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Exposure of Staphylococcus aureus to silver(I) induces a short term protective response.
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PMID:  22534827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The Ag(I) ion has well established anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. Exposure of Staphylococcus aureus to MIC(80) AgNO(3) (3 μg/ml) lead to an increase in the activity of superoxide dismutase, glutathione reductase and catalase at 30 min but activity declined by 60 min. In addition, exposure of cells to this metal ion for 1 h lead to increased expression of a number of proteins such as elongation factors Ts, Tu and G, fructose-bisphosphate aldolase and triosephosphate isomerase but their expression declined following 4 h exposure. ATP binding cassette transporter protein and oligoendopeptidase F showed increased expression at 4 h. While Ag(I) is a potent antimicrobial agent this work demonstrates that S. aureus can mount a short-term protective response to exposure to the metal ion but that this is eventually overcome.
Alanna Smith; Raymond Rowan; Malachy McCann; Kevin Kavanagh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biometals : an international journal on the role of metal ions in biology, biochemistry, and medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1572-8773     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9208478     Medline TA:  Biometals     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Medical Mycology Unit, NICB, Department of Biology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
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