Sophorolipids are a type of natural biosurfactant produced through fermentation by yeast, specifically Starmerella bombicola, using sugar and vegetable oil. These biosurfactants possess surfactant-like properties and are eco-friendly, biodegradable, and non-toxic. Sophorolipid production involves two stages of fermentation and physical extraction, and it can be used in various industries such as petroleum, medicine, environmental protection, food, cosmetics, home care, agriculture, and feed.
With excellent surface activity, low toxicity, and low irritation, sophorolipids are a promising alternative to synthetic surfactants. Our MarkNature high-purity grade crystalline sophorolipid is of exceptional quality, with antibacterial, antioxidant, and anticancer properties. We have conducted extensive research and development to ensure that our extremely high-purity grade crystalline purification sophorolipids meet the most stringent quality standards.
Sophorolipids Type: DiAcetyl Lactone Sophorolipid
Appearance: White Crystalline Powder
Solubility: 100% water soluble
Applications and Benefits:
Sophorolipids have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties by regulating the production of various inflammatory molecules such as nitric oxide, adhesion molecules, and cytokines. They have also been shown to reduce mortality rates in rat models of septic peritonitis. Additionally, sophorolipids can reduce the production of IgE and inhibit asthma in mouse models.
Sophorolipids have anti-tumor activity and can induce the differentiation of human promyelocytic leukemia cells into monocytes. The acetyl group on the molecular structure of sophorolipids may be responsible for their anti-tumor activity. Sophorolipids have also been shown to be resistant to various cell lines and can induce tumor cell apoptosis. They are effective against pancreatic cancer cells, with the methyl ester derivative having the highest cell necrosis rate.
Sophorolipids have antibacterial activity against various bacteria and fungi, including Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus xylosus, Streptococcus mutans, Propionibacterium ache, and Botrytiscineria. They destroy the bacterial cell membrane structure to exert their antibacterial effects.
Sophorolipids have been found to have spermicidal effects and exhibit anti-HIV activity. The diacetylated ethyl ester derivative of sophorolipid has the highest spermicidal and anti-HIV activity, with low toxicity and high efficiency. Further chemical modifications can improve its efficacy.