Inhibition of PMN apoptosis after adherence to dip-coated calcium phosphate surfaces on a NiTi shape memory alloy.

@article{Bogdanski2004InhibitionOP,
  title={Inhibition of PMN apoptosis after adherence to dip-coated calcium phosphate surfaces on a NiTi shape memory alloy.},
  author={Denise Bogdanski and Stefan A. Esenwein and Oleg Prymak and Matthias Epple and G. M. Muhr and Manfred Koeller},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 19},
  pages={4627-32}
}
Nickel-titanium shape-memory alloys (NiTi-SMA) were coated with calcium phosphate by dipping in oversaturated calcium phosphate solution (CaP-coating). Polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes (PMN) belong to the first cells which will adhere to implant materials. We analyzed the apoptosis of isolated human PMN after cell culture on non-coated and CaP-coated NiTi-SMA by light and scanning electron microscopy (cell morphology) and by flow cytometry (DNA-fragmentation). In contrast to PMN… CONTINUE READING