In Vitro Susceptibilities of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae to Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1999 Nov;43(11):2790-2.


The susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to several medium-chain fatty acids and their 1-monoglycerides was tested at a short inactivation time of 1 min. The results indicate that monocaprin, a monoglyceride of capric acid (10 carbon atoms, no double bonds), causes the fastest and most effective killing of all strains of N. gonorrhoeae tested.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Colony Count, Microbial
  • Fatty Acids / pharmacology*
  • Glycerides / pharmacology*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / drug effects*


  • Fatty Acids
  • Glycerides