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- Guan, X., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of applied microbiology 2017 v.122 no.3 pp. 676-685
- DNA; DNA damage; Escherichia coli; H-transporting ATP synthase; anti-infective agents; antimicrobial properties; bromides; calcium; cell membranes; cell walls; cost effectiveness; disinfectants; enzyme activity; metal ions; new combination; potassium
- ... AIMS: This study focuses on the bactericidal mechanism of the new combination of disinfectant glutaraldehyde‐didecyldimethylammonium bromide (GA‐DDAB) against Escherichia coli. METHODS AND RESULTS: Escherichia coli were exposed to GA‐DDAB, and assays for cell morphology, K⁺ and Ca²⁺ leakage, H⁺‐ATPase activity and DNA degradation were performed. GA‐DDAB damaged the cell wall and disrupted cell‐mem ...