Difference in protein adsorption onto polymer films with or without thermal annealing

Takaaki Date, Yuko Ueda, Hironori Atarashi, Toshiki Sawada, Hideyo Matsuzawa, Keiji Tanaka, Takeshi Serizawa

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    Protein adsorptions onto non-annealed (NA) and thermally annealed (TA) polyetherimide films were examined by surface plasmon resonance measurements. Proteins adsorbed onto the NA films with smaller adsorption constants in comparison with the TA films. Neutron reflectivity measurements of the two films suggested that the outermost region of the NA films swelled with larger amounts of water molecules than the TA films. It is plausible that the aforementioned difference in the protein adsorption properties is derived from the difference in the interfacial aggregation structures of the two films.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3106-3111
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of nanoscience and nanotechnology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Bioengineering
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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