About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 835081, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/835081
Research Article

Anti-Candida Properties of Urauchimycins from Actinobacteria Associated with Trachymyrmex Ants

1Center for the Study of Social Insects, São Paulo State University (UNESP), 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
2EMBRAPA Agroenergy, Parque Estação Biológica, 70770-901 Brasília, DF, Brazil
3Chemistry Departament, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), 29075-910 Vitória, ES, Brazil
4Chemistry Department, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), 18052-780 São Carlos, SP, Brazil
5Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, São Paulo State University (UNESP), 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
6Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
7Division of Microbiology, Center for Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture Research (CPQBA/UNICAMP), 13081-970 Paulínia, SP, Brazil

Received 12 November 2012; Revised 29 January 2013; Accepted 2 February 2013

Academic Editor: Manish Bodas

Copyright © 2013 Thais D. Mendes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. Travis, “Reviving the antibiotic miracle?” Nature, vol. 264, no. 5157, pp. 360–362, 1994.
  2. S. Miyadoh, “Research on antibiotic screening in Japan over the last decade: a producing microorganism approach,” Actinomycetologica, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 100–106, 1993.
  3. G. L. Challis and D. A. Hopwood, “Synergy and contingency as driving forces for the evolution of multiple secondary metabolite production by Streptomyces species,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 100, no. 24, pp. 14555–14561, 2003. View at Scopus
  4. M. Goodfellow and H. P. Fiedler, “A guide to successful bioprospecting: informed by actinobacterial systematics,” Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, vol. 98, no. 2, pp. 119–142, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. A. C. W. Waugh and P. F. Long, “Prospects for generating new antibiotics,” Science Progress, vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 73–88, 2002.
  6. J. Clardy, M. A. Fischbach, and C. T. Walsh, “New antibiotics from bacterial natural products,” Nature Biotechnology, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 1541–1550, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. T. K. Kim, A. K. Hewavitharana, P. N. Shaw, and J. A. Fuerst, “Discovery of a new source of rifamycin antibiotics in marine sponge actinobacteria by phylogenetic prediction,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 2118–2125, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. R. Gandhimathi, M. Arunkumar, J. Selvin et al., “Antimicrobial potential of sponge associated marine actinomycetes,” Journal de Mycologie Medicale, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 16–22, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. E. J. Choi, H. C. Kwon, J. Ham, and H. O. Yang, “6-Hydroxymethyl-1-phenazine-carboxamide and 1,6-phenazinedimethanol from a marine bacterium, Brevibacterium sp. KMD 003, associated with marine purple vase sponge,” Journal of Antibiotics, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 621–624, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. B. Bieber, J. Nuske, M. Ritzau, and U. Grafe, “Alnumycin a new naphthoquinone antibiotic produced by an endophytic Streptomyces sp.,” Journal of Antibiotics, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 381–382, 1998. View at Scopus
  11. U. F. Castillo, G. A. Strobel, E. J. Ford et al., “Munumbicins, wide-spectrum antibiotics produced by Streptomyces NRRL 30562, endophytic on Kennedia nigriscans,” Microbiology, vol. 148, no. 9, pp. 2675–2685, 2002. View at Scopus
  12. D. Ezra, U. F. Castillo, G. A. Strobel et al., “Coronamycins, peptide antibiotics produced by a verticillate Streptomyces sp. (MSU-2110) endophytic on Monstera sp.,” Microbiology, vol. 150, no. 4, pp. 785–793, 2004. View at Scopus
  13. C. R. Currie, J. A. Scottt, R. C. Summerbell, and D. Malloch, “Fungus-growing ants use antibiotic-producing bacteria to control garden parasites,” Nature, vol. 398, no. 6729, pp. 701–704, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. C. R. Currie, J. A. Scott, R. C. Summerbell, and D. Malloch, “Corrigendum: fungus-growing ants use antibiotic-producing bacteria to control garden parasites,” Nature, vol. 423, no. 6938, p. 461, 2003. View at Scopus
  15. M. J. Cafaro, M. Poulsen, A. E. F. Little et al., “Specificity in the symbiotic association between fungus-growing ants and protective Pseudonocardia bacteria,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, vol. 278, no. 1713, pp. 1814–1822, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. M. J. Cafaro and C. R. Currie, “Phylogenetic analysis of mutualistic filamentous bacteria associated with fungus-growing ants,” Canadian Journal of Microbiology, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 441–446, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. C. Kost, T. Lakatos, I. Böttcher, W. R. Arendholz, M. Redenbach, and R. Wirth, “Non-specific association between filamentous bacteria and fungus-growing ants,” Naturwissenschaften, vol. 94, no. 10, pp. 821–828, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. U. G. Mueller, D. Dash, C. Rabeling, and A. Rodrigues, “Coevolution between attine ants and actinomycete bacteria: a reevaluation,” Evolution, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 2894–2912, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. U. G. Mueller, “Symbiont recruitment versus ant-symbiont co-evolution in the attine ant-microbe symbiosis,” Current Opinion in Microbiology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 269–277, 2012.
  20. M. Poulsen, M. Cafaro, J. J. Boomsma, and C. R. Currie, “Specificity of the mutualistic association between actinomycete bacteria and two sympatric species of Acromyrmex leaf-cutting ants,” Molecular Ecology, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 3597–3604, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. T. D. Zucchi, A. S. Guidolin, and F. L. Cônsoli, “Isolation and characterization of actinobacteria ectosymbionts from Acromyrmex subterraneus brunneus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae),” Microbiological Research, vol. 166, no. 1, pp. 68–76, 2010. View at Scopus
