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Polymers 2017, 9(8), 376;

Effect of Catechol Content in Catechol-Conjugated Dextrans on Antiplatelet Performance

Department of Chemistry, Chungbuk National University, Chungbuk 28644, Korea
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Received: 26 June 2017 / Revised: 17 August 2017 / Accepted: 17 August 2017 / Published: 19 August 2017
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The surface coating of solid substrates using dextrans has gained a great deal of attention, because dextran-coated surfaces show excellent anti-fouling property as well as biocompatibility behavior. Much effort has been made to develop efficient methods for grafting dextrans on solid surfaces. This led to the development of catechol-conjugated dextrans (Dex-C) which can adhere to a number of solid surfaces, inspired by the underwater adhesion behavior of marine mussels. The present study is a systematic investigation of the characteristics of surface coatings developed with Dex-C. Various Dex-C with different catechol contents were synthesized and used as a surface coating material. The effect of catechol content on surface coating and antiplatelet performance was investigated. View Full-Text
Keywords: dextran; catechol conjugation; surface coating; antiplatelet dextran; catechol conjugation; surface coating; antiplatelet

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Jeong, Y.; Kim, K.-A.; Kang, S.M. Effect of Catechol Content in Catechol-Conjugated Dextrans on Antiplatelet Performance. Polymers 2017, 9, 376.

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