Daniel A. Todd

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry, UNCG

There are 13 included publications by Daniel A. Todd :

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Apicidin Attenuates MRSA Virulence through Quorum-Sensing Inhibition and Enhanced Host Defense 2019 73 Recurrent epidemics of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus illustrate the rapid lapse of antibiotic efficacy following clinical implementation. Over the last decade, community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) has emerged as a domina...
Comparison of the chemistry and diversity of endophytes isolated from wild-harvested and greenhouse-cultivated yerba mansa (Anemopsis californica) 2015 653 With this study, we explored the identity and chemistry of fungal endophytes from the roots of yerba mansa [Anemopsis californica (Nutt.) Hook. & Arn. (Saururaceae)], a botanical traditionally used to treat infection. We compared the diversity of fun...
Ethanolic Echinacea purpurea Extracts Contain a Mixture of Cytokine-Suppressive and Cytokine-Inducing Compounds, Including Some That Originate from Endophytic Bacteria 2015 1637 Echinacea preparations, which are used for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections, account for 10% of the dietary supplement market in the U.S., with sales totaling more than $100 million annually. In an attempt to shed light on...
Evaluating the variation of ion energy under different parameter settings in traveling wave ion mobility mass spectrometry 2018 7 Ion mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS) can be used to differentiate and identify isobaric ions. To improve IM-MS resolution, the second generation of traveling wave ion mobility (TWIM) technology was launched. There were reports showing ions were hea...
Exploration of quorum sensing inhibition in gram positive bacterial pathogens using mass spectrometry 2015 1963 Antibiotics have been used as the primary treatment for bacterial infections since the 1940’s. Unfortunately, the use and misuse of antibiotics has led to the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resulted in the loss of antibiotic effic...
Mast cell degranulation and calcium influx are inhibited by an Echinacea purpurea extract and the alkylamide dodeca-2E,4E-dienoic acid isobutylamide 2018 7 Ethnopharmacological relevance: Native Americans used plants from the genus Echinacea to treat a variety of different inflammatory conditions including swollen gums, sore throats, skin inflammation, and gastrointestinal disorders. Today, various Echi...
MroQ is a novel Abi-domain protein that influences virulence gene expression in Staphylococcus aureus via modulation of agr activity 2019 6 Numerous factors have, to date, been identified as playing a role in the regulation of Agr activity in Staphylococcus aureus, including transcription factors, antisense RNAs, and host elements. Herein we investigated the product of SAUSA300_1984 (ter...
Nanospray desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry of untreated and treated probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri cells 2018 9 Mass spectrometry has proven to be a useful technique for rapid identification of bacterial cells. Among various ionization techniques in mass spectrometry, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) has been commonly used for the identifica...
Prenylated Diresorcinols Inhibit Bacterial Quorum Sensing 2019 24 [The original abstract for this article contains images that cannot be displayed here. Please click on the link below to read the full abstract and article.]
Quorum sensing between bacterial species on the skin protects against epidermal injury in atopic dermatitis 2019 7 Colonization of the skin by Staphylococcus aureus is associated with exacerbation of atopic dermatitis (AD), but any direct mechanism through which dysbiosis of the skin microbiome may influence the development of AD is unknown. Here, we show that pr...
Reinforcement of Polymeric Nanoassemblies for Ultra-High Drug Loadings, Modulation of Stiffness and Release Kinetics, and Sustained Therapeutic Efficacy 2018 45 The optimization of current polymeric nanoparticle therapies is restricted by low drug loadings and limited tunability of core properties. To overcome these shortcomings, a novel self-association approach is utilized to fabricate a dual-loaded poly(1...
Secondary Metabolites from the Leaves of the Medicinal Plant Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) 2017 109 The study presented herein constitutes an extensive investigation of constituents in Hydrastis canadensis L. (Ranunculaceae) leaves. It describes the isolation and identification of two previously unknown compounds, 3,4-dimethoxy-2-(methoxycarbonyl)b...
Synthesis of Poly(1,2-Glycerol Carbonate)-Paclitaxel Conjugates and Their Utility as a Single High-Dose Replacement for Multi-Dose Treatment Regimens in Peritoneal Cancer 2017 119 Current chemotherapeutic dosing strategies are limited by the toxicity of anticancer agents and therefore rely on multiple low-dose administrations. As an alternative, we describe a novel sustained-release, biodegradable polymeric nanocarrier as a si...