Antidermatophytic Activity of the Fruticose Lichen Usnea orientalis
AbstractIn the present study, the new biological sources in the form of lichen Usnea orientalis Motyka was screened for its antidermatophytic potential. Six species of dermatophytes were chosen on the basis of their prevalence for antidermatophytic assays, and the Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI)-recommended broth microdilution procedure was used to detect the efficacy of extract against dermatophytes. Thin layer chromatography of lichen extracts reveals the presence of two secondary metabolites viz. salazinic acid and usnic acid. U. orientalis extract exhibited promising antidermatophytic activity against all tested pathogens. Amongst all tested pathogens, Epidermophyton floccosum exhibited most susceptibility towards extract, whereas Trichophyton mentagrophytes exhibited the least susceptibility. Topical application of U. orientalis extract might be helpful in the cure of dermal infections. View Full-Text
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Pathak, A.; Upreti, D.K.; Dikshit, A. Antidermatophytic Activity of the Fruticose Lichen Usnea orientalis. Medicines 2016, 3, 24.
Pathak A, Upreti DK, Dikshit A. Antidermatophytic Activity of the Fruticose Lichen Usnea orientalis. Medicines. 2016; 3(3):24.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pathak, Ashutosh; Upreti, Dalip K.; Dikshit, Anupam. 2016. "Antidermatophytic Activity of the Fruticose Lichen Usnea orientalis." Medicines 3, no. 3: 24.
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