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Emodin, an antibacterial anthraquinone from the roots of Cassia occidentalis

Chukwujekwu, JC, Coombes, PH, Mulholland, DA and van Staden, J (2006) Emodin, an antibacterial anthraquinone from the roots of Cassia occidentalis South African Journal of Botany, 72 (2). pp. 295-297.

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Abstract

The antibacterial activity of the ethanolic root extract of Cassia occidentalis was examined. A biologically active component was isolated and identified as emodin by spectroscopic analysis. The bioactive Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) values of emodin were 7.8 × 10- 3 and 3.9 × 10- 3 mg ml- 1 against Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus, respectively. It was not active against two Gram-negative bacteria (Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli) at the highest concentration (5.0 × 10- 1 mg ml- 1) tested. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Chukwujekwu, JCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Coombes, PHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mulholland, DAd.mulholland@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
van Staden, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 May 2006
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2005.08.003
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:56
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 15:07
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/837351

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