Title

Susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis to the excipient hydroxy-ethylcellulose: pH and concentration dependence of antimicrobial activity

ORCiD

David M. Ojcius: 0000-0003-1461-4495

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

ISSN

0066-4804

Volume

52

Issue

7

DOI

10.1128/AAC.00785-07

First Page

2660

Last Page

2662

Publication Date

4-14-2008

Abstract

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is used as a neutral excipient in microbicides used against sexually transmitted pathogens. However, HEC inhibits the infection of cervical epithelial cells by Chlamydia trachomatis at pH 5 in a concentration-dependent manner. At pH 7, infection is inversely dependent on the concentration of HEC, possibly due to pH-dependent calcium sequestration.

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