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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349700/fast-corroding-thin-magnesium-coating-displays-antibacterial-effects-and-low-cytotoxicity
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Sarah Zaatreh, David Haffner, Madlen Strauß, Katharina Wegner, Mareike Warkentin, Claudia Lurtz, Christiane Zamponi, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Bernd Kreikemeyer, Regine Willumeit-Römer, Eckhard Quandt, Rainer Bader
Bacterial colonisation and biofilm formation are characteristics of implant-associated infections. In search of candidates for improved prosthetic materials, fast corroding Mg-based coatings on titanium surfaces were examined for their cytotoxic and antimicrobial properties. Human osteoblasts and Staphylococcus epidermidis were each cultured on cylindrical Ti samples coated with a thin layer of Mg/Mg45Zn5Ca, applied via magnetron sputtering. Uncoated titanium samples served as controls. S. epidermidis was quantified by counting colony forming units...
April 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330154/inhibition-of-a-sulfate-reducing-bacterium-desulfovibrio-marinisediminis-gsr3-by-biosynthesized-copper-oxide-nanoparticles
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Kiana Alasvand Zarasvand, V Ravishankar Rai
To control the severe problem of microbiologically influenced corrosion, industries require highly potent antibacterial agent which can inhibit the growth of bacteria on man-made surfaces. This need drove the research towards the synthesis of nanoscale antimicrobial compounds. We, therefore, screened several bacteria for the biosynthesis of copper/copper compound nanoparticles which could inhibit the growth of Desulfovibrio marinisediminis, a sulfate reducing bacterium. Supernatant of thirty bacteria isolated from the biofilm formed on ship hull was mixed with 1 mM CuCl2 solution at room temperature...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283522/use-of-bacteria-to-stabilize-archaeological-iron
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Lucrezia Comensoli, Julien Maillard, Monica Albini, Frederic Sandoz, Pilar Junier, Edith Joseph
Iron artifacts are common among the findings of archaeological excavations. The corrosion layer formed on these objects requires stabilization after their recovery, without which the destruction of the item due to physicochemical damage is likely. Current technologies for stabilizing the corrosion layer are lengthy and generate hazardous waste products. Therefore, there is a pressing need for an alternative method for stabilizing the corrosion layer on iron objects. The aim of this study was to evaluate an alternative conservation-restoration method using bacteria...
May 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247484/the-involvement-of-coordinative-interactions-in-the-binding-of-dihydrolipoamide-dehydrogenase-to-titanium-dioxide-localization-of-a-putative-binding-site
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Avraham Dayan, Gilad Babin, Assaf Ganoth, Nivin Samir Kayouf, Neta Nitoker Eliaz, Srijana Mukkala, Yossi Tsfadia, Gideon Fleminger
Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are widely used in orthodontic and orthopedic implants by virtue to their high biocompatibility, mechanical strength, and high resistance to corrosion. Biointegration of the implants with the tissue requires strong interactions, which involve biological molecules, proteins in particular, with metal oxide surfaces. An exocellular high-affinity titanium dioxide (TiO2 )-binding protein (TiBP), purified from Rhodococcus ruber, has been previously studied in our lab. This protein was shown to be homologous with the orthologous cytoplasmic rhodococcal dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase (rhDLDH)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214907/a-pilot-study-of-bacterial-regrowth-in-water-pipelines
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Laura Mancini, Stefania Marcheggiani, Cinzia Grasso, Cristina Romanelli, Antonio Mistretta, Marina Marranzano
Bacterial regrowth in water distribution systems results in deterioration of bacteriological quality of drinking water, as well as accelerated corrosion of the pipelines. The aim of the present study was to analyze the phenomena of colonization and bacterial regrowth in source water and in the water distribution systems of three distribution networks in the province of Catania (Sicily, Italy). The BART™ (Biological Activity Reaction Test) method was used, which is also capable of determining the potential aggressiveness of microbial species in water...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207828/the-wide-spectrum-high-biocidal-potency-of-bioxy-formulation-when-dissolved-in-water-at-different-concentrations
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Dori Dagher, Ken Ungar, Richard Robison, Fadi Dagher
Traditional surface disinfectants that have long been applied in medicine, animal husbandry, manufacturing and institutions are inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst. Moreover, some of these substances have adverse environmental impacts: for example, quaternary ammonium compounds ("quats") are reproductive toxicants in both fish and mammals. Halogens are corrosive both to metals and living tissues, are highly reactive, can be readily neutralized by metals, and react with organic matter to form toxic, persistent by-products such as dioxins and furans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144863/airborne-bacteria-associated-with-corrosion-of-mild-steel-1010-and-aluminum-alloy-1100
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Aruliah Rajasekar, Wang Xiao, Manivannan Sethuraman, Punniyakotti Parthipan, Punniyakotti Elumalai
A novel approach to measure the contribution of airborne bacteria on corrosion effects of mild steel (MS) and aluminum alloy (AA) as a function of their exposure period, and the atmospheric chemical composition was investigated at an urban industrial coastal site, Singapore. The 16S rRNA and phylogenetic analyses showed that Firmicutes are the predominant bacteria detected in AA and MS samples. The dominant bacterial groups identified were Bacillaceae, Staphylococcaceae, and Paenibacillaceae. The growth and proliferation of these bacteria could be due to the presence of humidity and chemical pollutants in the atmosphere, leading to corrosion...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130825/magnesium-alloy-az91-exhibits-antimicrobial-properties-in-vitro-but-not-in-vivo
