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Antimicrobial effect of seaweeds against oral-borne pathogens: a review

Zamimi, Nurul Najwa and Ab. Halim, Noorhazayti and Md Mustafa, Md Muziman Syah and Darnis, Deny Susanti and Che Musa, Muhd Firdaus and Yusof, Firdaus (2020) Antimicrobial effect of seaweeds against oral-borne pathogens: a review. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 1049-1056. E-ISSN 2600-8491

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Abstract

Dental caries is known as the most common and preventable dental disease. This multifactorial disease has been found to be a major concern worldwide. This dental caries has been proved to be caused by the presence of oral pathogen. Seaweeds show many health-promoting effects, including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-cancer properties. The versatility of the seaweed has attracted many researchers to use seaweed extracts as alternative treatment against multiple diseases. However, little attention has been paid to the application of antimicrobial properties of seaweed against oral pathogenic microorganisms. The substances isolated from red, brown and green seaweeds showing potent antimicrobial activity are polysaccharides, phlorotannins, pigments, fatty acids, lectins, terpenoids, alkaloids and halogenated compounds. Current research is shifting into fully grasping the antimicrobial potential of seaweeds against oral microbes that cause dental caries or periodontal disease. Hence, this mini-review will highlight the antimicrobial properties of three types of seaweed species (red, brown, and green) against selected oral pathogenic microorganisms.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5869/79024
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibacterial; anticariogenic; antimicrobial; seaweed
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics & Dental Public Health
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Md Muziman Syah Md Mustafa
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2020 02:13
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2020 23:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79024

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