交換学生 森 一明さん（早稲田大学）の論文です。
“Covalent Immobilization of Collagen Type I to a Polydimethylsiloxane Surface for Preventing Cell Detachment by Retaining Collagen Molecules under Uniaxial Cyclic Mechanical Stretching Stress”
MORI Kazuaki†, KATAOKA Kosuke*, AKIYAMA Yoshikatsu*, ASAHI Toru*
Biomacromolecules, Online ahead of Print
Surface modification of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) with an extracellular matrix (ECM) is useful for enhancing stable cell attachment. However, few studies have investigated the correlation between the stability of deposited ECM and cell behavior on the PDMS surfaces in external stretched cell culture systems. Herein, covalent collagen type I (Col)-immobilized PDMS surfaces were fabricated using 3-aminopropyl-trimethoxysilane, glutaraldehyde, and Col molecules. The immobilized collagen molecules on the PDMS surface were more stable and uniform than the physisorbed collagen. The cells stably adhered to the Col-immobilized surface and proliferated even under uniaxial cyclic mechanical stretching stress (UnCyMSt), whereas the cells gradually detached from the Col-physisorbed PDMS surface, accompanied by a decrease in the number of deposited collagen molecules. Moreover, the immobilization of collagen molecules enhanced cell alignment under the UnCyMSt. This study reveals that cell adhesion, proliferation, and alignment under the UnCyMSt can be attributed to the retention of collagen molecules on the PDMS surface.