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Title: Surface modification of PLLA nano-scaffolds with laminin multilayer by lbl assembly for enhancing neurite outgrowth
Authors: He, L.
Tang, S.
Prabhakaran, M.P. 
Liao, S.
Tian, L.
Zhang, Y.
Xue, W.
Ramakrishna, S. 
Keywords: biomimetic
polyelectrolyte multilayer
tissue engineering
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Citation: He, L., Tang, S., Prabhakaran, M.P., Liao, S., Tian, L., Zhang, Y., Xue, W., Ramakrishna, S. (2013-11). Surface modification of PLLA nano-scaffolds with laminin multilayer by lbl assembly for enhancing neurite outgrowth. Macromolecular Bioscience 13 (11) : 1601-1609. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this study, PLLA nanofibers are fabricated by electrospinning and their surfaces are modified by laminin/chitosan (LN/CS) polyelectrolyte multilayer. Surface C/N ratio determined by XPS analysis quantitatively indicates of discrete coating layers on the nanofibers. The amount of LN deposited sustainably increases with LbL assembly processing, approximately 60 ng mm -2 LN per cycle of LN/CS deposition. The LN-modified PLLA scaffolds significantly induce neurite outgrowth of DRG neurons and NSC compared to the pure PLLA nanofibrous scaffolds. Furthermore, higher amounts of LN adsorbed assist in promoting cell proliferation than PLLA as-spun nanofibers. Therefore, a facile and efficient method to modify nano-scaffolds for the construction of a biomimetic scaffold to promote highly efficient neurite outgrowth is presented. An analog of native extracellular matrix (ECM) can be constructed by creating laminin/chitosan multilayers on nanofibers by LbL assembly. Laminin/chitosan multilayers are triggered by the static electrostatic interactions between negatively charged laminin and positively charged chitosan in molecular level. A novel approach for fabricating bioactive scaffolds which structurally and functionally mimic native ECM to contacting cells and tissues is presented. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Source Title: Macromolecular Bioscience
ISSN: 16165187
DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201300177
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