Propionibacterium acnes

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Pro·pi·on·i·bac·te·ri·um ac·'nes

a species of bacteria commonly found in acne pustules, although it occurs in other types of lesions in humans and even as a saprophyte in the intestine, skin, hair follicles, and in sewage.

Propionibacterium acnes

A gram-positive bacillus that may be part of the normal skin flora, but can also be pathogenic in acne, wounds, and infected prosthetic devices. It was formerly called Corynebacterium acnes.


gram-positive pleomorphic rods which are common skin residents, found also in dairy products and the alimentary tract.

Propionibacterium acnes
activates macrophages, increases proliferation of lymphoblasts, and stimulates resistance to bacterial infection. Used as a bacterial immunostimulant.
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Biofilm formation by Propionibacterium acnes on biomaterials in vitro and in vivo; impact on diagnosis and treatment.
The most common organisms in the hospital sepsis cohort Organism n Escherichia coli 3 Alpha streptococci 3 Beta hemolytic streptococci 3 Staphylococcus aureus 2 Coagulase-negative staphylococci 2 Bacteroides fragilis 1 Proteus mirabilis 1 Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae 1 Enterococcus faecalis 1 Propionibacterium acnes 1 Capnocytophaga canimorsus 1
Eradication of Propionibacterium acnes biofilms by plant extracts and putative identification of icariin, resveratrol and salidroside as active compounds.
The virus, called a phage, is naturally built to target and kill bacteria that cause acne - Propionibacterium acnes, BBC health reported.
Recent advances in the better understanding of how organisms behave and of microbiological techniques such as sonification of the biofilm around the implant and prolonged culture have produced numerous reports showing that in cases labelled aseptic loosening, organisms of low virulence such as Propionibacterium acnes (a skin commensal) can be identified in up to 72% of cases.
First, anaerobic contaminants are rare in blood cultures and generally involve Propionibacterium acnes.
The potential use of Echinacea in acne: control of Propionibacterium acnes growth and inflammation.
Sebocytes express functional cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides and can act to kill Propionibacterium acnes
Ethanol in combination with cPA exerts a synergistic bactericidal activity against gram-negative pathogenic bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Propionibacterium acnes, Escherichia coli, and several methacillinresistant strains of S.
3-4) Tea tree oil has been shown to inhibit or kill many detrimental micro-organisms such as Eschericia coli, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Propionibacterium acnes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pyogenes, detrimental fungi on the skin, Candida albicans, Pityrosporum ovale, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, detrimental protozoa, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1-2.
PYN6 has also shown significant activity against the Propionibacterium acnes organism that causes acne.