Surface Active Agents and Their Health-Promoting Properties: Molecules of Multifunctional Significance

Anestopoulos, Ioannis, Kiousi, Despoina Eugenia, Klavaris, Ariel, Galanis, Alex, Salek, Karina, Euston, Stephen R., Pappa, Aglaia and Panayiotidis, Mihalis (2020) Surface Active Agents and Their Health-Promoting Properties: Molecules of Multifunctional Significance. Pharmaceutics, 12 (7). p. 688. ISSN 1999-4923

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Surface active agents (SAAs) are molecules with the capacity to adsorb to solid surfaces and/or fluid interfaces, a property that allows them to act as multifunctional ingredients (e.g., wetting and dispersion agents, emulsifiers, foaming and anti-foaming agents, lubricants, etc.) in a widerange of the consumer products of various industrial sectors (e.g., pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care, detergents, food, etc.). Given their widespread utilization, there is a continuously growing interest to explore their role in consumer products (relevant to promoting human health) and how such information can be utilized in order to synthesize better chemical derivatives. In this review article, weaimed to provide updated information on synthetic and biological (biosurfactants) SAAs and their health-promoting properties (e.g., anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-aging) in an attempt to better define some of the underlying mechanism(s) by which they exert such properties.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding Information: This research and the APC were funded by the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, under Grant Agreement No. 635340 MARISURF.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-aging, Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-oxidant, Antiviral, Health promotion, Surface active agents, Surfactants
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 13:43
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 13:45

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