Molecular Mechanisms of Inhibition of Streptococcus Species by Phytochemicals
AbstractThis review paper summarizes the antibacterial effects of phytochemicals of various medicinal plants against pathogenic and cariogenic streptococcal species. The information suggests that these phytochemicals have potential as alternatives to the classical antibiotics currently used for the treatment of streptococcal infections. The phytochemicals demonstrate direct bactericidal or bacteriostatic effects, such as: (i) prevention of bacterial adherence to mucosal surfaces of the pharynx, skin, and teeth surface; (ii) inhibition of glycolytic enzymes and pH drop; (iii) reduction of biofilm and plaque formation; and (iv) cell surface hydrophobicity. Collectively, findings from numerous studies suggest that phytochemicals could be used as drugs for elimination of infections with minimal side effects. View Full-Text
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Abachi, S.; Lee, S.; Rupasinghe, H.P.V. Molecular Mechanisms of Inhibition of Streptococcus Species by Phytochemicals. Molecules 2016, 21, 215.
Abachi S, Lee S, Rupasinghe HPV. Molecular Mechanisms of Inhibition of Streptococcus Species by Phytochemicals. Molecules. 2016; 21(2):215.Chicago/Turabian Style
Abachi, Soheila; Lee, Song; Rupasinghe, H. P.V. 2016. "Molecular Mechanisms of Inhibition of Streptococcus Species by Phytochemicals." Molecules 21, no. 2: 215.
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