Cell spreading and viability on zein films may be facilitated by transglutaminase.


Zein is a biocompatible corn protein potentially useful in the development of biomaterials. In this study, the deposition of zein on oxygen plasma treated glass cover slips significantly enhanced cell spreading and viability. The mechanism for cellular response to zein coated surfaces was thought to involve the polyglutamine peptides on the zein structure… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.05.048