Polymer electrospun fibers are gaining increasing importance in nanobiotechnology, due to their intrinsic three-dimensional topography and biochemical flexibility. Here we present an in-depth study of protein functionalisation for polymethylmethacrylate fibers. We compare different coating approaches for type I collagen, including physisorption and covalent binding methods relying on functional linkers. The biofunctionalised fibers are investigated by scanning electron and confocal laser scanning microscopy, wettability measurements, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and protein quantification assays. We demonstrate that the largest amount of proteins adsorbed on fibers does not determine the best performance in terms of cell attachment and proliferation in vitro, which is instead related to the type of linking and the relevant role played by adsorption of serum biomolecules on the three-dimensional nanostructures. This study is relevant for designing and engineering novel biomaterials and scaffold architectures based on electrospun nanofibers. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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|Titolo:||Collagen-functionalised electrospun polymer fibers for bioengineering applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Citazione:||Collagen-functionalised electrospun polymer fibers for bioengineering applications / Polini, Alessandro; Pagliara, Stefano; Stabile, Ripalta; Netti, Giuseppe Stefano; Roca, Leonarda; Prattichizzo, Clelia; Gesualdo, Loreto; Cingolani, Roberto; Pisignano, Dario. - In: SOFT MATTER. - ISSN 1744-683X. - 6:8(2010), pp. 1668-1674.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|