Current Challenges and Perspectives for the Use of Aqueous Plant Extracts in the Management of Bacterial Infections: The Case-Study of Salmonella enterica Serovars
authors Santos, SAO; Martins, C; Pereira, C; Silvestre, AJD; Rocha, SM
nationality International
journal INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES
author keywords antimicrobial activity; Salmonella serovars; aqueous plant extracts; bioactive components
keywords VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY; SIMILIPAL BIOSPHERE RESERVE; ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY; IN-VITRO; MEDICINAL-PLANTS; ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITIES; TRADITIONAL MEDICINE; STEM BARK; ANTIINFLAMMATORY ACTIVITIES; ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES
abstract Worldwide, foodborne diseases are a growing public health problem. Among the infectious bacteria, non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica serovars (NTS) are the major cause of hospitalization and death, and the emergence and spread of their antibiotic-resistance is becoming a worldwide health issue. This, coupled with the restrictions of antibiotics use in agriculture and animal production, calls for alternative approaches to solve this problem. Plant-derived aqueous extracts compounds could provide novel straightforward approaches to control pathogenic bacteria. This review discusses the antimicrobial activity of aqueous plant extracts against Salmonella serovars, the possible mechanisms of action involved, which components/structures might be responsible for such activity, and the current challenges for the use of these extracts/components in Salmonella infection management and their application perspectives.
publisher MDPI
issn 1422-0067
year published 2019
volume 20
issue 4
digital object identifier (doi) 10.3390/ijms20040940
web of science category Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
subject category Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Chemistry
unique article identifier WOS:000460805400148

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