Photoinactivation of Stahpylococcus epidermidis biofilms and suspensions by the hydrophobic photosensitizer curcumin- effect of selected nanocarrier Studies of curcumin and curcuminoides XLVII -

Solubilization and stabilization from rapid degradation by the use of nanocarriers are necessary to exploit curcumin’s phototoxic potential towards pathogenic bacteria.

Sealing ability of mineral trioxide aggregate, glass ionomer cement and composite resin when repairing large furcal perforations. -

Evaluating the sealing ability of different repair materials and the pathway of bacterial penetration after closure of large pulp chamber floor perforations.

Photokilling of bacteria by curcumin in selected polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400) preparations. Studies on curcumin and curcuminoids, XLI. -

Curcumin, bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione, is a yellow-orange pigment which can be synthesised chemically or isolated from the plant Curcuma longa L. Curcumin has a rather broad absorption peak in the range 300-500 nm (maximum approximately 430 nm) and has potential as a photosensitiser for treatment of localised superficial infections in e.g., the mouth or skin.

Survival of Enterococcus faecalis in infected dentinal tubules after root canal filling with different root canal sealers in vitro. -

The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of different endodontic sealers and calcium hydroxide to kill bacteria in experimentally infected dentinal tubules.