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Glucose modulates antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation of Candida albicans in biofilms

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Suzuki, Luis Claudio ; Kato, Ilka Tiemy ; Prates, Renato Araujo ; Sabino, Caetano Padial ; Yoshimura, Tania Mateus ; Silva, Tamires Oliveira ; Ribeiro, Martha Simoes
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy; v. 17, p. 173-179, MAR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Candida albicans biofilm is a main cause of infections associated with medical devices such as catheters, contact lens and artificial joint prosthesis. The current treatment comprises antifungal chemotherapy that presents low success rates. Photodynamic inactivation (PDI) involves the combination of a photosensitizing compound (PS) and light to generate oxidative stress that has demonstrated effective antimicrobial activity against a broad-spectrum of pathogens. including C. albicans. This fungus senses glucose inducing an upregulation of membrane transporters that can facilitate PS uptake into the cell. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of glucose on methylene blue (MB) uptake and its influence on PDI efficiency when combined to a red LED with central wavelength at lambda = 660 nm. C. albicans biofilms were grown on hydrogel disks. Prior to PDI assays, MB uptake tests were performed with and without glucose-sensitization. In this system, the optimum PS administration was determined as 500 mu M of MB in contact with the biofilm during 30 min before irradiation. Irradiation was performed during 3, 6. 9, 12, 15 and 18 min with irradiance of 127.3 mW/cm(2). Our results showed that glucose was able to increase MB uptake in C albicans cells. In addition, PDI without glucose showed a higher viability reduction until 6 min; after 9 min, glucose group demonstrated a significant decrease in cell viability when compared to glucose-free group. Taken together, our data suggest that glucose is capable to enhance MB uptake and modulate photodynamic inactivation of C albicans biofilm. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/13313-9 - Development of methodologies for photodynamic therapy applications on fungal infections
Grantee:Martha Simões Ribeiro
Support type: Regular Research Grants