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Determination of dermatophytes isolated from tinea capitis using conventional and ITS-based sequencing methods in Kano, Nigeria.

J Mycol Med 2021 May 26;31(3):101157. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Bayero University Kano P.M.B 3011, Kano- Nigeria.

Background: Tinea capitis is a dermatophyte infection of the scalp and hair that affects a large number of people worldwide. The disease commonly affects children and manifests with varying degrees of hair loss, scalp inflammation, and psychosocial impact. In Nigeria, the burden of tinea capitis is worrisome affecting over 15,000,000 school-age children. Read More

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New Latrunculiidae (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida) from the Agulhas ecoregion of temperate southern Africa.

Zootaxa 2020 Dec 22;4896(3):zootaxa.4896.3.4. Epub 2020 Dec 22.

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries: Oceans and Coasts Research, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa. Department of Biodiversity and Conservation, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town, South Africa..

Sixteen species of Latrunculiidae Topsent, 1922, belonging to the genera Latrunculia du Bocage, 1869, Strongylodesma Lévi, 1969, Cyclacanthia Samaai Kelly, 2004, Samaai Kelly, 2002, are currently known from the temperate waters of South Africa. Extensive new sponge collections from the Amathole region of South Africa revealed the existence of three new species of Tsitsikamma, T. amatholensis sp. Read More

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December 2020

Different population trajectories of two reef-building corals with similar life-history traits.

J Anim Ecol 2021 05 17;90(5):1379-1389. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Institute for Global Ecology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA.

Increases in the frequency and intensity of acute and chronic disturbances are causing declines of coral reefs world-wide. Although quantifying the responses of corals to acute disturbances is well documented, detecting subtle responses of coral populations to chronic disturbances is less common, but can also result in altered population and community structures. We investigated the population dynamics of two key reef-building Merulinid coral species, Dipsastraea favus and Platygyra lamellina, with similar life-history traits, in the Gulf of Eilat and Aqaba, Red Sea from 2015 to 2018, to assess potential differences in their population trajectories. Read More

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Letter in response to the article: "Nannizzia incurvata as a rare cause of favus and tinea corporis in Cambodia and Vietnam".

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2021 03 2:1-2. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Comprehensive genome and transcriptome analysis of the dermatophyte Trichophyton schoenleinii reveals the candidate pathogenic genes.

Mycoses 2021 Jun 11;64(6):624-633. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of Medical Mycology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, China.

Background: Trichophyton schoenleinii is an anthropophilic dermatophyte that causes tinea favosa. Nowadays, it remains an important pathogen in some regions of the world, mainly epidemic in Africa and West Asia. Despite the medical importance of T. Read More

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Unlocking the Diversity of Pyrroloiminoquinones Produced by Latrunculid Sponge Species.

Mar Drugs 2021 Jan 28;19(2). Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University, Makhanda 6140, South Africa.

Sponges of the Latrunculiidae family produce bioactive pyrroloiminoquinone alkaloids including makaluvamines, discorhabdins, and tsitsikammamines. The aim of this study was to use LC-ESI-MS/MS-driven molecular networking to characterize the pyrroloiminoquinone secondary metabolites produced by six latrunculid species. These are , , and as well as the recently discovered species, and . Read More

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January 2021

as a rare cause of favus and tinea corporis in Cambodia and Vietnam.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Laboratory for Medical Microbiology, Partnership Prof. Pietro Nenoff and Dr. Constanze Krüger, Mölbis, Germany.

Nannizzia (N.) incurvata (formerly Microsporum incurvatum) represents a geophilic dermatophyte which has been previously classified as belonging to the species complex of N. gypsea (formerly Microsporum gypseum). Read More

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Tinea capitis: dermoscopy and calcium fluorescent microscopy as highly efficient and precise diagnostic tools.

