Macromol. Biosci. 4/2013 (page 389)
Jin-Lei Wang, Ke-Feng Ren, Hao Chang, Fan Jia, Bo-Chao Li, Ying Ji and Jian Ji
Article first published online: 18 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201370011
Front Cover: Mussel-inspired poly(dopamine) coating can directly facilitate attachment, spreading, and phenotypic maintenance of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) without any help of additional extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Endogenous fibronectin and α5β1 integrin play important roles in the cell adhesion process. Further details can be found in the article by J.-L. Wang, K.-F. Ren,* H. Chang, F. Jia, B.-C. Li, Y. Ji, and J. Ji* on page 483.