Authors:K. Yamunarani, R. Jaganathan, R. Bhaskaran, P. Govindaraju, and R. Velazhahan
): Antifungalactivity of leaf extracts and essential oils of some medicinal plants against Didymella bryoniae. J. Phytopathol. 148, 483-487.
Antifungalactivity of leaf extracts and essential oils of some medicinal plants against
Portulaca oleracea L. (Portulacaceae), although an alien, has turned to be a very useful plant in Indian folk medicine. The present work deals with the evaluation of the antifungal activity of this plant. Fungitoxicity of aqueous and organic solvent (e.g. hexane, ethanol and chloroform) extracts were tested against Aspergillus niger, Rhizopus artocarpi and Fusarium sp. by Agar Cup Assay and Filter Disc methods. Hexane and aqueous extracts show antifungal activity against Fusarium sp., while ethanol and chloroform extracts of the same herb inhibit the growth of Rhizopus artocarpi. These findings can have practical application.
Authors:L. Galgóczy, Gyöngyi Lukács, Ildikó Nyilasi, T. Papp, and Cs. Vágvölgyi
antifungal activity of different statins and the combinations of the two most effective ones (fluvastatin and rosuvastatin) with amphotericin B were investigated in this study on 6 fungal isolates representing 4 clinically important genera, namely
Absidia, Rhizomucor, Rhizopus
. The antifungal effects of statins revealed substantial differences. The synthetic statins proved to be more effective than the fungal metabolites. All investigated strains proved to be sensitive to fluvastatin. Fluvastatin and rosuvastatin acted synergistically and additively with amphotericin B in inhibiting the fungal growth in clinically available concentration ranges. Results suggest that statins combined with amphotericin B have a therapeutic potential against fungal infections caused by Zygomycetes species.
Authors:Viktória Tóth, Melinda Szilágyi, Fruzsina Anton, Éva Leiter, I. Pócsi, and T. Emri
Szilágyi, M., Anton, F., Forgács, K., Yu, J.-H., Pócsi, I., Emri, T. (2012) Antifungalactivity of extracellular hydrolases produced by autolysing Aspergillus nidulans cultures. J. Microbiol. 50, 849–854.