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Carbon Nanotube Monolayer Cues for Osteogenesis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Authors

  • Ku Youn Baik,

    1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
    2. Plasma Bioscience Research Center, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, 139–701, Korea
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  • Sung Young Park,

    1. Interdisciplinary Program in Nano-Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
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  • Kwang Heo,

    1. Interdisciplinary Program in Nano-Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
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  • Ki-Bum Lee,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ 08854, USA
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  • Seunghun Hong

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
    2. Department of Biophysics and Chemical Biology (WCU Program), Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
    • Department of Biophysics and Chemical Biology (WCU Program), Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea.
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Abstract

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Controlled osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) is initiated with the use of only single-walled carbon nanotube structures without any bio/chemical treatment. Oxygen plasma treatment of the carbon nanotubes is found to enhance the vitality of the hMSCs and promote osteogenic commitment.

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