Isolation and characterization of 2-hydroxy-9,10-anthraquinone from Streptomyces olivochromogenes (ERINLG-261) with antimicrobial and antiproliferative properties

Chandrasekar Balachandran, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Yuvaraj Arun, Balachandran Sangeetha, Nobuhiko Emi, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Yoko Inaguma, Akinao Okamoto, Paramasivan T. Perumal

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Currently Streptomyces is one of the most important antibiotic producing microorganisms against several diseases. In the present study Streptomyces olivochromogenes ERINLG-261 was isolated from the soil samples of the Mudumalai hills, Western Ghats, India. Morphological, physiological, biochemical and 16S rRNA studies strongly suggested that this isolate belonged to the genus Streptomyces. ERINLG-261 showed good antimicrobial activity against different bacteria and fungi in Micromonospora fermentation medium. The active ethyl acetate extract was packed in column chromatography over silica gel which led to the isolation of 2-hydroxy-9,10-anthraquinone as the active principle. The isolated compound showed good antimicrobial activity against tested bacteria and fungi in minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) studies. The compound showed moderatein vitro antiproliferative activity against A549 and COLO320 cells. The compound was subjected to molecular docking studies for the inhibition of Topoisomerase, TtgR and Beta-lactamase enzymes which are targets for antimicrobials. Docking results of the compound showed low docking energy with these enzymes indicating its usefulness as antimicrobial agent. This is the first report of antimicrobial and antiproliferative activity of 2-hydroxy-9,10-anthraquinone isolated from Streptomyces olivochromogenes along with molecular docking studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-295
Number of pages11
JournalBrazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2016


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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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