Adhesion of cardiac myocytes to patterned films

Keiko Arai, Masatsuau Shimomura

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    Self-supporting honeycomb films consisting of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) and amphiphilic polymer were prepared by casting a dilute solution under high humidity. The stretched honeycomb films were prepared by stretching the honeycomb films uniaxially. Cardiac myocytes were cultured on the serf-supporting patterned films. The cells were investigated the focal adhesion on the patterned films by immunofluorescence microscopy. As a result, the vinculin were localized along the edge of the pores of patterned films. Therefore, it was indicated that the cardiac myocytes adhered to the edge of the pores of the patterned films.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
    Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
    Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


    Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


    • Cardiac myocyte
    • Honeycomb structure
    • Pattern
    • Self-supporting film
    • Tissue engineering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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