Mechanism of Action

N-Chlorotaurine (NCT) firstly acts as a chlorinating agent that inactivates virulence factors. It quickly covers pathogens with a layer of chlorine (‘chlorine cover’), which does not kill the pathogens, but causes them to lose virulence (microbiostatic) and delays their regrowth (postantibiotic effect). Secondly, NCT acts as a weak oxidizing agent that inactivates both enzymes and structures of pathogens that are essential for their survival.