publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Book . 2010

Biomedical and therapeutic applications of biosurfactants

Rodrigues, L. R.; Teixeira, J. A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Country: Brazil
Abstract
During the last years, several applications of biosurfactants with medical purposes have been reported. Biosurfactants are considered relevant molecules for applications in combating many diseases and as therapeutic agents due to their antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities. Furthermore, their role as anti-adhesive agents against several pathogens illustrate their utility as suitable anti-adhesive coating agents for medical insertional materials leading to a reduction of a large number of hospital infections without the use of synthetic drugs and chemicals. Biomedical and therapeutic perspectives of biosurfactants applications are presented and discu...
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free text keywords: Science & Technology, Biology, Biochemistry, Mannosylerythritol lipid, Biochemical engineering, Biotechnology, business.industry, business, Antifungal, medicine.drug_class, medicine, Synthetic drugs
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Book . 2010

Biomedical and therapeutic applications of biosurfactants

Rodrigues, L. R.; Teixeira, J. A.;