  22. R. Sen, H. D. Ishak, D. Estrada, S. E. Dowd, E. Hong, and U. G. Mueller, “Generalized antifungal activity and 454-screening of Pseudonocardia and Amycolatopsis bacteria in nests of fungus-growing ants,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106, no. 42, pp. 17805–17810, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. M. Kaltenpoth, W. Göttler, G. Herzner, and E. Strohm, “Symbiotic bacteria protect wasp larvae from fungal infestation,” Current Biology, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 475–479, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. M. Kaltenpoth, W. Goettler, C. Dale et al., “Candidatus Streptomyces philanthi, an endosymbiotic streptomycete in the antennae of Philanthus digger wasps,” International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1403–1411, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. J. J. Scott, D. C. Oh, M. C. Yuceer, K. D. Klepzig, J. Clardy, and C. R. Currie, “Bacterial protection of beetle-fungus mutualism,” Science, vol. 322, no. 5898, p. 63, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. R. V. vander Meer, “Ant interactions with soil organisms and associated semiochemicals,” Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 728–745, 2012.
  27. C. R. Currie, “Prevalence and impact of a virulent parasite on a tripartite mutualism,” Oecologia, vol. 128, no. 1, pp. 99–106, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. D. C. Oh, M. Poulsen, C. R. Currie, et al., “Dentigerumycin: a bacterial mediator of an ant-fungus symbiosis,” Nature Chemical Biology, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 391–393, 2009.
  29. J. Barke, R. F. Seipke, S. Grüschow et al., “A mixed community of actinomycetes produce multiple antibiotics for the fungus farming ant Acromyrmex octospinosus,” BMC Biology, vol. 8, article 109, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. G. Carr, E. R. Derbyshire, E. Caldera, et al., “Antibiotic and antimalarial quinones from fungus-growing ant-associated Pseudonocardia sp.,” Journal of Natural Products, vol. 75, no. 10, pp. 1806–1809, 2012.
  31. S. Haeder, R. Wirth, H. Herz, and D. Spiteller, “Candicidin-producing Streptomyces support leaf-cutting ants to protect their fungus garden against the pathogenic fungus Escovopsis,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106, no. 12, pp. 4742–4746, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  32. I. I. Schoenian, M. M. Spiteller, M. J. Manoj, et al., “Chemical basis of the synergism and antagonism in microbial communities in the nests of leaf-cutting ants,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 108, no. 5, pp. 1955–1960, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  33. R. F. Seipke, J. Barke, C. Brearley et al., “A single Streptomyces symbiont makes multiple antifungals to support the fungus farming ant Acromyrmex octospinosus,” PLoS ONE, vol. 6, no. 8, Article ID e22028, 8 pages, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  34. F. R. Seipke, S. Gruschow, R. J. Goss, and M. I. Hutchings, “Isolating antifungals from fungus-growing ant symbionts using a genome-guided chemistry approach,” Methods in Enzymology, vol. 517, pp. 47–70, 2012.
  35. M. Poulsen, “Biomedical exploitation of the fungus-growing ant symbiosis,” Drug News and Perspectives, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 203–210, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  36. E. Küster and S. T. Williams, “Selection of media for isolation of streptomycetes,” Nature, vol. 202, no. 4935, pp. 928–929, 1964. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  37. J. P. Sampaio, M. Gadanho, S. Santos et al., “Polyphasic taxonomy of the basidiomycetous yeast genus Rhodosporidium: Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae and related anamorphic species,” International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 687–697, 2001. View at Scopus
  38. D. J. Lane, “16S/23S RNAr sequencing,” in Nucleic Acid Techniques in Bacterial Systematic, E. Stackebrandt and M. Goodfellow, Eds., pp. 115–175, John Willey, New York, NY, USA, 1991.
  39. T. A. Hall, “BioEdit: a user-friendly biological sequence alignment editor and analysis program for Windows 95/97/NT,” Nucleic Acids Symposium Series, vol. 41, pp. 95–98, 1999.
  40. D. L. Swofford, PAUP*: Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony (*: and other Methods), Version 4, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Mass, USA, 2002.
  41. M. Kimura, “A simple method for estimating evolutionary rates of base substitutions through comparative studies of nucleotide sequences,” Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 111–120, 1980. View at Scopus
  42. S. M. Bomfim, Isolamento de metabólitos antifúngicos de Streptomyces sp., UFPEDA, 3347, endófito de Momordica charantia L., (Curcubitaceae) [M.S. thesis], Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, 2008.
  43. CLSI (Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute), “Norma Aprovada M27-A2,” Método de referência para testes de diluição em caldo para determinação da sensibilidade de leveduras à terapia antifúngica, 2002.
  44. C. N. Seong, J. H. Choi, and K. S. Baik, “An improved selective isolation of rare Actinomycetes from forest soil,” Journal of Microbiology, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 17–23, 2001. View at Scopus
  45. M. G. Watve, R. Tickoo, M. M. Jog, and B. D. Bhole, “How many antibiotics are produced by the genus Streptomyces?” Archives of Microbiology, vol. 176, no. 5, pp. 386–390, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  46. N. Imamura, M. Nishijima, K. Adachi, and H. Sano, “Novel antimycin antibiotics, urauchimycins A and B, produced by marine actinomycete,” Journal of Antibiotics, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 241–246, 1993. View at Scopus
  47. C. J. Barrow, J. J. Oleynek, H. H. Sun et al., “Antimycins, inhibitors of ATP-citrate lyase, from a Streptomyces sp.,” Journal of Antibiotics, vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 729–733, 1997. View at Scopus
  48. C. B. F. Yao, M. Schiebel, E. Helmke, H. Anke, and H. Laatsch, “Prefluostatin and new urauchimycin derivatives produced by Streptomycete isolates,” Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung B, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 320–325, 2006. View at Scopus