Saturday, May 19, 2007

Propolis Extract Shows Fungicidal Effect

The "In Vitro" Antifungal Activity Evaluation of Propolis G12 Ethanol Extract on Cryptococcus Neoformans
Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, 2007 Apr;49(2):93-95

Cryptococcosis is a worldwide disease caused by the etiological agent Cryptococcus neoformans. It affects mainly immunocompromised humans. It is relatively rare in animals only affecting those that have received prolonged antibiotic therapy. The propolis is a resin that can present several biological properties, including antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities. The standard strain C. neoformans ATTC 90112 was used to the antifungal evaluation…

The inhibitory effect of PEE G12 on the fungal growing was seen at the concentration of 0.2 mg mL-1 and 1.6 mg mL-1 was considered a fungicidal one.

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