Guillaume Lamour

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Recent results indicate that, in addition to chemical, spatial and mechanical cues, substrate physical cues such as gradients in surface energy may also impact cell functions, such as neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells. However, it remains to be determined what surface effect is the most critical in triggering PC12 cell differentiation. Here we show(More)
PC12 cells are a useful model to study neuronal differentiation, as they can undergo terminal differentiation, typically when treated with nerve growth factor (NGF). In this study we investigated the influence of surface energy distribution on PC12 cell differentiation, by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and immunofluorescence. Glass surfaces were modified by(More)
Substrate factors such as surface energy distribution can affect cell functions, such as neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells. However, the surface effects that trigger such cell responses need to be clarified and analyzed. Here we show that the total surface tension is not a critical parameter. Self-assembled monolayers of alkylsiloxanes on glass were(More)
Nanoscale gradients in energy of adhesion are physical cues from the extracellular environment that can significantly affect cell functions and enhance the neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells. How such surface effects can trigger differentiation and initiate neurite outgrowth, remains to be elucidated. Here we used surface modification, atomic force(More)
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