publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

The mechanics of adhesion polymers and their role in bacterial attachment

Zakrisson, Johan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Umeå : Umeå universitet
Abstract
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at a high rate in both developing and developed countries. To circumvent the problem of drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, we need to develop new effective methods, substances, and materials that can disarm and prevent them from causing infections. However, to do this we first need to find new possible targets in bacteria to approach and novel strategies to apply.Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria is a normal member of the intestinal microflora of humans and mammals, but frequently cause diverse intestinal and external diseases by means of virulence factors, which leads to hundreds of million sick people each y...
Subjects
free text keywords: Pili, optical tweezers, bacterial adhesion, fimbriae, uncoiling, Other Physics Topics, Annan fysik, Biophysics, Biofysik
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