Anti-Candida activity of existing antibiotics and their derivatives when used alone or in combination with antifungals.
Future Microbiol. 2019 Aug 09;:
Authors: Liu Y, Wang W, Yan H, Wang D, Zhang M, Sun S
Fungal infections are a growing challenge in immunocompromised patients, especially candidiasis. The prolonged use of traditional antifungals to treat Candida infection has caused the emergence of drug resistance, especially fluconazole. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies for Candida infection are warranted. Recently, attention has been paid to the anti-Candida activity of antibiotics and their derivatives. Studies revealed that a series of antibiotics/derivatives displayed potential anti-Candida activity and some of them could significantly increase the susceptibility of antifungals. Interestingly, the derivatives of aminoglycosides were even more active than fluconazole/itraconazole/posaconazole. This article reviews the anti-Candida activities and mechanisms of antibiotics/derivatives used alone or in combination with antifungals. This review will helpfully provide novel insights for overcoming Candida resistance and discovering new antifungals.
PMID: 31394935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]