Study Title:

Undecylenic Acid Inhibits Candida Biofilm Formation

Study Abstract

Resilient liners are frequently used to treat denture stomatitis, a condition often associated with Candida albicans infections. Of 10 liners tested, 2 were found to inhibit the switch from the yeast form to hyphae and a third was found to stimulate this switch. The inhibitor was determined to be undecylenic acid.

Study Information

McLain N, Ascanio R, Baker C, Strohaver RA, Dolan JW.
Undecylenic acid inhibits morphogenesis of Candida albicans.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother.
2000 October
Molecular and Cellular Biology & Pathobiology Program, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA.

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