We thank the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation of China (90813032, 20890020), the Ministry of Science and Technology (2009CB30001), HFSP, and Corning Inc. for financial support.
Using Azobenzene-Embedded Self-Assembled Monolayers To Photochemically Control Cell Adhesion Reversibly†
Article first published online: 8 MAY 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 24, pages 4406–4408, June 2, 2009
How to Cite
Liu, D., Xie, Y., Shao, H. and Jiang, X. (2009), Using Azobenzene-Embedded Self-Assembled Monolayers To Photochemically Control Cell Adhesion Reversibly. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 4406–4408. doi: 10.1002/anie.200901130
- Issue published online: 26 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 8 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Received: 27 FEB 2009
- Chinese Academy of Sciences
- National Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 90813032, 20890020
- Ministry of Science and Technology. Grant Number: 2009CB30001
- Corning Inc.
- azo compounds;
- cell adhesion;
A celling point: A mixed self-assembled monolayer comprising two types of alkanethiols—one containing an azobenzene unit terminated with a peptide, the other containing a hexa(ethylene glycol) group that resists nonspecific cell adhesion—enables cell adhesion to be modulated photochemically. The reversible conversion of the azobenzene moiety between E and Z configurations allows the surface to either support or resist cell adhesion.