Helga Sorribas

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The neural cell adhesion molecules axonin-1 and NgCAM have been genetically engineered and covalently immobilized on glass and silicon oxide surfaces in their correct orientation. Surfaces treated with these adhesion molecules were used as substrates for culturing dorsal root ganglion neurons. The cleft between the neuron cell membrane and the surface was(More)
Standard positive photoresist techniques were adapted to generate micropatterns of proteins on glass and oxide surfaces. Both lift-off and plasma-etching techniques were used to transfer the photoresist pattern into a layer of covalently immobilised protein. The surface properties of the areas adjacent to the patterns were altered by chemical surface(More)
Bacterial dichloromethane dehalogenases catalyze the glutathione-dependent hydrolysis of dichloromethane to formaldehyde and are members of the enzyme superfamily of glutathione S-transferases involved in the detoxification of electrophilic compounds. Numerous protein engineering studies have addressed questions pertaining to the substrate specificity, the(More)
Designed networks of neurons are potentially very useful to investigate neural activities. Using photolithography microgrooves suited in size for single neurons have been produced on glass chips. Two conducting gold lanes ending in each microgroove allow extracelluar stimulation of the neurons and recording of their activity. A cell adhesive surface was(More)
Arrays of gold microelectrodes have been generated on glass chips. Various adhesion molecules have then been covalently bound to the surface. Micropatterns of adhesion molecules were generated using photolithographic techniques. Dissociated neurons from chicken dorsal root ganglia adhere selectively to the adhesion molecules and form networks. It could be(More)
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