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dc.contributor.authorWall, Gina
dc.contributor.authorHerrera, Natalia
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Ribot, José L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-19T15:16:23Z
dc.date.available2021-04-19T15:16:23Z
dc.date.issued10/1/2019
dc.identifierdoi: 10.3390/jof5040092
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Fungi 5 (4): 92 (2019)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/460
dc.description.abstractBackground. <i>Candida auris</i> has spread rapidly around the world as a causative agent of invasive candidiasis in health care facilities and there is an urgent need to find new options for treating this emerging, often multidrug-resistant pathogen. Methods. We screened the Pathogen Box<sup>&reg;</sup> chemical library for inhibitors of <i>C. auris</i> strain 0390, both under planktonic and biofilm growing conditions. Results. The primary screen identified 12 compounds that inhibited at least 60% of biofilm formation or planktonic growth. After confirmatory dose-response assays, iodoquinol and miltefosine were selected as the two main leading repositionable compounds. Iodoquinol displayed potent in vitro inhibitory activity against planktonic <i>C. auris</i> but showed negligible inhibitory activity against biofilms; whereas miltefosine was able to inhibit the growth of <i>C. auris</i> under both planktonic and biofilm-growing conditions. Subsequent experiments confirmed their activity against nine other strains <i>C. auris</i> clinical isolates, irrespective of their susceptibility profiles against conventional antifungals. We extended our studies further to seven different species of <i>Candida</i>, also with similar findings. Conclusion. Both drugs possess broad spectrum of activity against <i>Candida</i> spp., including multiple strains of the emergent <i>C. auris</i>, and may constitute promising repositionable options for the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of candidiasis.
dc.titleRepositionable Compounds with Antifungal Activity against Multidrug Resistant Candida auris Identified in the Medicines for Malaria Venture’s Pathogen Box
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