Bacteria-resistant compound found on trees

(ORDO NEWS) — Thai scientists from the University of Portsmouth, as well as the universities of Naresuan and Pibulsongram Rajabhat, have found an organic compound with bacterial resistance to certain microorganisms.

The findings of the work are described in an article published in the journal Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease.

The substance hydroquinine, found in the bark of trees, is often used as a cure for malaria, but its antibacterial properties have never been studied.

The specialists decided to conduct a series of experiments, as a result of which it turned out that the compound could be effective against a number of resistant microorganisms, including the common bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pseudomonas aeruginosa).

At the moment, experts emphasize the need for further research on the properties of hydroquinine, as well as the identification of its molecular targets.


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