Synergistic antibacterial activity between penicillenols and antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Shuihong Li, Qianqian Mou, Xinya Xu, Shuhua Qi, Polly H.M. Leung

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Penicillenol A2 (isolated from deep-sea fungus Penicillium biourgeianum DFFSCS023) has good antibacterial activity against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics it could significantly decrease methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) survival, which provides a novel treatment consideration for MRSA-caused infections.

Original languageEnglish
Article number172466
JournalRoyal Society Open Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018


  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Penicillenols
  • Synergistic antibacterial activity

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  • General

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