Research Team Finds New Detail in Cell-Surface Coat Structures

CLAREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A team consisting of Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Professor Jim Sterling, Western University Professor Lyna Luo, and postdoctoral scientists Wenjuan Jiang and Wesley Botello-Smith have discovered important physical mechanisms that cell surfaces utilize to provide innate immunity. Their article was published on March 4 in The Journal of Physical Chemistry under the title “Ion Pairing and Dielectric Decrement in Glycosaminoglycan Brushes.” The work applies adv