Published on 7/09/2022 4:39:13 PM | Source: ANI

Researchers find hydroquinine in trees has potential to kill drug-resistant bacteria

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Researchers discovered that a naturally occurring chemical known as hydroquinine has bacterial killing potential against numerous pathogens in a recent study. Antimicrobial resistance has become one of the greatest threats to public health globally. It occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making it difficult to treat infections. Because of this, there is a pressing need for the development of new antimicrobial drugs to combat infections. A new study, published in the Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease journal, by scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Naresuan and Pibulsongkram Rajabhat Universities in Thailand, explored whether hydroquinine, which is found in the bark of some trees, could inhibit any bacterial strains. Hydroquinine is already known to be an effective agent against malaria in humans, but until now there has been little investigation into its drug-resistant properties. The findings suggest the antimicrobial properties of the organic compound make it a potential candidate for future clinical investigation.