Affiliation: University of Urbino
- Campylobacter jejuni loss of culturability in aqueous microcosms and ability to resuscitate in a mouse modelWally Baffone
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche ed Ambientali, Universita di Urbino Carlo Bo, Via S Chiara 27, 61029 Urbino, Italy
Int J Food Microbiol 107:83-91. 2006..Therefore, a relatively high microbial titer of respiring bacteria in the VBNC state seems to be important for the resuscitation and subsequent intestinal colonisation...
- Retention of virulence in viable but non-culturable halophilic Vibrio sppW Baffone
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche ed Ambientali, Universita degli Studi di Urbino, Via Santa Chiara, 27, 61029 Urbino PU, Rome, Italy
Int J Food Microbiol 89:31-9. 2003..The results obtained indicate that VBNC forms of the strains examined can be resuscitated and retain their virulence properties...
- Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other intestinal pathogens in patients with diarrhoeal diseaseW Baffone
Institute of Toxicological, Hygienic and Environmental Science, University of Urbino, Italy
Eur J Epidemiol 17:97-9. 2001..E. coli O157:H7 was not found, confirming the limited circulation of this bacterium in our country. On the other hand, Salmonellae were the most frequent pathogens (5.6%), followed by Campylobacters (2.3%) and Shigellae (0.3%)...
- Studies on the development and stability of resistance of Helicobacter pylori to metronidazole and clarithromycinW Baffone
Institute of Toxicological, Hygienic and Environmental Science, University of Urbino, Italy
J Chemother 13:126-32. 2001..001). Thus, the technique of serial passages in vitro could be useful as a first screening in selecting drugs for use in therapeutic protocols for clinical trials...
- Occurrence and expression of virulence-related properties of Vibrio species isolated from widely consumed seafood productsW Baffone
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche ed Ambientali, University of Urbino, Italy
Int J Food Microbiol 54:9-18. 2000..isolated. These results confirm that the presence of Vibrio spp. in seafood products is common, and suggest that routine examination of such products for these pathogenic agents would be advisable...
- 'In vivo' studies on the pathophysiological mechanism of Vibrio parahaemolyticus TDH(+)-induced secretionW Baffone
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche ed Ambientali, University of Urbino, Via S Chiara 27, 61029 Urbino, Italy
Microb Pathog 38:133-7. 2005..Our findings suggest that Ca(2+) appears to be an important messenger involved in the stimulation of intestinal secretion, contrary to PKC and calmodulin which do not appear to have any role...
- Antimicrobial activity of two propolis samples against human Campylobacter jejuniRaffaella Campana
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche ed Ambientali, Urbino, Italy
J Med Food 12:1050-6. 2009..250 to 0.125 mg/mL. Thus propolis preparations could be used as support to traditional therapy for Campylobacter infection, especially when the antibiotic agents show no activity against this microorganism...
- A dual-species microbial model for studying the dynamics between oral streptococci and periodontal pathogens during biofilm development on titanium surfaces by flow cytometryAnita Manti
Department of Biomolecular Science, Via Saffi 2, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, 61029 Urbino, Italy
Res Microbiol 167:393-402. 2016..The proposed experimental approach is technically simple to prepare and analyze, and also proved to be reproducible; hence, it is well-suited for investigating the development and dynamics of oral communities. ..
- CadF expression in Campylobacter jejuni strains incubated under low-temperature water microcosm conditions which induce the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) stateVania Patrone
Division of Toxicology, Hygienic and Environmental Sciences Department of Biomolecular Sciences, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Via S Chiara 27, 61029, Urbino, Italy
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 103:979-88. 2013..Our results demonstrate that the C. jejuni VBNC population maintains an ability to adhere and this may thus have an important role in the pathogenicity of this microorganism...
- Characterization of biosurfactants produced by Lactobacillus spp. and their activity against oral streptococci biofilmEleonora Ciandrini
Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Division of Toxicological, Hygiene and Environmental Sciences, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Via S Chiara 27, 61029, Urbino, Italy
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 100:6767-77. 2016..The antimicrobial properties observed for dialyzed biosurfactants produced by the tested lactobacilli opens future prospects for their use against microorganisms responsible of oral diseases. ..
- In vitro synergistic activities of essential oils and surfactants in combination with cosmetic preservatives against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureusVania Patrone
Department of Biomolecular Science, Division of Toxicological, Hygienic and Environmental Science, University of Urbino, Via S Chiara 27, 61029, Urbino, Italy
Curr Microbiol 60:237-41. 2010..This kind of study should contribute to the selection and optimization of preservative systems for cosmetic preparations...
