Antimicrobial Activity of Metal Cystine Complexes
AbstractMetal cystine complexes of nickel(II), mercury(II) and cadmium(II) have been synthesized and their antimicrobial activities have been evaluated. It is found that mercury(II) cystine and cadmium(II) cystine complexes have pronounced antibacterial and antifungal activities. On the other hand nickel(II) cystine shows moderate activities. The LC50 values of nickel(II) cystine, mercury(II) cystine and cadmium(II) cystine are found to be 5.2, 8.0 and 7.2 ?g ml-1, respectively. These values were obtained from cytotoxic studies indicating that they are biologically active compounds. Key words: Antimicrobial activity, Cytotoxic activity; Metal amino acid complexes. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. Vol.5(1-2) 2006 The full text is of this article is available at the Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. website
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