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ANTIFUNGAL POTENTIAL OF PLANT SPECIES FROM BRAZILIAN CAATINGA AGAINST DERMATOPHYTES

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2016
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Title
ANTIFUNGAL POTENTIAL OF PLANT SPECIES FROM BRAZILIAN CAATINGA AGAINST DERMATOPHYTES
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201658018
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Renata Perugini BIASI-GARBIN, Fernanda de Oliveira DEMITTO, Renata Claro Ribeiro do AMARAL, Magda Rhayanny Assunção FERREIRA, Luiz Alberto Lira SOARES, Terezinha Inez Estivalet SVIDZINSKI, Lilian Cristiane BAEZA, Sueli Fumie YAMADA-OGATTA

Abstract

Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex, or Trichophyton spp. are the main etiologic agents of dermatophytosis, whose treatment is limited by the high cost of antifungal treatments, their various side effects, and the emergence of resistance amongst these species. This study evaluated the in vitro antidermatophytic activity of 23 crude extracts from nine plant species of semiarid vegetation (caatinga) found in Brazil. The extracts were tested at concentrations ranging from 1.95 to 1,000.0 mg/mL by broth microdilution assay against the reference strains T. rubrum ATCC 28189 and T. mentagrophytesATCC 11481, and 33 clinical isolates of dermatophytes. All plants showed a fungicidal effect against both fungal species, with MIC/MFC values of the active extracts ranging from 15.6 to 250.0 µg/mL. Selected extracts of Eugenia uniflora (AcE), Libidibia ferrea (AE), and Persea americana (AcE) also exhibited a fungicidal effect against all clinical isolates of T. rubrum and T. mentagrophytes complex. This is the first report of the antifungal activity of Schinus terebinthifolius, Piptadenia colubrina, Parapiptadenia rigida, Mimosa ophthalmocentra, and Persea americana against both dermatophyte species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 94 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 19%
Student > Master 13 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 11%
Professor 7 7%
Other 16 17%
Unknown 20 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 16 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 6%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 24 26%

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#8,250,794
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#218
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