Design of two complementary copolymers that work as a glue for cell-laden collagen gels

Taihei Nishimoto, Ko Matsukawa, Kenichi Nagase, Hideko Kanazawa, Aya Mizutani Akimoto, Ryo Yoshida

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Abstract

We designed two types of copolymers that play a role of "polymeric glue". They introduced surface adhesive functions to cell-laden collagen gels. The present study realised surface functionalisation of naturally derived hydrogels and suggested a novel method for manipulating living cells. This method is potentially useful for in vitro reconstruction of 3D living tissue since it enabled versatile and cytocompatible hydrogel surface modification by a simple procedure without any special equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10545-10548
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume56
Issue number72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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