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Potential Applications of Antimicrobial Fatty Acids in Medicine, Agriculture and Other Industries.
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PMID:  22630821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The antimicrobial effects of free fatty acids are well recognised and these compounds can prevent the growth of or directly kill bacteria, fungi and other microbes by affecting multiple cellular targets, including the cell membrane and components found therein. Moreover, fatty acids exert detrimental effects on microbial pathogens by interfering with mechanisms of virulence, such as preventing biofilm formation and inhibiting the production of toxins and enzymes. The antimicrobial properties of free fatty acids can be exploited for the preservation of perishable products, such as food and cosmetics, and for the prevention and treatment of infections. These safe natural products are particularly useful in circumstances where antimicrobial activity is required but where the use of conventional antibiotics is undesirable or forbidden. This review focuses on the most promising prospects for exploiting the antimicrobial properties of free fatty acids for applications in various industries. The benefits of using fa.
Authors:
Andrew P Desbois
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Recent patents on anti-infective drug discovery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1574-891X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101266084     Medline TA:  Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Marine Biotechnology Group, Institute of Aquaculture, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK9 4LA, UK. ad54@stir.ac.uk.
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