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Mar. Drugs 2004, 2(3), 147-153; doi:10.3390/md203147

Antimicrobial Activity of Untenospongin B, a Metabolite from the Marine Sponge Hippospongia communis collected from the Atlantic Coast of Morocco

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Faculté des Sciences, University Chouaib Doukkali, Eljadida, Morocco
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ICBAS-Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar and CIIMAR, Universidade do Porto, 4099-003 Porto, Portugal
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Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94766, 1090-GT, Netherlands
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Received: 12 July 2004 / Accepted: 28 July 2004 / Published: 25 August 2004
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Abstract

(-)-Untenospongin B isolated from the marine sponge Hippospongia communis has been tested for its antimicrobial activity against bacteria and human pathogenic fungi using agar disk method and was found to possess a broad and strong activity toward the test organisms. Its antifungal activity was further characterized by determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against five fungal species using broth microdilution method.
Keywords: Porifera; Hippospongia communis; antimicrobial activity; (-)- untenospongin B Porifera; Hippospongia communis; antimicrobial activity; (-)- untenospongin B
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Rifai, S.; Fassouane, A.F.; Kijjoa, A.; Van Soest, R. Antimicrobial Activity of Untenospongin B, a Metabolite from the Marine Sponge Hippospongia communis collected from the Atlantic Coast of Morocco. Mar. Drugs 2004, 2, 147-153.

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