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J. Funct. Biomater. 2017, 8(3), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb8030034

Collective Migration of Lens Epithelial Cell Induced by Differential Microscale Groove Patterns

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Korea Institute of Science and Technology Europe (KIST-Europe) Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Campus E 7 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
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Center for Biomaterials, Biomedical Research Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Hwarangno 14-gil 5, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-791, Korea
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon 34113, Korea
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Received: 7 July 2017 / Revised: 31 July 2017 / Accepted: 2 August 2017 / Published: 9 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Journal of Functional Biomaterials: Feature Papers 2016)
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Herein, a micro-patterned cell adhesive surface is prepared for the future design of medical devices. One-dimensional polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micro patterns were prepared by a photolithography process. We investigated the effect of microscale topographical patterned surfaces on decreasing the collective cell migration rate. PDMS substrates were prepared through soft lithography using Si molds fabricated by photolithography. Afterwards, we observed the collective cell migration of human lens epithelial cells (B-3) on various groove/ridge patterns and evaluated the migration rate to determine the pattern most effective in slowing down the cell sheet spreading speed. Microgroove patterns were variable, with widths of 3, 5, and 10 µm. After the seeding, time-lapse images were taken under controlled cell culturing conditions. Cell sheet borders were drawn in order to assess collective migration rate. Our experiments revealed that the topographical patterned surfaces could be applied to intraocular lenses to prevent or slow the development of posterior capsular opacification (PCO) by delaying the growth and spread of human lens epithelial cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS); micro-patterns; human lens epithelial cells (B-3); microgroove patterns; posterior capsular opacification (PCO) polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS); micro-patterns; human lens epithelial cells (B-3); microgroove patterns; posterior capsular opacification (PCO)
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Kwon, C.; Kim, Y.; Jeon, H. Collective Migration of Lens Epithelial Cell Induced by Differential Microscale Groove Patterns. J. Funct. Biomater. 2017, 8, 34.

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