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dc.contributor.authorDesbois, Andrew P-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T23:23:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/11472-
dc.description.abstractThe 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 fatty acids as antimicrobial agents are discussed and relevant recent patents are highlighted.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherBentham Science Publishers-
dc.relationDesbois AP (2012) Potential applications of antimicrobial fatty acids in medicine, agriculture and other industries, Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery, 7 (2), pp. 111-122.-
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dc.subjectAntibacterialen_UK
dc.subjectAntifungalen_UK
dc.subjectDecolonisationen_UK
dc.subjectDisinfectanten_UK
dc.subjectGrowth promoteren_UK
dc.subjectLauric aciden_UK
dc.subjectMastitisen_UK
dc.subjectWound therapyen_UK
dc.titlePotential applications of antimicrobial fatty acids in medicine, agriculture and other industriesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2174/157489112801619728-
dc.identifier.pmid22630821-
dc.citation.jtitleRecent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery-
dc.citation.issn1574-891X-
dc.citation.volume7-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage111-
dc.citation.epage122-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailad54@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationAquaculture-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
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