An Bras Dermatol 2020 May - Jun;95(3):332-335. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Department of Dermatovenereology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610041, China. Electronic address:

Tinea capitis comprising of tinea favosa and kerion is mostly seen in school-aged children. Some tinea capitis often presented with insignificant findings under the naked eyes are easily overlooked. The authors describe an unusual case of tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton violaceum. Read More

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Increased Osteoclast and Decreased Osteoblast Activity Causes Reduced Bone Mineral Density and Quality in Genetic Hypercalciuric Stone-Forming Rats.

JBMR Plus 2020 Apr 25;4(4):e10350. Epub 2020 Feb 25.

Division of Nephrology University of Rochester School of Medicine Rochester NY USA.

To study human idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH), we developed an animal model, genetic hypercalciuric stone-forming (GHS) rats, whose pathophysiology parallels that in IH. All GHS rats form kidney stones and have decreased BMD and bone quality compared with the founder Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. To understand the bone defect, we characterized osteoclast and osteoblast activity in the GHS compared with SD rats. Read More

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Tinea capitis mimicking favus in rural Washington State.

JAAD Case Rep 2020 Mar 19;6(3):187-188. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

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A One-pot Synthesis of Novel Derivatives of Oxadiazine-4-thione, and its Antibacterial Activity, and Molecular Modeling Studies.

Curr Org Synth 2020 ;17(3):230-242

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia.

Background: The synthesis of a novel series of oxadiazine-4-thione biological molecules was executed through the incorporation of the ortho-, meta-, and para-benzoyl isocyanates to the tetrabromophthalimide nucleus.

Objectives: A one-pot multicomponent methodology in a solvent-free microwave irradiation environment was employed to afford this series of oxadiazine-4-thione, deriving a comparison with the conventional method. Subsequently, the yielded derivatives were subjected to further biological assessment. Read More

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Coral microbiome composition along the northern Red Sea suggests high plasticity of bacterial and specificity of endosymbiotic dinoflagellate communities.

Microbiome 2020 02 3;8(1). Epub 2020 Feb 3.

Coral Reef Research Unit, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK.

Background: The capacity of reef-building corals to tolerate (or adapt to) heat stress is a key factor determining their resilience to future climate change. Changes in coral microbiome composition (particularly for microalgal endosymbionts and bacteria) is a potential mechanism that may assist corals to thrive in warm waters. The northern Red Sea experiences extreme temperatures anomalies, yet corals in this area rarely bleach suggesting possible refugia to climate change. Read More

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February 2020

Tinea Capitis: An Updated Review.

Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 2020 ;14(1):58-68

Department of Pediatrics and Department of Dermatology and Skin Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Background: Tinea capitis is a common and, at times, difficult to treat, fungal infection of the scalp.

Objective: This article aimed to provide an update on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of tinea capitis.

Methods: A PubMed search was performed in Clinical Queries using the key term "tinea capitis". Read More

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December 2020

Schizorhynchia (Platyhelminthes, Rhabdocoela) from eastern Cuba, with the description of fifteen new species.

Zootaxa 2019 Jul 23;4646(1):zootaxa.4646.1.1. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Universidad de Oriente, Biology Geography Department, Ave. Patricio Lumumba s/n, CP 90500, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Hasselt University, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Universitaire Campus Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.

We report on the schizorhynch species collected in a survey in the eastern region of Cuba. Eighteen species were identified, of which only three are known to science: Cheliplana asica, C. terminalis, and Carcharodorhynchus flavidus. Read More

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New species in the sponge genus (Poecilosclerida, Latrunculiidae) from South Africa.

Zookeys 2019 9;874:101-126. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa Nelson Mandela University Ocean Sciences Campus Port Elizabeth South Africa.

The genus Samaai & Kelly, 2002 is to date exclusively reported from South Africa. Three species are known from the southern coast: Samaai & Kelly, 2002, from the Garden Route National Park Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Algoa Bay; Samaai, Gibbons, Kelly and Davies-Coleman, 2003, collected from Cape Recife in St. Francis Bay, and Samaai, Gibbons, Kelly and Davies-Coleman, 2003, collected from a wreck site in a small bay west of Hout Bay on the west coast of South Africa. Read More

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September 2019

[Tinea barbae profunda due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes : Case report and review].

