Bolhuis, A., Hand, L., Marshall, J. E., Richards, A. D., Rodger, A. and Aldrich-Wright, J., 2011. Antimicrobial activity of ruthenium-based intercalators. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 42 (4), pp. 313-317.
Multidrug resistance of bacterial pathogens is a major problem and there is a clear need for the development of new types of antibiotics. Here we investigated the antimicrobial activity of ruthenium(II) based DNA-intercalating complexes. These complexes were found to have no activity in vitro against the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coil, but the complexes were clearly active against the Gram-positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. In vivo activity has also been demonstrated for one of the compounds using a simple infection model, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Importantly, this also showed that the compound tested was not toxic to the nematodes.
|Item Type ||Articles|
|Creators||Bolhuis, A., Hand, L., Marshall, J. E., Richards, A. D., Rodger, A. and Aldrich-Wright, J.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus,dna intercalator,caenorhabditis elegans,ruthenium complexes,antimicrobial agents|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Pharmacy & Pharmacology|
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