Biosurfactants represent a group of emerging surface-active molecules, which have numerous cosmetic, biomedical and pharmaceutical application potentials with inherent antimicrobial (bacterial, fungal and viral) properties and the ability to act as antiadhesive on surfaces and as disruptive and dispersant molecules in biofilm structures. Their uses, either on their own or as adjuvants to other antimicrobial or chemotherapeutic agents, may represent a possible way to forward in tackling infections, biofilms formation and microbial proliferation in the future. In addition, recent findigs on BSs’ abilities to act as anticancer, immunomodulating, wound healing and drug delivery agents has increased the interest of researcher to investigate BSs for above mentioned activities.
|Title of host publication||Microbial Biosurfactants and their Environmental and Industrial Applications|
|Editors||Rengathavasi Thavasi, Ibrahim Banat|
|Number of pages||288|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Dec 2018|