one dilution. Discussion: Therefore, the present study based on in vitro activity showed that posaconazole and itraconazole might have a potent activity with a best choice of alternative to amphotericin B, for E. dermatitidis cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. In addition, the un-marketing agent Isavuconazole, which is also available as an intravenous preparation, has adequate activity against the latter agent. However, their ...
Phaeohyphomycosis designates fungal infections caused by pheoid or melanized fungi and characterized histopathologically by the presence of septate hyphae, pseudohyphae, and yeasts. Etiologic agents include Exophiala, Phoma, Bipolaris, Phialophora, Colletotrichum, Curvularia, Alternaria, Exserohilum, and Phialemonium sp. The most common are Exophiala jeanselmei and Wangiella dermatitidis. The clinical presentation depends on the immune status of the host: superficial (tinea nigra and black piedra); cutaneous (scytalidiosis) and corneal; subcutaneous (mycotic cyst); and systemic phaeohyphomycosis in the immunocompromised host. The mycotic cyst is a localized form, characterized by subcutaneous asymptomatic nodular lesions that develop after traumatic implantation of fungi, especially on the extremities. The average size of the cysts is 2.5 cm. KOH examination reveals pigmented yeasts, pseudohyphae, and hyphae. A cutaneous biopsy specimen usually shows an abscess or a suppurative granuloma with ...
Find more about the effect of several anti-infection agents against Exophiala dermatitidis and its ability to form biofilms in CF patients and others.
ID A0A0D2DFR1_9EURO Unreviewed; 1645 AA. AC A0A0D2DFR1; DT 29-APR-2015, integrated into UniProtKB/TrEMBL. DT 29-APR-2015, sequence version 1. DT 20-DEC-2017, entry version 24. DE SubName: Full=Uncharacterized protein {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIW41903.1}; GN ORFNames=PV06_05499 {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIW41903.1}; OS Exophiala oligosperma. OC Eukaryota; Fungi; Dikarya; Ascomycota; Pezizomycotina; Eurotiomycetes; OC Chaetothyriomycetidae; Chaetothyriales; Herpotrichiellaceae; OC Exophiala. OX NCBI_TaxID=215243 {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIW41903.1, ECO:0000313,Proteomes:UP000053342}; RN [1] {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIW41903.1, ECO:0000313,Proteomes:UP000053342} RP NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE [LARGE SCALE GENOMIC DNA]. RC STRAIN=CBS 72588 {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIW41903.1, RC ECO:0000313,Proteomes:UP000053342}; RG The Broad Institute Genomics Platform; RA Cuomo C., de Hoog S., Gorbushina A., Stielow B., Teixiera M., RA Abouelleil A., Chapman S.B., Priest M., Young S.K., Wortman J., RA Nusbaum C., Birren B.; RT "The Genome Sequence of ...
A Case of Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Exophiala oligosperma in a Renal Transplant Patient Successfully Treated with Posaconazole, A. C. Levy, S Rehman, D.A. Sutton, K.I. Burris, D.A. Hirschwerk, N.P. Wiederhold, J. Lindner, M. Bhaskaran, H.L. Rilo, E.P. Molmenti, and +3 additional authors. ...
This genus is a mould that lacks a known sexual state and thus belongs to the Fungi Imperfecti. It is generally classified as a dematiaceous (dark-walled) fungus. See also the detailed description page for this genus.. ...
ID A0A0D2AGV2_9EURO Unreviewed; 858 AA. AC A0A0D2AGV2; DT 29-APR-2015, integrated into UniProtKB/TrEMBL. DT 29-APR-2015, sequence version 1. DT 07-JUN-2017, entry version 10. DE RecName: Full=V-type proton ATPase subunit a {ECO:0000256,RuleBase:RU361189}; GN ORFNames=PV10_01843 {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIV98163.1}; OS Exophiala mesophila. OC Eukaryota; Fungi; Dikarya; Ascomycota; Pezizomycotina; Eurotiomycetes; OC Chaetothyriomycetidae; Chaetothyriales; Herpotrichiellaceae; OC Exophiala. OX NCBI_TaxID=212818 {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIV98163.1, ECO:0000313,Proteomes:UP000054302}; RN [1] {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIV98163.1, ECO:0000313,Proteomes:UP000054302} RP NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE [LARGE SCALE GENOMIC DNA]. RC STRAIN=CBS 40295 {ECO:0000313,EMBL:KIV98163.1, RC ECO:0000313,Proteomes:UP000054302}; RG The Broad Institute Genomics Platform; RA Cuomo C., de Hoog S., Gorbushina A., Stielow B., Teixiera M., RA Abouelleil A., Chapman S.B., Priest M., Young S.K., Wortman J., RA Nusbaum C., Birren B.; RT "The Genome Sequence of ...
