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Microcontact printing of proteins for neuronal cell guidance

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Abstract

The growth of neurons into networks of controlled geometry is of great interest in the field of cell-based biosensors, neuroelectronic circuits, neurological implants, pharmaceutical testing as well as fundamental biological questions about neuronal interactions. The precise control of the network architecture can be achieved by defined engineering of the surface material properties: this process is called neuronal cell patterning. Different techniques can be used to produce such surface patterns. We have chosen microcontact printing (µCP), because it is a comparatively simple and universal method for patterning biomolecules.

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The article was received on 30 May 2006, accepted on 10 Jan 2007 and first published on 02 Feb 2007


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B607615G
Citation: Soft Matter, 2007,3, 290-298
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    Microcontact printing of proteins for neuronal cell guidance

    A. Offenhäusser, S. Böcker-Meffert, T. Decker, R. Helpenstein, P. Gasteier, J. Groll, M. Möller, A. Reska, S. Schäfer, P. Schulte and A. Vogt-Eisele, Soft Matter, 2007, 3, 290
    DOI: 10.1039/B607615G

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