Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia
versión impresa ISSN 0102-695X
MIRANDA, Roqueline R. S. de et al. Evaluation of antibacterial activity of "Mangabarana" Austroplenckia populnea Reissek (Celastraceae). Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.2a, pp. 370-375. ISSN 0102-695X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X2009000300006.
Austroplenckia populnea (Mangabarana) is popularly used by people from Minas Gerais, Brazil for dysenteries diseases treatment. Antitumor and antiulcer activities were also attributed to this plant. Extracts obtained using solvents of different polarities and pentacyclic triterpenes (PCTTs) isolated from these extracts through phytochemical methods were submitted to antibacterial assays. The results showed the existence of this activity and open perspectives for news studies with other organic compounds isolated from this plant.
Palabras llave : Austroplenckia populnea; Celastraceae; antibacterial activity; pentacyclic triterpenes.