The Effects of Capsicum annuum L. Extract on the Control of Single and Dual Biofilms of Common Pathogenic Strains Causing Urinary Tract Infection

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Mohammad Bokaeian 1 , Saeide Saeidi 2 , * , Saphora Bazi 3 , Mehdi Ghamgosha 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center , Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic A zad University, Kerman, Iran

3 Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences , Payam-e-Noor University, Isfahan, Iran

4 Department of Microbiology, Jahrom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (10)
Published Online: September 16, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: May 03, 2013
Accepted: June 19, 2013

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Abstract

Background: Biofilms directly influence the virulence and pathogenicity of a pathogen, it is optimal to employ a strategy that effectively inhibits the formation of biofilm. In this study, the antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities of extract Capsicum annuum L were examined.

Materials and Methods: The eight strains were isolated from urine culture of hospitalized patients; growth and biofilm formation of strains were determined by microtiterplate method.

Results: The results revealed that the concentrations of 5 and 10 mg/mL are the most restrain in the biofilm formation of the isolated plates.

Conclusions: Results of this study suggest that the extract of C. annuum L may be useful alone to treat bacterial infections.

Keywords

Capsicum Annuum L Antibacterial Activity Antibiofilm Activity Microtiter Plate

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