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Special delivery! Polyionic complex (PIC) micelles that contain the charge-conversional moieties citaconic amide or cis-aconitic amide were developed for cytoplasmic protein delivery. The increase of the charge density on the protein cargo helped the stability of the PIC micelles without cross-linking, and the charge-conversion in endosomes induced the(More)
The surface modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) substrates by using ABA-type block copolymers comprising poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC)) (PMPC) and PDMS segments was investigated. The hydrophobic interaction between the swelling-deswelling nature of PDMS and PDMS segments in block copolymers was the main mechanism for surface(More)
The state of adsorbed fibronectin and the subsequent cell adhesion behavior on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrates with varied stiffness were investigated. The bulk elastic modulus as well as the macroscale and nanoscale surface repulsion forces on PDMS substrates with five different cross-linker concentrations (2.5, 5, 10, 20 and 40wt.%) were evaluated(More)
The effects of the hydrated molecular mobility and the surface free energy of polymer surfaces on fibronectin adsorption and fibroblast adhesion were investigated. ABA-type block copolymers composed of polyrotaxane (PRX) with different number of threaded α-cyclodextrin (α-CD), random copolymers with similar chemical composition to the PRX block copolymers,(More)
Polymer surfaces with a wide range of hydrated surface mobility are developed by a simple deposition method with supramolecular block copolymers. The morphologies of adhering stem cells are greatly dependent on the surface mobility of polymers, and this induces significant changes in the cytoskeletal signaling pathway to direct the downstream stem cell(More)
We investigated the morphological effect of phase-separated block copolymer surfaces composed of poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC)) (PMPC) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) on protein adsorption and cell adhesion behavior. We observed three different types of phase-separated surface morphologies by TEM and AFM. The elemental composition of(More)
Adhesion behaviors of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) are interestingly affected by the mobility of hydrophilic chains on the material surfaces. Surfaces with different molecular mobilities were prepared using ABA-type block copolymers consisting polyrotaxane (PRX) or poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) central block (A block), and amphiphilic(More)
The intracellular delivery of enzymes is an essential methodology to extend their therapeutic application. Herein, we have developed dissociable supermolecule-enzyme polyelectrolyte complexes based on reduction-cleavable cationic polyrotaxanes (PRXs) for the reactivation of delivered enzymes. These PRXs are characterized by their supramolecular frameworks(More)
The rapid response of integrin β1 molecules to an RGD peptide on a dynamic polyrotaxane surface was successfully induced. As a result, RGD peptides introduced on a highly dynamic cyclodextrin molecule enhanced the frequency of contact with specific integrin molecules on the cell membrane at the early stage of material-cell interactions.
The effect of hydrated molecular mobility of polymer surfaces on cell adhesion behavior was investigated. ABA-type block copolymers composed of polyrotaxane (PRX) and hydrophobic anchoring terminal segments were synthesized as a platform of molecularly mobile surfaces. The result of QCM-D measurement in water revealed that the molecularly mobile PRX block(More)