Yeast-mycelial conversion induced by N-acetyl-D-glucosamine in Candida albicans
There is chemical, cytochemical and ultrastructural evidence that the differences between Y and M walls of C. albicans are essentially quantitative, strongly suggesting that hyphal conversion in this yeast is controlled by the modulation of pre-existing enzymatic activities rather than by any new factors.
Antifungal activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil against Candida albicans yeast and mycelial form.
- F. D. D'Auria, M. Tecca, V. Strippoli, G. Salvatore, L. Battinelli, G. Mazzanti
- Biology, MedicineMedical Mycology
- 1 August 2005
Lavender oil shows both fungistatic and fungicidal activity against C. albicans dimorphism and may thus reduce fungal progression and the spread of infection in host tissues.
Effect of Propolis on Virulence Factors of Candida albicans
- F. D. D'Auria, M. Tecca, F. Scazzocchio, V. Renzini, V. Strippoli
- BiologyJournal of chemotherapy
- 1 January 2003
No clear effect was shown on adherence to buccal epithelial cells and surface structure hydrophobicity, but damage to the plasma membrane structure was demonstrated with the Propidium Iodide test, and a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of phospholipase activity.
Anticandidal activity of SPA-S-843, a new polyenic drug.
- V. Strippoli, F. D. D'Auria, G. Simonetti, T. Bruzzese, N. Simonetti
- Biology, MedicineJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
- 1 February 2000
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 a…
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 as…
Ultrastructural changes in the wall during germ-tube formation from blastospores of Candida albicans.
The wall of a blastospore of Candida albicans is organized in a multilayer structure with amorphous, granular and fibrous components of various electron densities, and some data suggested that the electron-transparent layer that developed during germ-tube formation was rich in chitin.
Propyl gallate increases in vitro antifungal imidazole activity against Candida albicans.
In Vitro Activity of Tea Tree Oil Against Candida albicans Mycelial Conversion and Other Pathogenic Fungi
Results suggest Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil may be suitable for topical therapeutic use in the treatment of fungal mucosal and cutaneous infections, if considered along with the lipophilic nature of the oil which enables it to penetrate the skin.
Antifungal agents. 9. 3-Aryl-4-[alpha-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)arylmethyl]pyrroles: a new class of potent anti-Candida agents.
A new class of potent antifungal agents, namely, 3-aryl-4-[alpha-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)arylmethyl]-pyrroles, is described, related to bifonazole and pyrrolnitrin, two compounds belonging to the class of antimycotic drugs.
Itraconazole: increased activity by chlorhexidine.
- N. Simonetti, F. D. D'Auria, V. Strippoli, G. Lucchetti
- Biology, MedicineDrugs under experimental and clinical research
Chlorhexidine increases the activity of itraconazole against Candida isolates; itraconazole-chlorhexidine combinations show synergistic activity in culture media. The activity of itraconazole is…