Immobilization of antibacterial dihydropyrrol-2-ones on functional polymer supports to prevent bacterial infections in vivo
Ho, Kitty Ka Kit
Willcox, Mark D. P.
Rice, Scott A.
Date of Issue2012
Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is of great concern, as it causes a wide range of life-threatening infections. The current study demonstrates that dihydropyrrolone (DHP)-coated polyacrylamide substrates are effective in reducing the number of culturable clinical isolates of S. aureus in vitro in a dose-dependent manner and are able to reduce the pathogenic potential of staphylococcal infection in a subcutaneous infection model. Covalently bound DHPs therefore show great potential for use as an antimicrobial strategy in device-related applications.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
© 2012 American Society for Microbiology.