Morphological transitions in Wangiella dermatitidis, a causative agent of human phaeohyphomycosis, influence virulence processes in this polymorphic fungus. My project first involved the cloning and characterizion of the β(1→3) glucan synthase gene WdFKS1, which encodes the enzymes catalytic subunit, followed by cloning and characterizing the WdRHO1 gene, which encodes its regulatory subunit. To better understand the Rho-type GTPase-mediated regulation of cell polarity and its role in fungal morphological transitions, a homologue of WdRAC1 from a W. dermatitidis was subsequently identified by degenerate PCR and gene walking. Gene deletions of WdFKS1 and WdRHO1 in haploid W. dermatitidis were lethal, whereas the deletion of WdRAC1 was not. RNA interference on WdFKS1 mRNA expression resulted in incomplete septa and damaged cell wall integrity, as well as slow growth rate in W. dermatitidis. Overexpression studies, after site-specific integrations of WdRHO1 and WdRAC1 alleles under control of ...
Sample phylogenetic tree of select Exophiala spp. Strain designations are shown at the end of each branch. (Condensed and adapted from Zeng et al., 2007.) To comprehend the evolutionary branching of the isolates, the tree should be viewed from the left to the right. Each bifurcation (branching) of the tree indicates likely evolutionary divergence. The number (known as the bootstrap value) at the point of bifurcation is a percentage based on numerous repeat sequence analyses and indicates the mathematical strength of the grouping; bootstrap values of .90 are shown at the branches. As the tree branches to the right, more closely related isolates ultimately cluster on the same or neighboring branches and are designated in the phylogram as one species. Nucleotide changes that have taken place, expressed as distance, are shown by the scale bar ...
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The yeast-like fungus known as candida occurs in everyones body. While modest amounts dont cause problems, overgrowth can lead to infections...
Phaeohyphomycosis is a heterogeneous group of mycotic infections caused by dematiaceous fungi whose morphologic characteristics in tissue include hyphae, yeast-like cells, or a combination of these. It can be associated an array of darkly-pigmented hyphomycetes including Alternaria species, Exophiala jeanselmei, and Rhinocladiella mackenziei. The term "phaeohyphomycosis" was introduced to determine infections caused by dematiaceous or pigmented filamentous fungi which contain melanin in their cell walls. Phaeohyphomycosis is an uncommon infection, however the number of case reported has been increasing in recent years. The presence of melanin in cell walls may be a virulence factor for the pathogens caused by the fungi. The outcome of antifungal treatment is poor, and mortality is almost 80%. Phaeohyphomycosis has been attributed to more than 100 species and 60 genera of fungi over the past several decades. The pathogens are considered opportunistic. Almost all cases of widely disseminated ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Rhinocladiella mackenziei (formerly Ramichloridium mackenziei). T2 - A taxonomic update and review of the literature. AU - Taj-Aldeen, Saad J.. AU - Almaslamani, Muna. AU - Alkhalf, Abdullatif. AU - Al Bozom, Issam. AU - Romanelli, Anna M. AU - Wickes, Brian L.. AU - Fothergill, Annette W.. AU - Sutton, Deanna A.. PY - 2010. Y1 - 2010. N2 - Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Rhinocladiella mackenziei (formerly Ramichlo-ridium mackenziei) is extremely rare, and geographically limited to the Middle East. The fungus exclusively targets the brain and infections have a grave prognosis. Eighteen cases have been reported in the literature from 1983 to 2004 with almost 100% mortality. Our patient presented in February 2008 with a brain abscess while receiving chemotherapy for carcinoma of the breast. Diagnosis was by craniotomy and aspiration of the brain abscess. Direct microscopy showed dematiaceous fungal hyphae. R. mackenziei was recovered in ...
