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Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Actinidia macrosperma from China.
Nat Prod Res. 2007 Mar; 21(3):227-33.NP

Abstract

Actinidia macrosperma is a medicinal plant in China and has been well known for its attraction to cats and activities against leprosy and cancers. The compositions and the antimicrobial activity of its leaf oil were reported for the first time. The oil obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC and GC-MS, was characterized by the high content of monoterpenes. Linalool (48.14%) is the major component identified, followed by 1,2-dimethyl-lindoline (7.94%), linolenic acid methylester (6.57%) and (E)-phytol (5.29%). The antimicrobial activity of the oil was evaluated against four bacterial and three fungal species. The results showed that it exhibited a mild antibacterial activity against two Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis), a significant activity against Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli), and no activity on Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The test fungi were more sensitive to the oil, with a MIC range of 0.78-1.56 microL mL(-1) than bacteria in the range which were significantly higher from 0.78 to 25.50 microL mL(-1).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Research Group for Medicinal Plant Resource and Phytochemistry, Department of Biology, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang Province, PR China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17365713

Citation

Lu, Y, et al. "Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil of Actinidia Macrosperma From China." Natural Product Research, vol. 21, no. 3, 2007, pp. 227-33.
Lu Y, Zhao YP, Wang ZC, et al. Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Actinidia macrosperma from China. Nat Prod Res. 2007;21(3):227-33.
Lu, Y., Zhao, Y. P., Wang, Z. C., Chen, S. Y., & Fu, C. X. (2007). Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Actinidia macrosperma from China. Natural Product Research, 21(3), 227-33.
Lu Y, et al. Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oil of Actinidia Macrosperma From China. Nat Prod Res. 2007;21(3):227-33. PubMed PMID: 17365713.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Actinidia macrosperma from China. AU - Lu,Y, AU - Zhao,Y P, AU - Wang,Z C, AU - Chen,S Y, AU - Fu,C X, PY - 2007/3/17/pubmed PY - 2007/5/10/medline PY - 2007/3/17/entrez SP - 227 EP - 33 JF - Natural product research JO - Nat Prod Res VL - 21 IS - 3 N2 - Actinidia macrosperma is a medicinal plant in China and has been well known for its attraction to cats and activities against leprosy and cancers. The compositions and the antimicrobial activity of its leaf oil were reported for the first time. The oil obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC and GC-MS, was characterized by the high content of monoterpenes. Linalool (48.14%) is the major component identified, followed by 1,2-dimethyl-lindoline (7.94%), linolenic acid methylester (6.57%) and (E)-phytol (5.29%). The antimicrobial activity of the oil was evaluated against four bacterial and three fungal species. The results showed that it exhibited a mild antibacterial activity against two Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis), a significant activity against Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli), and no activity on Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The test fungi were more sensitive to the oil, with a MIC range of 0.78-1.56 microL mL(-1) than bacteria in the range which were significantly higher from 0.78 to 25.50 microL mL(-1). SN - 1478-6419 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17365713/Composition_and_antimicrobial_activity_of_the_essential_oil_of_Actinidia_macrosperma_from_China_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14786410601132311 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -