J Korean Acad Prosthodont.  2004 Jun;42(3):261-266.

Effect of titanium surface roughness on cell adhesion of human osteoblast-like cells (MG63)

  • 1Department of Prosthodontics, Samsung Medical Center, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.


STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The effects of surface roughness have not or insufficiently been analyzed on earlier events such as cell adhesion though cell behavior most germane to implant performance is cell adhesion. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate cell adhesion of osteoblast-like cells (MG63) onto three types of titanium disks with varying roughness using the Elisa assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Representative disks from each group (SLA, HA, machined) were subjected to surface analysis and surface roughness was measured by the optical interferometer (Accura 2000, Intekplus Co., Seoul, Korea). Following this, MG63 cells were cultured on the titanium disks and released. Cell adhesion measurements using the Elisa assay were performed specifically at three points: after 24, 48, and 72 hours of culture. RESULTS: Among the 3 types of surface analyzed, the SLA surface was the roughest with a Ra value of 1.114 micrometer followed by HA coated surface and machined surface, consecutively. The optical density values for the SLA surface group was significantly higher than that of the machined and HA coated suface groups following 24 and 48 hours of culture. The cell culture on HA coated surface showed significantly higher values compared to the machined surface following 24, 48 and 72 hours of culture. CONCLUSION. The results suggest that surface treatment of titanium surfaces enhanced cell adhesion of human osteoblast-like cells (MG63).


Cell adhesion; Osteoblast-like cells (MG63); Elisa assay; Optical density values

MeSH Terms

Cell Adhesion*
Cell Culture Techniques
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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