Dothideaceous black yeast-like fungi (BYF) are known to synthesise DHN-melanin that is inhibited by the systemic fungicide tricyclazole. The final step of the DHN melanin pathway is the conjoining of 1,8-DHN molecules to form the melanin polymer. There are several candidate enzymes for this step, including phenoloxidases such as tyrosinase and laccases, peroxidases, and perhaps also catalases. We analysed the type polyphenoloxidases that are involved in biosynthesis of BYF melanins. For that purpose we used substrates of o-diphenoloxidases (EC 1.10.3.1.): 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvic acid, L-β-phenyllactic acid, tyrosine, pyrocatechol, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine and homogentisic acid, as well as substrates of p-diphenoloxidases (EC 1.10.3.2.): syringaldazine, resorcinol, p-phenylenediamine, phloroglucinol, guaiacol and pyrogallic acid. Fourteen strains of black yeasts originating from different natural biotopes were investigated. The tested strains could be divided into four groups based on their ...
... uses an interrogative, question-and-answer, approach to direct and instruct the participant in identifying hyaline and dematiaceous fungi. Numerous images enhance the descriptions of identifying characteristics by illustrating the appearance of fungal colonies on media and microscopic appearance. The course also identifies sources of infection and associated diseases. This course is appropriate for laboratory professionals and students in clinical laboratory science programs who want to increase their understanding of mycology including microscopic and colony appearance and isolate identification.. See all available courses ». ...
Fungi cause disease in plant and animal hosts. The extent to which virulence determinants are conserved between both classes of pathogens is unknown. We have developed a dual plant-animal infection model based on a single strain of Fusarium oxysporum, the causal agent of vascular wilt disease in plants and an emerging opportunistic pathogen of humans. Injection of microconidia of the well-characterized tomato pathogenic isolate 4287 in the lateral tail vein of immunodepressed mice resulted in disseminated infection of multiple organs and death of the animals. Knockout mutants in genes encoding a Pmk1-type mitogen-activated protein kinase, the pH response transcription factor PacC or a class V chitin synthase, all previously shown to be implicated in virulence on tomato plants, were tested in the disseminated mouse model. Our results indicate that some of these virulence factors play functionally distinct roles during infection of tomato and mice. Thus, a single F. oxysporum strain can be used to ...
Assists in the laboratory identification of fungi using the most recent taxonomic classifications. The text includes more than 15 years of proficiency testing. Merges in vitro mycology (colonies on plated media/LPAB preparations) with in vivo mycology (histology/cytology). Contents include yeast and yeast-like fungi, hyaline molds, dermatophytes, dimorphic fungi, mucormycetes, and dematiaceous fungi. Also included are collection, transport, and culturing of clinical specimens for fungi; identification methods; colonial and microscopic morphology, taxonomy, and disease characteristics; essential facts, including potential look-alikes, key differentiating features, ecology, and MALDI-TOF; and in-depth A Closer Look At… discussions.
Assists in the laboratory identification of fungi using the most recent taxonomic classifications. The text includes more than 15 years of proficiency testing. Merges in vitro mycology (colonies on plated media/LPAB preparations) with in vivo mycology (histology/cytology). Contents include yeast and yeast-like fungi, hyaline molds, dermatophytes, dimorphic fungi, mucormycetes, and dematiaceous fungi. Also included are collection, transport, and culturing of clinical specimens for fungi; identification methods; colonial and microscopic morphology, taxonomy, and disease characteristics; essential facts, including potential look-alikes, key differentiating features, ecology, and MALDI-TOF; and in-depth A Closer Look At… discussions.
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To provide scientific evidence for the causal link between indoor airborne fungi and health problems, the full diversity needs however to be identified. This cannot be achieved by using a targeted assay. Therefore, next generation sequencing (NGS) could offer a valuable alternative as an open approach multiplex monitoring method. An NGS-based metagenomics approach was used to investigate the "unknown" agents in air samples of offices in contact with air-conditioning reservoirs and showed the first detection of E. jeanselmei in indoor air. Finally, a metagenomics analysis was performed to investigate the indoor airborne fungal diversity in contaminated residences in Brussels where people with health problems were living. This demonstrated that NGS could contribute to improved data concerning the indoor airborne fungal diversity, as compared to the currently used classical methods ...
A major systematic review of the pathogenic fungus Candida auris has been conducted. This yeast-like fungus has been found in hospitals and it is resistant to several classes of antimicrobial drugs. This poses serious risks for those infected.
