Marco Morra

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Surface analysis and effects on interfacial bone microhardness of collagen-coated titanium implants: a rabbit model
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 20:23-30. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Non-fouling properties of polysaccharide-coated surfaces
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 10:1107-24. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint On the molecular basis of fouling resistance
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 11:547-69. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Adsorption of cationic antibacterial on collagen-coated titanium implant devices
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Richerche, Strada San Rocco, 32, Villafranca d Asti, 14018, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:418-22. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Surface engineering of titanium by collagen immobilization. Surface characterization and in vitro and in vivo studies
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Biomaterials 24:4639-54. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Surface chemistry effects of topographic modification of titanium dental implant surfaces: 1. Surface analysis
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 18:40-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Atomic force microscopy evaluation of aqueous interfaces of immobilized hyaluronan
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 32, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Colloid Interface Sci 259:236-43. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Surface chemistry effects of topographic modification of titanium dental implant surfaces: 2. In vitro experiments
    Clara Cassinelli
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 18:46-52. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Covalently-linked hyaluronan promotes bone formation around Ti implants in a rabbit model
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Orthop Res 27:657-63. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects on interfacial properties and cell adhesion of surface modification by pectic hairy regions
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Biomacromolecules 5:2094-104. 2004

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Surface analysis and effects on interfacial bone microhardness of collagen-coated titanium implants: a rabbit model
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 20:23-30. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface chemistry and the microhardness at the implant-bone interface using a recently developed collagen-coated titanium implant in a short-term rabbit model...
  2. ncbi request reprint Non-fouling properties of polysaccharide-coated surfaces
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 10:1107-24. 1999
    ..The implications of chemical-molecular considerations to the properties of these coatings are discussed from an analytical and mechanistic point of view...
  3. ncbi request reprint On the molecular basis of fouling resistance
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 11:547-69. 2000
    ..When effects typical of water, such as hydrogen bonding, are considered, different pictures arise, even if their quantification poses several analytical challenges and new theoretical problems...
  4. ncbi request reprint Adsorption of cationic antibacterial on collagen-coated titanium implant devices
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Richerche, Strada San Rocco, 32, Villafranca d Asti, 14018, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:418-22. 2004
    ..These data indicate that biochemically modified collagen coated surfaces could be endowed also by antimicrobial properties, in the spirit of present researches on multifunctional implant surfaces...
  5. ncbi request reprint Surface engineering of titanium by collagen immobilization. Surface characterization and in vitro and in vivo studies
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Biomaterials 24:4639-54. 2003
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  6. ncbi request reprint Surface chemistry effects of topographic modification of titanium dental implant surfaces: 1. Surface analysis
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 18:40-5. 2003
    ..To analyze the surface composition of 34 different commercially available titanium dental implants...
  7. ncbi request reprint Atomic force microscopy evaluation of aqueous interfaces of immobilized hyaluronan
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 32, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Colloid Interface Sci 259:236-43. 2003
    ..In summary, these measurements clearly show the different nature of the aqueous interfaces tested, and underline the role of this analytical approach in the development and control of finely tuned biomaterial surfaces...
  8. ncbi request reprint Surface chemistry effects of topographic modification of titanium dental implant surfaces: 2. In vitro experiments
    Clara Cassinelli
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 18:46-52. 2003
    ..To determine, in vitro, cytotoxicity and cell adhesion on 3 different implant surfaces...
