Bactericidal effects of fatty acids and monoglycerides on Helicobacter pylori

Gudmundur Bergsson, Olafur Steingrimsson, Halldor Thormar

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The susceptibility of Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori to fatty acids and monoglycerides was studied. None of the lipids showed significant antibacterial activity against Salmonella spp. and E. coli but eight of 12 lipids tested showed high activity against H. pylori, monocaprin and monolaurin being the most active. The high activity of monoglycerides against H. pylori suggests that they may be useful as active ingredients in pharmaceutical formulations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002

Other keywords

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
  • Fatty Acids, Nonesterified
  • Glycerides
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests


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