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Arq. odontol ; 55: 1-12, jan.-dez. 2019. ilus, tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1052824

ABSTRACT

Objetivo: Avaliar as alterações químicas presentes na superfície metálica de limas endodônticas fraturadas em canais radiculares, in vitro, após a inoculação intrarradicular de culturas de BRS de três cepas microbianas, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans (uma cepa oral e outra ambiental) e Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis. Métodos: foram analisadas 5 limas kerr #90, sendo uma Lima Kerr nova, sem tratamento, e as outras 4 limas fraturadas dentro de canais radiculares in vitro, com posterior inoculação de Desulfovibrio desulfuricans, cepa oral e ambiental, e Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis e um grupo controle sem inoculação bacteriana, por 477 dias. Os grupos foram analisados no modo EDS (Espectrometria de Energia Dispersiva de Raios-x) do microscópio eletrônico de varredura (FEI-Inspect-S50). Resultados:A presença do S, Cl e O foram relacionados ao processo biocorrosivo, assim como a redução dos elementos de liga nesta área. Conclusão:As análises no modo EDS demonstraram biocorrosão ao longo da superfície metálica das limas quando empregado o biofármaco BACCOR, nas três diferentes cepas empregadas, indicada pela redução dos elementos formadores da liga metálica, Fe, Ni e Cr, com a associação da presença de elementos indicadores de biocorrosão como O, Cl e S. (AU)


Aim:To evaluate the chemical alterations present on the metallic surface of root canal fractured endodontic files in vitro after the intraradicular inoculation of BRS cultures of three microbial strains, Desulfovibrio desulfuricans (one oral and one environmental strain), and Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis. Methods: Five kerr #90 files were analyzed, one new untreated Kerr file and the other 4 files fractured within root canals in vitro, with a subsequent inoculation of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans (oral and environmental strains), and Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis, as well as a control group without bacterial inoculation for 477 days. The groups were analyzed using the scanning electron microscope (FEI-Inspect-S50) EDS (X-ray Dispersive Energy Spectrometry) mode. Results:The presence of S, Cl, and O were related to the biocorrosive process, as well as the reduction of alloying elements in this area. Conclusion: The EDS mode analysis showed biocorrosion along the metallic surface of the files when the BACCOR biopharmaceutical was used in the three different strains employed in this study, indicated by the reduction of the alloying elements ­ Fe, Ni, and Cr ­ with the association of the presence of indicator elements of biocorrosion, such as O, Cl, and S. (AU)


Subject(s)
Biological Products , Corrosion , Culture Media , Dental Alloys , Dental Instruments , Desulfovibrio desulfuricans , Dental Pulp Cavity , Desulfovibrio , In Vitro Techniques , Endodontics
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 113(10): e180311, 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-955107

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND Scedosporium apiospermum is a ubiquitous, emerging and multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen with still rather unknown virulence mechanisms. OBJECTIVES/METHODS The cellular basis of the in vitro interaction between fungi and host cells/tissues is the determinant factor for the development of a successful in vivo infection. Herein, we evaluated the interaction of S. apiospermum conidia with lung epithelial (A549), lung fibroblast (MRC-5) and RAW 264.7 macrophages by light and scanning/transmission electron microscopy. FINDINGS After 4 h of fungi-host cell contact, the percentage of infected mammalian cells and the number of fungi per infected cell was measured by light microscopy, and the following association indexes were calculated for A549, MRC-5 and macrophage cells: 73.2 ± 25.9, 69.7 ± 22.5 and 59.7 ± 11.1, respectively. Both conidia and germinated conidia were regularly observed interacting with the evaluated cells, with a higher prevalence of non-germinated conidia. Interestingly, nests of germinated conidia were evidenced at the surface of lung cells by scanning electron microscopy. Some germination projections and hyphae were seen penetrating/evading the mammalian cells. Furthermore, internalised conidia were seen within vacuoles as visualised by transmission electron microscopy. MAIN CONCLUSIONS The present study contributes to a better understanding of S. apiospermum pathogenesis by demonstrating the first steps of the infection process of this opportunistic fungus.


Subject(s)
Humans , Scedosporium , Macrophages , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung , Host Cell Factor C1
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 109(7): 940-943, 11/2014. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-728811

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Endothelial dysfunction is a major component of the pathophysiology of septicaemic group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections. Although cytokines have been shown to activate human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), the capacity of interferon (IFN)-γ to enhance the microbicidal activity of HUVECs against GBS has not been studied. We report that the viability of intracellular bacteria was reduced in HUVECs activated by IFN-γ. Enhanced fusion of lysosomes with bacteria-containing vacuoles was observed by acid phosphatase and the colocalisation of Rab-5, Rab-7 and lysosomal-associated membrane protein-1 with GBS in IFN-γ-activated HUVECs. IFN-γ resulted in an enhancement of the phagosome maturation process in HUVECs, improving the capacity to control the intracellular survival of GBS.


