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Quartz crystal microbalance-with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) for real time measurements of blood coagulation density and immune complement activation on artificial surfaces

Författare och institution:
Marcus Andersson (Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi); J. Andersson (-); Anders Sellborn (Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi); Mattias Berglin (Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi); B. Nilsson (-); Hans-Björne Elwing (Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi)
Publicerad i:
Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 21 ( 1 ) s. 79-86
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
A recently developed variant of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) called QCM-with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) allows simultaneous and simple measurements of changes in adsorbed mass as well as the viscoelastic property (D-factor) of deposited protein layers on the sensor surface. We have taken the QCM-D technology a step further and demonstrated its advantages in the study of protein assembly as a consequence of surface induced immune complement activation, or contact activated blood coagulation. In the present study we have continued our QCM-D investigations of surface assembly of fibrin clot formation and complement activation and incubated differently modified quartz sensor surfaces in blood plasma and sera. Polymer surfaces used were spin-coated polyethylene, poly(ethylene terephtalate), poly(methylmetacrylate) and poly(dimethylsiloxane). Also used were sputtered titanium and heparin grafted surfaces. In this investigation we found that we could describe the surface induced coagulation with four independent parameters: (1) Time of onset of coagulation, (2) fibrin deposition rate, (3) total frequency shift at stable plateau, and (4) fibrin clot density. The most important finding was that the blood plasma clot density can be assessed with the use of D determinations and that the clot density varied significantly with the chemical composition of the surface. However, the D-factor did not give any new analytical information about the possible complement activation mechanisms. Nevertheless, the QCM-D was found to be a reliable tool for the analysis of surface induced complement activation. We also compared the QCM-D technique with traditional enzyme immuno assay (EIA) measurements of soluble products from the surface activation of the complement and coagulation systems. We found that the results from EIA and QCM-D measurements corresponded well for the complement activation but not for the coagulation, probably due to the biological complexity of the coagulation system.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Kemi ->
Fysikalisk kemi ->
Yt- och kolloidkemi
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2007-10-29 12:12
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2016-04-28 12:45

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