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Pharmaceutical biotechnological potential of filamentous fungi isolated from textile industry
BERNAL, SUZAN PRADO FERNANDES; GRITTI, MICAELA ANDREA; DOS SANTOS, VIVIANE PICCIN; OTTONI, JÚLIA RONZELLA; DE OLIVEIRA, VALÉRIA MAIA; PEICHOTO, MARIA ELISA; PASSARINI, MICHEL RODRIGO ZAMBRANO
ARCHIVES OF MICROBIOLOGY
Lugar: Berlin; Año: 2021
The need for more effective drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases as well as for general applications including wound healing and burn surgery, has guided efforts for the discovery of new compounds of medical interest. Microorganisms found in textile industrial waste have the ability to produce a variety of enzymes and/or secondary metabolites including molecules of pharmaceutical interest. The present work investigated the biotechnological potential of filamentous fungi isolated from textile industry wastewater for the production of collagenase and antimicrobial metabolites. From 28 isolates assayed, Sarocladium sp. ITF33 showed specific collagenolytic activity with values of 7.62 and 9.04 U mg−1 for the intracellular and extracellular fractions, respectively. The isolate Penicillium sp. ITF28 showed the best antimicrobial activity, reaching MIC ranging from 1.0 to 0.0625 mg mL−1 against five pathogenic bacteria. Molecular analyzes suggest that the isolate Sarocladium sp. ITF 33 can be considered a species not yet described. The results of the present work encourage studies of characterization and purification of the enzymes and secondary metabolites produced by the isolates found aiming future applications in the medical and pharmaceutical fields.