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Bamboo shoot skin may serve as antibacterial material

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Extracts of bamboo shoot skins as well as its active compounds in the skins are potentially useful as antibacterial materials, a new study suggests.

Bamboo shoot skins could be used as antibacterials

Source: Kimberly Reinick / Fotolia

Bamboo shoot skins could be used as antibacterials

Source: Kimberly Reinick / Fotolia

Bamboo is intricately associated with human activity, and its usefulness is well known. For example, its roots and leaves have been used as medicinal products. Also, studies on the medicinal properties of bamboo leaves have shown antioxidant, anticancer, and antibiotic properties.

In a new study, Akinobu Tanaka, Kuniyoshi Shimizu, and Ryuichiro Kondo determined that the dichloromethane soluble of the methanol extract from the bamboo shoot skin inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus. The active constituents were isolated and identified as stigmasterol and dihydrobrassicasterol by NMR and mass spectrometry. These compounds inhibited the growth of S. aureus and Escherichia coli. Also, from the standpoint of structure–activity relationships, the activities of these phytosterols depend on their side chain structures. These findings indicate that the extracts of bamboo shoot skins as well as its active compounds in the skins are potentially useful as antibacterial materials.

The study appeared in "Journal of Wood Science”, April 2013, Volume 59, No. 2.

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