Modulation of cell adhesion by modification of titanium surfaces with covalently attached self-assembled monolayers.

@article{Sukenik1990ModulationOC,
  title={Modulation of cell adhesion by modification of titanium surfaces with covalently attached self-assembled monolayers.},
  author={Chaim N. Sukenik and N Balachander and Lloyd A. Culp and Kristine Lewandowska and Katharine Merritt},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1990},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={1307-23}
}
The surface of titanium has been modified by covalent attachment of an organic monolayer anchored by a siloxane network. This coating completely covers the metal and allows controlled modification of surface properties by the exposed chemical endgroups of the monolayer forming surfactant. The attachment of such a film allows different bulk materials (e.g., glass and titanium) to have identical surface properties and this can be used in regulating cell adhesion responses. This control over… CONTINUE READING