Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of capric acid against Propionibacterium acnes: a comparative study with lauric acid.

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BACKGROUND Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a commensal bacterium which is possibly involved in acne inflammation. The saturated fatty acid, lauric acid (C12:0) has been shown to possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties against P. acnes. Little is known concerning the potential effects of its decanoic counterpart, capric acid (C10:0… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2013.10.010

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@article{Huang2014AntibacterialAA, title={Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of capric acid against Propionibacterium acnes: a comparative study with lauric acid.}, author={Wen-Cheng Huang and Tsung-Hsien Tsai and L Chuang and You-yi Li and C C Zouboulis and Po-Jung Tsai}, journal={Journal of dermatological science}, year={2014}, volume={73 3}, pages={232-40} }