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- Fluorescent aromatic platforms for cell patterning
- De La Fuente, Jesus M.; Andar, Abhay; Gadegaard, Nikolaj; Berry, Catherine C.; Kingshott, Peter; Riehle, Mathis O.
- This paper describes a simple experimental method of patterning fluorescent organic dyes, fluorescein, and rhodamine on gold substrates by microcontact printing techniques. The development of this step-by-step protocol has allowed us to prepare striped and squared micropatterns with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) linkers terminated by these fluorophores using a fast, easy, and inexpensive technique. Although the rest of the surface was covered with aliphatic molecules (methyl terminated), human fibroblasts demonstrated an unexpected response, aligning themselves according to the aromatic patterns, despite the presence of PEG, which is a cell resistant molecule, in the fluorescent regions.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Langmuir, Vol. 22, no. 13 (Jun 2006), pp. 5528-5532
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural); 0903 Biomedical Engineering; 0904 Chemical Engineering
- Aromatic compounds; Biocompatible coated materials; Biomaterial; Cell adhesion; Cell line; Cells; Chemical structure; Chemistry; Dyes; Fibroblasts; Fluorescein; Fluorescence; Fluorescent dyes; Fluorophores; Gold; Materials testing; Molecular structure; Organic dyes; Physiology; Polyethylene glycols; Scanning electron microscopy; Substrates; Synthesis
- American Chemical Society
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- Copyright © 2006 American Chemical Society.
- Peer reviewed