PEO enhancement of platelet deposition, fibrinogen deposition, and complement C3 activation.

@article{Chaikof1992PEOEO,
  title={PEO enhancement of platelet deposition, fibrinogen deposition, and complement C3 activation.},
  author={Elliot L. Chaikof and Edward W Merrill and Allan D. Callow and Raymond J. Connolly and S L Verdon and K L Ramberg},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1992},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={1163-8}
}
Whereas it has been commonly thought that adding polyethylene oxide PEO to a surface would diminish the capacity of the surface to cause deposition of platelets and of fibrinogen, and to activate complement C3, we present data showing exactly the opposite. These unexpected results are obtained with low molecular weight (2000) PEO, and are not found with higher molecular weight (20,000) PEO.