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      Actividad antibacteriana y antifúngica de extractos de hojas de Luma chequen (Molina) A. Gray “arrayán” frente a patógenos de origen clínico Translated title: Antibacterial and antifungal activity from leaf extracts of Luma chequen (Molina) A. Gray “myrtle” against pathogens of clinical origin


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          En el presente trabajo se evaluó la actividad antimicrobiana de Luma chequen “arrayán” frente a cepas de referencia y patógenos bacterianos y levaduras aislados de hemocultivos de un centro hospitalario. Hojas de Luma chequen “arrayán”, fueron recolectadas, maceradas y obtenido extractos etanólico y acuoso para ser evaluados por su actividad antimicrobiana frente a cepas de referencia de laboratorio y patógenos bacterianos y levaduras aisladas de hemocultivos de un centro hospitalario. La actividad de los extractos se valoró mediante el método modificado de difusión en pocillos y la determinación de la concentración mínima inhibitoria (CMI) por microdilución. Se determinó que el extracto etanólico de la planta presentó mayor actividad inhibitoria frente a los patógenos, siendo los más sensibles Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis y Klebsiella pneumoniae a una CMI de 3,125 mg/mL y Candida tropicalis y C. parapsilosis a una CMI de 1,56 mg/mL. Se concluyó que Luma chequen, una planta etnomedicinal nativa del sur del Perú, posee componentes bioactivos que inhiben a patógenos humanos causantes de bacteremias y fungemias.

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          In the present work we evaluated the antimicrobial activity of Luma chequen “myrtle” against reference strains, bacterial pathogens and yeasts isolated from blood cultures of a hospital facility. Luma leaves were harvested, macerated and obtained ethanol and aqueous extracts to be evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against laboratory of reference strains, bacterial pathogens and yeasts isolated from blood cultures of a hospital laboratory. The activity of the extracts was assessed by the modified method of diffusion in wells and determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) by microdilution. It was determined that the ethanol extract of the plant presented greater inhibitory activity against the pathogens, being the most sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis and Klebsiella pneumoniae at the MIC of 3.125 mg / mL and for Candida tropicalis and C. parapsilosis with a MIC of 1.56 mg / mL. It was concluded that Luma chequen, an ethnomedicinal plant native from Southern Peru, has bioactive components that inhibit human pathogens causing bacteremias and fungemias.

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                Revista de la Sociedad Venezolana de Microbiología
                Rev. Soc. Ven. Microbiol.
                Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Venezolana de Microbiología. (Caracas, DF, Venezuela )
                June 2017
                : 37
                : 1
                : 10-16
                [01] orgnameUniversidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos orgdiv1Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas orgdiv2Laboratorio de Ecología Microbiana
                [02] Lima orgnameUniversidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos orgdiv1Facultad de Química e Ingeniería Química orgdiv2Laboratorio de Productos Naturales Perú
                S1315-25562017000100004 S1315-2556(17)03700100004


                : 01 November 2016
                : 23 March 2017
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                extractos vegetales,traditional medicine,phytotherapy,plant extracts,Luma chequen,antimicrobial activity,myrtle,medicina tradicional,fitoterapia,actividad antimicrobiana,arrayán


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