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Bacterial target sites for biocide action
  • J. Maillard
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of applied microbiology
  • 1 May 2002
Understanding the mechanisms of action of biocides serves several purposes: it will help to design antimicrobial formulations with an improved antimicrobial efficacy and it will ensure the prevention of the emergence of microbial resistance. Expand
Activity and mechanisms of action of selected biocidal agents on Gram-positive and -negative bacteria.
Sub-MIC levels of all ingredients did induce subtle effects on the organisms which impacted bacterial growth, even for those which had no true inhibitory effects. Expand
Mode of action of hydrogen peroxide and other oxidizing agents: differences between liquid and gas forms.
These results provide a comprehensive understanding of the differences in interactions between a number of oxidizing agents and macromolecules commonly found in microbial cells, particularly between liquid and gas peroxide. Expand
Free-living amoebae and their intracellular pathogenic microorganisms: risks for water quality.
The intention is to provide an informed opinion on the environmental risks associated with the presence of FLA and on the survival of cysts following biocidal treatments, while also highlighting the need to conduct research on the roles of amoebae in aquatic ecosystems. Expand
Bacterial spore structures and their protective role in biocide resistance
This review considers the main spore structures, highlighting their relevance to spore resistance properties and detailing their chemical composition, with a particular emphasis on the differences between various spore formers. Expand
Use of hydrogen peroxide as a biocide: new consideration of its mechanisms of biocidal action.
This review aims to combine past and novel evidence of interactions between hydrogen peroxide and the microbial cell and its components, while reflecting on alternative applications that make use of gaseous hydrogenperoxide. Expand
Development of resistance to chlorhexidine diacetate and cetylpyridinium chloride in Pseudomonas stutzeri and changes in antibiotic susceptibility.
Strains of Pseudomonas stutzeri developed stable resistance to chlorhexidine diacetate (CHA) or cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) when exposed to gradually increasing concentrations of eitherExpand
Development of bacterial resistance to several biocides and effects on antibiotic susceptibility.
Under laboratory conditions, bacterial exposure to thymol, eugenol and DDDMAC can lead to reduced susceptibility between selected biocidal agents and antibiotics, more specifically, chloramphenicol. Expand
Innate resistance to sporicides and potential failure to decontaminate.
  • J. Maillard
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of hospital infection
  • 1 March 2011
In this case, sporicidal activity is severely reduced and spore survival following treatment is to be expected and contributes to the explanation of spore persistence on surfaces. Expand
The crucial role of wiping in decontamination of high-touch environmental surfaces: review of current status and directions for the future.
Current wipe test methods are critically reviewed and proposed future approaches to assess disinfectants to wipe high-touch environmental surfaces with mechanical/chemical action combined are proposed. Expand