Chlorine covers on living bacteria: the initial step in antimicrobial action of active chlorine compounds.

@article{Gottardi2005ChlorineCO,
  title={Chlorine covers on living bacteria: the initial step in antimicrobial action of active chlorine compounds.},
  author={Waldemar Gottardi and Markus Nagl},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={
          475-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Although active chlorine compounds are well-known antimicrobial agents in human medicine, their initial steps of action have not been completely clarified. Using N-chlorotaurine (NCT), an endogenous mild representative, we observed persisting oxidation capacity affixed to bacteria. It was the aim of this study to investigate this 'chlorine cover'. METHODS Pathogens were incubated in NCT, which was subsequently washed off. The oxidation capacity on the bacterial surface was measured… CONTINUE READING

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