Anticandidal cytotoxicity, antitumor activities, and purified cell wall modulation by novel Schiff base ligand and its metal (II) complexes against some pathogenic yeasts.

Citation:
Geweely, N. S., "Anticandidal cytotoxicity, antitumor activities, and purified cell wall modulation by novel Schiff base ligand and its metal (II) complexes against some pathogenic yeasts.", Archives of microbiology, vol. 191, issue 9, pp. 687-95, 2009 Sep.

Abstract:

The preparation of metal (II) complexes [CoCl(2).6H(2)O, Ni(CH(3)COO)(2).4H(2)O, Cu(CH(3)COO)(2).2H(2)O, and Zn (CH3COO)(2) .2H(2)O] with 2[N-(cinnamlidene) amino]-5-nitro phenol as a novel ligands and their biological evaluation against candida species was studied. The inhibitory effects of the tested metal complexes were tested against six pathogenic yeasts (Candida albicans, C. fructus, C. glabrata, C. oleophila, C. parapsilosis, and C. tropicalis). The effect of the most efficient metal complex (Zn(II) complex) was more pronounced at 1.25 microg/ml, while Ni(II) complex was exhibited the least suppressive effect. Co(II) and Zn(II) complexes act as potential antitumor agents, while Zn(II) complex has shown promising cytotoxic activity with slow candidal respiration rate. Addition of Zn(II) complex leading to suppression of cell wall components in all candidal cells accompanied with leaking out of amino acids. Purification of the cell wall mannoprotein of C. glabrata treated with Zn(II) complex was established, resulting one pure fissured protein peak. Cell wall protein modulation was showed by appearance of two new protein bands with molecular weights of 72 and 39 KDa in C. glabrata cells treated with Zn(II) complex compared with one pure protein band 55.6 KDa in the non treated yeast cell.

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