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Influence of nanophase titania topography on bacterial attachment and metabolism.

Park MR, Banks MK, Applegate B, Webster TJ - Int J Nanomedicine (2008)

Bottom Line: Surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional (or nanometer smooth) topographies are known to have different properties of area, charge, and reactivity.Previously published research indicates that the attachment of certain bacteria (such as Pseudomonas fluorescens 5RL) is higher on surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional topographies, however, their effect on bacterial metabolism is unclear.Thus, the results from this study show greater select bacterial metabolism on nanometer than conventional topographies, critical results with strong consequences for the design of improved biosensors for bacteria detection.

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Affiliation: School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

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Surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional (or nanometer smooth) topographies are known to have different properties of area, charge, and reactivity. Previously published research indicates that the attachment of certain bacteria (such as Pseudomonas fluorescens 5RL) is higher on surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional topographies, however, their effect on bacterial metabolism is unclear. Results presented here show that the adhesion of Pseudomonas fluorescens 5RL and Pseudomonas putida TVA8 was higher on nanophase than conventional titania. Importantly, in terms of metabolism, bacteria attached to the nanophase surfaces had higher bioluminescence rates than on the conventional surfaces under all nutrient conditions. Thus, the results from this study show greater select bacterial metabolism on nanometer than conventional topographies, critical results with strong consequences for the design of improved biosensors for bacteria detection.

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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) micrographs of nanophase and conventional titania. AFM data provided evidence that nanophase titania was considerably more rough at the nanoscale than conventional titania (specifically, AFM root-mean-square roughness values were 32 nm and 16 nm for nanophase and conventional titania, respectively).
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f1-ijn-3-497: Atomic force microscopy (AFM) micrographs of nanophase and conventional titania. AFM data provided evidence that nanophase titania was considerably more rough at the nanoscale than conventional titania (specifically, AFM root-mean-square roughness values were 32 nm and 16 nm for nanophase and conventional titania, respectively).

Mentions: Material characterization studies provided evidence that nanophase titania was considerably more rough at the nanoscale than conventional titania (specifically, AFM root-mean-square roughness values were 32 nm and 16 nm for nanophase and conventional titania, respectively) (Figure 1). BET measurements also provided evidence that the average grain size for the nanoscale and conventional titania were 32 nm and 2.12 μm, respectively. X-ray diffraction spectra showed that the material phases did not change when titania was sintered at 600° compared to 1200 °C (40% rutile and 60% anatase) (Figure 2).


Influence of nanophase titania topography on bacterial attachment and metabolism.

Park MR, Banks MK, Applegate B, Webster TJ - Int J Nanomedicine (2008)

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) micrographs of nanophase and conventional titania. AFM data provided evidence that nanophase titania was considerably more rough at the nanoscale than conventional titania (specifically, AFM root-mean-square roughness values were 32 nm and 16 nm for nanophase and conventional titania, respectively).
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f1-ijn-3-497: Atomic force microscopy (AFM) micrographs of nanophase and conventional titania. AFM data provided evidence that nanophase titania was considerably more rough at the nanoscale than conventional titania (specifically, AFM root-mean-square roughness values were 32 nm and 16 nm for nanophase and conventional titania, respectively).
Mentions: Material characterization studies provided evidence that nanophase titania was considerably more rough at the nanoscale than conventional titania (specifically, AFM root-mean-square roughness values were 32 nm and 16 nm for nanophase and conventional titania, respectively) (Figure 1). BET measurements also provided evidence that the average grain size for the nanoscale and conventional titania were 32 nm and 2.12 μm, respectively. X-ray diffraction spectra showed that the material phases did not change when titania was sintered at 600° compared to 1200 °C (40% rutile and 60% anatase) (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: Surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional (or nanometer smooth) topographies are known to have different properties of area, charge, and reactivity.Previously published research indicates that the attachment of certain bacteria (such as Pseudomonas fluorescens 5RL) is higher on surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional topographies, however, their effect on bacterial metabolism is unclear.Thus, the results from this study show greater select bacterial metabolism on nanometer than conventional topographies, critical results with strong consequences for the design of improved biosensors for bacteria detection.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

ABSTRACT
Surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional (or nanometer smooth) topographies are known to have different properties of area, charge, and reactivity. Previously published research indicates that the attachment of certain bacteria (such as Pseudomonas fluorescens 5RL) is higher on surfaces with nanophase compared to conventional topographies, however, their effect on bacterial metabolism is unclear. Results presented here show that the adhesion of Pseudomonas fluorescens 5RL and Pseudomonas putida TVA8 was higher on nanophase than conventional titania. Importantly, in terms of metabolism, bacteria attached to the nanophase surfaces had higher bioluminescence rates than on the conventional surfaces under all nutrient conditions. Thus, the results from this study show greater select bacterial metabolism on nanometer than conventional topographies, critical results with strong consequences for the design of improved biosensors for bacteria detection.

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