Manuel Salmerón-Sánchez

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The influence of surface chemistry-substrates with controlled surface density of -OH groups-on fibronectin (FN) conformation and distribution is directly observed by atomic force microscopy (AFM). FN fibrillogenesis, which is known to be a process triggered by interaction with integrins, is shown in our case to be induced by the substrate (in absence of(More)
Collagen IV (Col IV) and laminin (Lam) are the main structural components of the basement membrane where they form two overlapping polymeric networks. We studied the adsorption pattern of these proteins on five model surfaces with tailored density of -OH groups obtained by copolymerization of different ratios ethyl acrylate (EA) and hydroxyl EA (HEA):(More)
INTRODUCTION Oxidant bleaching agents may induce several alterations on mineralized teeth tissues. Our aim is to study, at the ultrastructural level, mechanical modifications induced on dentin after exposure to different bleaching agents. METHODS Nanoindentation performed with atomic force microscopy was used to measure changes in dentin stiffness as well(More)
OBJECTIVE To study nanostructural dentinal changes produced by endodontic irrigants. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. Nanoindentations were performed on peritubular (PD) and intertubular dentine (ID) with an atomic force microscopy. Stiffness and adhesion force were determined before and after application of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and 17%(More)
Fibronectin (FN) is a ubiquitous extracellular matrix protein (ECM) protein that is organized into fibrillar networks by cells through an integrin-mediated process that involves contractile forces. This assembly allows for the unfolding of the FN molecule, exposing cryptic domains that are not available in the native globular FN structure and activating(More)
Bridging of long peripheral nerve gaps remains a significant clinical challenge. Electrospun nanofibers have been used to direct and enhance neurite extension in vitro and in vivo. While it is well established that oriented fibers influence neurite outgrowth and Schwann cell migration, the mechanisms by which they influence these cells are still unclear. In(More)
Considering the structural role of type IV collagen (Col IV) in the assembly of the basement membrane (BM) and the perspective of mimicking its organization for vascular tissue engineering purposes, we studied the adsorption pattern of this protein on model hydrophilic (clean glass) and hydrophobic trichloro(octadecyl)silane (ODS) surfaces known to strongly(More)
We have synthesized methacrylate-endcapped caprolactone networks with tailored water sorption ability, poly(CLMA-co-HEA), in the form of three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds with the same architecture but exhibiting different hydrophilicity character (x(HEA)=0, 0.3, 0.5), and we investigated the interaction of goat bone marrow stromal cells (GBMSCs) with such(More)
BACKGROUND The cell-material interaction is a complex bi-directional and dynamic process that mimics to a certain extent the natural interactions of cells with the extracellular matrix. Cells tend to adhere and rearrange adsorbed extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins on the material surface in a fibril-like pattern. Afterwards, the ECM undergoes proteolytic(More)
Phase separation of PLLA/PS (50/50, w/w) solutions during a spin-casting process gives rise to well-defined nanotopographies of 14, 29 and 45 nm deep pits depending on the concentration of the solution. Their influence on the biological activity of fibronectin (FN) was investigated. FN adsorption was quantified by radiolabelling the protein. The amount of(More)