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    heyy,

    can someone please tell me how microorganisms like E coli and staphylococcus albus are inhibited or distructed?


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    What? Like Penicillin drilling holes in the peptidoglycan cell wall? Or other antibiotics inhibiting cell wall production...
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    like adding household bleach or soap or mouthwash.. and how that inhibits the growth of them
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    Well the pH would interfere with biological reactions and bleach may well destroy the bacterial cell walls so the cell itself bursts if the cell is emersed in a wet environment with a high water potential.
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    doesnt it act as an inhibitor?
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    pH changes = change in conc of OH- or H+ ions which = change in the tertiary structure of the proteins = change in the shape of the active sites of the enzymes = enzyme-coontrolled metabolic reactions stopped.

    I think, I'm not sure, sorry. Haven't done that in ages...

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    Well the pH would interfere with biological reactions and bleach may well destroy the bacterial cell walls so the cell itself bursts if the cell is emersed in a wet environment with a high water potential.
    Yes, I believe salts or such may have an osmotic effect on the cells, causes cells to lose water or take in too much depending on where the water potential is greater.
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    What does it inhibit? I guess the pH of the environment may inhibit the growth of cell walls, but certainly it doesn't act as a physical "inhibitor" i.e. it doesn't attach itself to bacterial enzymes to alter the shape of the active site.
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    thanks guys!!!
 
 
 
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