The antibacterial effects of terpene alcohols on Staphylococcus aureus and their mode of action.

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The study was made of the antibacterial effects of three terpene alcohols on Staphylococcus aureus, focusing on the leakage of K+ ions and toxicity over time. The leakage of K+ ions was monitored continuously with a K+-electrode. Our results suggested that the terpene alcohols, namely, farnesol, nerolidol and plaunotol might act on cell membranes. The rank… (More)

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@article{Inoue2004TheAE, title={The antibacterial effects of terpene alcohols on Staphylococcus aureus and their mode of action.}, author={Yoshihiro Inoue and Akiko Shiraishi and Toshiko Hada and Kazuma Hirose and Hajime Hamashima and Jingoro Shimada}, journal={FEMS microbiology letters}, year={2004}, volume={237 2}, pages={325-31} }