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Enzymatic synthesis of poly(catechin)-antibiotic conjugates: an antimicrobial approach for indwelling catheters

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(2), 637-651, 2015

Publisher: Springer Nature


Biofilm formation in urinary indwelling catheters is one of the most critical issues that patients face. Catheters were coated with poly(catechin)-antibiotic conjugates with enhanced antimicrobial properties. Catechin was conjugated with two antibiotics, namely trimethoprim (TMP) and sulfamethoxazole (SMZ) via activation with N,N′-disuccinimidyl carbonate (DSC) and subsequent coupling to molecules containing α-amine moieties. Silicone and polyurethane catheters were functionalized in situ through laccase oxidation of catechin-antibiotic conjugates. Four antimicrobial coatings were produced, na ...

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