Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities of the lipophylic extracts of Pistacia vera

B. Özçelik, M. Aslan, I. Orhan, T. Karaoglu

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Ankara, TR


Objective: Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties of fifteen lipophylic extracts obtained from different parts (leaf, branch, stem, kernel, shell skins, seeds) of Pistacia vera were screened against both standard and the isolated strains for antimicrobial activity. Material and methods: Strains of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans and C. parapsilosis were investigated by microdilution method. Both Herpes simplex (DNA) and Parainfluenza viruses (RNA) were used for the determination of antiviral activity of the P. vera extracts by using Vero cell line. Ampicilline, ofloxacin, ketoconazole, fluconazole, acyclovir and oseltamivir were used as the control agents. Results: The extracts showed little antibacterial activity between the range of 128-256 μg/ml concentrations whereas they had noticeable antifungal activity at the same concentrations. Kernel and seed extracts showed significant antiviral activity compared to the rest of the extracts as well as the controls.

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16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    • ECCMID 16th (2006)