Beneficial Effect of Covalently Grafted α-MSH on Endothelial Release of Inflammatory Mediators for Applications in Implantable DevicesReport as inadecuate




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Intravascular devices for continuous glucose monitoring are promising tools for the follow up and treatment of diabetic patients. Limiting the inflammatory response to the implanted devices in order to achieve better biocompatibility is a critical challenge. Herein we report on the production and the characterization of gold surfaces covalently derivatized with the peptide α-alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone α-MSH, with a quantifiable surface density. In vitro study demonstrated that the tethered α-MSH is able to decrease the expression of an inflammatory cytokine produced by endothelial cells.



Author: Guillaume Le Saux , Laurent Plawinski, Sylvain Nlate, Jean Ripoche, Thierry Buffeteau, Marie-Christine Durrieu

Source: http://plos.srce.hr/



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