Methylglyoxal: A new weapon against staphylococcal wound infections?

Marco Fidaleo, Antonio Zuorro, Roberto Lavecchia

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Methylglyoxal (MG), a phytochemical present in some New Zealand honeys, was found to possess bactericidal activity against S. aureus and a methicillin-resistant strain of S. epidermidis. The MIC and MBC values were 1.05 and 2.11 mM, respectively. Inclusion of MG in a hydrogel resulted in an active and stable preparation suitable for treating wound or burn infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-323
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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