Interactions between non-phospholipid liposomes containing cetylpyridinium chloride and biofilms of Streptococcus mutans: modulation of the adhesion and of the biodistribution.

@article{Cottenye2013InteractionsBN,
  title={Interactions between non-phospholipid liposomes containing cetylpyridinium chloride and biofilms of Streptococcus mutans: modulation of the adhesion and of the biodistribution.},
  author={Nicolas Cottenye and Zhong-Kai Cui and Kevin J Wilkinson and J. Y. Barbeau and Michel Lafleur},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={817-27}
}
Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) is a surfactant that binds strongly to bacteria and bacterial biofilms. In this study, fluorescence-based techniques were used to determine the penetration and adhesion of CPC when it was introduced in liposomes. In spite of a reduced adhesion as compared to pure CPC micelles, CPC-containing liposomes adhered significantly to… CONTINUE READING