Antimicrobial and antifungal activities of three new triterpenoid glycosides

Kirmizigul S. , ANIL H., Ucar F. B. , AKDEMIR K.

PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, vol.10, no.3, pp.274-276, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-276


The antimicrobial and antifungal activities of the MeOH extract of the flowers of Cephalaria transsylvanica and three triterpenic acid glycosides, transsylvanoside A-C from the flowers of the plant were assayed using an agar-disc diffusion method. The results showed that both the MeOH extract and the glycosides possess antimicrobial and antifungal activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Corynebacterium xerosis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida utilis, Kluyveromyces fragilis, Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus flavus respectively.