Anti parasite natural. Hasonló termékek
Description Summary: Over the past 20 years, gastrointestinal infections in developing countries have been a serious health problem and are the second leading cause of morbidity among all age groups. Among pathogenic protozoans that cause diarrheal disease, the parasite produces amebic colitis as well as the most frequent extra-intestinal lesion, an amebic liver abscess ALA.
Usually, intestinal amebiasis and ALA are treated with synthetic chemical compounds iodoquinol, paromomycin, diloxanide furoate, and nitroimidazoles.
Metronidazole is the most common treatment for amebiasis. Although the efficacy of nitroimidazoles in killing amebas is known, the potential resistance of to this treatment is a concern.
In addition, controversial studies have reported that metronidazole could induce mutagenic effects and cerebral toxicity. Therefore, natural and safe alternative drugs against this parasite are needed. Flavonoids are natural polyphenolic compounds.
Flavonoids depend on malonyl-CoA and phenylalanine to be synthesized. Several flavonoids have anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties.
Since the s, several works have focused on the identification and purification of different flavonoids with amebicidal effects, such as, - - epicatechin, kaempferol, anti parasite natural quercetin. Interestingly, it was found that these natural compounds can induce morphological changes in the amebas, such as chromatin condensation and cytoskeletal protein re-organization, as well as the upregulation and downregulation of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase, glyceraldehyde-phosphate dehydrogenase, and pyruvate: ferredoxin oxidoreductase enzymes of the glycolytic pathway.
Although the specific molecular targets, bioavailability, route of administration, and doses of some of these natural compounds need to be determined, flavonoids represent a very promising and innocuous strategy that should be considered for use against in the era of microbial drug resistance.