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Title: Phytomedical investigation of Najas Minor all. In the view of the chemical constituents
Authors: Topuzovic, Marina
Radojevic, Ivana
Dekic, Milan
Radulovic, Niko
Vasić, Sava
Čomić, Ljiljana
Ličina B.
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: © 2015, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors. All rights reserved. Plants are an abundant natural source of effective antibiotic compounds. Phytomedical investigations of certain plants haven’t still been conducted. One of them is Najas minor (N. minor), an aquatic plant with confirmed allelopathy. Research conducted in this study showed the influence of water and ethyl acetate extracts of N. minor on microorganisms, in the view of chemical profiling of volatile constituents and the concentrations of total phenols, flavonoids and tannins. Antimicrobial activity was defined by determining minimum inhibitory and minimum microbicidal concentrations using microdilution method. Influence on bacterial biofilm formation was performed by tissue culture plate method. The total phenolics, flavonoids and condensed tannins were determined by Folin-Ciocalteu, aluminum chloride and butanol-HCl colorimetric methods. Chemical profiling of volatile constituents was investigated by GC and GC-MS. Water extract didn't have antimicrobial activity below 5000 μg/mL. Ethyl acetate extract has shown strong antimicrobial activity on G+ bacteria -Staphylococcus aureus PMFKGB12 and Bacillus subtilis (MIC < 78.13 μg/mL). The best antibiofilm activity was obtained on Escherichia coli ATCC25922 (BIC50 at 719 μg/mL). Water extract had higher yield. Ethyl acetate extract had a significantly greater amount of total phenolics, flavonoids and tannins. As major constituent hexahydrofarnesyl acetone was identified. The ethyl acetate extract effected only G+ bacteria, but the biofilm formation of Gbacteria was suppressed. There was a connection between those in vivo and in vitro effects against pathogenic bacterial biofilm formation. All of this points to a so far unexplored potential of N. minor.
Type: article
DOI: 10.17179/excli2014-662
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84926343540
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