Collagen Mineralization Decreases NK Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity of Breast Cancer Cells via Increased Glycocalyx Thickness

The authors utilized a combination of synthetic bone matrix models with controlled mineral content, nanoscale optical imaging, and flow cytometry to evaluate how collagen type I mineralization affects the biochemical and biophysical properties of the tumor cell glycocalyx, a dense layer of glycosylated proteins and lipids decorating their cell surface.
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