A peptide-based biological coating for enhanced corrosion resistance of titanium alloy biomaterials in chloride-containing fluids

Authors Noah Muruve, Yuanchao Feng, Jaye Platnich, Daniel Hassett, Randall Irvin, Daniel Muruve, Frank Cheng Details Journal of Biomaterials Applications, first published February 21, 20172017 Mar;31(8):1225-1234. doi: 10.1177/0885328217692949. Epub 2017 Jan 1Read the abstract, or access the journal here Abstract Titanium alloys are common materials in the manufacturing of dental and orthopedic implants. Although these … Read more

A peptide-stainless steel reaction that yields a new bioorganic-metal state of matter

Authors Elisabeth M Davis, Dong-Yang Li, Randall T Irvin Details First published, Biomaterials, Volume 32, Issue 23, August 2011doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.04.027. Epub 2011 May 7Read the abstract or access the journal here Abstract A synthetic peptide derived from the native protein sequence of a metal binding bacterial pilus was observed to spontaneously react with stainless steel … Read more

The Pseudomonas aeruginosa type IV pilin receptor binding domain functions as an adhesin for both biotic and abiotic surfaces

Authors Carmen L. Giltner, Erin J. Van Schaik, Gerald F. Audette, Dan Kao, Robert S. Hodges, Daniel J. Hassett, Randall T. Irvin Details First published in Molecular Microbiology, 12 December 2005, Volume 59, Issue 4 February 2006Read the full journal article here Abstract Pseudomonas aeruginosa readily binds to stainless steel and other abiotic surfaces, causing … Read more