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Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2002 Oct;20(4):293-6.

In vitro antimycoplasmal activity of oleuropein.

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Department of Microbiological Sciences and Gynecological Sciences, University of Catania, via Androne 81, 95124, Catania, Italy. furneri@mbox.unit.it

Abstract

The activity of oleuropein, a phenolic glycoside contained in olive oil, was investigated in vitro against Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pirum. Oleuropein inhibited mycoplasmas at concentrations from 20 to 320 mg/l. The MICs of oleuropein to M. pneumoniae, M. pirum, M. hominis and M. fermentans were 160, 320, 20 and 20 mg/l, respectively.

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12385687
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