Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 isolates are more susceptible to L-lactate than to D-lactate

McWilliam Leitch, E.C. and Stewart, C. S. (2002) Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 isolates are more susceptible to L-lactate than to D-lactate. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68(9), pp. 4676-4678. (doi: 10.1128/AEM.68.9.4676-4678.2002) (PMID:12200331) (PMCID:PMC124064)

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Abstract

The antimicrobial effect of L-lactate was much greater than that of D-lactate over a range of concentrations for Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 strains. Despite this, the intracellular pHs and membrane potentials of L-lactate- and D-lactate-treated cells were similar, suggesting that these factors are not involved in the antimicrobial action of L-lactate.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leitch, Dr Carol
Authors: McWilliam Leitch, E.C., and Stewart, C. S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Publisher:American Society for Microbiology
ISSN:0099-2240
ISSN (Online):1098-5336

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