29. Cardamine oligosperma Nuttall in J. Torrey and A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 85. 1838. Cardamine acuminata (Nuttall) Rydberg; C. hirsuta Linnaeus var. acuminata Nuttall; C. hirsuta var. bracteata O. E. Schulz; C. hirsuta subsp. oligosperma (Nuttall) O. E. Schulz; C. hirsuta var. parviflora Nuttall; C. oligosperma var. bracteata (O. E. Schulz) G. S. Torrey; C. oligosperma var. lucens G. S. Torrey; C. oligosperma var. unijuga (Rydberg) G. S. Torrey; C. unijuga Rydberg. Annuals or biennials; usually sparsely hirsute (at least proximally), rarely glabrous. Rhizomes absent. Stems (simple or few from base), erect to ascending, (not flexuous), unbranched or branched distally, (0.5-) 0.8-3.2(-4.1) dm, usually pubescent throughout or proximally, rarely glabrous. Basal leaves (persistent to anthesis), rosulate, pinnately compound, 5-9(-13)-foliolate, 2-8.5(-11) cm, leaflets petiolulate or subsessile; petiole 1-6 cm; lateral leaflets petiolulate or subsessile, blade obovate to oblanceolate, smaller than ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - SCH 56592, amphotericin B, or itraconazole therapy of experimental murine cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Ramichloridium obovoideum (Ramichloridium mackenziei). AU - Al-Abdely, Hail M.. AU - Najvar, Laura. AU - Bocanegra, Rosie. AU - Fothergill, Annette. AU - Loebenberg, David. AU - Rinaldi, Michael G.. AU - Graybill, John R.. PY - 2000/5. Y1 - 2000/5. N2 - Ramichloridium obovoideum (Ramichloridium makenziei) is a rare cause of lethal cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. It has been, so far, geographically restricted to the Middle East. BALB/c mice were inoculated with two strains of R. obovoideum intracranially. Therapy with amphotericin B, itraconazole, or the investigationaI triazole SCH 56592 was conducted for 10 days. Half the mice were monitored for survival and half were killed for determination of the fungal load in brain tissue. Recipients of SCH 56592 had significantly prolonged survival and lower brain fungal burden, and this result was found for mice infected with both ...
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Purpose of work: Ocular fungal infections and ocular perished are formidable infections, poor prognosis, favored by certain factors, especially the continuous wearing of poorly maintained contact lenses, with notion of strain corneal trauma by foreign bodies such that the plants, and the concept of corneal pathology underlying.. The main objective is to attract the intention of the importance of rapid and accurate mycological diagnosis for better therapeutic management.. Materials and Methods : The patients included in this study came from the eye clinic, hospital or external consultants as having an eye injury or eye perished resistant to antibiotics. Different types of samples were taken.A cultivation on Sabouraud medium was made ​​for all samples and the tubes were incubated at 27 ° C and / or 37 ° C depending on the type of sample. The identification of the isolated strains was based on the macroscopic and microscopic examination for filamentous strains, and the yeast-like fungi to ...
Convenient single dose cream for effective treatment and soothing relief of vaginal thrush. Vaginal thrush (vaginal candidiasis) is a common infection caused by yeast-like fungi. Main symptoms of the condition include itching, burning and discharge.
The favored substrate of Blastomyces dermatitidis appears to be material with a high organic content, with the assumption frequently being made that it, too, must grow within the soil. Developing an understanding of the functions and regulation of such factors is integral to understanding the pathogenesis of disease and could serve as the foundation for innovative approaches to the treatment of fungal infections. The comparison of wild-type strains with strains lacking specific yeast-phase characteristics requires reliable, precise methods of genetic manipulation. Investigation of pathogenesis in B. dermatitidis has required the adaptation of a wide variety of molecular biology tools to this task. The indispensable role of BAD1 in virulence was highlighted through the agency of several molecular genetic tools newly available for use in studies of B. dermatitidis. Cellular immunity is critical in acquired resistance to B. dermatitidis. Mice immunized with either viable or merthiolate-killed yeast
Pullulan is a non-ionic polysaccharide obtained from fermentation of black yeast like Aureobasidium pullulans and is currently exploited in food and pharmaceutical industries due to its unique characteristics. Due to its properties like non-toxic, non-immunogenic, noncarcinogenic, non-mutagenic, pullulan is being explored for various biomedical applications viz., gene delivery, targeted drug therapy, tissue engineering, wound healing, and also being used in diagnostic applications like, perfusion, receptor, and lymph node target specific imaging and vascular compartment imaging. The unique linkage of α (1→4) and α (1→6) in pullulan endows this polymer with distinctive physical traits, including adhesive property and the ability to form fibres. This review article presents an overview of properties, production, derivatives of pullulan, and recent advances of pullulan.
