Effect of nanoscale topography on fibronectin adsorption to sputter deposited calcium phosphate thin films Online publication date: Sat, 26-Jan-2008
by Marie-Louise Cairns, Brian J. Meenan, George A. Burke, Adrian R. Boyd
International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials (IJNBM), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2008
Abstract: Fibronectin (FN) adsorption to Calcium Phosphate (CaP) thin film surfaces with topographical features in the submicron to nanometre range has been investigated. CaP thin films have been produced by Radio-Frequency (RF) magnetron sputter deposition and a sputtered Titanium (Ti) interlayer was used to create substrates with nanoscale surface features. Detailed X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) analysis of the FN ad-layers indicated differences in the nature of the adsorption on the main surface types. Binding studies revealed that the FN had a stronger affinity for the CaP on sputtered Ti. These data suggest that nanoscale topography can influence FN adsorption on CaP thin film surfaces.
Online publication date: Sat, 26-Jan-2008
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