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Abstract Title:

Anti-proteolytic activity of Ganoderma lucidum methanol extract against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Abstract Source:

J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016 Sep 30 ;10(9):1020-1024. Epub 2016 Aug 30. PMID: 27694736

Abstract Author(s):

Nessma Ahmed El Zawawy, Sameh Samir Ali

Article Affiliation:

Nessma Ahmed El Zawawy


INTRODUCTION: Protease enzyme is considered one of the most serious virulence factors produced by extended-spectrumβ-lactamase-producing and multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ESβLMDRPA) clinical isolates.

METHODOLOGY: The antibacterial activity of methanol extract of Ganoderma lucidum fruiting bodies was tested against a protease-producing ESβLMDRPA clinical isolate, showing its mode of action.

RESULTS: The extract showed high antibacterial activity. Its effect on purified protease indicated a reversible non-competitive protease inhibition (kis= 0.45 mg/mL).

CONCLUSIONS: The G. lucidum extract could be a promising anti-proteolytic active against ESβLMDRPA. It may form a primary platform for further phytochemical studies and development of new drugs for therapy of skin burn infections.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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