Stephen P. Massia

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The synthetic peptide Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Tyr (GRGDY), which contains the RGD sequence of several adhesion molecules, was covalently grafted to the surface of otherwise poorly adhesive glass substrates and was used to determine the minimal number of ligand-receptor interactions required for complete spreading of human foreskin fibroblasts. Well-defined adhesion(More)
Recent efforts in our laboratory have focused on developing methods for immobilizing bioactive peptides to low cell-adhesive dextran monolayer coatings and promoting biospecific cell adhesion for biomaterial implant applications. In the current study, this dextran-based bioactive coating technology was developed for silicon, polyimide, and gold, the base(More)
We have recently reported the attachment and spreading of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) upon substrates containing covalently grafted Arg-Glu-Asp-Val (REDV) peptide (Hubbell, J. A., Massia, S. P., Desai, N. P., and Drumheller, P. D. (1991) Bio/Technology 9, 568-572). This peptide has been reported to be the minimal active sequence within(More)
BACKGROUND Smooth muscle cell (SMC) migration is a vital component in the response of the arterial wall to revascularization injury. Cell surface integrin-extracellular matrix interactions are essential for cell migration. SMCs express both beta1- and beta3-integrins. In this study, we examined the relative functional roles of beta1- and(More)
The laminin-based nonapeptide Cys-Asp-Pro-Gly-Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg (CDPGYIGSR) and pentapeptide Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg (YIGSR) have been previously demonstrated to support the attachment of several cell types and to competitively bind to the 67-kDa high affinity laminin receptor. Cell attachment, but not spreading, on substrates containing adsorbed CDPGYIGSR or(More)
Diamond-like carbon films have been evaluated as coatings to improve biocompatibility of orthopedic and cardiovascular implants. This study initiates a series of investigations that will evaluate diamond-like carbon (DLC) as a coating for improved biocompatibility in chronic neuroprosthetic implants. Studies in this report assess the cytotoxicity and cell(More)
The synthetic peptide Gly-Arg-GlyAsp-Tyr (GRGDY), which contains the RGD sequence of several adhesion molecules, was covalently grafted to the surface of otherwise poorly adhesive glass substrates and was used to determine the minimal number of ligand-receptor interactions required for complete spreading of human foreskin fibroblasts . Well-defined adhesion(More)
Diamines covalently coupled to glass substrates promoted human foreskin fibroblast adhesion in the absence of serum. These diamine-derivatized substrates were produced by coupling ethylene diamine, N-methylaminoethylamine, and N,N-dimethylaminoethylamine (NNDMAEA), to sulfonyl chloride-activated glass. Electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis(More)
We have found a novel adhesion receptor on the human endothelial cell for the peptide sequence Arg-Glu-Asp-Val (REDV), which is present in the III-CS domain of human plasma fibronectin, with a dissociation constant of 2.2 x 10(-6) M and 5.8 x 10(6) sites/cell. When a synthetic peptide containing this sequence was immobilized on otherwise cell nonadhesive(More)
Preclinical pharmacologic studies of caracemide [N-acetyl-N-(methylcarbamoyloxy)-N'-methylurea; CAR] have demonstrated a marked instability of this compound in the presence of either phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) or human plasma. Using [1-14C-acetyl]CAR and [3H-methylcarbamoyloxy]CAR, three CAR degradation products were identified: product A,(More)