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Biotechnol Appl Biochem. 2007 Nov;48(Pt 3):127-33.

Violacein: properties and biological activities.

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Laboratório de Quimica Biológica, Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), C.P. 6154, CEP 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brazil. duran@iqm.unicamp.br

Abstract

The violet pigment violacein is an indole derivative, isolated mainly from bacteria of the genus Chromobacterium, which exhibits important antitumoral, antimicrobial and antiparasitary properties. Furthermore, the formulation of violacein in different polymeric carriers developed so far offers alternative approaches to overcoming physiological barriers and undesirable physicochemical properties in vivo, thus improving its efficacy.

PMID:
17927569
DOI:
10.1042/BA20070115
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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