Covalent surface immobilization of Arg-Gly-Asp- and Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg-containing peptides to obtain well-defined cell-adhesive substrates.

@article{Massia1990CovalentSI,
  title={Covalent surface immobilization of Arg-Gly-Asp- and Tyr-Ile-Gly-Ser-Arg-containing peptides to obtain well-defined cell-adhesive substrates.},
  author={Stephen P. Massia and Jeffrey A Hubbell},
  journal={Analytical biochemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={187 2},
  pages={292-301}
}
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 served as a site for radioiodination. These modified substrates supported the adhesion and spreading of cultured human foreskin fibroblasts (HFFs… CONTINUE READING