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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 6, No. 22, 2007, pp. 1387-1391
Bioline Code: os07027
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 22, 2007, pp. 1387-1391

 en Antimicrobial activity of a propolis adhesive formulation on different oral pathogens
Gomes, Rafael Tomaz; Teixeira, Karina Imaculada Rosa; Cortés, Maria Esperanza & Santos, Vagner Rodrigues

Abstract

Recent studies have shown that propolis has appreciable antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral actions, as well as cytostatic and antitumoral activity. In light of these studies, the antimicrobial activity of a new adhesive formulation containing propolis was evaluated in this in vitro study. Susceptibility of the oral strains tested ( Candida albicans check for this species in other resources , Candida tropicalis check for this species in other resources , Streptococcus mutans check for this species in other resources , Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Enterococcus faecalis check for this species in other resources , Actinomyces israelli check for this species in other resources , Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans check for this species in other resources ) was evaluated using the agar diffusion method with different concentrations of propolis (5, 10, 15 and 20%). All of the assayed bacteria and fungi species were susceptible to propolis, with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) ranging from 1.75 to 14.0 µg/ml. The positive results suggest that propolis in this sustained release formulation should be further tested as an alternative therapy of infectious conditions of the oral cavity, such as denture stomatitis and periodontitis. However, in vivo studies of the effect of this new adhesive formulation of propolis are needed to determine its possible effects on the oral mucosa.

Keywords
ropolis, ointment, oral bacteria, oral fungi, susceptibility, MIC

 
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