Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 535–547

Chromobacterium violaceum and its important metabolites — review

  • M. Durán
  • A. Faljoni-Alario
  • N. Durán
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s12223-010-0088-4

Cite this article as:
Durán, M., Faljoni-Alario, A. & Durán, N. Folia Microbiol (2010) 55: 535. doi:10.1007/s12223-010-0088-4

Abstract

C. violaceum appeared as important bacterium in different applications and mainly these aspects are related to the production of violacein. This review discusses the last reports on biosynthetic pathways, production, genetic aspects, biological activities, pathological effects, antipathogenic screening through quorum sensing, environmental effects and the products of C. violaceum with industrial interest. An important discussion is on biological applications in medicine and as industrial products such as textile and in cosmetics.

Abbreviations

CRC

colorectal cancer

FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services

5-FU

5-fluorouracil

QS

quorum sensing

VIO

violacein

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© Institute of Microbiology, v.v.i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Durán
    • 1
  • A. Faljoni-Alario
    • 2
  • N. Durán
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Biological Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of ChemistryUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinas, SP.Brazil
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Biophysic, Center of Natural and Human SciencesUniversidade Federal do ABCSanto André, SP.Brazil

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