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Membrane of Candida albicans as a target of berberine


Zorić, Nataša; Kosalec, Ivan; Tomić, Siniša; Bobnjarić, Ivan; Jug, Mario; Vlainić, Toni; Vlainić, Josipa
Membrane of Candida albicans as a target of berberine // BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17 (2017), 1; 268-1 doi:10.1186/s12906-017-1773-5 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Membrane of Candida albicans as a target of berberine

Autori
Zorić, Nataša ; Kosalec, Ivan ; Tomić, Siniša ; Bobnjarić, Ivan ; Jug, Mario ; Vlainić, Toni ; Vlainić, Josipa

Izvornik
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (1472-6882) 17 (2017), 1; 268-1

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Berberine, Candida albicans, Antifungal, Membrane

Sažetak
We investigated the mechanisms of anti-Candida action of isoquinoline alkaloid berberine, active constituent of medically important plants of Barberry species. The effects on membrane, morphological transition, synthesis of ergosterol and the consequent changes in membrane permeability have been studied. Polarization and lipid peroxidation level of the membrane following berberine treatment have been addressed. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of berberine against C. albicans was 17.75 μg/mL. Cytotoxic effect of berberine was concentration dependent, and in sub-MIC concentrations inhibit morphological transition of C. albicans cells to its filamentous form. Results showed that berberine affects synthesis of membrane ergosterol dose-dependently and induces increased membrane permeability causing loss of intracellular material to the outer space (DNA/protein leakage). Berberine also caused membrane depolarization and lipid peroxidation of membrane constituents indicating its direct effect on the membrane. Moreover, ROS levels were also increased following berberine treatment indicating further the possibility of membrane damage. Based on the obtained results it seems that berberine achieves its anti-Candida activity by affecting the cell membrane.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Farmacija

Napomena
Rad je proizašao iz doktorske disertacije Nataše Zorić (mentori prof. Kosalec i prof. Tomić). Rad je također u ko-autorstvu sa studentom (I. Bobnjarić).



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Ustanove
Farmaceutsko-biokemijski fakultet, Zagreb,
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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