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natamycin

 [nat″ah-mi´sin]
a polyene antibiotic used in topical treatment of fungal keratitis, blepharitis, and conjunctivitis.

pi·mar·i·cin

(pi-mar'i-sin),
An antifungal antibiotic for topical use, produced by Streptomyces natalensis; effective against Aspergillus, Candida, and Mucor species.
Synonym(s): natamycin

natamycin

/nat·a·my·cin/ (nat″ah-mi´sin) a polyene antibiotic used in topical treatment of fungal keratitis, blepharitis, and conjunctivitis.

natamycin

[nat′ämi′sin]
a polyene antibiotic used in topical treatment of fungal keratitis, blepharitis, and conjunctivitis.

antifungal agent 

Any substance which destroys or prevents the growth of fungi. It is one of the antibiotic groups. There are several classes of antifungal drugs: Polyenes, which cause an increase in fungal cell wall permeability leading to its death. Examples: amphotericin B, natamycin, nystatin. Azoles, which act either by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a component of fungal cell wall or by causing direct wall damage. Examples: clotrimazole, econazole, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole. Pyrimidines, which interfere with the normal function of fungal cells. Example: flucytosine. Syn antimycotic agent.

natamycin

a polyene antibiotic used in topical treatment of fungal infections of the skin, eye and nasal cavity.
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Over the accelerated study, the hummus samples containing natamycin had lower yeast and mold counts compared to all other preservative treatments when acidified with citric or citric-acetic acid.
Many of the dairy producers interviewed by Executive sympathized with Khoury Dairy, especially when they considered the underhand competition it supposedly faces, with the LBCI show only running adverts for a dairy not singled out for Natamycin or sorbic acids.
In our previous work, we reported the combination of sorbic acid, methylparaben and natamycin prevented the growth of Aspergillus sp.
The whole dairy sector suffered significant losses as a result of the Dairy Khoury scandal, and even factories that were not accused of violating standards lost sales in the weeks after the natamycin story broke.
The quantity of Natamycin found in Zita Dairies Industry products was significantly lower than that detected in previous tests (2,507mg/kg of Natamycin E235 was detected on August 5).
Our research found that unfortunately retail lighting and the type of packaging that's currently used don't protect the cheese from molding, because they allow the natamycin to be destroyed," Marcy explains.
In these patients, I have achieved good results with natamycin.
The amendments seeking to ban nisin (additive more commonly known by the code number E 234, which is used in semolina and tapioca cakes and in matured hard cheeses, such as mascarpone from Italy) and natamycin (E235 used for the surface treatment of hard cheeses and dried and other sausages) were rejected by the Parliamentary Committee.
8, to provide for the safe use of natamycin on cheese.
2] Numerous studies have evaluated different treatment regimens for vaginal candidiasis, and boric acid, nystatin, natamycin, and a range of different imidazole derivatives have all proved effective in the eradication of Candida.
Part 4 Improving the quality of particular in-pack processed products: Use of the natural food preservatives, nisin and natamycin, to reduce detrimental thermal impact on product quality