Control of cell-to-surface adhesion has significant impacts on various biological and biomedical applications. In this study, the adhesion of Escherichia coli (E. coli) cells on nano/micro-textured surfaces produced by a unique surface texturing technique, aluminum-induced crystallization (AIC) of amorphous silicon (a-Si), was studied in order to control E. coli cell adhesion on glass substrates in an E. coli-based whole-cell chemical sensor. It was found that textured surfaces significantly enhanced cell-to-surface adhesion. Among the textured surfaces, nano/micro-textured surfaces showed advantage over micro-textured surfaces on the cell-to-surface adhesion. Study of the cell-to-surface adhesion mechanism suggests that the cell adhesion efficiency was controlled by the particle density of the textured surfaces.
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The Effect of Surface Nano/Micro-Texturing on Escherichia Coli Cell Adhesion
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Wang, H, Kim, J, Zou, M, Tung, S, & Kim, J. "The Effect of Surface Nano/Micro-Texturing on Escherichia Coli Cell Adhesion." Proceedings of the 2008 Second International Conference on Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems. 2008 Second International Conference on Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems. Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. June 3–5, 2008. pp. 155-157. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MicroNano2008-70146
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