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The Usefulness of Microalgae Compounds for Preventing Biofilm Infections

Department, ISGlobal, Hospital Clínic-Universitat de Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 29 November 2019 / Revised: 19 December 2019 / Accepted: 23 December 2019 / Published: 24 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biofilm Infections — Time Bomb in Antibiotic Therapy)
Biofilms play an important role in infectious diseases. It has been estimated that most medical infections are due to bacterial biofilms, and about 60–70% of nosocomial infections are also caused by the formation of a biofilm. Historically, microalgae are an important source of bioactive compounds, having novel structures and potential biological functions that make them attractive for different industries such as food, animal feed, aquaculture, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical. Several studies have described compounds produced by microalgae and cyanobacteria species with antimicrobial activity. However, studies on the antibiofilm activity of extracts and/or molecules produced by these microorganisms are scarce. Quorum-sensing inhibitor and anti-adherent agents have, among others, been isolated from microalgae and cyanobacteria species. The use of tools such as nanotechnology increase their power of action and can be used for preventing and treating biofilm-related infections. View Full-Text
Keywords: microalgae; biofilm; antibiofilm activity; infection; quorum sensing microalgae; biofilm; antibiofilm activity; infection; quorum sensing
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López, Y.; Soto, S.M. The Usefulness of Microalgae Compounds for Preventing Biofilm Infections. Antibiotics 2020, 9, 9. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9010009

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López Y, Soto SM. The Usefulness of Microalgae Compounds for Preventing Biofilm Infections. Antibiotics. 2020; 9(1):9. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antibiotics9010009

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