antimicrobials

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    • #6161
      biochan
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      Does anyone could explain (or link) the importance of polarity of an antimicrobial agent in effectiviness of inhibiting bacteria.
      thanks a lot in advance

    • #73496
      RuNkLi
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      antimicrobial peptides for example which are positivly charged can interact with the negativley charged bacterial membrane (forming pores). so this can be the first step of mode of action of the antimicrobial peptide.

      selamlar

      ilknur

    • #74358
      Ewa
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      I hope this is not against the forum’s rules

      interesting review on antimicrobial peptides – freely available
      http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s11535-007-0010-5

      explains a lot regarding the mechanism of their action – at least to me 🙂

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