The fractal alkylketene dimer (AKD) surface is an artificial super water-repellent one with a high contact angle of 174°, therefore, may provide special surface circumstances for studies of biological cells such as cell cultures. The experimental results indicated that the distribution of F-actin in the astrocytes cultured on the fractal AKD-coated dishes showed the stellate shape, while that in the astrocytes cultured on the poly-L-lysine-coated coverslips showed the formation of long alignment. The morphological change of astrocytes is induced by the fractal AKD surface, and the result suggests that astrocyte differentiation is stimulated by the fractal AKD surface.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering