Effects on Other Microorganisms

  • María Victoria CastelliEmail author
  • Silvia Noelí LópezEmail author


Sesquiterpene lactones (STLs) are natural and semisynthetic compounds displaying interesting biological activities, including antiprotozoal, anti-inflammatory, and cytotoxic among the most studied. Some compounds belonging to this group have recently been described as promising antimicrobial hits. In this chapter, the antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties will be discussed, taking into account their basic chemical scaffolds.


Sesquiterpene lactones Antimicrobial Antifungal Antibacterial Antiviral 



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Deoxyribonucleic acid


Half maximal effective concentration


Hepatitis B e antigen


Hepatitis B virus surface antigen


Hepatitis B virus


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Farmacognosia – Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas – CONICET – Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Suipacha 531(S2002LRK) - RosarioArgentina

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