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Comparative endothelial cell response on topographically patterned titanium and silicon substrates with micrometer to sub-micrometer feature sizes.

Vandrangi P, Gott SC, Kozaka R, Rodgers VG, Rao MP - PLoS ONE (2014)

Bottom Line: These specific materials are chosen due to their relevance for implantable microdevice applications, while grating-based patterns are chosen for the potential they afford for inducing elongated and aligned cellular morphologies reminiscent of the native endothelium.Moreover, we show similar trending on patterned Si substrates, albeit to a lesser extent than on comparably patterned Ti substrates.Collectively, these results suggest promise for sub-micrometer topographic patterning in general, and sub-micrometer patterning of Ti specifically, as a means for enhancing endothelialization and neovascularisation for novel implantable microdevice applications.

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Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America; Department of Bioengineering, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America.

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In this work, we evaluate the in vitro response of endothelial cells (EC) to variation in precisely-defined, micrometer to sub-micrometer scale topography on two different substrate materials, titanium (Ti) and silicon (Si). Both substrates possess identically-patterned surfaces composed of microfabricated, groove-based gratings with groove widths ranging from 0.5 to 50 µm, grating pitch twice the groove width, and groove depth of 1.3 µm. These specific materials are chosen due to their relevance for implantable microdevice applications, while grating-based patterns are chosen for the potential they afford for inducing elongated and aligned cellular morphologies reminiscent of the native endothelium. Using EA926 cells, a human EC variant, we show significant improvement in cellular adhesion, proliferation, morphology, and function with decreasing feature size on patterned Ti substrates. Moreover, we show similar trending on patterned Si substrates, albeit to a lesser extent than on comparably patterned Ti substrates. Collectively, these results suggest promise for sub-micrometer topographic patterning in general, and sub-micrometer patterning of Ti specifically, as a means for enhancing endothelialization and neovascularisation for novel implantable microdevice applications.

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Scanning electron microscope micrographs of selected patterned Ti (left) and Si (right) substrates, as well as unpatterned control surfaces.
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pone-0111465-g003: Scanning electron microscope micrographs of selected patterned Ti (left) and Si (right) substrates, as well as unpatterned control surfaces.

Mentions: Figure 3 shows representative SEM micrographs of selected patterned Ti and Si substrates. Precisely defined and highly uniform patterning is observed on both substrate materials. This is further corroborated by the excellent agreement between the expected and measured grating groove widths, ridge widths, and pitches for selected sub-patterns reported in Table 1. Similar agreement was observed for the other sub-patterns (data not shown). As discussed earlier, the Ti DRIE process is the only technique capable of producing such diminutive and precisely-defined features within bulk Ti substrates.


Comparative endothelial cell response on topographically patterned titanium and silicon substrates with micrometer to sub-micrometer feature sizes.

Vandrangi P, Gott SC, Kozaka R, Rodgers VG, Rao MP - PLoS ONE (2014)

Scanning electron microscope micrographs of selected patterned Ti (left) and Si (right) substrates, as well as unpatterned control surfaces.
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pone-0111465-g003: Scanning electron microscope micrographs of selected patterned Ti (left) and Si (right) substrates, as well as unpatterned control surfaces.
Mentions: Figure 3 shows representative SEM micrographs of selected patterned Ti and Si substrates. Precisely defined and highly uniform patterning is observed on both substrate materials. This is further corroborated by the excellent agreement between the expected and measured grating groove widths, ridge widths, and pitches for selected sub-patterns reported in Table 1. Similar agreement was observed for the other sub-patterns (data not shown). As discussed earlier, the Ti DRIE process is the only technique capable of producing such diminutive and precisely-defined features within bulk Ti substrates.

Bottom Line: These specific materials are chosen due to their relevance for implantable microdevice applications, while grating-based patterns are chosen for the potential they afford for inducing elongated and aligned cellular morphologies reminiscent of the native endothelium.Moreover, we show similar trending on patterned Si substrates, albeit to a lesser extent than on comparably patterned Ti substrates.Collectively, these results suggest promise for sub-micrometer topographic patterning in general, and sub-micrometer patterning of Ti specifically, as a means for enhancing endothelialization and neovascularisation for novel implantable microdevice applications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America; Department of Bioengineering, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America.

ABSTRACT
In this work, we evaluate the in vitro response of endothelial cells (EC) to variation in precisely-defined, micrometer to sub-micrometer scale topography on two different substrate materials, titanium (Ti) and silicon (Si). Both substrates possess identically-patterned surfaces composed of microfabricated, groove-based gratings with groove widths ranging from 0.5 to 50 µm, grating pitch twice the groove width, and groove depth of 1.3 µm. These specific materials are chosen due to their relevance for implantable microdevice applications, while grating-based patterns are chosen for the potential they afford for inducing elongated and aligned cellular morphologies reminiscent of the native endothelium. Using EA926 cells, a human EC variant, we show significant improvement in cellular adhesion, proliferation, morphology, and function with decreasing feature size on patterned Ti substrates. Moreover, we show similar trending on patterned Si substrates, albeit to a lesser extent than on comparably patterned Ti substrates. Collectively, these results suggest promise for sub-micrometer topographic patterning in general, and sub-micrometer patterning of Ti specifically, as a means for enhancing endothelialization and neovascularisation for novel implantable microdevice applications.

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