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Mahboubi M, Avijgan M, Darabi M, Kasaiyan N. Anti Candidal Activity of Echinophora platyloba Against Candida albicans and Comparison with Amphotricin. J. Med. Plants. 2009; 8 (30) :36-43
1- Department of Microbiology, Barij Essence Pharmaceutical Company, Kashan, Iran
2- Departement of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran ,
3- Departement of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Background & Aim: Increasing usage of medical plants for medical treatment made for this branch of complementary medicine a unique place. Methods: This study evaluated the anti candidal activity of Echinophora platyloba extracts and amphotricin B against Candida albicans by micro broth dilution assay and Disc diffusion method. The synergism between amphotricin B and ethanolic extract of E. platyloba was assessed by micro broth dilution assay. Amphotricin B was diluted at concentration between 16-0.125 µg ml-1. Each tube contains 0.78 mg ml-1 E. platyloba extract. The MIC and MBC of Amphotricin B was recorded. Results: The MIC and MBC of ethanolic extract of E. platyloba and amphotricin B against C. albicans were 3125, 1560 µg ml-1 and 2, 8 µg ml-1 respectively. The MIC, MBC of amphotricin B decreased to 1, 2 µg ml-1 when 0.78 mg ml-1 of extract was added. Conclusion: Amphotricin B is a potent antifungal agent and MIC and MBC of E. platyloba is 780, 390 times less potent than amphotricin B, but usage the amphotricin B and E. platyloba extract in combination increased the potency of amphotricin B which shows a synergistic effect.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutics
Received: 2007/11/27 | Accepted: 2009/01/12 | Published: 2009/06/19

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