In vitro killing of Candida albicans by fatty acids and monoglycerides.

@article{Bergsson2001InVK,
  title={In vitro killing of Candida albicans by fatty acids and monoglycerides.},
  author={Gudmundur Bergsson and Johann Arnfinnsson and O Steingr{\'i}msson and Halld{\'o}r Thormar},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={3209-12}
}
The susceptibility of Candida albicans to several fatty acids and their 1-monoglycerides was tested with a short inactivation time, and ultrathin sections were studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) after treatment with capric acid. The results show that capric acid, a 10-carbon saturated fatty acid, causes the fastest and most effective killing of all three strains of C. albicans tested, leaving the cytoplasm disorganized and shrunken because of a disrupted or disintegrated plasma… CONTINUE READING
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