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Antibacterial, anti-swarming and anti-biofilm formation activities of Chamaemelum nobile against Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, August 2015
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Title
Antibacterial, anti-swarming and anti-biofilm formation activities of Chamaemelum nobile against Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Published in
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, August 2015
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0065-2015
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Authors

Hossein Kazemian, Sobhan Ghafourian, Hamid Heidari, Pouya Amiri, Jalil Kardan Yamchi, Aref Shavalipour, Hamidreza Houri, Abbas Maleki, Nourkhoda Sadeghifard

Abstract

Chamomile ( Chamaemelum nobile ) is widely used throughout the world, and has anti-inflammatory, deodorant, bacteriostatic, antimicrobial, carminative, sedative, antiseptic, anti-catarrhal, and spasmolytic properties. Because of the increasing incidence of drug-resistant bacteria, the development of natural antibacterial sources such as medical herbs for the treatment of infectious diseases is necessary. Extracts from different plant parts such as the leaves, flowers, fruit, and bark of Combretum albiflorum, Laurus nobilis , and Sonchus oleraceus were found to possess anti-quorum sensing (QS) activities. In this study, we evaluated the effect of C. nobile against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formationMETHODS:The P. aeruginosa samples were isolated from patients with different types of infection, including wound infection, septicemia, and urinary tract infection. The flowers of C. nobile were dried and the extract was removed using a rotary device and then dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide at pH 7.4. The microdilution method was used to evaluate the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of this extract on P. aeruginosa , and biofilm inhibition was assayed. Eighty percent of the isolated samples (16/20) could form a biofilm, and most of these were isolated from wound infections. The biofilm inhibitory concentration of the C. nobile extract was 6.25-25mg/ml, whereas the MIC was 12.5-50mg/ml. The anti-QS property of C. nobile may play an important role in its antibacterial activity, thus offering an additional strategy in the fight against bacterial infections. However, molecular investigation is required to explore the exact mechanisms of the antibacterial action and functions of this phytocompound.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 81 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 19%
Student > Bachelor 13 16%
Researcher 6 7%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 15 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 23%
Immunology and Microbiology 12 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 10%
Chemistry 6 7%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 17 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 September 2015.
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#8,655,325
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Outputs from Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
#62
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#93,082
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Outputs of similar age from Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
#3
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