Biosurfactants: potential applications in medicine

L Rodrigues, Ibrahim Banat, J Teixeira, R Oliveira

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Abstract

The use and potential commercial application of biosurfactants in the medical field has increased during the past decade. Their antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities make them relevant molecules for applications in combating many diseases and as therapeutic agents. In addition, their role as anti-adhesive agents against several pathogens indicates their utility as suitable anti-adhesive coating agents for medical insertional materials leading to a reduction in a large number of hospital infections without the use of synthetic drugs and chemicals. This review looks at medicinal and therapeutic perspectives on biosurfactant applications.
LanguageEnglish
Pages609-618
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

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Rodrigues, L ; Banat, Ibrahim ; Teixeira, J ; Oliveira, R. / Biosurfactants: potential applications in medicine. In: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2006 ; Vol. 57, No. 4. pp. 609-618.
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