7 thoughts on “D114 – Connaughton

  1. Based off of your finding on the properties of phytosphingosine, can you state specifically what other bacterium it can fight against.

    1. Hi Noor! I don’t know that I could say definitively what other bacteria phytosphingosine could be effective against. However, the studies that we referenced look at its effects on other gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria like E. Coli and another strain of Salmonella (called salmonella enterica) and there were antibiotic effects observed against these bacterium!

    2. Hi Noor! I don’t know that I can say definitiely what other bacteria phytosphingosine may be effective as an antibiotic against. However, one of the studies that led us to phytosphingosine showed that it had antimicrobial effects on other gram-negative, rod shaped bacteria like E. Coli, as well as another strain of Salmonella called Salmonella Enterica!

  2. What other types of experiments could be done to figure out that the silver nano particles are the actual ingredient in Emuaid?

    1. Hi Bianca! We would probably start preliminary testing similar to what we did with phytosphingosine. However, I know that some groups in our lab plated their compounds using agar media which would be a different way to study the compound, especially since Emuaid as a whole was insoluble in water. Another step would be to do an experiment where we look at if the nanoparticles are working in a bacteriocidal or bacteriostatic manner. This would tell us if the effects of silver nanoparticles seen by other groups are temporary or not!

    1. Hey Joey! We looked at the list of ingredients and then researched them to find ones that had been studied as potential antibiotics. Namely, we focused on the studies that had been performed on gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria other than Salmonella.

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