Hautarzt 2019 Aug;70(8):601-611

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, Philipp-Rosenthal-Str. 23, 04103, Leipzig, Deutschland.

Tinea barbae is a rare dermatomycocis, by definition follicular bound in the beard area of adult men. Manifestation usually starts with erythema accompanied by desquamation. Deeper distribution along terminal hairs leads to folliculitis with formation of pustules and nodes as well as abscesses; fixed adherent yellowish crusts may appear. Read More

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Favus of Scrotum Due to Trichophyton rubrum in Immunocompetent Patients: A Clinical, Mycological and Ultrastructural Study.

Mycopathologia 2019 Jun 11;184(3):433-439. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Third Hospital of Hangzhou, Anhui Medical University, West Lake Rd 38, Hanghzou, 310009, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: To characterize the clinical and mycological features of favus of scrotum due to Trichophyton rubrum.

Methods: A single-site prospective study was carried out in an outpatient dermatology clinic. Microscopic examination and fungal culture were done using skin scrapings. Read More

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Revival of favus in Japan caused by Trichophyton schoenleinii.

J Dermatol 2019 Apr 15;46(4):347-350. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Dermatology, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan.

Favus is a type of dermatophytosis known to produce yellow scutula around hair follicles. Most cases of this disease worldwide are infections of Trichophyton schoenleinii. Favus has rarely been reported in Japan throughout the last four decades, and T. Read More

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Molecular Networking Reveals Two Distinct Chemotypes in Pyrroloiminoquinone-Producing Tsitsikamma favus Sponges.

Mar Drugs 2019 Jan 16;17(1). Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa.

The temperate marine sponge, , produces pyrroloiminoquinone alkaloids with potential as anticancer drug leads. We profiled the secondary metabolite reservoir of sponges using HR-ESI-LC-MS/MS-based molecular networking analysis followed by preparative purification efforts to map the diversity of new and known pyrroloiminoquinones and related compounds in extracts of seven specimens. Molecular taxonomic identification confirmed all sponges as and five specimens (chemotype I) were found to produce mainly discorhabdins and tsitsikammamines. Read More

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January 2019

Molecular epidemiology and in vitro antifungal susceptibility of Trichophyton schoenleinii, agent of tinea capitis favosa.

Mycoses 2019 May;62(5):466-474

Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Trichophyton schoenleinii is an anthropophilic dermatophyte usually causing tinea favosa. Only few studies have provided data on molecular epidemiology and antifungal profiles of this fungus due to its limited prevalence after 1950s. Forty-nine strains from Asia (n = 27), Africa (n = 10), Europe (n = 10) and from unknown regions (n = 2) were analysed with amplified fragment length polymorphism fingerprinting (AFLP) to reveal intraspecific genetic diversity in this dataset. Read More

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Oleanolic Acid and Ursolic Acid Improve Bone Properties and Calcium Balance and Modulate Vitamin D Metabolism in Aged Female Rats.

Front Pharmacol 2018 4;9:1435. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Oleanolic acid (OA) and ursolic acid (UA) are the major chemical constituents in (FLL), a kidney-tonifying Chinese herb that is previously shown to improve bone properties and enhance calcium balance in aged female rats. The present study was designed to study if OA and UA act as the active ingredients in FLL to exert the positive effects on bone and mineral metabolism in aged rats. Aged (13-month-old) Sprague-Dawley female rats were randomly assigned to four groups with oral administration of drug or vehicle treatment for 12 weeks: medium calcium diet (MCD, 0. Read More

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December 2018

and Mahon Brothers: Two Laymen "Physicians" of Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov-Dec;9(6):481-483

Consultant Dermatologist, "Pranab", Ismile, Asansol, West Bengal, India.

