In this study we evaluated the antibacterial activity of mastic gum, a resin obtained from the Pistacia lentiscus tree, against clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori. The minimal bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) were obtained by a microdilution assay. Mastic gum killed 50% of the strains tested at a concentration of 125 microg/ml and 90% at a concentration of 500 microg/ml. The influence of sub-MBCs of mastic gum on the morphologies of H. pylori was evaluated by transmission electron microscopy. The lentiscus resin induced blebbing, morphological abnormalities and cellular fragmentation in H. pylori cells.

Marone, P., Bono, L., Leone, B., Bona, S., Carretto, E., Perversi, L. (2001). Bactericidal activity of Pistacia lentiscus mastic gum against Helicobacter pylori. JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY, 13(6), 611-614 [10.1179/joc.2001.13.6.611].

Bactericidal activity of Pistacia lentiscus mastic gum against Helicobacter pylori

LEONE, BIAGIO EUGENIO;
2001

Abstract

In this study we evaluated the antibacterial activity of mastic gum, a resin obtained from the Pistacia lentiscus tree, against clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori. The minimal bactericidal concentrations (MBCs) were obtained by a microdilution assay. Mastic gum killed 50% of the strains tested at a concentration of 125 microg/ml and 90% at a concentration of 500 microg/ml. The influence of sub-MBCs of mastic gum on the morphologies of H. pylori was evaluated by transmission electron microscopy. The lentiscus resin induced blebbing, morphological abnormalities and cellular fragmentation in H. pylori cells.
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Anti-Bacterial Agents Drug Resistance, Bacterial Helicobacter pylori/drug effects Helicobacter pylori/ultrastructure Plant Extracts Resins, Plant
English
2001
13
6
611
614
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Marone, P., Bono, L., Leone, B., Bona, S., Carretto, E., Perversi, L. (2001). Bactericidal activity of Pistacia lentiscus mastic gum against Helicobacter pylori. JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY, 13(6), 611-614 [10.1179/joc.2001.13.6.611].
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