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- Villa, Federica, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- BMC complementary and alternative medicine 2018 v.18 no.1 pp. 168
- Candida albicans; Escherichia coli; Halodule; Halophila; Vibrio harveyi; adhesion; air; alternative medicine; antimicrobial properties; biofilm; bioluminescence; bioreactors; carbon; energy; fungi; hydrophilicity; hydrophobicity; leaf extracts; liquids; mechanism of action; microbial growth; seagrasses; India; Vietnam
- ... BACKGROUND: Biofilms have great significance in healthcare-associated infections owing to their inherent tolerance and resistance to antimicrobial therapies. New approaches to prevent and treat unwanted biofilms are urgently required. To this end, three seagrass species (Enhalus acoroides, Halophila ovalis and Halodule pinifolia) collected in Vietnam and in India were investigated for their effect ...
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- Biotechnology letters 2017 v.39 no.3 pp. 423-428
- Candida albicans; active sites; adhesion; biofilm; chemical bonding; chemical elements; chymotrypsin; coatings; enzyme activity; glutaraldehyde; phenylalanine; polypropylenes; subtilisin
- ... OBJECTIVES: To investigate the ability of the proteases, subtilisin and α-chymotrypsin (aCT), to inhibit the adhesion of Candida albicans biofilm to a polypropylene surface. RESULTS: The proteases were immobilized on plasma-treated polypropylene by covalently linking them with either glutaraldehyde (GA) or N′-diisopropylcarbodiimide (DIC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS). The immobilization did not ...
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- Microbial ecology 2011 v.62 no.3 pp. 584-598
- Candida albicans; acids; adhesion; biofilm; chlorhexidine; chlorine; experimental design; humans; hydrogen peroxide; hydrophobicity; image analysis; in vitro studies; mice; models; osteosarcoma; salt tolerance; salts; sodium; yeasts
- ... Candida albicans is the most notorious and the most widely studied yeast biofilm former. Design of experiments (DoE) showed that 10 mg/L zosteric acid sodium salt reduced C. albicans adhesion and the subsequent biofilm formation by at least 70%, on both hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces of 96-well plates. Indeed, biofilm imaging revealed the dramatic impact of zosteric acid sodium salt on biofi ...