New advances in fatty acids as antimalarial, antimycobacterial and antifungal agents.

@article{Carballeira2008NewAI,
  title={New advances in fatty acids as antimalarial, antimycobacterial and antifungal agents.},
  author={N{\'e}stor M. Carballeira},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={50-61}
}
This review deals with the most recent findings on the antimalarial, antimycobacterial, and antifungal properties of fatty acids, with particular emphasis on novel marine fatty acids. The first section deals with the most recent and some background literature on what has been the latest developments with respect to fatty acids as antimalarial agents and the importance of enzyme inhibition, in particular the inhibition of the enoyl-ACP reductase (FabI) of Plasmodium falciparum, the principal… CONTINUE READING

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