The oligodynamic effect was discovered in 1893 as a toxic effect of metal ions on living cells algae molds spores fungi viruses prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms even in relatively low concentrations this antimicrobial effect is shown by ions of copper as well as mercury silver iron lead zinc bismuth gold and aluminium. The oligodynamic effect how some metals kill off bacteria by wesley fenlon on march 7 2013 at 1030 am the silver in silverware has been around for ages but theres a reason its still in use today its antiseptic. The study suggested metal ions may denature proteins in bacteria by binding to reactive groups because cellular proteins are attracted to metal ions over time the effects of the ions within the cell would ultimately lead to its deactivation while that is one possible explanation what is clear is the result the study found pots made of . Metal ions and bacteria terrance j beveridge ronald j doyle isbn 9780471629184 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. The biological significance of cobalt chromium wear particles from metal on metal hip replacements may be different to the effects of the constituent metal ions in solution bacteria may be able to discriminate between particulate and ionic forms of these metals because of a transmembrane nickel cobalt permease it is not known whether wear
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