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Antimicrobial potential of 27 plants consumed by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus Blumenbach) in Ivory Coast

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2015
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Title
Antimicrobial potential of 27 plants consumed by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus Blumenbach) in Ivory Coast
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12906-015-0918-7
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Angora Rémi Constant Ahoua, Amoin Georgette Konan, Bassirou Bonfoh, Mamidou Witabouna Koné

Abstract

Due to their genetic proximity, chimpanzees share with human several diseases including bacterial, fungal and viral infections, such as candidiasis, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), Ebola virus disease. However, in its natural environment, chimpanzees are tolerant to several pathogens including simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), virus related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that contribute to the emergence of opportunistic diseases such as microbial infections. Twenty seven species of plants consumed by chimpanzees were evaluated for their antimicrobial potential against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Candida glabrata using the agar diffusion technique and micro-dilution in 96-well plates. In total 132 extracts (33 dichloromethane, 33 methanol, 33 ethyl acetate and 33 aqueous) were tested. The results showed that 24 extracts (18 %) showed activity against bacteria and 6 extracts (5 %) were active against yeasts. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) values of active extracts ranged between 23 and 750 μg/ml for bacteria and between 188 and 1500 μg/ml for yeasts. Tristemma coronatum was the most promising on the studied microorganisms followed by Beilschmiedia mannii. The extracts of the two plants indicated by chimpanzees have potential for antimicrobial use in human.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 24%
Researcher 3 14%
Librarian 3 14%
Student > Master 2 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Other 6 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 10%
Other 5 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2018.
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#832,680
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Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#176
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#25,328
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#14
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