Using a functional polymer containing nitrospirobenzopyran residues and poly(ethylene glycol), we developed a photoresponsive cell culture surface (PRCS), at which the cell adhesion can be enhanced locally by UV light irradiation (350–400 nm, 35 mW/cm2, 5 min) even on the region where living cells exist. Cell adhesion was evaluated by observing BALB/3T3 fibroblasts, which had been seeded on PRCS and then irradiated with UV light regionally, after 12 h incubation and subsequent washing to remove scarcely adhering cells. As a result, it was confirmed that the number of remaining cells in irradiated region was at most 2.5 times greater than that in nonirradiated regions, suggesting the implementation of a novel scheme to manipulate living cells individually by light irradiation in a parallel and simultaneous manner. Influence of the composition of the polymer material consisting the substrate surface was also investigated systematically. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 100: 495–499, 2006
If you can't find a tool you're looking for, please click the link at the top of the page to "Go to old article view". Alternatively, view our Knowledge Base articles for additional help. Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know if you have comments or ideas for improvement.