A fluid membrane-based soluble ligand-display system for live-cell assays

Jwa Min Nam, Pradeep M. Nair, Richard M. Neve, Joe W. Gray, Jay T. Groves

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Getting the right exposure. Membrane-tethered epidermal growth factor (EGF) is found to modulate substrate attachment and spreading of human breast epithelial cells by EGF-EGFR signaling interactions. In a newly implemented system, the fluidity of the supported membrane enables localized enrichment of ligand density in a configuration that reflects cognate-receptor distribution on the cell surface. This technique provides a means to control soluble ligand exposure within a parallel-surface array format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-440
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell assay
  • Growth factors
  • Membranes
  • Receptor tyrosine kinase
  • Soluble signaling ligand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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