Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 261–272 | Cite as

Resveratrol, pterostilbene, and baicalein: plant-derived anti-biofilm agents

  • Irena Kolouchová
  • Olga Maťátková
  • Martina Paldrychová
  • Zdeněk Kodeš
  • Eva Kvasničková
  • Karel Sigler
  • Alena Čejková
  • Jan Šmidrkal
  • Kateřina Demnerová
  • Jan Masák
Original Article


Microbial adhesion to surfaces and the subsequent biofilm formation may result in contamination in food industry and in healthcare-associated infections and may significantly affect postoperative care. Some plants produce substances with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that are able to inhibit the growth of food-borne pathogens. The aim of our study was to evaluate antimicrobial and anti-biofilm effect of baicalein, resveratrol, and pterostilbene on Candida albicans, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli. We determined the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC), the minimum adhesion inhibitory concentration (MAIC), and the minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) by crystal violet and XTT determination. Resveratrol and pterostilbene have been shown to inhibit the formation of biofilms as well as to disrupt preformed biofilms. Our results suggest that resveratrol and pterostilbene appear potentially very useful to control and inhibit biofilm contaminations by Candida albicans, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Escherichia coli in the food industry.


Baicalein Resveratrol Pterostilbene Adhesion Eradication Biofilm 



This work was supported by the Czech Science Foundation (GA CR) [grant number 17-15936S] and the “Operational Programme Prague – Competitiveness” (CZ.2.16/3.1.00/24503) and the “National Program of Sustainability I”—NPU I (LO1601 - No.: MSMT-43760/2015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irena Kolouchová
    • 1
  • Olga Maťátková
    • 1
  • Martina Paldrychová
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Kodeš
    • 1
  • Eva Kvasničková
    • 1
  • Karel Sigler
    • 2
  • Alena Čejková
    • 1
  • Jan Šmidrkal
    • 3
  • Kateřina Demnerová
    • 4
  • Jan Masák
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of Chemistry and TechnologyPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Microbiology, CASPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Diary, Fat and Cosmetic ScienceUniversity of Chemistry and TechnologyPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Department of Biochemistry and MicrobiologyUniversity of Chemistry and TechnologyPragueCzech Republic

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