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Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Candida albicans infected medical catheter. A common yeast, C. albicans can colonize catheters resulting in serious tissue infections. Shown here is the inner surface of an infected catheter (removed from a patient) revealing a yeast biofilm. Catheters are more commonly infected on the external surface where yeast or bacteria biofilms can easily form. C. albicans is a yeast-like fungus commonly occurring on human skin, in the upper respiratory, alimentary and female genital tracts. This fungus has a dimorphic life cycle with a yeast and hyphal stages. The yeast produces hyphae (strands) from which pseudohyphae branch. The pseudohyphae can give rise to yeast cells by apical or lateral budding. Candida albicans causes candidiasis which includes thrush (an infection of the mouth and vagina) and vulvo-vaginitis. Magnification: x30 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C032/3207
Other Symptoms. These are also Candida Albicans symptome: headaches, migraine, loss of memory, irritability, constant tiredness, depression, meals allergies, muscle aches, sore / inflamed joints.. What exactly is Candida Albicans and What Causes It?. It is actually the name given to a yeast-like fungus which happens naturally in our bodies, especially in dark, warm, moist regions. It doesnt usually result in any issues for the reason that it really is kept under control by our bodies advantageous bacteria. In some cases even though our very good bacteria can not include the fungus which overgrows, causing the infection that we contact Candida Albicans, Candida, Thrush, Candidiasis or Yeast Infection.. Some of the triggers for an overgrow are factors like; a lowered immune system, also several antibiotics and / or steroids, hormonal changes (e.g. pregnancy), diabetes, unhealthy diet program, soft drugs, some medications, oral contraceptives plus the wearing of damp, sweaty underwear and ...
More Health Essay Topics.. Further future research on N-cadherin and associated receptor roles is still necessary to clarify the transmembranes mechanism.. N-Cadherin and Endocytosis in Candida albicans. I. Introduction/Review. Candida albicans, diploid yeast-like fungi, are harmless commensals of the human body; however, it can also be the causal agent of opportunistic and genital infections known as candidiasis or moniliasis or trush. General-purpose genotype strains (GPGs) of C. albicans has been demonstrated to cause the pathogenic disease more significantly compared to other strains and the predominating effect may be attributed to the ability of the strains to replace the existing commensals (Schmidt and others 1999) and to the differences in the gene region located on 60 alleles of ALS7 ORF or the so-called hypermutable contingency genes (Zhang and others 2003).. The hymatogenous distribution of C. albicans causes allergies in healthy individuals and microabscesses in immunocompromized ...
Vaginal Environment: The "normal" vaginal environment is slightly acidic and contains "friendly" bacteria known as Lactobacilli that keep everything in check, but that balance can be easily disrupted by a poor diet, high blood sugars, use of antibiotics, a hormone imbalance or other factors. Imbalances in the pH level in the vagina make it more hospitable to growth of the unhealthy forms of bacteria and parasitic infection. According to Burton Goldberg, "Once the balance in vaginal flora has been disrupted, a self-perpetuating cycle is set in motion: as numbers of harmful bacteria decrease (leading to vaginitis), the numbers of friendly bacteria decrease, creating an environment even more vulnerable to infection.". Yeast: Candida albicans, a yeast-like fungus normally found in the intestinal tract and vagina, is also usually held in check by "friendly" bacteria. However, if the immune system is weakened, or the friendly bacteria have been wiped out by antibiotics, or when transmitted from a sex ...
Overview Intestinal candidiasis is a condition caused by the yeast-like fungus Candida albicans. Candida albicans is referred to as yeast and is normally present in the intestines, blood and vagina. In the gastrointestinal tract, the level of Candida albicans is kept in check by bacteria that is also normally present. An imbalance can cause an…
Torula histolytica Definition: Cryptococcus neoformans (formerly known as Torula histolytica) is an encapsulated yeast-like fungus found in (...)
Eumycetoma is a chronic cutaneous and subcutaneous infection caused by various genera of fungi. Approximately 40% of mycetomas worldwide are eumycotic as opposed to actinomycotic (ie, caused by bacterial actinomycetes).
The filamentous fungus, Aspergillus nidulans, genome contains at least five chitin synthase-encoding genes. chsB is essential for normal hyphal growth. chsA and chsC are likely to be cooperatively req
The species page of Ajellomyces dermatitidis SLH14081. . Information about genome files, completeness, GC-content, size, N50-values, and sequencing methods are listed.
