In Vitro Anticandidal Activity and Mechanism of a Polyoxovanadate Functionalized by Zn-Fluconazole Complexes
AbstractThe rise in the number of fungal infections is requiring the rapid development of novel antifungal agents. A new polyoxovanadate functionalized by Zn-fluconazole coordination complexes, Zn3(FLC)6V10O28·10H2O (ZnFLC) (FLC = fluconazole) has been synthesized and evaluated for in vitro antifungal against Candida species. The identity of ZnFLC were confirmed by elemental analysis, IR spectrum, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The antifungal activities of ZnFLC was screened in 19 Candida species strains using the microdilution checkerboard technique. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC80) value of ZnFLC is 4 μg/mL on the azole-resistant clinical isolates of C. albicans HL973, which is lower than the positive control, FLC. The mechanism of ZnFLC against C. albicans HL973 showed that ZnFLC damaged the fungal cell membrane and reduced the ergosterol content. The expression of ERG1, ERG7, ERG11 ERG27, and ERG28, which have effects on the synthesis of ergosterol, were all significantly upregulated by ZnFLC. View Full-Text
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Guo, S.; Yang, W.; Zhao, M.; Tian, R.; Zhang, B.; Qi, Y. In Vitro Anticandidal Activity and Mechanism of a Polyoxovanadate Functionalized by Zn-Fluconazole Complexes. Molecules 2018, 23, 1122.
Guo S, Yang W, Zhao M, Tian R, Zhang B, Qi Y. In Vitro Anticandidal Activity and Mechanism of a Polyoxovanadate Functionalized by Zn-Fluconazole Complexes. Molecules. 2018; 23(5):1122.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Shuanli; Yang, Wei; Zhao, Mingming; Tian, Rui; Zhang, Boyu; Qi, Yanfei. 2018. "In Vitro Anticandidal Activity and Mechanism of a Polyoxovanadate Functionalized by Zn-Fluconazole Complexes." Molecules 23, no. 5: 1122.
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