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Title:Development, characterization and applications of a direct, general method to photochemically generate patterns and gradients on planar glass substrates, corrugated substrates and in highly porous collagen-GAG scaffolds
Author(s):Martin, Teresa A.
Director of Research:Bailey, Ryan C.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bailey, Ryan C.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Harley, Brendan A.; Hergenrother, Paul J.; Sweedler, Jonathan V.
Department / Program:Chemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Collagen scaffolds
Abstract:Recent surface chemical approaches to physically modeling the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) have provided invaluable insight into the molecular nature of cell adhesion and have clearly established the contributions of altered cell adhesion to disease onset and progression. In order to better understand the complex relationships between the many molecules involved in cell adhesion, we have developed a general method to create multi-component biological surface gradients that present multiple, distinct adhesive molecules onto planar substrates, corrugated substrates and the surface of collagen-GAG scaffolds at varied concentrations, and in defined geometric patterns. In our approach the generation of a light density gradient across a photo-active benzophenone monolayer will form covalent linkages between a solution phase biomolecule and the surface, resulting in the transfer of the photon gradient to a biomolecular gradient. The method is promising for the direct generation of complex, multi-component patterns or gradients of biomolecules, which may serve as biomolecularly relevant models of the ECM. Future work will focus on applying multi-component biomolecular patterns and gradients to investigations of cell adhesion, migration, proliferation, and differentiation.
Issue Date:2011-05-25
Rights Information:Chapter 2-Reproduced with permission from LANGMUIR, submitted for publication. Unpublished work copyright 2011 American Chemical Society. Chapter 3-This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Biomaterials. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in BIOMATERIALS, in press 2011. Copyright 2011 Teresa A. Martin
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-25
Date Deposited:2011-05

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