Antibacterial surfaces based on polymer brushes: investigation on the influence of brush properties on antimicrobial peptide immobilization and antimicrobial activity.

@article{Gao2011AntibacterialSB,
  title={Antibacterial surfaces based on polymer brushes: investigation on the influence of brush properties on antimicrobial peptide immobilization and antimicrobial activity.},
  author={Guangzheng Gao and Kai Yu and Jason Kindrachuk and Donald Elliott Brooks and Robert E. Hancock and Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={3715-27}
}
Primary amine containing copolymer, poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide-co-N-(3-aminopropyl)methacrylamide hydrochloride) (poly(DMA-co-APMA)), brushes were synthesized on Ti surface by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) in aqueous conditions. A series of poly(DMA-co-APMA) copolymer brushes on titanium (Ti) surface with different molecular weights, thicknesses, compositions, and graft densities were synthesized by changing the SI-ATRP reaction conditions. Cysteine… CONTINUE READING