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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)
The attachment, spreading, spreading rate, focal contact formation, and cytoskeletal organization of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were investigated on substrates that had been covalently grafted with the cell adhesion peptides Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) and Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg (YIGSR). This approach was used to provide substrates that were(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)
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)
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)
Methods are presented to incorporate polymer-based bioactive matrices into micro-fabricated implantable microelectrode arrays. Using simple techniques, hydrogels infused with bioactive molecules are deposited within wells in the substrate of the device. This method allows local drug delivery without increasing the footprint of the device. In addition, each(More)
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)
The synthetic peptides Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Tyr and Gly-Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg-Tyr, which contain Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) and Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg (YIGSR), the ligands for two important classes of cell adhesion receptors, were covalently coupled to a nonadhesive modified glass surface by the N-terminal Gly. The N-terminal Gly served as a spacer, and the C-terminal Y(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)