Effects of Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil on germ tube formation by Candida albicans isolated from denture wearers
Gauch, Lurdete Maria Rocha
Esteves, Renata Antunes
Pedrosa, Simone Soares
Gurgel, Ely Simone Cajueiro
Arruda, Alberto Cardoso
Silva, Silvia Helena Marques da
Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Rosmarinus offi cinalis essential oil on germ tube formation by Candida albicans isolated from denture wearers. Methods: Ten C. albicans isolates recovered from denture wearers were tested using 10% fetal bovine serum with or without 4% R. offi cinalis essential oil. Results: The essential oil from R. offi cinalis completely inhibited germ tube formation in the investigated C. albicans isolates. Conclusions: The results demonstrate that the essential oil of R. offi cinalis modulates C. albicans pathogenicity through its primary virulence factor (i.e., germ tube formation was suppressed).
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationGAUCH, Lurdete Maria Rocha et al. Effects of Rosmarinus officinalis essential oil on germ tube formation by Candida albicans isolated from denture wearers. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 47, n. 3, p. 389-391, May-June 2014.
Rosmarinus officinalis / uso terapêutico
Antifúngicos / uso terapêutico