An Electrically Reversible Switchable Surface to Control and Study Early Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics in Real-Time

TitleAn Electrically Reversible Switchable Surface to Control and Study Early Bacterial Adhesion Dynamics in Real-Time
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPranzetti A, Mieszkin S, Iqbal P, Rawson FJ, Callow ME, Callow JA, Koelsch P, Preece JA, Mendes PM
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Start Page2181
Pagination2181-2185
Other Numbers10.1002/adma.201204880
Abstract

Bacterial adhesion can be controlled by applying electrical potentials to surfaces incorporating well-spaced negatively charged 11-mercaptoundecanoic acids. When combined with electrochemical surface plasmon resonance, these dynamic surfaces become powerful for monitoring and analysing the passage between reversible and non-reversible cell adhesion, opening new opportunities to advance our understanding of cell adhesion processes.