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Antischistosomal activity from Brazilian marine algae

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Author(s):
Stein, Erika M. [1] ; Machado, Levi P. [2] ; Roffato, Henrique K. [3] ; Miyasato, Patricia A. [3] ; Nakano, Eliana [3] ; Colepicolo, Pio [4] ; Andreguetti, Daniel X. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Anal Clin & Toxicol, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Secretaria Meio Ambiente Estado Solo Paulo, Inst Bot, Nucleo Pesquisa Ficol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, Inst Butantan, Lab Parasitol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bioquim, Inst Quim, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE FARMACOGNOSIA-BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACOGNOSY; v. 25, n. 6, p. 663-667, NOV-DEC 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Abstract Schistosomiasis may be caused by six different species of the genus Schistosoma. Current treatment is based only on two drugs: oxamniquine, which is only effective against the Schistosoma mansoni species, and praziquantel, which is ineffective against young parasites. Therefore, research on new drugs and their targets for the treatment of this disease is urgently needed. In the present work, the efficacies of several seaweeds extracts against S. mansoni were tested. Worm couples were incubated with different concentration of seaweed extracts for 120 h and monitored after the first 2 h and then every 24 h to evaluate death, mobility reduction and couple detachment. The extracts of 13 different seaweed species were tested in a first trial and the active extracts were further evaluated in lower concentrations. The extracts of Gracilaria ornata and species belonging to the genera Dictyota and Laurencia showed activity at relatively low concentrations. The active extracts were analyzed by LC–MS, and possible candidates are proposed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/18564-2 - Prospecting of antioxidants, antibiotics and anticancer bioactive compounds in marine algae of the genus Chondria (Rhodophyta) and Dictyota (Phaeophyta) collected on the coast of São Paulo State
Grantee:Daniel Xavier Andreguetti
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/10155-6 - Bioprospecting for metabolites and molecular systematics of red algae Laurencia aldingensis and Laurencia sp. (Ceramiales, Rhodomelaceae)
Grantee:Erika Mattos Stein
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate