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Quantifying bacterial adhesion on antifouling polymer brushes via single-cell force spectroscopy

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Abstract

Bacterial adhesion poses serious problems in food safety and biomedical applications. Antifouling polymer brushes have been shown to be effective as surface modifications to prevent biofilm formation from pathogenic bacteria. In this work, the adhesion of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis on seven types of brushes is examined by single-cell force spectroscopy. The brushes, known to possess excellent resistance to protein adsorption, greatly reduced the maximum force and the work required to detach the bacterium.

Graphical abstract: Quantifying bacterial adhesion on antifouling polymer brushes via single-cell force spectroscopy

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Submitted
06 Feb 2015
Accepted
22 Apr 2015
First published
23 Apr 2015

Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 5740-5751
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Quantifying bacterial adhesion on antifouling polymer brushes via single-cell force spectroscopy

C. Rodriguez-Emmenegger, S. Janel, A. de los Santos Pereira, M. Bruns and F. Lafont, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 5740
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00197H

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