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- Villa, Federica, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Biotechnology letters 2017 v.39 no.3 pp. 423-428
- Candida albicans; active sites; adhesion; biofilm; chemical bonding; chemical elements; chymotrypsin; coatings; enzyme activity; glutaraldehyde; phenylalanine; polypropylenes; subtilisin
- ... OBJECTIVES: To investigate the ability of the proteases, subtilisin and α-chymotrypsin (aCT), to inhibit the adhesion of Candida albicans biofilm to a polypropylene surface. RESULTS: The proteases were immobilized on plasma-treated polypropylene by covalently linking them with either glutaraldehyde (GA) or N′-diisopropylcarbodiimide (DIC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS). The immobilization did not ...
- Villa, Federica, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Biotechnology letters 2009 v.31 no.9 pp. 1407-1413
- Pseudomonas stutzeri; adhesion; coatings; energy; glass; toxicity
- ... The potential on N-vanillylnonanamide (NVN) in preventing the attachment of Pseudomonas stutzeri and a Bacillus cereus-group strain was investigated. NVN up to 852 μM was not toxic, nor was it an energy source for either organism. Microbial attachment assays were carried out on glass and polylysine slides. with NVN being dispersed in or applied to the surfaces using a polyurethane coating. NVN at ...