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Interaction of Polycations with Phospholipid Membranes


Cationic polymers are known to possess antibacterial activity: The polymers are able to either destroy bacterial membranes or largely modify their properties in such a way that the membrane damage causes cell death. We study the interactions of a wide range of cationic polymers as well as charged nanoparticles with the surface of model biological membranes in order to unlock molecular mechanisms of action of these agents on biomembranes.

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