Assessment of mutations induced by cold atmospheric plasma jet treatment relative to known mutagens in Escherichia coli

Patenall, Bethany L and Hathaway, Hollie and Laabei, Maisem and Young, Amber E. and Thet, Naing T. and Jenkins, A.T.A. and Short, Robert D and Allinson, Sarah Louise (2021) Assessment of mutations induced by cold atmospheric plasma jet treatment relative to known mutagens in Escherichia coli. Mutagenesis. ISSN 0267-8357

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Abstract

Abstract The main bactericidal components of cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) are thought to be reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) and UV-radiation, both of which have the capacity to cause DNA damage and mutations. Here, the mutagenic effects of CAP on Escherichia coli were assessed in comparison to X- and UV-irradiation. DNA damage and mutagenesis were screened for using a diffusion-based DNA fragmentation assay and modified Ames test, respectively. Mutant colonies obtained from the latter were quantitated and sequenced. CAP was found to elicit a similar mutation spectrum to X-irradiation, which did not resemble that for UV implying that CAP-produced RONS are more likely the mutagenic component of CAP. CAP treatment was also shown to promote resistance to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. Our data suggest that CAP treatment has mutagenic effects that may have important phenotypic consequences.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Mutagenesis
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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160287
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Deposited On:
05 Oct 2021 15:55
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Yes
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Published
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06 Oct 2021 08:29