Toxic Evaluation of Cymbopogon citratus Chemical Fractions in E. coli
AbstractCymbopogon citratus (DC) Stapf is consumed as a popular decoction owing to its nice flavor and hypotensor property. Its aqueous extract radioprotector and antimutagenic properties have been experimentally demonstrated. In addition, its DNA protective activity against UV light has been proved in plasmid DNA and bacterial models. The fractioning process is important in order to identify phytocompounds responsible for this activity. In this work, the toxicity of three fractions obtained from Cymbopogon citratus (essential oils, butanolic and aqueous fractions) were tested using the SOS Chromotest in Escherichia coli. Cymbopogon citratus chemical fractions possess cytotoxic properties in E. coli in the following order butanolic > aqueous > essentials oils. Genotoxic properties were detected in any of the fractions. View Full-Text
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Fuentes-León, F.; González-Pumariega, M.; Vernhes Tamayo, M.; Menck, C.F.M.; Sánchez-Lamar, Á. Toxic Evaluation of Cymbopogon citratus Chemical Fractions in E. coli. Cosmetics 2017, 4, 20.
Fuentes-León F, González-Pumariega M, Vernhes Tamayo M, Menck CFM, Sánchez-Lamar Á. Toxic Evaluation of Cymbopogon citratus Chemical Fractions in E. coli. Cosmetics. 2017; 4(2):20.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fuentes-León, Fabiana; González-Pumariega, Maribel; Vernhes Tamayo, Marioly; Menck, Carlos F.M.; Sánchez-Lamar, Ángel. 2017. "Toxic Evaluation of Cymbopogon citratus Chemical Fractions in E. coli." Cosmetics 4, no. 2: 20.
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