Bioinspired Hierarchical Surface Structures with Tunable Wettability for Regulating Bacteria Adhesion
Xiao-Qiu Dou, Di Zhang, Chuanliang Feng, Lei Jiang
To circumvent the influence from varied topographies, the systematic study of wettability regulated Gram-positive bacteria adhesion is carried out on bioinspired hierarchical structures duplicated from rose petal structures. With the process of tuning the interfacial chemical composition of the self-assembled films from supramolecular gelators, the varied wettable surfaces from superhydrophilicity to superhydrophobicity can be obtained. The investigation of Gram-positive bacteria adhesion on the hierarchical surfaces reveals that Gram-positive bacteria adhesion is crucially mediated by peptidoglycan due to its different interaction mechanisms with wettable surfaces. The study makes it possible to systematically study the influence mechanism of wettability regulated bacteria adhesion and provides a sight to make the bioinspired topographies in order to investigate wettability regulated bioadhesion.
Circular dichroism, Nanostructures, Materials