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Critical areas of cell adhesion on micropatterned surfaces

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Title
Critical areas of cell adhesion on micropatterned surfaces
Abstract

The adhesive area is important to modulate cell behaviors on a substrate. This paper aims to semi-quantitatively examine the existence of the characteristic areas of cell adhesion on the level of individual cells. We prepared a series of micropatterned surfaces with adhesive microislands of various sizes on an adhesion-resistant background, and cultured cells of MC3T3-E1 (osteoblast), BMSC (bone mesenchymal stem cell) or NIH3T3 (fibroblast) on those modeled surfaces. We have defined seven characteristic areas of an adhesive microisland and confirmed that they are meaningful to describe cell adhesion behaviors. Those parameters are (1) the critical adhesion area from apoptosis to survival denoted as A∗ or Ac1, (2) the critical area from adhesion of a single cell to adhesion of multiple cells (Ac2), (3) the basic area for one more cell to adhere (AΔ), (4) and (5) the characteristic areas of a microisland most probably occupied by one cell (Apeak(1)) and two cells (Apeak(2)), (6) and (7) the characteristic areas of a microisland occupied by one cell (AN(1)) or two cells (AN(2)) on average. Besides the introduction of those basic parameters, the present paper demonstrates how to determine them experimentally. We further discussed the relationship between those characteristic areas and the spreading area on a non-patterned adhesive surface.

Keywords
Cell adhesion; Micro-patterning; Critical area; Surface modification
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 32, Issue 16, June 2011, Pages 3931–3938
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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