Subject(s)
Humans , Anti-Infective Agents/pharmacology , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/microbiology , Interferon-gamma/pharmacology , Microbial Viability/drug effects , Streptococcal Infections/drug therapy , Streptococcus agalactiae/drug effects , Acid Phosphatase/metabolism , Bacterial Adhesion/drug effects , Endocytosis , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/metabolism , Lysosomes/drug effects , Primary Cell Culture , Phagosomes/drug effects , Survival Analysis , Streptococcal Infections/prevention & control
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Braz. j. pharm. sci ; 48(3): 405-415, July-Sept. 2012. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-653454

ABSTRACT

Antioxidants are currently used as efficient excipients that delay or inhibit the oxidation process of molecules. Excipients are often associated with adverse reactions. Stability studies can guide the search for solutions that minimize or delay the processes of degradation. The ability to predict oxidation reactions in different drugs is important. Methods: This study was conducted to assess the rational use of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), sodium metabisulfite (SMB), propyl gallate (PG) and cysteine (CYS) in tablet formulations of simvastatin and ketoconazole. These antioxidants were evaluated according to stability parameters and the relationship between efficiency of the antioxidant and chemical structure of the drugs. Results were compared with DPPH tests and computational simulations. BHT was most efficient regarding simvastatin stability, and the most effective BHT concentrations for maintaining stability were 0.5 and 0.1%. In relation to ketoconazole, SMB was most efficient for maintaining content and dissolution profile. The evaluation by DPPH showed that the largest percentage of absorbance reduction was observed for PG, while SMB proved most efficient and had lower consumption of DPPH. The same pattern was observed, albeit with lower efficiency, for the other lipophilic antioxidants such as BHT and BHA. The results of the molecular modeling study demonstrated that electronic properties obtained were correlated with antioxidant activity in solution, being useful for the rational development of liquid pharmaceutical formulations but not for solid oral formulations. This study demonstrated the importance of considering stability parameters and molecular modeling to elucidate the chemical phenomena involved in antioxidant activity, being useful for the rational use of antioxidants in the development of pharmaceutical formulations.


Atualmente, antioxidantes são usados como excipientes eficientes, que retardam ou inibem o processo de oxidação de moléculas. Excipientes são frequentemente associados a efeitos adversos. Estudos de estabilidade podem ajudar na busca por possíveis soluções para minimizar ou retardar os processos de degradação. A habilidade de prever as reações de oxidação em diferentes fármacos é importante. O estudo foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar o uso racional de hidroxianisol butilado (BHA), hidroxitolueno butilado (BHT), metabissulfito sódico (SMB), galato de propila (PG) e cisteína (CYS) em formulações de comprimidos de sinvastatina e cetoconazol. Eles foram avaliados por parâmetros de estabilidade e pela relação entre a eficiência dos antioxidantes e a estrutura química do fármaco. Os resultados foram comparados com testes de DPPH e simulações em computador. BHT foi mais eficiente com relação a estabilidade da sinvastatina e às concentrações mais eficientes para manutenção de estabilidade foram 0,5 e 0,1%. Com relação ao cetoconazol, SMB foi mais eficiente em manter o conteúdo e o perfil de dissolução. A avaliação por DPPH mostrou que o maior percentual de redução de absorção foi observado para PG, enquanto que SMB mostrou ser mais eficiente e consumir menos DPPH. A mesma tendência foi observada com menos eficiência em todos os outros antioxidantes lipofílicos como o BHT e BHA. Os resultados do estudo de modelagem molecular demonstraram que as propriedades eletrônicas obtidas podem ser correlacionadas com a atividade antioxidante em solução, sendo útil para o desenvolvimento racional de formulações farmacêuticas líquidas, mas não para formulações sólidas orais. Este estudo demonstrou a importância de considerar parâmetros de estabilidade e modelagem molecular para elucidar os fenômenos químicos envolvidos na atividade antioxidante, sendo úteis para o uso racional de antioxidantes no desenvolvimento de formulações farmacêuticas.


Subject(s)
Administration, Oral , Antioxidants/analysis , Drug Utilization/classification , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Butylated Hydroxyanisole/pharmacokinetics , Butylated Hydroxytoluene/pharmacokinetics , Cysteine/pharmacokinetics , Excipients/classification , Ketoconazole/analysis , Propyl Gallate/pharmacokinetics , Simvastatin/analysis
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