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Bioinspired surfaces with wettability: biomolecules adhesion behaviors


Surface wettability plays an important role in regulating biomolecules adhesion behaviors. The biomolecules adhesion behaviors of superwettable surfaces have become an important topic as an important part of the interactions between materials and organisms. In addition to general research on the moderate wettability of surface, the studies of biomolecules adhesion behaviors extend to extreme wettability ranges such as superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic and slippery surfaces which exhibits both fundamental and practical interests. In this review, we summarize the recent process of biomolecule adhesion behaviors on superwettable surfaces, especially superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic and slippery surface. The first part will focus on the influence of extreme wettability to cell adhesion behaviors. The second part will concentrate on the adhesion behaviors of biomacromolecule on superwettable surfaces including proteins and nucleic acids. Finally, the influences of wettability to small molecules adhesion behaviors on material surfaces also have been investigated. The mechanism of superwettable surfaces and their influences on biomolecules adhesion behaviors have been studied and highlighted.

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27 Oct 2019
04 Jan 2020
First published
09 Jan 2020

Biomater. Sci., 2020, Accepted Manuscript
Article type
Review Article

Bioinspired surfaces with wettability: biomolecules adhesion behaviors

H. Fan and Z. Guo, Biomater. Sci., 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9BM01729A

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