Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.388, 587-590, 2002
Cell growing with activated carbon fivers - Significances of porous size
This report showed that which activated carbon fivers (ACFs) are favorable to contact and grow mammalian cells in vitro. ACFs used here were A-10, A-15 and A-20. In order to clarify a factor of different biological responses to ACFs, porous carbon films of poly(urethane-imide) have been investigate to determine an adequate porous size to cell survival in vitro. A cell-line used here was B16 murine melanoma cells. As a result, a better growing of cells was found in A-20 of ACFs and optimal porous size was around 1.2 mum.