Antibacterial Activity of (+) Usnic Acid against Multi Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from Clinical Isolates

Authors

  • B. Nagaraju
  • K. Fathimunnisa
  • R. Vijayaraghavan
  • B. Sreekanth

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17407

Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab) is developing resistance to a variety of common antibiotics. and become
multidrug resistant, extreme drug resistant, and pan drug resistant pathogens, requiring the identification
of new antibiotics as well as the identification of new plant compounds capable of acting against Ab.
Recent research has revealed MDR Ab co-infections with COVID-19,, raising alarm bells. Since
its isolation, Usnic acid has been investigated for a variety of pharmacological activities, including
antioxidant, antitumor, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiprotozoal, and insecticidal. Many
Plant-derived drugs show promising activity as new antimicrobial agents against multidrug resistant
(MDR) strains. There is insufficient data to support the antibacterial activity of (+)-UA against MDR
Acinetobacter baumannii..

Author Biographies

B. Nagaraju

Fulltime PhD Scholar, Department of Research and Development, Saveetha Institute
of Medical and Technical Sciences, Thandalam  India

K. Fathimunnisa

Fulltime PhD Scholar, Department of Research and Development, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences,Thandalam, Chennai, India

R. Vijayaraghavan

Director Research, Department of Research and Development, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Thandalam, Chennai, India,

B. Sreekanth

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, A.C.S.R. Government Medical College and Hospital, Nellore, India

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Published

2021-11-02

How to Cite

B. Nagaraju, K. Fathimunnisa, R. Vijayaraghavan, & B. Sreekanth. (2021). Antibacterial Activity of (+) Usnic Acid against Multi Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from Clinical Isolates. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 11–17. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17407