Photokilling of bacteria by the natural dye curcumin

  title={Photokilling of bacteria by the natural dye curcumin},
  author={Thomas A. Dahl and William M. McGowan and Mark Shand and V. S. Srinivasan},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
Curcumin is a yellow-orange compound derived from the root of Curcuma longa (Zingiberaceae family), that has been used as a medicine, spice and coloring agent. Curcumin has proved nontoxic in a number of cell culture and whole animal studies. Curcumin has, however, been reported to have bactericidal effects at very high concentrations. When illuminated, curcumin exerted potent phototoxic effects in micromolar amounts. Gram-negative bacteria displayed greater resistance to curcumin phototoxicity… CONTINUE READING
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