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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Medicinal and Cosmetic Potentials of Sophorolipids

Author(s): V.K. Morya, Changha Ahn, Sanggui Jeon and Eun-Ki Kim

Volume 13, Issue 12, 2013

Page: [1761 - 1768] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/13895575113139990002

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Sophorolipids, a kind of glycolipids, regarded as the most promising bio-surfactant, are synthesized by a selected number of yeast species. Instead of offering, as an environmental friendly alternative to the petrochemical based surfactants, it also exhibits various bioactivities. Sophorolipids in particular are on the brink of being incorporated into several cosmetic application. The potential of this molecule is also screened in various industries like the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other medical applications. In this review, our aim is to provide an overview and updates on basic and applied research on Sophorolipid especially in terms of cosmetics and medicinal uses.

Keywords: Sophorolipid, Antibacterial, Anticancer, Cosmetics.

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