- Detection of free-living and plankton-bound vibrios in coastal waters of the Adriatic Sea (Italy) and study of their pathogenicity-associated propertiesWally Baffone
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche e Ambientali, Universita di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy
Environ Microbiol 8:1299-305. 2006....
- Comparative effect of chlorhexidine and some mouthrinses on bacterial biofilm formation on titanium surfaceWally Baffone
Department of Biomolecular Science, Division of Toxicological, Hygienistic and Environmental Sciences, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Via Santa Chiara, 27, Urbino, Italy
Curr Microbiol 62:445-51. 2011..This "in vitro" biofilm model should prove extremely useful for pre-clinical testing of anti-plaque agents, which inhibit biofilm formation, can prevent subsequent implant failure...
- Occurrence, diversity, and pathogenicity of halophilic Vibrio spp. and non-O1 Vibrio cholerae from estuarine waters along the Italian Adriatic coastE Barbieri
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche e Ambientali, University of Urbino, Italy
Appl Environ Microbiol 65:2748-53. 1999..These findings indicate a significant presence of potentially pathogenic Vibrio strains along the Adriatic coast...
- Synthesis of new C-6 alkyliden penicillin derivatives as beta-lactamase inhibitorsB Di Giacomo
Istituto di Chimica Farmaceutica, Universita di Urbino, Italy
Farmaco 57:273-83. 2002..coli strain. Interestingly, a synergistic effect against a strain of S. aureus which produces PC1-enzyme (a Class A beta-lactamase) was observed for compound 3a when used in combination with amoxicillin...
- Antagonistic activity of Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC 4356 on the growth and adhesion/invasion characteristics of human Campylobacter jejuniRaffaella Campana
Department of Biomolecular Science, Division of Toxicology, Hygienic and Environmental Science, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Via S Chiara 27, Urbino, Italy
Curr Microbiol 64:371-8. 2012..The observed inhibitory properties of L. acidophilus ATCC 4356 on growth ability and on cells adhesion/invasion of C. jejuni may offer potential use of this strain for the management of Campylobacter infections...
- Comparison of colloidal bismuth subcitrate and metronidazole, both in combination with an H2-antagonist as therapy for Helicobacter pyloriW Baffone
Institute of Toxicologic, Hygienic and Environmental Sciences, University of Urbino, Italy
J Chemother 9:208-12. 1997..H. pylori was eradicated in 48.14% of the patients treated with CBS and 53.8% of those treated with metronidazole. After therapy, no statistically significant or slight decrease in the serum levels of antibodies was found...
- Occurrence, diversity and pathogenicity of mesophilic Aeromonas in estuarine waters of the Italian coast of the Adriatic SeaC Fiorentini
Department of Ultrastructures, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
J Appl Microbiol 85:501-11. 1998..The production of toxins capable of causing cytoskeletal-dependent changes in the morphology of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells was detected in 14 strains and appeared to be dependent on the season...
- Antibacterial effect of a magnetic field on Serratia marcescens and related virulence to Hordeum vulgare and Rubus fruticosus callus cellsElena Piatti
Universita degli Studi di Urbino, Istituto di Chimica Biologica Giorgio Fornaini, Via Saffi 2, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy
Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 132:359-65. 2002....
- Microbiological study of cosmetic products during their use by consumers: health risk and efficacy of preservative systemsR Campana
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche, Igienistiche ed Ambientali, Universita di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy
Lett Appl Microbiol 43:301-6. 2006....
- Morphological changes and outer membrane protein patterns in Helicobacter pylori during conversion from bacillary to coccoid formB Citterio
Istituto di Scienze Tossicologiche Igienistiche ed Ambientali, Universita degli Studi di Urbino, Urbino, Italy
New Microbiol 27:353-60. 2004..Our findings suggest that structural and outer membrane changes associated with coccoid transformation represent a typical response in H. pylori and may constitute a survival strategy in adverse environmental conditions...
- State transitions of Vibrio parahaemolyticus VBNC cells evaluated by flow cytometryTania Falcioni
Centro di Citometria e Citomorfologia, Università Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy
Cytometry B Clin Cytom 74:272-81. 2008..Vibrio parahaemolyticus, in response to environmental conditions, may be present in a viable but nonculturable state (VBNC), which can still be responsible for cases of infectious diseases in humans...