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Protein phosphorylation, while critical to cellular behavior, has been undercharacterized in pluripotent cells. Therefore, we performed phosphoproteomic analyses of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and their differentiated derivatives. A total of 2546 phosphorylation sites were identified on 1602 phosphoproteins; 389 proteins contained more(More)
Dip-pen nanolithography was used to construct arrays of proteins with 100- to 350-nanometer features. These nanoarrays exhibit almost no detectable nonspecific binding of proteins to their passivated portions even in complex mixtures of proteins, and therefore provide the opportunity to study a variety of surface-mediated biological recognition processes.(More)
of the CNS, while eliminating the potential adverse or variable side-effects from growth factors and viral gene vectors, would be highly benefi cial. [ 8 ] Herein, we report the use of a graphene-based nanomaterial for the design of hybrid nanofi brous scaffolds to guide NSC differentiation into oligodendrocytes (Figure 1). Graphene-based nanomaterials,(More)
Monitoring of stem cell differentiation and pluripotency is an important step for the practical use of stem cells in the field of regenerative medicine. Hence, a new non-destructive detection tool capable of in situ monitoring of stem cell differentiation is highly needed. In this study, we report a 3D graphene oxide-encapsulated gold nanoparticle that is(More)
We report a tip modification strategy coupled with dip-pen nanolithography for depositing proteins on a surface. This methodology offers patterning capabilities on the scale of 45 nm to many micrometers length. The biorecognition properties of nanofeatures composed of immunoglobulin-gamma (IgG) were confirmed by reacting the array with gold nanoparticles(More)
The ability of stem cells to differentiate into specialized lineages within a specifi c microenvironment is vital for regenerative medicine. For harnessing the full potential of stem cells for regenerative therapies, it is important to investigate and understand the function of three types of micro-environmental cues—soluble signals, cell–cell interactions,(More)
A novel therapy is demonstrated utilizing magnetic nanoparticles for the dual purpose of delivering microRNA and inducing magnetic hyperthermia. In particular, the combination of lethal-7a microRNA (let-7a), which targets a number of the survival pathways that typically limit the effectiveness of hyperthermia, with magnetic hyperthermia greatly enhances(More)
Although stem cells hold great potential for the treatment of many injuries and degenerative diseases, several obstacles must be overcome before their therapeutic application can be realized. These include the development of advanced techniques to understand and control functions of microenvironmental signals and novel methods to track and guide(More)