Cheryl L Stabler

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The effects of alginate composition on the growth of murine insulinoma betaTC3 cells encapsulated in alginate/poly-L-lysine/alginate (APA) beads, and on the overall metabolic and secretory characteristics of the encapsulated cell system, were investigated for four different types of alginate. Two of the alginates used had a high guluronic acid content (73%(More)
Previously we demonstrated that alginate composition has a significant effect on the growth of encapsulated betaTC3 cells and consequently on the overall metabolic and secretory activities of the encapsulated cultures. Based on these results we postulated that the mechanical properties of alginate were not responsible for the observed effects but rather,(More)
We demonstrate the applicability of sequential Diels-Alder and azide-alkyne [3 + 2] cycloaddition reactions (click chemistry) for the immobilization of carbohydrates and proteins onto a solid surface. An alpha,omega-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) linker carrying alkyne and cyclodiene terminal groups was synthesized and immobilized onto an(More)
Noninvasive monitoring of tissue-engineered constructs is of critical importance for accurate characterization of constructs and their remodeling in vitro and in vivo. This study investigated the utility of (1)H NMR spectroscopy to noninvasively quantify viable cell number in tissue-engineered substitutes in vitro. Agarose disk-shaped constructs containing(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First and foremost, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Athanassios Sambanis, who has been an incredible advisor and mentor. His impact on the development of my professional career has been immeasurable. I would also like to thank the members of my committee, Drs Bellamkonda, García, Le Doux, and Thulé, for their(More)
Iron oxide nanoparticles have been shown to magnetically label cells in order to visualize them in vivo via MR imaging. This technology has yet to be implemented in insulin secreting cells, thus it is not known whether the presence of these nanoparticles in the cytoplasm of the cells affects insulin secretion. This study investigates the effectiveness and(More)
Direct, noninvasive monitoring of tissue engineered substitutes containing live, functional cells would provide valuable information on dynamic changes that occur postimplantation. Such changes include remodeling both within the construct and at the interface of the implant with the surrounding host tissue, and may result in changes in the number of viable(More)
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