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Open Chemistry

formerly Central European Journal of Chemistry

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Volume 13, Issue 1


Volume 13 (2015)

Influence of a plasma jet on the viability of Candida albicans

Ladislav Moravský / Matej Klas / Eva Machová / Katarina Pisklová / Štefan Matejčík
Published Online: 2014-11-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2015-0028


A rapid growth of interest in low temperature plasma in medicine in recent years has given a rise to a number of different applications. We report a low cost kHz driven argon plasma jet with flow rate less than 0.15 L min-1 suitable for treatment of small areas infected with the wide-spread yeast pathogen Candida albicans. The plasma jet has been applied for inactivation of C. albicans seeded on an agar surface as well as yeast suspensions. The effects of different treatment parameters (gas composition, distance and treatment time) have been studied on the efficiency of yeast inactivation. C. albicans viability was evaluated by XTT assay and by measuring diameters of circular transparent zones.

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Keywords : plasma jet; C. albicans; XTT assay


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Received: 2014-01-30

Accepted: 2014-05-29

Published Online: 2014-11-17

Citation Information: Open Chemistry, Volume 13, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2391-5420, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2015-0028.

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© 2015 L. Moravský et al.. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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