Nature-inspired surface structures design for antimicrobial applications

Lee, Meng-Shiue and Hussein, Hussein Reda and Chang, Sheng-Wen and Chang, Chia-Yu and Lin, Yi-Ying and Chien, Yueh and Yang, Yi-Ping and Kiew, Lik Voon and Chen, Ching-Yun and Chiou, Shih-Hwa and Chang, Chia-Ching (2023) Nature-inspired surface structures design for antimicrobial applications. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24 (2). ISSN 1422-0067, DOI

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Surface contamination by microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria may simultaneously aggravate the biofouling of surfaces and infection of wounds and promote cross-species transmission and the rapid evolution of microbes in emerging diseases. In addition, natural surface structures with unique anti-biofouling properties may be used as guide templates for the development of functional antimicrobial surfaces. Further, these structure-related antimicrobial surfaces can be categorized into microbicidal and anti-biofouling surfaces. This review introduces the recent advances in the development of microbicidal and anti-biofouling surfaces inspired by natural structures and discusses the related antimicrobial mechanisms, surface topography design, material application, manufacturing techniques, and antimicrobial efficiencies.

Item Type: Article
Funders: National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan, ROC (Grant No: MOST 111-2321-B-A49-007, MOST 111-2112-M-A49-025, MOST 108-2320-B-010-019-MY3, MOST 109-2327-B-010-007, MOST 109-2327-B-016-002 & NSTC 111-2927-I-A49-004), Impact-oriented Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IIRG) from University of Malaya (Grant No: IIRG003B-19FNW), Ministry of Education, Malaysia, Establishment of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Platform of Veterans General Hospital system (Grant No: 110VACS-003), Establishment of epidemic prevention and research platform in the veterans medical system for the control of emerging infectious diseases (Grant No: 110VACS-007), Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) (Grant No: MOHW108-TDU-B-211-133001 & MOHW109-TDU-B-211-114001), VGH, NTUH Joint Research Program (Grant No: VN109-16), VGH, TSGH, NDMC, AS Joint Research Program (Grant No: VTA107-V1-5-1, VTA108-V1-5-3 & VTA109-V1-4-1), AS Clinical Research Center (Grant No: IBMS-CRC109-P04)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimicrobial surface; Anti-bacteria; Anti-virus; Anti-biofouling; Structure; Surface topography
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2023 03:15
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2023 03:15

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