Initial adhesion of fibroblasts on thin rubber scaffolds

Shinichiro Shimomura, Hisao Matsuno, Toshiyuki Ohta, Seiichi Kawahara, Keiji Tanaka

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    Cell adhesion behaviors on thin synthetic and natural rubbers supported on solid substrates were examined. When the film was thinner than 60 nm, the adhesion of L929 fibroblasts was clearly promoted. This can be explained in terms of the manifestation of mechanical response from the hard solid substrate. Protein-free natural rubber exhibited better performance than polyisoprene as a scaffold.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)475-477
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)


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