Facile surface functionalization of polystyrene substrates with biomimetic apatite by utilizing serum proteins

Mineo Hashizume, Atsushi Sakai, Yuri Sakamoto, Hisao Matsuno, Takeshi Serizawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Serum proteins such as human serum albumin and human immunoglobulin G can induce heterogeneous nucleation of hydroxyapatite (HAp) in body fluid conditions, which make it possible for them to act as mediators to deposit HAp on polystyrene (PS) surfaces when they are immobilized on PS surfaces by physical adsorption. The present system for preparation of HAp-coated PS surfaces is simple and conversion of PS chemical structures does not occur, so that it can be applicable to various polymer surfaces having protein adsorption ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Facile surface functionalization of polystyrene substrates with biomimetic apatite by utilizing serum proteins'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this