Cell adhesion and related phenomena on the surface-modified Au-deposited nerve microelectrode examined by total impedance measurement and cell detachment tests

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This study investigated alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of varied chain lengths adsorbed upon novel Au-coated microelectrodes, of which the surface properties were quantitatively evaluated by surface characterization and 3T3 fibroblast cell adhesion, total impedance and cell detachment tests. Thin-film SAMs adsorbed upon Au/PI/Si provided a hydrophobic or passive surface with increased water contact angle and initial total impedance. From cell adhesion tests, we can observe that the film formed as a dense-packed spacer resulted in incomplete cell sealing of 3T3 cells upon the surface-modified microelectrode. Thus the decrease in cell coverage rate and in the slope in association with total impedance as a function of cell-surface reaction time can be found. To study the adhesion force of a comparable single cell attached upon varied modified surfaces, a cell detachment test using a triangular probe tip of a well defined cantilever was carried out in medium containing fibroblast cells. Overall, both the peak force and the work required to detach a comparable single cell from the anchoring domain corresponded well to the increased length of alkyl chains adsorbed upon Au/PI/Si. Both measurements on the SAM modified surfaces demonstrated much smaller values than those on the pristine Au/PI/Si surface. These results concluded that a cell-repulsive characteristic was clearly formed on the SAM modified microelectrode surface. The non-adhering properties of surface-modified microelectrodes should provide better sensitivity for neuromuscular stimulation as well as for the recording of infinitesimal neural signals in future applications of neural prostheses.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)2449-2457
頁數9
期刊Nanotechnology
17
發行號10
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2006 五月 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生物工程
  • 化學 (全部)
  • 材料科學(全部)
  • 材料力學
  • 機械工業
  • 電氣與電子工程

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