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Innate immunity plays an important role for fungal recognition and initiation of fungicidal activity. We hypothesize that subtle differences in different molecules of innate immunity may contribute to either the predisposition or clinical course of infection with Blastomycosis dermatitidis. To test this hypothesis, we propose to analyze the allelic frequencies of 15 different genes (mannose binding lectin, Fc-gamma receptor IIa and IIb, Fc-gamma receptors IIIa and IIIb, myeloperoxidase, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and -beta, interleukin 1A and 1B, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, interleukin-10, NRAMP-1, chitotriosidase, and chemokine receptor 5) and their intragenic polymorphic forms and to compare this data to the incidence and severity of Blastomycosis dermatitidis infection. With this study we hope to identify a group of molecules of innate immunity which influence the risk and severity of invasive Blastomycosis dermatitidis infection ...
Innate immunity plays an important role for fungal recognition and initiation of fungicidal activity. We hypothesize that subtle differences in different molecules of innate immunity may contribute to either the predisposition or clinical course of infection with Blastomycosis dermatitidis. To test this hypothesis, we propose to analyze the allelic frequencies of 15 different genes (mannose binding lectin, Fc-gamma receptor IIa and IIb, Fc-gamma receptors IIIa and IIIb, myeloperoxidase, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and -beta, interleukin 1A and 1B, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, interleukin-10, NRAMP-1, chitotriosidase, and chemokine receptor 5) and their intragenic polymorphic forms and to compare this data to the incidence and severity of Blastomycosis dermatitidis infection. With this study we hope to identify a group of molecules of innate immunity which influence the risk and severity of invasive Blastomycosis dermatitidis infection ...
Viral DNA-binding proteins have served as good models to study the biochemistry of transcription regulation and chromatin dynamics. Computational analysis of viral DNA-binding regulatory proteins and identification of their previously undetected homologs encoded by cellular genomes might lead to a better understanding of their function and evolution in both viral and cellular systems. The phyletic range and the conserved DNA-binding domains of the viral regulatory proteins of the poxvirus D6R/N1R and baculoviral Bro protein families have not been previously defined. Using computational analysis, we show that the amino-terminal module of the D6R/N1R proteins defines a novel, conserved DNA-binding domain (the KilA-N domain) that is found in a wide range of proteins of large bacterial and eukaryotic DNA viruses. The KilA-N domain is suggested to be homologous to the fungal DNA-binding APSES domain. We provide evidence for the KilA-N and APSES domains sharing a common fold with the nucleic acid-binding
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Candida albicans - yeast stage. A yeast-like fungus commonly occurring on human skin, in the upper respiratory, alimentary and female genital tracts. This fungus has a dimorphic life cycle with a yeast and hyphal stages. The yeast produces hyphae (strands) from which pseudohyphae branch. The pseudohyphae can give rise to yeast cells by apical or lateral budding. Causes candidiasis which includes thrush (an infection of the mouth and vagina) and vulvo-vaginitis. Magnification: x1,000 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C037/0236
Nystatin is an antibiotic which is both fungistatic and fungicidal in vitro against a wide variety of yeasts and yeast-like fungi, including Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondi, C. pseudotropicalis, C. krusei, Torulopsis glabrata, Tricophyton rubrum, T.mentagrophytes.. Nystatin acts by binding to sterols in the cell membrane of susceptible species resulting in a change in membrane permeability and the subsequent leakage of intracellular components. On repeated subculturing with increasing levels of nystatin, Candida albicans does not develop resistance to nystatin. Generally, resistance to nystatin does not develop during therapy. However, other species of Candida (C. tropicalis, C. guilliermondi, C. krusei, and C. stellatoides) become quite resistant on treatment with nystatin and simultaneously become cross resistant to amphotericin as well. This resistance is lost when the antibiotic is removed.. Nystatin exhibits no appreciable activity against bacteria, ...
Thrush, also known as candidiasis is a common condition caused by a yeast-like fungus. The most common fungus to cause thrush is Candida albicans. It can develop in the mouth, inside the vagina, on the end of the penis and on the surface of the skin. It can be passed on from one person to another but it is not a sexually transmitted disease.It affects far more women than it does men because the most common site of infection is the vagina. The signs and symptoms of vaginal thrush are itching, redness and soreness around the vagina, a thick, white and odourless vaginal discharge, a burning sensation, pain while urinating and painful sex. In men thrush can cause itching, redness and soreness around the tip of the penis and beneath the foreskin, a discharge from the end of the penis and pain or burning while urinating. Babies commonly develop oral thrush. Oral thrush can present itself as white, raised patches inside the mouth and on the tongue. Thrush can also develop around the nappy area. Nappy ...