Effects of Carbohydrates on the Toxicity of p-Aminophenyl Arsenoxide against S. cerevisiae
Escherichia coli was selected as the sample to study the toxicity of arsenite in the presence of saccharides. The effect of glucosamine, N-acetylglucosamine, glucose, lactose, sucrose, glucosamine and cyclodextrin on the toxicity of arsenite against E. coli was investigated by microcalorimetry. The glucosamine and the tested chitooligomer decreased the toxicity of arsenite on cells of E. coli, and the effect of glucosamine was stronger than that of the chitooligomer. These results suggest that the glucosamine and chitooligomer may be employed as the assistant antidote for arsenite.