Effect of DMSA-Fe2O3 on tube network formed by HAECs cultured on Matrigel within 14 h. (a) HAECs can form a capillary-like network on Matrigel-coated wells within 14 h. (b) An obvious failure to form networks by HAECs in the presence of 0.01 mg/ml DMSA-Fe2O3. (c) Few tube networks by HAECs in the presence of 0.02 mg/ml DMSA-Fe2O3. (d) The high urea solution (6M urea) was used as a positive control for the inhibition of tube formation.
Ge et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:215 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-215