Author(s): Ishii T, Wada A, Tsuzuki S, Casolaro M, Ito Y
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Abstract A new type of copolymer composed of l-histidine (ampholyte) and n-butyl methacrylate (hydrophobic moiety) was developed for the preparation of nonbiofouling surfaces. The copolymer adsorbed onto resin surfaces and made the surface very hydrophilic. The hydrophilization effect was higher than that of bovine serum albumin (BSA). When polystyrene surfaces were coated with the copolymer, both the nonspecific adsorption of protein and the adhesion of cells were significantly reduced in comparison with BSA coating. The newly synthesized polymer is a new and useful candidate for the preparation of nonbiofouling surfaces.
This article was published in Biomacromolecules
and referenced in Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Devices