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Directional alignment of MG63 cells on polymer surfaces containing point microstructures

Author
Christopher, A.; Fernandez, J.; Martínez, E.; Funes, M.; Engel, E.; Errachid, A.; Planell, J. A.; Samitier, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Small
Date of publication
2007-05
Volume
3
Number
5
First page
871
Last page
879
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200600683 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/9382 Open in new window
URL
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.200600683/abstract Open in new window
Abstract
MG63 cells cultured on regular arrays of point microstructures (posts and holes) are shown to preferentially align at certain angles to the pattern of the structures, at 0 degrees, 30 degrees, and 45 degrees in particular. The effect is found to be more pronounced for post rather than hole structures (although no significant difference is found for the angles the cells make to the holes or posts) and is thought to be due to the fact that the cells use the posts as anchorage points to hold themse...
Citation
Christopher, A. [et al.]. Directional alignment of MG63 cells on polymer surfaces containing point microstructures. "Small", Maig 2007, vol. 3, núm. 5, p. 871-879.
Keywords
cell adhesion, imprinting, microstructures, polymers, surfaces
Group of research
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
IMEM-BRT - Innovation in Materials and Molecular Engineering - Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies

Participants

  • Christopher, A Mills  (author)
  • Fernández González, Javier  (author)
  • Martínez Fraiz, Elena  (author)
  • Funes, Miriam  (author)
  • Engel Lopez, Elisabet  (author)
  • Errachid, Abdelhamid  (author)
  • Planell Estany, Josep Antón  (author)
  • Samitier Martí, Josep  (author)

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