Front Microbiol 2021 1;12:659614. Epub 2021 Jul 1.
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland.
The aim of this study was to compare the antibacterial mode of action of silver ions (Ag) and selected silver nanoformulations against strains ( J53, BW25113 and its derivatives: Δ A, Δ C, Δ F, Δ R, ompRG596AcusSG1130A, cusSG1130A). In this research we used various experimental methods and techniques such as determination of the minimal inhibitory concentration, flow cytometry, scanning electron microscopy, circular dichroism as well as computational methods of theoretical chemistry. Thanks to the processing of bacteria and silver samples (ions and nanoformulations), we were able to determine the bacterial sensitivity to silver samples, detect reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the bacterial cells, visualize the interaction of silver samples with the bacterial cells, and identify their interactions with proteins. Read More