A photopolymerized antimicrobial hydrogel coating derived from epsilon-poly-L-lysine.

@article{Zhou2011APA,
  title={A photopolymerized antimicrobial hydrogel coating derived from epsilon-poly-L-lysine.},
  author={Chuncai Zhou and Peng Li and Xiaobao Qi and Abdul Rahim Mohamed Sharif and Yin Fun Poon and Ye Shi Cao and Matthew W Chang and Susanna S J Leong and Mary B. Chan-Park},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={2704-12}
}
Hydrogels made from epsilon-poly-l-lysine-graft-methacrylamide (EPL-MA) have been found to have impressive wide spectrum antimicrobial activity against both bacteria (specifically Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens and Staphylococcus aureus) and fungi (specifically Candida albicans and Fusarium solani). The EPL-MA hydrogel also possesses in vitro biocompatibility and EPL-MA solution is relatively non-hemolytic: the concentration needed for onset of human red blood… CONTINUE READING