Potential applications of violacein: a microbial pigment

Potential applications of violacein: a microbial pigment

Author Duran, Marcela Google Scholar
Ponezi, Alexandre N. Google Scholar
Faljoni-Alario, Adelaide Google Scholar
Teixeira, Maria F. S. Google Scholar
Justo, Giselle Z. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Duran, Nelson Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Univ Fed Amazonas UFAM
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Violacein is a versatile pigment from a bacterium Chromobacterium violaceum that exhibits several biological activities and, at present, has gained increasing importance in industrial markets, such as in medicine, cosmetics, and textiles. in this mini-review, we aimed to describe violacein production and to explore its various biological properties in a pharmacological context, including its antioxidant, immunomodulatory, antitumoral, and antiparasitic activities. in addition, its use in the fields of cosmetics, textiles, food, toys, and insecticides has emerged as unusual potential areas of application to be discussed here.
Keywords Violacein
Chromobacterium violaceum
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Grant number FAPESP: 08/51116-0
CNPq: 55040/01-03
CNPq: 555163/05-9
Date 2012-07-01
Published in Medicinal Chemistry Research. Cambridge: Birkhauser Boston Inc, v. 21, n. 7, p. 1524-1532, 2012.
ISSN 1054-2523 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Birkhauser Boston Inc
Extent 1524-1532
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00044-011-9654-9
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000304463600065
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35038

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