In vitro medicinal potentials of Bryum capillare, a moss sample, from Turkey


SAUDI JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.28, no.1, pp.478-483, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sjbs.2020.10.031
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.478-483
  • Keywords: Antimicrobial, Antibiofilm, Antioxidant, Antigenotoxic, Anticancer activities, Bryum capillare, RADICAL SCAVENGING ACTIVITIES, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, METHANOL EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANT, CELLS, BIOFILM, DEATH, HEDW
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In this study was conducted the in vitro antimicrobial, antibiofilm, antioxidant, antigenotoxic and anticancer activities investigations on the moss Bryum capillare Hedw (BC). Antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity were tested by MIC and microplate biofilm methods on antibiotic resistant bacteria. While the antioxidant activity of the extract was evaluated by DPPH, metal chelating, plasma lipid peroxidation and total phenolic content, the antigenotoxicity and cytotoxicity were established by Comet test and the WST-1 Cell proliferation assay kit respectively. The MIC values were found to be >= 125 mu g.mL(-1) and a biofilm inhibition of 3-5% against only S. epidermidis was observed. Total phenolic compounds were determined as 23.26 mg/g. The results of DPPH assay, chelating and plasma lipid peroxidation activity were found to be 15%, 3% and 4% respectively. The extract was observed to decrease the affect of H2O2 that cause DNA damage. The BC was also determined 60 +/- 5% anticancer activity against SKBR 3 and 76 +/- 5% anticancer activity against HeLa cells, where this concentration had only 18 +/- 5% cytotoxicity against MCF-12A cells. Also, these results have indicated the potential of Bryum capillare for the first time in novel natural compounds search. (C) 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of King Saud University.