Dynamic 3D cell culture via a chemoselective photoactuated ligand.

Biointerphases

PubMedID: 25280846

Westcott NP, Luo W, Goldstein J, Yousaf MN. Dynamic 3D cell culture via a chemoselective photoactuated ligand. Biointerphases. 2014;9(3):031005.
A new strategy to create a dynamic scaffold for three-dimensional (3D) cell experiments based on a photo-activated cell adhesive peptide ligand is described. After polymerization, the inert matrix becomes cell adhesive by chemoselective modification through the conjugation of oxyamine-terminated ligands. Furthermore, spatial and temporal control of cell culture within the 3D matrix was achieved by the use of a biospecific photoprotected peptide and visualized by confocal microscopy.