Cytotoxic and antimicrobial screening of selected terpenoids from Asteraceae species.

@article{Villarreal1994CytotoxicAA,
  title={Cytotoxic and antimicrobial screening of selected terpenoids from Asteraceae species.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Luisa Villarreal and Laura E. Alvarez and David Alonso and V{\'i}ctor Navarro and Patr{\'i}cia K Garcia and Guillermo D{\'i}az Delgado},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={25-9}
}
Twelve pure compounds originally obtained through a systematic chemotaxonomical study with Mexican plants of the Asteraceae, were subjected to a cytotoxic and in vitro antimicrobial screening. Three different cell lines in culture (KB, KB-VI and P388) were used in the cytotoxicity assay, while antimicrobial activity was tested against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as Candida albicans. Of the twelve terpenoids tested, only taraxasterol showed antimicrobial activity against… CONTINUE READING

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