The control of E. coli activity from forming biofilm and persister cells is an essential factor in both the health and food industries. The efficacy of antimicrobial treatment is often limited due to their low penetrability as biofilm formation protect cells within from physical or chemical threats. Among other factors, osmotic stress has shown to have a high capacity to enhance the antimicrobial activities against various pathogens. Thus, this study aimed to test the hypothesis that the antimicrobial activity of cineole (CN) could be enhanced under osmotic stress to inhibit biofilm and persister cells. Time-kill analysis revealed that CN under NaCl-induced osmotic stress (CN-S) had better inhibitory effect on E. coli biofilm. 5% CN-S altered the integrity, hydration, motilities and exopolysaccharide production of E. coli cells. Also, the outer membrane permeability, surface roughness and hydrophobicity which determine initial cell adhesion, aggregation and colony assembly were significantly perturbed. Furthermore, the expression...
Osmotic stress relief antibiotic tolerance of 1,8-cineole in biofilm persister cells of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and expression of toxin-antitoxin system genes.
Yigang Yu, Research Center of Food Safety and Detection, College of Food Sciences and Engineering, South China University of Technology, 381Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, 510640, China. E-mail email@example.com
Addo, K. A., Linying Li, Hui Li, Yigang Yu, Xinglong Xiao; Osmotic stress relief antibiotic tolerance of 1,8-cineole in biofilm persister cells of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and expression of toxin-antitoxin system genes.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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