Multicellular aggregation of maltol-modified cells triggered by Fe(3+) ions.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

PubMedID: 24049770

Ciupa A, De Bank PA, Caggiano L. Multicellular aggregation of maltol-modified cells triggered by Fe(3+) ions. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013;.
The synthesis of a maltol-derived hydrazide is described which, once attached to a cell surface, induces rapid multicellular aggregation selectively in the presence of Fe(3+) ions. Heterocellular aggregates are also reported.