Scaffolds for cell culture
N-heptyl-D-galactonamide, a small sugar-based amphiphile, gives biocompatible hydrogels. They have been used as scaffolds for neuron cell culture.
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Neurons network (left) and neurosphere (right) of adult Human Neural Stem Cells (hNSC) (7 days, green immunofluorescent marker : Tuj1), after dissolution of the N-heptyl-D-galactonamide hydrogel.
Glial cells from adult Human Neural Stem Cells (hNSC) (7 days, green immunofluorescent marker : S100B), after dissolution of the N-heptyl-D-galactonamide hydrogel.