Fibronectin-carbon-nanotube hybrid nanostructures for controlled cell growth

Seon Namgung, Taekyeong Kim, Ku Youn Baik, Minbaek Lee, Jwa Min Nam, Seunghun Hong

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Abstract

Fibronectin-carbon-nanotube (CNT) hybrid nanostructures are proposed as a platform to control the adhesion and growth of cells. The structure and role of extracellular matrix proteins, such as fibronectin, in the CNT-cell interactions are revealed by atomic force microscopy. The focal adhesion sites on fibronectin-carbon-nanotube hybrid nanostructures induce selective cell growth, including selective filopodial growth of human mesenchymal stem cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-61
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 3 2011

Keywords

  • atomic force microscopy
  • fibronectin-carbon-nanotube hybrids
  • selective cell adhesion
  • selective cell growth

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