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Abstract

Piperine, a major plant alkaloid found in black pepper () and long pepper (), has shown potential for inhibiting the efflux pump (EP) of . In this study, a modulation assay showed that piperine could decrease the MIC of ethidium bromide (EtBr) twofold at 32 μg ml and fourfold at 64 μg ml against mc 155 ATCC 700084. A real-time, 96-well plate fluorometric method was employed to evaluate the EP inhibition ability of piperine in . Reserpine, chlorpromazine, verapamil and carbonyl cyanide -chlorophenylhydrazone were used as positive controls. Piperine significantly enhanced accumulation and decreased the efflux of EtBr in , which suggests that it has the ability to inhibit mycobacterial EPs.

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