Bacterial pigments: The bioactivities and as an alternative for therapeutic applications

Azman, Adzzie Shazleen and Mawang, Christina Injan and AbuBakar, Sazaly (2018) Bacterial pigments: The bioactivities and as an alternative for therapeutic applications. Natural Product Communications, 13 (12). pp. 1747-1754. ISSN 1934-578X,

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Synthetic pigments have been widely used in various applications since the 1980s. However, the hyperallergenicity or carcinogenicity effects of synthetic dyes have led to the increased research on natural pigments. Among the natural resources, bacterial pigments are a good alternative to synthetic pigments because of their significant properties. Bacterial pigments are also one of the emerging fields of research since it offers promising opportunities for different applications. Besides its use as safe coloring agents in the cosmetic and food industry, bacterial pigments also possess biological properties such as antimicrobial, antiviral, antioxidant and anticancer activities. This review article highlights the various types of bacterial pigments, the latest studies on the discovery of bacterial pigments and the therapeutic insights of these bacterial pigments which hopefully provides useful information, guidance and improvement in future study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacteria; Pigments; Bacterial pigments; Antimicrobial; Antiviral; Antioxidant; Anticancer; Antimalarial
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 01:58
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 05:53

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