Antibacterial activity of naringin derivatives against pathogenic strains

Autores
Celiz, Gustavo; Daz, Mirta Elizabeth; Audisio, Marcela Carina
Año de publicación
2011
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inglés
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artículo
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Aims: To study the antimicrobial activity of naringin (NAR), a flavonoid extracted from citrus industry waste, and NAR derivatives [naringenin (NGE), prunin and alkyl prunin esters] against pathogenic bacteria such as L. monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and S. aureus. The relationship between the structure of the chemical compounds and their antagonistic effect was also analysed. Methods and Results: The agar dilution technique and direct contact assaying were applied. NGE, prunin and NAR showed no antimicrobial activity at a concentration of 0.25mmoll -1. Similarly, fatty acids with a chain length between C2 and C18 showed no antimicrobial activity at the same concentration. However, prunin-6″-O-acyl esters presented high antibacterial activity, mainly against Gram-positive strains. This activity increased with increasing chain length (up to 10-12 carbon atoms). Alkyl prunin esters with 10-12 carbon atoms diminished viability of L. monocytogenes by about 3log orders and S. aureus by 6log orders after 2h of contact at 37°C and at a concentration of 0.25mmoll -1. The compounds examined were not effective against any of the Gram-negative strains assayed, even at the highest concentration. Conclusions: Addition of sugars to the aglycone did not enhance its antimicrobial activity. Attachment of a saturated aliphatic chain with 10-12 carbon atoms to the A ring of the flavonoid (or to sugars attached to this ring), seems to be the most promising modification. In conclusion, alkyl prunin esters with a chain length of C10-C12have promising features as antimicrobial agents because of their high antilisterial and antistaphylococcal activity. Significance and Impact of the Study: This study shows that it is possible to obtain NAR derivatives with important antimicrobial activity, especially against Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria. It also provides guidelines on the structural modifications in similar molecules to enhance the antimicrobial activity. © 2011 The Authors. Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2011 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Fil: Celiz, Gustavo. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ingeniería. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química; Argentina
Fil: Daz, Mirta Elizabeth. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ingeniería. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química; Argentina
Fil: Audisio, Marcela Carina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ingeniería. Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Química; Argentina
Materia
ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
FLAVONOID ESTERS
LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES
NARINGIN
STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ATCC29213
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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