A Review on Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antifungal Activity of Curcumin

Zorofchian Moghadamtousi, Soheil and AbdulKadir, Habsah and Hassandarvish, Pouya and Tajik, Hassan and Abubakar, Sazaly and Zandi, Keivan (2014) A Review on Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antifungal Activity of Curcumin. BioMed Research International, 2014.

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Abstract

CurcumalongaL.(Zingiberaceaefamily)anditspolyphenoliccompoundcurcuminhavebeensubjectedtoavarietyofantimicrobial investigationsduetoextensivetraditionalusesandlowsideeffects.Antimicrobialactivitiesforcurcuminandrhizomeextractof C.longaagainstdifferentbacteria,viruses,fungi,andparasiteshavebeenreported.Thepromisingresultsforantimicrobialactivity ofcurcuminmadeitagoodcandidatetoenhancetheinhibitoryeffectofexistingantimicrobialagentsthroughsynergism.Indeed, differentinvestigationshavebeendonetoincreasetheantimicrobialactivityofcurcumin,includingsynthesisofdifferentchemical derivativestoincreaseitswatersolubilityaswellasscelluptakeofcurcumin.Thisreviewaimstosummarizepreviousantimicrobial studiesofcurcumintowardsitsapplicationinthefuturestudiesasanaturalantimicrobialagent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: indexer :farshid ravansalar
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with username karvarz1
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 18:41
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 18:41
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4356

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