Inhibition of microbial growth by ajoene, a sulfur-containing compound derived from garlic.

@article{Naganawa1996InhibitionOM,
  title={Inhibition of microbial growth by ajoene, a sulfur-containing compound derived from garlic.},
  author={Ryuichi Naganawa and Nobuhisa Iwata and Kiyofumi Ishikawa and Hideo Fukuda and Tsuchiyoshi Fujino and Akinori Suzuki},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={4238-42}
}
Ajoene, a garlic-derived sulfur-containing compound that prevents platelet aggregation, exhibited broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Growth of gram-positive bacteria, such as Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, Mycobacterium smegmatis, and Streptomyces griseus, was inhibited at 5 micrograms of ajoene per ml. Staphylococcus aureus and Lactobacillus plantarum also were inhibited below 20 micrograms of ajoene per ml. For gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae… CONTINUE READING

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