Synthesis and characterization of albumin binding surfaces for implantable surfaces

Anuradha Subramanian, Sabyasachi Sarkar, John A Woollam, William H. Nosal

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Abstract

Implanted medical devices are of increasing importance in the practice of medicine and it is estimated that more than 3-million people in the United States have long-term implants like vascular grafts, pacemakers, catheters and joint replacements. Even though most biomedical polymers employed are relatively inert, unreactive, and non-toxic, most implant materials when contacted with blood invoke the activation of blood cells as well as the plasma proteolytic enzyme systems. In order to overcome aforementioned problems, attempts have been made to modify the surface chemistry of the blood-contacting biomaterials so that they become thromboresistant. One potential strategy to address the problem of the chaotic adsorption of proteins to medical devices and surfaces is to create a layer of albumin as a "barrier protein cover", as a thin layer of albumin has been reported to minimize adhesion and aggregation of platelets. By grafting peptides and synthetic ligands, that specifically bind human serum albumin, on an epoxide functionalized surface, we have generated surfaces that exhibit enhanced albumin binding over other serum proteins. We have characterized the surface using infra-red ellipsiometry and quantified protein adsorption via specific ELISA assays and gel electrophoresis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalBiomedical Sciences Instrumentation
Volume40
StatePublished - May 20 2004

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Albumins
Proteins
Adsorption
Blood
Replacement Arthroplasties
Equipment and Supplies
Epoxy Compounds
Biocompatible Materials
Platelet Aggregation
Serum Albumin
Pacemakers
Blood Vessels
Electrophoresis
Blood Proteins
Catheters
Blood Cells
Polymers
Peptide Hydrolases
Platelets
Surface chemistry

Keywords

  • Albumin
  • Biomaterials
  • Ligands
  • Synthetic peptides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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Synthesis and characterization of albumin binding surfaces for implantable surfaces. / Subramanian, Anuradha; Sarkar, Sabyasachi; Woollam, John A; Nosal, William H.

In: Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, Vol. 40, 20.05.2004, p. 1-6.

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