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Arnold School of Public Health

Selected Publications

Rahman, MA; Bam, M; Luat, E; Jui, MS; Ganewatta, M; Shokfai, T; Nagarkatti, M; Decho, AW; Tang, C. 2018. Macromolecular-Clustered Facial Amphiphilic Antimicrobials. Nature Communications 9, 5231, doi: 10.10038/s41467-018-07651-7.

Decho AW and Gutierrez T. 2017. Microbial extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in ocean systems. Frontiers Microbiology  8:922. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00922 

Miller KP, Wang L, Benicewicz BC, Decho AW. 2015. Engineering Nanoparticles to attack bacteria. Chemical Society Reviews 44:7787-7807. doi: 10.1039/c5cs00041f. PubMed PMID: 26190826. 

Ikuma, K, Decho AW, Lau BL. 2015.  When nanoparticles meet biofilms—interactions guiding the environmental fate and accumulation of nanoparticles. Frontiers Microbiology, Vol. 6. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00591. PubMed PMID: 26136732.

Wang L, Chen YP, Miller KP, Cash BM, Jones S, Glenn S, Benicewicz BC, Decho AW. 2014. Antibiotic delivery using functionalized nanoparticles to kill MRSA and other bacteria. Chemical Communications  50(81): 12030-12033.  doi: 10.1039/c1cc16432e. Epub 2011 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 22143352.

Zhang J, Chen YP, Miller KP, Ganewatta MS, Bam M, Yan Y, Nagarkatti M, Decho AW, Tang C. 2014. Antimicrobial Metallopolymers and Bioconjugates with Conventional Antibiotics against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria. J American Chemical Society (JACS) 136:4873-4876 doi: 10.1021/ja5011338 PubMed PMID: 24628053.

Decho AW, Frey RL, Ferry JL. 2011. Chemical challenges to bacterial AHL signaling in the environment. Chemical Reviews 111:86-99.  PubMed PMID: 21142012.

Ferry JL, Craig P, Hexel C, Sisco P, Frey R, Pennington PL, Fulton MH, Scott IG, Decho AW, Kashiwada S, Murphy CJ, Shaw TJ. 2009. Transfer of gold nanoparticles from the water column to the estuarine food web. Nature Nanotechnology 4:441-444.  doi: 10.1038/nnano.2009.157. PubMed PMID: 19581897.

Decho, AW, Visscher PT, Ferry J, et al. 2009. Autoinducers extracted from microbial mats reveal a diversity of  N-acylhomoserine lactones (HSL) and abundance changes that may relate to diel pH. Environmental Microbiology  11:409-420  doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01780.x. PubMed PMID: 19196272.

Reid RP, Visscher PT, Decho AW, et al.  2000. Role of microbes in accretion, lamination, and early lithification of modern marine stromatolites. Nature 406:989-992.  PubMed PMID: 10984051.

Decho AW. 1990. Microbial exopolymer secretions in ocean environments: Their role(s) in food webs and marine processes. Oceanography Marine Biology Annual Reviews 28:73-154.


2018.   Divisional Patent:  Anion-paired cationic Metallocene-containing compounds and
                            polymers as Antimicrobial Agents.  Approved: US Patent No. 9,872,917

2016.    Anion-paired cationic Metallocene-containing compounds and polymers as
                            Antimicrobial Agents.  Approved: US Patent No. 9,402,394.  

2016.   Rosin-derived cationic compounds and polymers.
                           Approved: US Patent No. 9,357,775.

2015.   High-throughput in vitro translation (cell-lysate based) assay for detecting quorum
                          sensing signals. Approved: US Patent No. 8,932,807. 

2015.   Cyclodextrin Functionalized Nanoparticles for Quenching Bacterial
                          Communication.  Provisional: US Patent Appl.:  14/677,328.

2014.   Divisional Patent: Rosin-derived cationic compounds and polymers.
                          Approved: US Patent No. 8,901,254;

2013.   Rosin-derived cationic compounds and polymers and their methods of
                          preparation. Approved: US Patent No.  8,604,128.

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