Two distinct mechanisms for the interaction of cells with fibronectin substrata.


Fibronectin (Fn) was adsorbed onto neutral, sulfonated, imine-conjugated or gelatin coated polystyrene latex beads. In all cases, the Fn coated beads bound effectively to Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in suspension. However, the binding of Fn coated neutral or positively charged imine conjugated bead was inhibited by low concentrations of heparin or… (More)