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Molecules 2012, 17(11), 12603-12611; doi:10.3390/molecules171112603
Communication

Growth Inhibition of Streptococcus from the Oral Cavity by α-Amyrin Esters

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1 Departamento de Alimentos y Biotecnología, Facultad de Química, UNAM. Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria 04510, Mexico 2 Departamento de Sistemas Biológicos, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Calz. del Hueso 1100, Col. Villa Quietud 04960, Mexico
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 September 2012 / Revised: 19 October 2012 / Accepted: 22 October 2012 / Published: 25 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Metabolites)
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Abstract

Five terpenoids were tested by the macrodilution broth method to determine their inhibition activity on cariogenic bacterial growth. In general, α-, β-amyrin and α-amyrin phenylacetate proved to be active, reducing the bacterial viability to less than 20%.
Keywords: cariogenic microorganism; amyrin esters; antimicrobial activity cariogenic microorganism; amyrin esters; antimicrobial activity
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Díaz-Ruiz, G.; Hernández-Vázquez, L.; Luna, H.; Wacher-Rodarte, M.C.; Navarro-Ocaña, A. Growth Inhibition of Streptococcus from the Oral Cavity by α-Amyrin Esters. Molecules 2012, 17, 12603-12611.

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