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Damodaran, G,Collighan, R,Griffin, M,Pandit, A
2009
June
Journal Of Biomedical Materials Research Part A
Tethering a laminin peptide to a crosslinked collagen scaffold for biofunctionality
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collagen laminin peptide microbial transglutaminase AMIDE-I-BAND CELL-ADHESION MICROBIAL TRANSGLUTAMINASE ALPHA-3 CHAIN INTEGRIN FIBROBLASTS MIGRATION LINKING GLUTARALDEHYDE PROLIFERATION
89A
1001
1010
Cell adhesion peptide regulates various cellular functions like proliferation, attachment, and spreading. The cellular response to laminin peptide (PPFLMLLKGSTR), a motif of laminin-5 alpha 3 chain, tethered to type I collagen, crosslinked using microbial transglutaminase (mTGase) was investigated. mTGase is an enzyme that initiates crosslinking by reacting with the glutamine and lysine residues on the collagen fibers stabilizing the molecular structure. In this study that tethering of the laminin peptide in a mTGase crosslinked collagen scaffold enhanced cell proliferation and attachment. Laminin peptide tethered crosstinked scaffold showed unaltered cell morphology of 3T3 fibroblasts when compared with collagen and crosslinked scaffold. The triple helical structure of collagen remained unaltered by the addition of laminin peptide. In addition a close-dependent affinity of the laminin peptide towards collagen was seen. The degree of crosslinking was measured by amino acid analysis, differential scanning calorimeter and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Increased crosslinking was observed in mTGase crosslinked group. mTGase crosslinking showed higher shrinkage temperature. There was alteration in the fibrillar architecture due to the crosslinking activity of mTGase. Hence, the use of enzyme-mediated linking shows promise in tethering cell adhesive peptides through biodegradable scaffolds. (c) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res 89A: 1001-1010, 2009
DOI 10.1002/jbm.a.32045
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