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Adv Healthc Mater. 2014 Jul;3(7):1020-5. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201300518. Epub 2014 Feb 4.

Thermally switchable polymers achieve controlled Escherichia coli detachment.

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Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG72RD, UK.

Abstract

The thermally triggered release of up to 96% of attached uropathogenic E. coli is achieved on two polymers with opposite changes in surface wettability upon reduction in temperature. This demonstrates that the bacterial attachment to a surface cannot be explained in terms of water contact angle alone; rather, the surface composition of the polymer plays the key role.

KEYWORDS:

Escherichia coli; ToF-SIMS; switchable polymers; thermal responsiveness

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24497458
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PMC4107026
DOI:
10.1002/adhm.201300518
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