Mechanisms and Factors Influencing Sanitation Treatment

The proposed mechanisms for inactivation and inhibition of microbes have focused on the nonspecific inactivation of enzymes through cleavage of disulfide bonds of proteins; interference with specific enzymes (carriers) in the electron transport chain, such as cytochrome C oxidase; uncoupling oxidative phosphorylation; nonspecific reactions with key enzymes or proteins; and reactions with free amino groups [104-106]. Even though there are several proposed antimicrobial mechanisms, the true antimicrobial mechanism(s) of ITCs are not fully understood.

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