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Yeast-mycelial conversion induced by N-acetyl-D-glucosamine in Candida albicans
DIMORPHISM in fungi is generally defined as a reversible transition from a yeast habit of growth (Y) to a mycelial one (M)1. In Candida albicans Y→M transition can occur rapidly in serum2,3, serumExpand
Identification of a glucan-associated enolase as a main cell wall protein of Candida albicans and an indirect target of lipopeptide antimycotics.
Growth-subinhibitory nonlytic doses of cilofungin (lipopeptide antibiotic affecting (1,3)-beta-D-glucan synthesis) inhibited the incorporation of 46- to 48-kDa glucan-associated (46K) protein intoExpand
Characterization of the Zika virus two‐component NS2B‐NS3 protease and structure‐assisted identification of allosteric small‐molecule antagonists
Abstract The recent re‐emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV)1, a member of the Flaviviridae family, has become a global emergency. Currently, there are no effective methods of preventing or treating ZIKVExpand
Increased Microbicidal Activity of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) in Combination with Butylated Hydroxyanisole
Abstract We have demonstrated that green tea (Camellia sinensis) shows increased antimicrobial activity against bacteria and fungi when used in combination with butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA).Expand
Increased in vitro sensitivity of Candida albicans to fluconazole.
Sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate (SDSS), an anionic surfactant used at a non-antimicrobial concentration, increased the sensitivity of Candida albicans to fluconazole in complex media (such asExpand
Contact imidazole activity against resistant bacteria and fungi.
The activities of miconazole and miconazole sulphosalicylate were evaluated by a contact test using strains of Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli and Candida spp selected for theirExpand
Study of Interaction Effects of Polyacrylic Acid Polymers (Carbopol 940) on Antimicrobial Activity of Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate Against Some Gram‐negative, Gram‐positive Bacteria and Yeast
Cosmetic or pharmaceutical formulations containing hydrophilic polymers of natural or synthetic origin, may be more exposed to successful microbial contamination because of a polymer‐preservativeExpand
Anticandidal activity of SPA-S-843, a new polyenic drug.
The activity of a new, soluble and stable polyene (SPA-S-843) against Candida albicans was assessed by contact and culture tests and by inhibition of germ-tube formation. The drug demonstrated aExpand
Enhanced contact activity of fluconazole in association with antioxidants against fluconazole-resistant organisms.
Fluconazole alone does not demonstrate any contact activity against resistant organisms. Phenolic antioxidants, such as butylated hydroxyanisole, appear to promote fluconazole activity resulting inExpand
Inhibition of L-Alanine-induced germination ofBacillus cereus spores by theophylline
In spore diBacillus cereus, la teofillina inibisce reversibilmente la germinazione dal-alanina ma non l'attivazione che lal-alanina esercita sulla germinazione da inosina. Il possibile significato diExpand