Estradiol-tethered micropatterned surfaces for the study of estrogenic non-genomic pathways

B. Qi, Y. Shimizu, J. Nakanishi*, F. M. Winnik

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Besides its well-known hormonal effects initiated in the nucleus, estradiol (E2) also activates non-nuclear pathways through interactions with receptors located on the cell plasma membrane. Micropatterned substrates consisting of gold dots bearing tethered E2 distributed on a cell-adhesive substrate were prepared and shown to trigger specifically E2 non-genomic effects in cells grown on the substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10056-10059
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number65
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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