Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 57 Issue 9

Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editor: Frank Maass. Editor Emeritus: Peter Gölitz

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

49_52/2010Cover Picture: Pitch-Dependent Acceleration of Neurite Outgrowth on Nanostructured Anodized Aluminum Oxide Substrates (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52/2010)

The pitches of nanostructured substrates regulate the in vitro development of neuron cells. In their Communication on page 10114 ff., I. S. Choi, Y. Nam, and co-workers show that the neurite outgrowth of primary hippocampal neurons within a few days is much faster on an anodized aluminum oxide substrate that has a 400 nm pitch rather than on one that has a 60 nm pitch.

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