Susceptibility of helicobacter pylori to antimicrobial agents: Effect of sulglycotide

J. Piotrowski, V. L.N. Murty, A. Slomiany, B. L. Slomiany

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H. pylori is regarded as a primary etiologic factor in gastric disease and the therapies now include a combination of antimicrobial agents with antiulcer drugs. Here, the effect of a new gastroprotective agent, sulglycotide, on the in vitro anti-H. pylori activity of metronidazole, erythromycin, tetracycline, and amoxycillin was assessed. The assays in the absence of sulglycotide gave MIC value 0.10mg/L for erythromycin, 0.12mg/L for amoxycillin, 0.15mg/L for tetracycline and 14mg/L for metronidazole, while sulglycotide alone gave MIC value of 20mg/L. The sulglycotide at its optimal dose (5mg/L) evoked a 4-fold enhancement in the MIC of amoxycillin, 5-fold in tetracycline, and 8.3-fold in erythromycin, while the MIC of metronidazole improved 3.5-fold at 10mg/L sulglycotide. The results point towards the advantage of combination therapy of sulglycotide and antibiotics for X. pylori eradication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-472
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemistry and Molecular Biology International
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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