Stem cells 2013 July-14

 

ITO/gold nanoparticle/RGD peptide composites to enhance electrochemical signals and proliferation of human neural stem cells.

Nanomedicine. 2013 Apr;9(3):336-44.

Kim TH, El-Said WA, An JH, Choi JW.

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

A cell chip composed of ITO, gold nanoparticles (GNP) and RGD-MAP-C peptide composites was fabricated to enhance the electrochemical signals and proliferation of undifferentiated human neural stem cells (HB1.F3). The structural characteristics of the fabricated surfaces were confirmed by both scanning electron microscopy and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. HB1.F3 cells were allowed to attach to various composites electrodes in the cell chip and the material-dependent effects on electrochemical signals and cell proliferation were analyzed. The ITO/60 nm GNP/RGD-MAP-C composite electrode was found to be the best material in regards to enhancing the voltammetric signals of HB1.F3 cells when exposed to cyclic voltammetry, as well as for increasing cell proliferation. Differential pulse voltammetry was performed to evaluate the adverse effects of doxorubicin on HB1.F3 cells. In these experiments, negative correlations between cell viability and chemical concentrations were obseved, which were more sensitive than MTT viability assay especially at low concentrations (<0.1 μg/mL).

FROM THE CLINICAL EDITOR:

In this basic science study, a cell chip composed of ITO, gold nanoparticles and RGD-MAP-C peptide composites was fabricated to enhance electrochemical signals and proliferation of undifferentiated human neural stem cells (HB1.F3). The ITO/60 nm GNP/RGD-MAP-C composite electrode was found to best enhance the voltammetric signals of the studied cells. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID: 22960194

 

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