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Antimicrobial Properties of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (C20 : 5n3)

Citation
Desbois AP (2013) Antimicrobial Properties of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (C20 : 5n3). In: Kim S-K (ed.). Marine Microbiology: Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnological Applications, Weinham, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co, pp. 351-367.

Abstract
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) (C20 : 5n - 3) is a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid produced almost exclusively by marine organisms. The aim of this chapter is to discuss the antimicrobial properties of EPA, specifically its spectrum of activity and potency, likely mechanisms of action, safety, and biotechnological exploitation.

Keywords
antimicrobial actions of EPA; antibiotic; anti-infective; antimicrobial agent; biotechnological exploitation; free fatty acid

StatusPublished
EditorKim S-K
AuthorsDesbois Andrew P
Publication date2013
URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…259.ch20/summary
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co
Place of publicationWeinham, Germany
ISBN 978-3-527-33327-1
LanguageEnglish
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