Actidione

Actidione

[‚ak·tə′dī‚ōn]
(microbiology)
Trade name for the antibiotic cyclohexamide.
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To compare two different culture media, namely Sabouraud's Dextrose Agar (SDA, Hi-Media Laboratories, Mumbai) with Actidione and Dermatophyte Test Medium (DTM, Hi-Media Laboratories).
Out of the 64, 20 were carbohydrate assimilation; 4 were phosphatase, urea, nitrate, and actidione tests.
Samples suspicted of containing superficial mycosis such as skin samples were cultivated in SDA that included actidione (0.1 g/L) in addition to the same antibiotics, and incubated at 37[degrees]C and 27[degrees]C for 21-30 days.
Populations of microorganisms were determined in triplicate by the spread plate method using the following microbiological media: organotrophic bacteria--a medium with an addition of soil extract according to Bunt and Rovira (1955); oligotrophic and copiotrophic bacteria a medium with a peptone and meat extract according to Onta and Hattori (1983); actinomycetes--Kuster and Williams medium with antibiotics (nystatine and actidione) (Parkinson et al.
(1977) containing Chloramphenicol and Actidione. Half of the inoculated plates were incubated at 37[degrees]C, while remaining were left at room temperature (28-32[degrees]C) for a period of 5-7 days.
[sup][21] The authors conclude that glucocorticoids have nongenomic effects in airway smooth muscle cells because the application of RU486, the selective glucocorticoid receptors antagonist, and actidione, the blocker of protein synthesis, did not affect the spasmolytic effect of glucocorticoids.
A progressive increase in the total yeast count (from WLN medium), a stable number of wild yeasts resistant to actidione (from WLD medium) and a low number of non-Saccharomyces (from Lysine Agar) demonstrated that the number of Saccharomyces increased considerably with the addition of sugar cane juice (Figure 1).
API ID32 C strips have 30 coupules containing different carbohydrates and one containing actidione (cycloheximide).
Brettanomyces bruxellensis is known to be highly resistant to cycloheximide (sold commercially as Actidione), which can be a useful factor, but quite a few other non-Saccharomyces wild yeasts are also resistant.
Identification: Species identification of yeast isolates was done by standard procedures including morphology, germ tube test, cornmeal agar test (Hi-Media, Mumbai, India), triphenyl tetrazolium chloride reduction (Hi-Media Mumbai, India), assimilation of various sugars, and growth in presence of actidione (5,6).