palmitic acid [Antibiotic]

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Accession ARO:3003957
Synonym(s)Hexadecanoic acid Cetylic acid Palmitate N-Hexadecanoic acid
DefinitionPalmitic acid is the most common saturated fatty acid found in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Palmitic acid is found to have antibacterial properties.
Drug Classantibacterial free fatty acids
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+ farAB confers_resistance_to_antibiotic

Yff BT, et al. 2002. J Ethnopharmacol 79(1):101-7 The pharmacological screening of Pentanisia prunelloides and the isolation of the antibacterial compound palmitic acid. (PMID 11744302)

Desbois AP, et al. 2010. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 85(6):1629-42 Antibacterial free fatty acids: activities, mechanisms of action and biotechnological potential. (PMID 19956944)

Lee EH, et al. 1999. Mol. Microbiol. 33(4):839-45 The farAB-encoded efflux pump mediates resistance of gonococci to long-chained antibacterial fatty acids. (PMID 10447892)