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Novel application of imaging surface plasmon resonance for in situ studies of the surface exploration of marine organisms

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nicholas Aldred, Professor Tony Clare


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The surface interactions of exploring cyprids of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides were studiedin situ using imaging surface plasmon resonance. It was demonstrated how the deposition of aproteinaceous adhesive could be followed in real time as the cyprids explored and temporarilyattached to a surface. Furthermore, the amount of protein left on the surface when the cyprids movedon could be quanti´Čüed. Clear differences were demonstrated between an oligo(ethyleneglycol)coated surface and a bare gold substrate. It is anticipated that this technique will be a valuable toolin the development of novel surface chemistries that can prevent biofouling.

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Author(s): Andersson O, Ekblad T, Aldred N, Clare AS, Liedberg B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Biointerphases

Year: 2009

Volume: 4

Issue: 4

Pages: 65-68

ISSN (print): 1934-8630

ISSN (electronic): 1559-4106

Publisher: American Institute of Physics


DOI: 10.1116/1.3274060


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Swedish Research Council
N00014-08-1-1240U.S. Office of Naval Research
NMP-CT-2005-011827European Commission's