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Emily K Brooks, Richard Ahn, Menachem E Tobias, Lisa A Hansen, Nicole R Luke-Marshall, Linda Wild, Anthony A Campagnari, Mark T Ehrensberger
Magnesium alloys hold great promise for developing orthopedic implants that are biocompatible, biodegradable, and mechanically similar to bone tissue. This study evaluated the in vitro and in vivo antimicrobial properties of magnesium-9%aluminum-1%zinc (AZ91) and commercially pure titanium (cpTi) against Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab307). The in vitro results showed that as compared to cpTi, incubation with AZ91 significantly reduced both the planktonic (cpTi = 3.45e8, AZ91 = 8.97e7, p < 0.001) colony forming units (CFU) and biofilm-associated (cpTi = 3...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040173/application-of-low-frequency-pulsed-ohmic-heating-for-inactivation-of-foodborne-pathogens-and-ms-2-phage-in-buffered-peptone-water-and-tomato-juice
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Sang-Soon Kim, Won Choi, Dong-Hyun Kang
The purpose of this study was to inactivate foodborne pathogens effectively by ohmic heating in buffered peptone water and tomato juice without causing electrode corrosion and quality degradation. Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes were used as representative foodborne pathogens and MS-2 phage was used as a norovirus surrogate. Buffered peptone water and tomato juice inoculated with pathogens were treated with pulsed ohmic heating at different frequencies (0.06-1 kHz)...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987186/microbial-community-structure-of-activated-sludge-for-biosolubilization-of-two-different-rock-phosphates
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Chunqiao Xiao, Xiaoyan Wu, Tingting Liu, Guang Xu, Ruan Chi
A microbial consortium was directly taken from activated sludge and was used to solubilize rock phosphates (RPs) in a lab-scale bioreactor in this study. Results showed that the microbial consortium could efficiently release soluble phosphorus (P) from the RPs, and during 30-day incubation, it grew well in the bioreactor and reduced the pH of the solutions. The biosolubilization process was also illustrated by the observation of scanning electron microscopy combined with an energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), which showed an obvious corrosion on the ore surfaces, and most elements were removed from the ore samples...
December 16, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934804/use-of-hydrogen-peroxide-vapour-plasma-irradiation-in-combination-for-quick-decontamination-of-closed-chambers
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Devendra T Mourya, Hamish C Shahani, Pragya D Yadav, Pradip V Barde
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Various conventional methods such as gaseous, vapour and misting systems, fogging, manual spray and wipe techniques employing a number of chemical agents are used for decontamination of enclosed spaces. Among all these methods, use of aerosolized formaldehyde is the most preferred method due to cost-effectiveness and practical aspects. However, being extremely corrosive in nature generating very irritating fumes and difficulty in maintaining a high level of gas concentration, many laboratories prefer the vaporization of hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) as an alternative...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934788/reduced-antibacterial-property-of-metallic-magnesium-in-vivo
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Peng Hou, Changli Zhao, Pengfei Cheng, Hongliu Wu, Jiahua Ni, Shaoxiang Zhang, Tengfei Lou, Chunyang Wang, Pei Han, Xiaonong Zhang, Yimin Chai
Magnesium and its alloys have drawn interest as antibacterial biomaterials, owing to their ability to alkalize the surrounding medium during degradation. The antibacterial effect of pure Mg and Mg alloys in vitro has previously been reported. However, the antibacterial property of Mg in vivo might be different because of the apparently dissimilar corrosion characteristics. In this study, pure Mg rods were implanted and bacterial suspension were injected into rat femurs to investigate the antibacterial property of Mg in vivo...
December 9, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897182/design-and-development-of-novel-antibacterial-ti-ni-cu-shape-memory-alloys-for-biomedical-application
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H F Li, K J Qiu, F Y Zhou, L Li, Y F Zheng
In the case of medical implants, foreign materials are preferential sites for bacterial adhesion and microbial contamination, which can lead to the development of prosthetic infections. Commercially biomedical TiNi shape memory alloys are the most commonly used materials for permanent implants in contact with bone and dental, and the prevention of infections of TiNi biomedical shape memory alloys in clinical cases is therefore a crucial challenge for orthopaedic and dental surgeons. In the present study, copper has been chosen as the alloying element for design and development novel ternary biomedical Ti‒Ni‒Cu shape memory alloys with antibacterial properties...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871998/isolation-of-a-sulfide-producing-bacterial-consortium-from-cooling-tower-water-evaluation-of-corrosive-effects-on-galvanized-steel
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Esra Ilhan-Sungur, Derya Ozuolmez, Ayşın Çotuk, Nurhan Cansever, Gerard Muyzer
Sulfidogenic Clostridia and sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) often cohabit in nature. The presence of these microorganisms can cause microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) of materials in different ways. To investigate this aspect, bacteria were isolated from cooling tower water and used in corrosion tests of galvanized steel. The identity of the isolates was determined by comparative sequence analysis of PCR-amplified 16S rDNA gene fragments, separated by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). This analysis showed that, in spite of the isolation process, colonies were not pure and consisted of a mixture of bacteria affiliated with Desulfosporosinus meridiei and Clostridium sp...
