Protein adsorption is dependent on substrate polymer polymorphs

Hisao Matsuno, Yuya Nagasaka, Kimio Kurita, Takeshi Serizawa

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Adhesion force, quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), and attenuated total reflection infrared (ATR-IR) measurements revealed that native proteins weakly adsorbed onto poly(lactide) (PLA) stereocomplexes with 3 1 helical (β-form) crystals when compared with poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) homogeneous crystals with 10 3 helical (α-form) crystals. These observations suggest that substrate polymer polymorphs can be significant factors that determine protein-adsorptive properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1238-1239
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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