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The effect of Coptidis rhizoma, Chinese Galls and Phytoncide in Malassezia furfur
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  • Journal title : Journal of Life Science
  • Volume 25, Issue 7,  2015, pp.748-756
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Life Science
  • DOI : 10.5352/JLS.2015.25.7.748
 Title & Authors
The effect of Coptidis rhizoma, Chinese Galls and Phytoncide in Malassezia furfur
Kim, Joung-Hee; Kwack, Seung Jun; Cho, Yong-Kwon; Kim, Byung-Kwan; Kim, Jong Guk; Lee, Eunkyung; Cho, Hye-Kyung; Kim, Keuk-Jun;
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The report explores the possibility that the single extract of natural substances and the mixture of single extracts of natural substances create a synergy effect to increase the antimicrobial activity. It also compares the previous researches to find out if the natural medicinal herbs’ extract has antimicrobial activity on dandruff causative organism, Malassezia furfur. For the experiment on the mixture of single extracts of natural substances, the results are like following: 1. Staphylococcus aures’s antibacterial activity is resistant to mixture of three natural substances. 2. Escherichia coil’s antibacterial activity is resistant to mixture with Coptidis rhizoma. 3. Candida albicans’ antifungal activity is resistant to mixture with Chinese galls, which means the different results may be expected when tested with each germ. 4. On the other hand, Malassezia furfur has no antifungal activity on the single extract of natural substances and shows weak antifungal activity, whose diameter is 3.20 mm when tested with the mixture of 50% of Coptidis rhizoma and 50% of Phytoncide. The result is totally different from the one on the same eumycetes, C. albicans. That is because M. furfur has more lipophilic chemicaled cell walls than C. albicans does and it also consists of lamella layer, inner plasma membrane and intermediate multiple layers.
Antimicrobial activities;Coptidis rhizoma;Chinese galls;dandruff;Malassezia furfur;
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