The effect of chimera chain length on ATP release from S. aureus after treatment with 1000 μg/mL chimera and the corresponding change in the number of viable cells after treatment with chimera 4a (A+B) or chimera 4c (C+D). The assays were performed in two independent experiments. Mean (SEM) intracellular (IC, solid line) and extracellular (EC, punctuated line) ATP concentration for cells treated with chimera 4a (figure A, grey lines) or 4c (figure C, grey lines) compared to MilliQ-treated control (black lines). Mean (SEM) number of viable cells after addition of chimera 4a (figure B, grey line) or 4c (figure D, grey line) compared to MilliQ-treated control (black line).
Hein-Kristensen et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:144 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-144