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Chemical and Biological Evaluation of Essential Oils from Two Species of Myrtaceae - Eugenia uniflora L. and Plinia trunciflora (O. Berg) Kausel

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Lago, Joao Henrique G. [1] ; Souza, Elisangela Dutra [1] ; Mariane, Bruna [1] ; Pascon, Renata [1] ; Vallim, Marcelo A. [1] ; Martins, Roberto Carlos C. [2] ; Baroli, Adriana A. [2] ; Carvalho, Bianca A. [3] ; Soares, Marisi G. [3] ; dos Santos, Roberta T. [1] ; Sartorelli, Patricia [1]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Ambientais Quim & Farmaceut, BR-09972270 Campus Diadema, SP - Brazil
[2] Ctr Univ FIEO, UNIFIEO, Ctr Estudos Quim, BR-06020190 Osasco, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Alfenas, Inst Quim, BR-37130000 Alfenas, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Molecules; v. 16, n. 12, p. 9827-9837, DEC 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 25

The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils obtained from leaves of two Myrtaceae species-Eugenia uniflora L. and Plinia trunciflora (O. Berg) Kausel-were determined. Analysis by GC/MS as well as determination of Kovatz indexes indicated atractylone (26.78%) and curzerene (17.96%) as major constituents of E. uniflora oil and a-cadinol (19.15%), apiole (11.15%) and cubenol (5.43%) as main components in P. trunciflora oil. Both essential oils were tested for antimicrobial activity against yeasts and bacteria. E. uniflora and P. trunciflora essential oils were active towards two Gram-positive bacteria, Streptococcus equi and Staphylococcus epidermis. In addition, biological activity of both essential oils was detected for pathogenic yeasts of the genus Candida and Cryptococcus. E. uniflora was active towards all yeast tested and exhibited interesting minimal inhibitory concentrations (0.11 to 3.75 mg/mL) across a broad spectrum of activity. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/11496-9 - Leishmanicidal principles of vegetable species from Atlantic Forest: evaluation, isolation and molecular characterization
Grantee:Patricia Sartorelli
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants