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Using sound for microbial eradication - light at the end of the tunnel?
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PMID:  24861483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Sonodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (SACT) is a novel modality uses ultrasound to kill bacteria by the activation of molecules termed sonosensitisers (SS) to produce reactive oxygen species that are toxic to microbes although microbial resistance to this modality has been reported. There are a growing number of SS being reported with the dual ability to be activated by both ultrasound and light and we hypothesis that a novel antimicrobial strategy, potentially known as sonophotodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (SPACT), could be developed based on these agents. SPACT offers advantages over SACT and could constitute a new weapon in the fight against the growing global threat posed by microbial infections. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Authors:
Frederick Harris; Sarah R Dennison; David A Phoenix
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS microbiology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1574-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Microbiol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7705721     Medline TA:  FEMS Microbiol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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