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Experientia. 1994 Sep 15;50(9):846-9.

Inhibition of the growth of cariogenic bacteria in vitro by plant flavanones.

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Department of Dental Pharmacology, Asahi University School of Dentistry, Gifu, Japan.

Abstract

Phytoalexins, defensive compounds produced by plants against microbial infections, were purified from Sophora exigua (Leguminosae) and their growth inhibitory effects on oral cariogenic bacteria were determined in vitro. Among three isolated compounds, 5,7,2',4'-tetrahydroxy-8-lavandulylflavanone completely inhibited the growth of oral bacteria including primary cariogenic mutans streptococci, other oral streptococci, actinomycetes, and lactobacilli, at concentrations of 1.56 to 6.25 micrograms/ml.

PMID:
7925853
DOI:
10.1007/bf01956469
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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