Cell adhesion onto highly curved surfaces: one-step immobilization of human erythrocyte membranes on silica beads.

@article{Kaufmann2003CellAO,
  title={Cell adhesion onto highly curved surfaces: one-step immobilization of human erythrocyte membranes on silica beads.},
  author={Stefan Kaufmann and Motomu Tanaka},
  journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 7},
  pages={699-704}
}
This paper deals with single-step, orientation-selective immobilization of human erythrocyte membranes on bare silica beads with different topographies: 1) solid (nonporous) silica beads with a diameter of 3 microns and 2) porous silica beads with a diameter of 5 microns. Erythrocyte membranes were immobilized onto beads simply by incubation, without sonication or osmotic lysis. Membrane orientation before and after immobilization was identified with two immunofluorescence labels: 1) the… CONTINUE READING