Antimicrobial Mechanism of Hydroquinone

  title={Antimicrobial Mechanism of Hydroquinone},
  author={Changyang Ma and Nan He and Yingying Zhao and Dandan Xia and Jinfeng Wei and Wenyi Kang},
  journal={Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology},
With growing concern about the possible risks and side effects of antibiotic drugs, more and more natural products with antibacterial activity are studied as the substitutes. In this paper, the antibacterial activity of hydroquinone and arbutin in Ainsliaea bonatii was investigated, which both displayed relatively strong antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (SA), methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), and extended spectrum β-lactamase S. aureus (ESBL-SA). The antibacterial… 
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