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Spontaneous adsorption of silver nanoparticles on Ti/TiO2 surfaces. Antibacterial effect on Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Titanium is a corrosion-resistant and biocompatible material widely used in medical and dental implants. Titanium surfaces, however, are prone to bacterial colonization that could lead to infection,Expand
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Nano/microscale order affects the early stages of biofilm formation on metal surfaces.
The adhesion of Pseudomonas fluorescens was studied on nano/microengineered surfaces. Results show that these bacteria formed well-defined aggregates on randomly oriented nanosized granular goldExpand
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Influence of the nano-micro structure of the surface on bacterial adhesion
Biomaterials failures are frequently associated to the formation of bacterial biofilms on the surface. The aim of this work is to study the adhesion of non motile bacteria streptococci consortium andExpand
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How Functionalized Surfaces Can Inhibit Bacterial Adhesion and Viability.
Device-associated infections (DAI) remain a serious concern in modern healthcare. Bacterial attachment to a surface is the first step in biofilm formation, which is one of the main causes of DAIs.Expand
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Proton and calcium-gated ionic mesochannels: phosphate-bearing polymer brushes hosted in mesoporous thin films as biomimetic interfacial architectures.
Rational construction of interfaces based on multicomponent responsive systems in which molecular transport is mediated by structures of nanoscale dimensions has become a very fertile research areaExpand
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Have flagella a preferred orientation during early stages of biofilm formation?: AFM study using patterned substrates.
Biofilm development involves several stages and flagellar expression of bacteria is considered an important factor in this process. However, its role in the earliest stage of biofilm development isExpand
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Submicron trenches reduce the Pseudomonas fluorescens colonization rate on solid surfaces.
Bacterial adhesion and spreading on biomaterials are considered key features of pathogenicity. Roughness and topography of the substrate have been reported to affect bacterial adhesion, but little isExpand
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Organization of Pseudomonas fluorescens on chemically different nano/microstructured surfaces.
This paper describes bacterial organization on nano/micropatterned surfaces with different chemical properties, which show different interactions with the biological systems (inert, biocompatible,Expand
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Influence of surface sub-micropattern on the adhesion of pioneer bacteria on metals.
Most of the implantable medical devices are prone to infection caused by microorganisms that form biofilms. Pseudomonads are frequently used as model species for studying bacterial adhesion. TheExpand
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Synergistic antimicrobial effect against early biofilm formation: micropatterned surface plus antibiotic treatment.
The detrimental effects of biofilms are a cause of great concern in medical, industrial and environmental areas. In this study, we proposed a novel eradication strategy consisting of the combined useExpand
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