Protein Interactions at Material Surfaces

  • Janice L. McKenzie
  • Thomas J. Webster


It is important to note that while this chapter will emphasize protein interactions essential for mediating cell functions on implants, the same fundamental principles apply for any application in which proteins interact with surfaces. Applications in which a firm understanding of protein–surface interactions are needed include biomaterials, tissue engineering materials, implants, bioseparations, biosensors, biochips, food science, and aquatics (to only name a few).


Atomic Force Microscopy Focal Adhesion Protein Adsorption Globular Protein Biomaterial Surface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janice L. McKenzie
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Webster
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanovis, Inc.West LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Division of EngineeringBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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