Gildea, L.; Ayariga, J.; Xu, J.; Villafane, R.; Boakai, R.; Samuel-Foo, M.; Ajayi, O. Cannabis sativa CBD Extract Exhibits Synergy with Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics against Salmonella typhimurium. Preprints2022, 2022090143. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202209.0143.v1
Gildea, L., Ayariga, J., Xu, J., Villafane, R., Boakai, R., Samuel-Foo, M., & Ajayi, O. (2022). <em>Cannabis sativa</em> CBD Extract Exhibits Synergy with Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics against <em>Salmonella typhimurium</em>. Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202209.0143.v1
Gildea, L., Michelle Samuel-Foo and Olufemi Ajayi. 2022 "<em>Cannabis sativa</em> CBD Extract Exhibits Synergy with Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics against <em>Salmonella typhimurium</em>" Preprints. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202209.0143.v1
New generation antibiotics are needed to combat the development of resistance to antimicrobials. One of the most promising new classes of antibiotics is cannabidiol (CBD). It is a non-toxic and low-resistance chemical that can be used to treat bacterial infections. The antibacterial activity of Cannabis sativa L. byproducts, specifically CBD, has been of growing interest in the field of novel therapeutics. As research continues to define and characterize the antibacterial activity that CBD possesses against a wide variety of bacterial species it is important to examine potential interaction between CBD and common therapeutics such as broad-spectrum antibiotics. Here, we show that CBD-antibiotic co-therapy can effectively fight S. typhimurium via membrane integrity disruption. This research serves to examine the potential synergy between CBD and three broad-spectrum antibiotics for potential antibiotic-CBD co-therapy. In this study, we reveal that Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium) growth is inhibited at very low dosages of CBD-antibiotic. This interesting finding demonstrates that CBD and CBD-antibiotic co-therapies are viable novel alternatives to combating Salmonella typhimurium.
Biology and Life Sciences, Immunology and Microbiology
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