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Pythium insidiosum: inhibitory effects of propolis and geopropolis on hyphal growth

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Title
Pythium insidiosum: inhibitory effects of propolis and geopropolis on hyphal growth
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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, October 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.06.008
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Maria José Abigail Mendes Araújo, Sandra de Moraes Gimenes Bosco, José Maurício Sforcin

Abstract

Propolis and geopropolis are resinous products of bees showing antimicrobial effects. There is no data concerning their action against Pythium insidiosum - the causative agent of pythiosis, a pyogranulomatous disease of the subcutaneous tissue that affects mostly horses, dogs and humans. Fragments of 15 isolates of P. insidiodum were incubated with propolis and geopropolis extracts and evaluated for up to seven days to detect the minimal fungicidal concentration (MFC). Propolis inhibited three isolates at 1.0mgmL(-1) after 24h and all other isolates at 3.4mgmL(-1). Geopropolis led to more variable results, exerting predominantly a fungistatic action than a fungicidal one. Propolis was more efficient than geopropolis in inhibiting P. insidiosum since lower concentrations led to no growth after 24h. This effect may be due to propolis chemical composition, which has more active compounds than geopropolis. Propolis seemed to be a good candidate for in vivo studies, since treatment with conventional antifungal compounds is difficult in most of the cases, requiring extensive surgical debridement.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 65 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 17%
Student > Bachelor 10 15%
Researcher 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Professor 3 5%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 22 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 11%
Chemistry 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 3%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 24 37%

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