Humberto Medeiros Barreto

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This study assessed the production of a bacteriocin-like substance by Staphylococcus pseudintermedius S28, and evaluates its inhibitory effect against isolates of S. aureus from foods. All indicator isolates were sensitive to the substance produced from S. pseudintermedius S28, showing growth inhibition zones ranging from 14.2 to 28.3 mm. The inhibitory(More)
For Staphylococcus aureus, pretreatment with furocoumarins (FCs) protect cells against killing by far ultraviolet light (FUV; approximately 254 nm). This protective effect was evident in the repair-proficient, parental strain as well as in the repair-deficient variants in the following order of efficacy: 4,5'',8-trimethylpsoralen << 8-methoxypsoralen(More)
The aim of this work was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of ethanol (EEAC) and hexane (HFAC) extracts from the stem bark of Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan var. cebil alone or in combination with aminoglycosides against multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the extracts were determined by using(More)
Furocumarins (FCs) are photoactive compounds capable of binding to DNA, and once excited by UVA light (∼365nm), they form photoadducts which can lead to mutagenicity and lethality. However, the biological effects of FCs combined with UVB light (312nm) is still little investigated. In the present study, the lethal effect of UVB light alone and combined with(More)
An ethanol extract and different partition fractions obtained from Lippia origanoides H.B.K. were assayed for light-mediated activity against strains of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Identical assays were conducted with and without exposure to UV-A (400-315 nm) light to test for light enhanced activity. The ethanol(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate intrinsic antimicrobial activity of three monoterpenes nerol, dimethyl octanol and estragole, against bacteria and yeast strains, as well as, investigate if these compounds are able to inhibit the NorA efflux pump related to fluoroquinolone resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs)(More)
Cyclophilin (CyP), a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase, is a key molecule with diverse biological functions that include roles in molecular chaperoning, stress response, immune modulation, and signal transduction. In this respect, CyP could serve as a potential drug target in disease-causing parasites. Previous studies employing proteomics techniques have(More)
Chitosan is a natural polymer with antibacterial property, that is biodegradable, extremely abundant and non-toxic. This study aimed to develop and characterize chitosan hydrogels in combination with nerolidol, in order to optimize the antimicrobial and healing properties. The hydrogels were prepared using a reaction of the chitosan with acetic acid(More)
AIM The goal of this study was to increase knowledge about the antimicrobial activity of some synthetic Riparin-derived compounds, alone or in combination with fluoroquinolone antibiotics, against a strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to fluoroquinolone by way of overexpression of the NorA efflux pump. METHODS AND RESULTS Microdilution tests showed(More)
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