|Title:||Studies on the Effect of Surface Properties on the Biocompatibility of Polyurethane Membranes||Authors:||LIN, DONG-TSAMN
|Keywords:||Polyurethane membranes;Surface properties;Myoblasts;Monocytes/macrophages||Issue Date:||2001||Journal Volume:||v.22||Journal Issue:||n.12||Start page/Pages:||1521-1529||Source:||BIOMATERIALS||Abstract:||
To study the effect of surface properties on the biocompatibility of biomaterials based on the same material, polyurethane membranes with different surface properties were prepared. Myoblast culture and interleukin-1 (IL-1) generation in an air pouch model and in vitro monocyte culture were used to examine biocompatibility of different polyurethane membranes. Polyurethane membranes were found to exhibit significant differences depending on their surface properties prepared by different fabrication processes. When myoblasts were cultured on polyurethane surfaces, the smooth and hydrophobic membrane (F1), prepared by the solvent evaporation process, showed the greatest inhibition of myoblast adhesion compared with other porous and hydrophilic membranes (F2 , F3 and F4), prepared by immersing the polymer solution into a precipitation bath. In contrast , IL-1 generation by monocytes/macrophages on the membrane F 1 was more severe than those on the porous and hydrophilic membranes. Based on our results, the interaction of biomaterials with various cells is discussed.
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