Lipids and Essential Oils As Antimicrobial Agents

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  • Copyright: 2/14/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Lipids and essential oils have strong antimicrobial properties - they kill or inhibit the growth of microbes such as bacteria, fungi, or viruses. They are being studied for use in the prevention and treatment of infections, as potential disinfectants, and for their preservative and antimicrobial properties when formulated as pharmaceuticals, in food products, and in cosmetics. Lipids and Essential Oils as Antimicrobial Agents is a comprehensive review of the scientific knowledge in this field. International experts provide summaries on: the chemical and biological properties of lipids and essential oils use of lipids and essential oils in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and health foods antimicrobial effects of lipids in vivo and in vitro antimicrobial lipids in milk antimicrobial lipids of the skin antibacterial lipids as sanitizers and disinfectants
List of Contributors
Membranes as Targets of Antimicrobial Lipids
Oil and Water Don?t Mix!
Polar Lipids
Properties of Surfactants
Cell Membranes
The Action of Antimicrobial Lipids on Cell Membranes
Antibacterial Effects of Lipids: Historical Review (1881 to 1960)
Antibacterial Activity of Soaps
Antibacterial Action of Fatty Acids and Their Derivatives
Inhibition of Lipids and Serum Albumin against the Antibacterial Action of Soaps
Diverse Actions of Fatty Acids and Their Salts on Bacteria
The Nature of the Bactericidal Action of Fatty Acids
A Possible Role of Soaps and Fatty Acids in Host Defence against Bacteria
Studies of Prophylactic and Therapeutic Applications of Soaps and Fatty Acids
Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Activities of Lipids
Antibacterial Activities of Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides
Antiviral Activities of Fatty Alcohols, Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides
Antifungal Activities of Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides
Antimicrobial Lipids in Milk
Molecular Properties
Antimicrobial Activity
Safety, Tolerance and Efficacy
Antimicrobial Lipids of the Skin and Tear Film
Innate Immune Mechanisms in Skin
Types and Locations of Lipids of the Skin and Tear Film
Functions of Lipids
Antimicrobial Activity of Lipids and Their Mechanisms of Killing
Synergy of Cutaneous Lipids and Other Innate Immune Molecules
Lipids as Therapeutic Agents
Antimicrobial Lipids and Innate Immunity
The Role of Human Milk Lipids in Innate Immunity
Antimicrobial Lipids in the Pulmonary Mucosa
Antimicrobial Skin Lipids
Lipids as Active Ingredients in Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics and Health Foods
Antimicrobial Effects of Lipids
Lipids in Pharmaceuticals
Microbicidal Lipids in Agriculture and Aquaculture
Lipids in Therapy
Lipids in Cosmetics
Lipids in Health Food
Antimicrobial Lipids as Disinfectants, Antiseptics and Sanitizers
Soaps as Disinfectants and Antiseptics
Use of Bactericidal Lipids to Reduce Microbial Contamination of Food Products
Killing of Foodborne Bacteria by Glycerol Monocaprate (Monocaprin) Emulsions
Chemistry and Bioactivity of Essential Oils
Chemistry of Essential Oils
Biological Activity of Essential Oils
Uses of Essential Oils
Antiviral Effects of Plant-Derived Essential Oils and Pure Oil Components
Characterization and Medicinal Use of Essential Oils
Cytotoxicity of Essential Oils
Antiviral Activities of Essential oils
Mode of Antiviral Action of Essential Oils
Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Essential Oils
Methods for Quantifying Antimicrobial Activity
Antibacterial and Antifungal Essential Oils by Plant Family
Antimicrobial Essential-Oil Components
Factors Influencing Activity
Mechanisms of Action
Clinical Efficacy of Essential Oils and Components
Toxicity of Essential Oils
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