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Synergism between natural products and antibiotics against infectious diseases.
The observed synergy and mechanism of action between natural products including flavonoids and essential oils and synthetic drugs in effectively combating bacterial, fungal and mycobacterial infections is described. Expand
Marine microbe-mediated biodegradation of low- and high-density polyethylenes
Unpretreated and thermally pretreated low- and high-density polyethylenes (LDPE and HDPE) and unpretreated starch-blended LDPE were subjected to in vitro biodegradation. In this study two marineExpand
Biofouling and stability of synthetic polymers in sea water
Commercial synthetic polymers namely Polycarbonate (PC), Low density polyethylene (LDPE), High density polyethylene (HDPE), and Polypropylene (PP) coupons were immersed for a period of 12 months (FebExpand
Biodegradation of polyethylene and polypropylene
Polyethylene and polypropylene are the two polyolefins with wide ranging applications. They are recalcitrant and hence remain inert to degradation and deterioration leading to their accumulation inExpand
Mechanism of action of natural products used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
This article provides a comprehensive review of the mode of action of most popular hypoglycemic herbs, such as ginseng, bitter melon, fenugreek, banaba, Gymnema sylvestre and Coptis chinensis, and their interaction with conventional drugs when administered simultaneously. Expand
Mannosylerythritol lipids: a review
In this review, the MEL producing microorganisms, the production conditions, their applications, their diverse structures and self-assembling properties are discussed. Expand
Internal mycobiota of marine macroalgae from the Tamilnadu coast: distribution, diversity and biotechnological potential
Algae occurring along the coast of Tamilnadu state, southern India were screened for their fungal endophyte assemblages and the endophytes produced bioactive compounds that inhibited bacteria, an alga and a fungus and produced antioxidants and insecticidal metabolites. Expand
Biofilm formation, bacterial adhesion and host response on polymeric implants--issues and prevention.
The mechanism of the formation of biofilms is discussed, and the factors that influence the bacterial adhesion and haemocompatibility are listed. Expand
Synergistic interaction of eugenol with antibiotics against Gram negative bacteria.
Reduced usage of antibiotics could be employed as a treatment strategy to slow down the onset of antibiotic resistance as well as decrease its toxicity. Expand
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