In the early and mid-nineteenth century Europe, ringworm of the scalp was a vexing problem. It affected children in such numbers that the famous Hôpital Saint-Louis of Paris had a separate Tinea School. Before advent of radiation method of epilation, painful method of peeling was the mainstay of management. Read More

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December 2018

The extract of Polygoni Cuspidati Rhizoma et Radix suppresses the vascular endothelial growth factor-induced angiogenesis.

Phytomedicine 2018 Mar 17;42:135-143. Epub 2018 Mar 17.

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Edible and Medicinal Bioresources, Ski, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hi-Tech Park, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China; Division of Life Science and Center for Chinese Medicine and State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay Road, Hong Kong, China. Electronic address:

Background: Polygoni Cuspidati Rhizoma et Radix (PCRR; the root and rhizome of Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. et Zucc) is a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammation, hyperlipemia, favus, jaundice and scald.

Hypothesis/purpose: The extract of PCRR inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced angiogenesis. Read More

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A revision of the family Ameroseiidae (Acari, Mesostigmata), with some data on Slovak fauna.

Peter Mašán

Zookeys 2017 29(704):1-228. Epub 2017 Sep 29.

Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 06 Bratislava, Slovakia.

The family Ameroseiidae Evans, 1961 (Acari: Mesostigmata) includes a total of 12 valid and adequately described genera, namely Elsen, 1972, Bregetova, 1977, Berlese, 1904, Womersley, 1956, Womersley, 1956, Berlese, 1916, Domrow, 1963, Oudemans, 1930, Vitzthum, 1942, , Elsen & Whitaker, 1985 and Bai & Gu, 1995. One of these genera includes subgenera, namely Kleemannia (Primoseius) Womersley, 1956. All genera are reviewed and re-diagnosed, and a dichotomous key is provided for their identification. Read More

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September 2017

Chemically characterized Mentha cardiaca L. essential oil as plant based preservative in view of efficacy against biodeteriorating fungi of dry fruits, aflatoxin secretion, lipid peroxidation and safety profile assessment.

Food Chem Toxicol 2017 Aug 24;106(Pt A):175-184. Epub 2017 May 24.

Laboratory of Herbal Pesticides, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, U.P., India. Electronic address:

The study reports Mentha cardiaca essential oil (EO) as plant based preservative against fungal and aflatoxin contamination of stored dry fruits. Mycoflora analysis of the dry fruits revealed Aspergillus favus LHP-PV-1 as the most aflatoxigenic isolate with highest Aflatoxin B content. M. Read More

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Tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton rubrum mimicking favus.

Alan S Boyd

Cutis 2016 Dec;98(6):389-391

Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Favus is an uncommon form of tinea capitis (TC) currently seen in geographic areas with poor sanitation and limited access to health care such as emerging nations. Several variants of this condition have been described including one exhibiting a plaque composed of parchmentlike material. The makeup of this plaque has not been described. Read More

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December 2016

In Vitro Antifungal Susceptibility Profiles of 12 Antifungal Drugs against 55 Trichophyton schoenleinii Isolates from Tinea Capitis Favosa Patients in Iran, Turkey, and China.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 02 24;61(2). Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Invasive Fungi Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Trichophyton schoenleinii is an anthropophilic dermatophyte mainly causing tinea favosa of the scalp in certain regions of the world, especially Africa and Asia. We investigated the in vitro susceptibilities of 55 T. schoenleinii isolates collected over the last 30 years from Iran, Turkey, and China to 12 antifungals using the CLSI broth microdilution method. Read More

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February 2017

1-Alpha, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 alters the pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid in renal transplant recipients by regulating two extrahepatic UDP-glucuronosyltransferases 1A8 and 1A10.

Transl Res 2016 12 19;178:54-62.e6. Epub 2016 Jul 19.

Department of General Surgery, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Medical College, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, P. R. China. Electronic address:

Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is an important immunosuppressant broadly used in renal transplantation. However, the large inter-patient variability in mycophenolic acid (MPA) pharmacokinetics (PK) limits its use. We hypothesize that extrahepatic metabolism of MPA may have significant impact on MPA PK variability. Read More

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December 2016