Journal of Advanced Pharmacy Education & Research
 
 
Year : 2014   |  Volume : 4   |  Issue : 2   |  Page : 200-205  

In vitro antifungal activity of Artabotrys crassifolius Hook.f. & Thomson against clinical isolates of Candida species

Kok Kwan Tan, Teng Jin Khoo, Christophe Wiart

Correspondence Address:School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-4040.197331

Abstract  

The aim of the current study was to examine the antifungal activities of crude extracts of Artabotrys crassifolius on the growth of clinical isolates. The leaves and barks of Artabotrys crassifolius were extracted sequentially with hexane, chloroform and ethanol. The corresponding crude extracts obtained were then subjected to Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion assay. Among the extracts tested, hexane extract of barks demonstrated prominent inhibitory activity which warrants further isolation and characterisation of the bioactive compounds present in the respective extracts.

Keywords: Antifungal, Artabotrys crassifolius, Candida

How to cite this article:
: Kok Kwan Tan*, Teng Jin

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