  9. doi request reprint Covalently-linked hyaluronan promotes bone formation around Ti implants in a rabbit model
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Orthop Res 27:657-63. 2009
    ..1%; HA-coated 90.6%, p < 0.05). Suggestions based on the biochemical role of HA are presented to account for the observed behavior...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects on interfacial properties and cell adhesion of surface modification by pectic hairy regions
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Biomacromolecules 5:2094-104. 2004
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  11. ncbi request reprint Controlling the lateral distribution and alignment of human gingival fibroblasts by micropatterned polysaccharide surfaces
    Clara Cassinelli
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 56:325-31. 2002
    ..Beside the implications for the study of the mechanisms of bio-adhesion at hydrophilic surfaces, these systems can be of interest for a number of applications in dental surgery and materials...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biomolecular modification of implant surfaces
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche srl, Strada San Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 4:361-72. 2007
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  13. doi request reprint Multifunctional implant surfaces: surface characterization and bone response to acid-etched Ti implants surface-modified by fibrillar collagen I
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Portacomaro AT, Italy
    J Biomed Mater Res A 94:271-9. 2010
    ..c) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res, 2010...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of molecular weight and surface functionalization on surface composition and cell adhesion to Hyaluronan coated titanium
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Strada San Rocco, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 60:365-9. 2006
    ..These results indicate that the details of the surface functionalization step are crucial for surface engineering of implant devices by biological molecules...
  15. ncbi request reprint Collagen I-coated titanium surfaces: mesenchymal cell adhesion and in vivo evaluation in trabecular bone implants
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Biomed Mater Res A 78:449-58. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Organic surface chemistry on titanium surfaces via thin film deposition
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Richerche, Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    J Biomed Mater Res 37:198-206. 1997
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  17. ncbi request reprint Biochemical modification of titanium surfaces: peptides and ECM proteins
    M Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Eur Cell Mater 12:1-15. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Surface tension comparison of four common root canal irrigants and two new irrigants containing antibiotic
    Luciano Giardino
    Department of Periodontology, Dental, School, University of Brescia, Italy
    J Endod 32:1091-3. 2006
    ..Both new irrigants, MTAD and Tetraclean, are capable of removing the smear layer. Thanks to their low surface tension, increasing the intimate contact of irrigant solutions with the dentinal walls, they may permit deeper penetration...
  19. ncbi request reprint Thrombogenicity of polysaccharide-coated surfaces
    Jeffrey F W Keuren
    Department of Biochemistry, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Biomaterials 24:1917-24. 2003
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  20. ncbi request reprint Fibrinogen adsorption, platelet adhesion and thrombin generation at heparinized surfaces exposed to flowing blood
    Jeffrey F W Keuren
    Department of Biochemistry, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Thromb Haemost 87:742-7. 2002
    ..It is apparent that the heparinized surface used in our studies exerts its anti-thrombogenic properties by neutralizing locally formed thrombin and not by reducing fibrinogen-dependent platelet adhesion...
  21. ncbi request reprint Engineering of biomaterials surfaces by hyaluronan
    Marco Morra
    Nobil Bio Ricerche S r l, Str S Rocco 36, 14018 Villafranca d Asti, Italy
    Biomacromolecules 6:1205-23. 2005
    ..Finally, existing approaches to surface modification by HA are reviewed, stressing the need for HA-surface engineering founded on the knowledge and control of the surface-linked HA molecular conformation at the solid/aqueous interface...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comment to the paper: Enhancing surface free energy and hydrophilicity through chemical modification of microstructured titanium implant surfaces, by F. Rupp, L. Scheideler, N. Olshanska, M. de Wild, M. Wieland, J. Geis-Gerstorfer
    Marco Morra
    J Biomed Mater Res A 79:752-4; author reply 755-7. 2006
  23. ncbi request reprint Effect of modified pectin molecules on the growth of bone cells
    Hanna E Kokkonen
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Biomacromolecules 8:509-15. 2007
    ..Focal adhesions indicating attachment of the osteoblastic cells were detected on MHR-B and uncoated controls but not on MHR-A. These results demonstrate the possibility to modify surfaces with pectin nanocoatings...
  24. doi request reprint Enzymatically-tailored pectins differentially influence the morphology, adhesion, cell cycle progression and survival of fibroblasts
    Marie Danielle Nagel
    Domaine Biomatériaux Biocompatibilité, UMR CNRS 6600, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, BP 20529, 60205 Compiegne Cedex, France
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1780:995-1003. 2008
    ..This study provides a basis for the design of intelligently-tailored biomaterial coatings able to induce specific cell functions...