Antimicrobial Activity of Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) Produced Proanthocyanidin (PAC) on the Growth and Adhesion Properties of Staphylococcus aureus

@article{Hui2004AntimicrobialAO,
  title={Antimicrobial Activity of Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) Produced Proanthocyanidin (PAC) on the Growth and Adhesion Properties of Staphylococcus aureus},
  author={Jonathan Y. H. Hui and Jon K. T. Choy and Sid P. Suwandaratne and J. Shervill and B. Gan and J. Howard and G. Reid},
  journal={Journal of Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={29-33}
}
Cranberries have long been used by lay people to relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections. Recent research has determined that the component of cranberry called proanthocyanidin (PAC) is the primary mechanism for inhibiting P-fimbriated E.coli adhesion to uroepithelial cells in vitro. A series of experiments were performed to determine the effects of PAC on growth and adhesion of uropathogenic E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus to urinary catheter material. The results showed that PAC… Expand