Synthetic surfaces for human embryonic stem cell culture
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) have numerous potential biomedical applications owing to their unique abilities for self-renewal and pluripotency. Successful clinical application of hESCs and derivatives necessitates the culture of these cells in a fully defined environment. We have developed a novel peptide-based surface that uses a high-affinity cyclic RGD peptide for culture of hESCs under chemically defined conditions.
Journal: Journal of Biotechnology - Volume 146, Issue 3, 1 April 2010, Pages 143–146