Université de Fribourg

pH-dependent coordination of AgI ions by histidine: experiment, theory, and a model for SilE

Mirolo, Laurent ; Schmidt, Tobias ; Eckhardt, Sonja ; Meuwly, Markus ; Fromm, Katharina M.

In: Chemistry - A European Journal, 2013, vol. 19, no. 5, p. 1754–1761

Artificial implants and biomaterials lack the natural defense system of our body and, thus, have to be protected from bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. In addition to the increasing number of implanted objects, the resistance of bacteria is also an important problem. Silver ions are well-known for their antimicrobial properties, yet not a lot is known about their mode of action. Silver is...