November 18, 2016: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858551/increased-levels-of-dissolved-titanium-are-associated-with-peri-implantitis-a-case-control-study
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Luciana M Safioti, Georgios A Kotsakis, Alex E Pozhitkov, Whasun O Chung, Diane M Daubert
BACKGROUND: Peri-implantitis represents a disruption of the biocompatible interface between the titanium (Ti) dioxide layer of the implant surface and the peri-implant tissues. Increasing preclinical data suggest that the peri-implantitis microbiota not only triggers an inflammatory immune response but also causes electrochemical alterations of the Ti surfaces, i.e. corrosion, that aggravate this inflammatory response. Thus, we hypothesized that there is an association between the dissolution of titanium from dental implants, which suggests corrosion, and peri-implantitis in humans...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826293/assessing-marine-microbial-induced-corrosion-at-santa-catalina-island-california
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Gustavo A Ramírez, Colleen L Hoffman, Michael D Lee, Ryan A Lesniewski, Roman A Barco, Arkadiy Garber, Brandy M Toner, Charles G Wheat, Katrina J Edwards, Beth N Orcutt
High iron and eutrophic conditions are reported as environmental factors leading to accelerated low-water corrosion, an enhanced form of near-shore microbial induced corrosion. To explore this hypothesis, we deployed flow-through colonization systems in laboratory-based aquarium tanks under a continuous flow of surface seawater from Santa Catalina Island, CA, USA, for periods of 2 and 6 months. Substrates consisted of mild steel - a major constituent of maritime infrastructure - and the naturally occurring iron sulfide mineral pyrite...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770907/reduced-bacteria-adhesion-on-octenidine-loaded-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-coating-on-titanium-substrates
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Gaoqiang Xu, Xinkun Shen, Liangliang Dai, Qichun Ran, Pingping Ma, Kaiyong Cai
Bacterial infection is one of the most severe postoperative complications leading to implantation failure. The early bacterial stage (4-6h) was proved to be the "decisive period" for long-term bacteria-related infection. Thus, to endow potential early antibacterial capacity for a titanium (Ti) based implant, an effective antiseptic agent of octenidine dihydrochloride (OCT) was effectively loaded on the mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs)-incorporated titania coating which was fabricated by an electrophoretic-enhanced micro-arc oxidation technique...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681204/deconstructing-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Shadi Lalezari, Christine J Lee, Anna A Borovikova, Derek A Banyard, Keyianoosh Z Paydar, Garrett A Wirth, Alan D Widgerow
Since its introduction 20 years ago for the treatment of chronic wounds, negative pressure wound therapy use has expanded to a variety of other wound types. Various mechanisms of action for its efficacy in wound healing have been postulated, but no unifying theory exists. Proposed mechanisms include induction of perfusion changes, microdeformation, macrodeformation, exudate control and decreasing the bacterial load in the wound. We surmise that these different mechanisms have varying levels of dominance in each wound type...
September 29, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603928/influence-of-sulfate-reducing-bacteria-on-the-corrosion-behavior-of-high-strength-steel-eq70-under-cathodic-polarization
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Fang Guan, Xiaofan Zhai, Jizhou Duan, Meixia Zhang, Baorong Hou
Certain species of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) use cathodes as electron donors for metabolism, and this electron transfer process may influence the proper protection potential choice for structures. The interaction between SRB and polarized electrodes had been the focus of numerous investigations. In this paper, the impact of cathodic protection (CP) on Desulfovibrio caledoniens metabolic activity and its influence on highs trength steel EQ70 were studied by bacterial analyses and electrochemical measurements...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581442/biocalcification-by-halophilic-bacteria-for-remediation-of-concrete-structures-in-marine-environment
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Roohi Bansal, Navdeep Kaur Dhami, Abhijit Mukherjee, M Sudhakara Reddy
Microbial carbonate precipitation has emerged as a promising technology for remediation and restoration of concrete structures. Deterioration of reinforced concrete structures in marine environments is a major concern due to chloride-induced corrosion. In the current study, halophilic bacteria Exiguobacterium mexicanum was isolated from sea water and tested for biomineralization potential under different salt stress conditions. The growth, urease and carbonic anhydrase production significantly increased under salt stress conditions...
November 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
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